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."

Midday Roundup: Bombing victims oppose death penalty for Tsarnaev

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Plea for mercy. The parents of the youngest person killed in the Boston Marathon bombing have asked federal prosecutors not to seek the death penalty for…

Will a laptop be the next in-flight terror weapon?

Will a laptop be the next in-flight terror weapon?

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Transportation | Air passengers can now use their electronic devices gate-to-gate, but in-flight Wi-Fi access may make planes vulnerable to hackers armed only with a lowly…

Globe Trot: Muslims toss Christians into sea during migration attempt

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | ITALY: Muslim migrants threw overboard 12 Christians during a recent crossing from Libya to Italy. The survivors, mostly migrant workers from Africa, kept…

New forensics methods could help ID remains of Pearl Harbor victims

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

History | When Japanese torpedoes sank the battleship USS Oklahoma on Dec. 7, 1941, 429 sailors and Marines lost their lives. In the years immediately following the war,

California pregnancy centers fight law forcing them to give abortion info

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Abortion | California lawmakers are moving forward with a bill that would require pregnancy care centers to tell clients they can get abortions from state-funded…

Will drop in international adoptions lead to more in-country placements?

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Adoption | International adoptions plummeted to a 30-year low for U.S. citizens last year, with further declines expected. But some see the trend as an opportunity to…

American doctor shot in apparent ISIS attack

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Pakistan | Unidentified gunman shot Debra Lobo, a mother of two, twice in the head

Midday Roundup: Al-Qaeda seizes Yemeni airport, port, and oil terminal

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Overrun. Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen stormed one of the country’s major airports today, taking control of the site with little resistance from government…

Therapists to Obama: Stay out of the counseling office

By Julie Borg
Posted

Sexuality | Last week President Barack Obama announced his support for a ban on what a White House statement referred to as “conversion therapy” for minors. That…

ACLU sues government over contracts with religious aid agencies

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Religious Liberty | The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed suit April 6 against the Obama administration for documents regarding government funding contracts issued to…

Medicare overhaul could mean higher costs for everyone

Medicare overhaul could mean higher costs for everyone

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Healthcare | A bipartisan effort to fix longstanding problems with Medicare passed the Senate on Tuesday with a hefty price tag attached. Though the changes will…

Controversial California sex-ed class spurs parental rights law

Controversial California sex-ed class spurs parental rights law

By Laura Edghill
Posted

Sex Education | A controversial sex-education program at a California high school has provoked state lawmakers into proposing legislation that would increase parental rights…

 
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