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."

Reid vows to kill trafficking bill over abortion funding restrictions

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Two weeks ago, Senate Democrats and Republicans found something to agree on: Human trafficking should be stopped. The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act…

Pro-lifers arrested outside John Boehner’s office

By J.C. Derrick
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Abortion | WASHINGTON—U.S. Capitol police arrested a group of pro-life leaders staging a sit-in outside House Speaker John Boehner’s office on Wednesday. Troy…

After abuse case, Arkansas tries to ban ‘rehoming’ adopted children

By Kiley Crossland
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Child welfare | An Arkansas state representative is facing criticism for allegedly abandoning his adopted daughters, ages 3 and 6, to a man who sexually abused one of them.

Can Ted Cruz appeal to the GOP’s moderate base?

By Mary Reichard & Kent Covington
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Campaign 2016 | The staff of The World and Everything in It has profiled 22 possible 2016 presidential candidates in its “White House Wednesday” series. Now they take a look

Midday Roundup: Two Americans among dead in Germanwings crash

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Crash investigation. Two Americans were among the 150 people killed aboard the Germanwings flight that crashed yesterday in the French Alps. The passenger…

Truckers drafted in street-level fight against human trafficking

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Trucker Kent Kimmel was parked at a Pilot truck stop in New Kent County, Va. when he spotted a young woman peeking out the window of a black-curtained RV.

India’s newspaper business burgeons

By Anna K. Poole
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India | While print journalism is on the decline virtually everywhere else in the world, India’s newspaper industry is booming. With eight out of 10 Indians lacking…

Globe Trot: White House fight with Netanyahu not over yet

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISRAEL: Did State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf without irony really call Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rhetoric “confused” today?

The Gunman: A typical action flick with a few timeless principles

By Bob Brown
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Movies | The Gunman aims for viewers who enjoy ricocheting bullets, exploding IEDs, and kick-’em-stick-’em knife fights. The year is 2006, and Jim Terrier (a…

States debate making cursive instruction mandatory

By Emily Scheie
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Education | People fear future generations won’t be able to sign their own names, much less read the original Declaration of Independence, if students don’t learn…

Vaccines & Viruses: Swine flu toll nears 2,000 in India

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Editor’s note: In an effort to keep our readers informed of the latest developments surrounding the current vaccine controversy, WORLD will post regular

High school group among victims of German plane crash

By Leigh Jones & Lynde Langdon
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Disaster | UPDATE: A German official has confirmed a group of high school students traveling home from a week-long exchange trip in Spain was aboard the Germanwings…

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