Daily Dispatches

 
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Breaking news along with stories other media tend to overlook, including Mindy Belz's "Globe Trot" reports and Warren Cole Smith's "Signs and Wonders."

Government suspects airline collusion keeping ticket prices high

By Abby Reese
Posted

Business | The U.S. government is investigating four major airlines for colluding to limit available seats to keep prices high. On Tuesday, American, Delta, Southwest,

Cuban-Americans in Congress balk at embassy plans

By Katlyn Babyak
Posted

Cuba | The U.S. State Department and the Cuban government declared Wednesday that they would re-establish embassies in Cuba and Washington, D.C., but President…

Credit card companies abandon Backpage.com over sex trafficking complaints

Credit card companies abandon Backpage.com over sex trafficking complaints

By Gaye Clark
Posted

Human Trafficking | American Express, Visa, and MasterCard, will no longer allow their cards be used to purchase adult ads on Backpage.com, a website accused of facilitating sex…

Couples sue Christian clerk who won’t issue marriage licenses

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Marriage | Four Kentucky couples—two heterosexual and two homosexual—have sued a county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to them. “My conscience will…

Oregon orders Christian bakery owners to pay $135,000 fine

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Religious Liberty | Oregon’s labor commissioner has ordered the owners of a Portland-area bakery to pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple for whom they declined to bake a…

Jim Webb sidesteps into the Democratic presidential race

Jim Webb sidesteps into the Democratic presidential race

By Leigh Jones
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Politics | Former one-term U.S. Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia made a low-key entry into the Democratic presidential race today with an announcement on his campaign website.

The uncharted legal territory of same-sex marriage

By Mary Reichard
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Marriage | Law professors and historians are weighing in on how to balance the newly declared legal right of same-sex couples to marry with the right to religious…

Boko Haram attacks continue despite recent arrests

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | The latest attack by the insurgent group Boko Haram left nearly 100 Muslims dead Wednesday night. A local government official said the militant Nigerian…

Montana man demands ‘legitimacy’ for second wife

Montana man demands ‘legitimacy’ for second wife

By Evan Wilt
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Marriage | A married Montana man plans to sue the state for the right to wed a second woman. Nathan Collier traveled to the Yellowstone County Courthouse on Tuesday to…

Midday Roundup: Carolina sharks won’t stop biting

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Shark-infested waters. A man in his late 60s suffered severe shark bites Wednesday at Ocracoke Island, N.C., bringing the number of shark attacks off the…

License plate legal battle a mixed win for pro-life groups

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Courts | The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday overturned a lower court’s ruling that prevented pro-life license plate sales in North Carolina because the state didn’t…

The Episcopal Church formally embraces gay marriage

By James Bruce
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Religion | Less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, the Episcopal Church formally amended its canons and liturgy so that two people of…

 
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