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."

Dollars and Sense: Will trouble in Greece shake U.S. markets?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Greek turmoil. Expect the unexpected this week in the markets. A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece’s painful austerity program won a historic…

Marriage matters to Ohio high schoolers

By Bob Brown
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Education | How improbable is this: Put the organization of a biblical worldview conference into the hands of teenagers. Trust these high schoolers to coordinate…

Illinois Bible colleges sue over state regulation

By Dave Bell
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Religion | Three years ago, Rachel Vasquez enrolled in Dayspring Bible College and Seminary in Mundelein, Ill., north of Chicago. She wanted to attend a college that…

Among outrageous pop stars, Ed Sheeran is weirdly normal

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Twenty-three-year-old singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran stands out from this year’s Grammy frenzy. It’s not his nomination for the coveted best-album award nor…

GOP-led Senate begins mission to fix No Child Left Behind

By Emily Scheie
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Education | In its first hearing of the new Congress, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions tackled a topic that has plagued lawmakers for…

Business classes transform inmates into CEOs

By Laura Edghill
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Prison | Richard Chavez Jr. has an ambitious business plan. He seeks $50,000 in seed money for a proposed mobile youth counseling center set to launch in 2020. It…

Globe Trot: France issues plan to fight extremism

By Mindy Belz
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International | FRANCE:  Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced today sweeping measures to combat terrorism in France. But according to polls, the French…

Midday Roundup: Going to Disneyland? Make sure you’ve had your shots

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Sick days. Health officials in California this week warned people who have not been vaccinated for measles to stay away from Disneyland in Anaheim, the…

A video game that asks theological questions

By Drew Dixon
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Technology | Dragon Age: Inquisition puts players in control of the Herald of Andraste, a messianic figure that many claim was sent by “the Maker” to save the…

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah dies at age 90

By Lynde Langdon
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Obituary | Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who ruled the Islamic regime for the past 20 years, has died, according to Saudi state TV. He was 90.

Why anti-Christian violence broke out in Niger after Charlie Hebdo

By Mary Reichard
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Africa | The brutality last weekend in the African nation of Niger garnered relatively little media attention, yet, 70 churches in the southern part of the country…

Midday Roundup: Nagmeh Abedini ‘hopeful’ after meeting with Obama

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Renewed hope. President Barack Obama assured Nagmeh Abedini in person Wednesday that returning her imprisoned husband to the United States from Iran was a top…

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