Daily Dispatches

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Breaking news along with stories other media tend to overlook.

Midday Roundup: Doritos ad spoils Super Bowl for abortion supporters

Midday Roundup: Doritos ad spoils Super Bowl for abortion supporters

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Poor sports. A Super Bowl commercial depicting a pregnant woman’s sonogram rubbed some abortion advocates the wrong way, and they let everyone know on…

Islamic extremists release one missionary taken from Burkina Faso

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Islamic militants have freed the wife of an Australian missionary kidnapped from northern Burkina Faso, but they continue to hold her husband hostage.

‘Historic’ Muslim gathering calls for protection of religious minorities

By Julia A. Seymour
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Islam | About 300 Muslim scholars, imams, and government representatives recently gathered in Morocco to call for the protection of religious minorities in the Muslim…

Denver defense pounds Panthers in Super Bowl

By Mickey McLean
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Sports | The Denver Broncos defense dominated a turnover-plagued Carolina Panthers to win Super Bowl 50 24-10 Sunday night at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

Weekend Reads: Elevating equality to a moral absolute

Weekend Reads: Elevating equality to a moral absolute

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World  (HarperCollins, 2015) embodies a very…

Aid groups warn new bill will hamper assistance in South Sudan

By Onize Ohikere
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South Sudan | Lawmakers in South Sudan have passed a new bill that could limit the efforts of aid workers in the war-torn country. The country’s Parliament passed a…

Death toll climbs following quake in Taiwan

By Leigh Jones
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Taiwan | UPDATE: After a day of searching, Taiwanese officials report at least 100 people remain missing following a powerful earthquake that toppled buildings in the…

Human trafficking victims call national hotline in record numbers

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Human trafficking victims are reaching out for help in record numbers, according to an advocacy group that operates a national 911 text and phone call center.

Leading senator will not choose between Cruz, Rubio

By J.C. Derrick
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Campaign 2016 | WASHINGTON—As rival presidential campaigns battle for endorsements, a leading conservative U.S. senator told WORLD he still has no plans to back any one…

Refugee camp church, mosque destroyed to ‘restore order’

By Andrew Stebbins
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Immigration | French authorities on Feb. 1 bulldozed a church and a mosque in Calais, with the goal of restoring order in the refugee camp known as “The Jungle.” That…

Globe Trot: 90 percent of orphans have living parents

By Mindy Belz
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International | ORPHANS: Of 150 million orphans we hear about worldwide, 90 percent have a living parent, according to UNICEF—a detail that popped up at me reading the Global…

Putting gender-neutral over handicapped-accessible bathrooms in West Virginia

Putting gender-neutral over handicapped-accessible bathrooms in West Virginia

By Elizabeth Tracy
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Transgenderism | New blue signs going up on bathroom doors at West Virginia University (WVU) have traditional male and female figures but also the new transgender logo of a…

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