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: 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…

Why doesn’t cheaper jet fuel mean lower airfares?

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Airlines estimate they will save up to $20 billion this year in jet fuel costs, but passengers are unlikely to see cheaper airfares. Travelers might expect…

Mosquitos carrying Chikungunya hitchhiking to the U.S.

By Julie Borg
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Health | The Asian tiger mosquito, a species that carries the chikungunya virus, is likely hitchhiking its way from Panama toward North America inside cars and trucks,

Republicans abruptly drop abortion bill

By Mickey McLean
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Congress | Thursday is the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade , the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States. To mark the occasion, thousand of…

American Sniper triggers a social media firestorm

By Sarah Padbury
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Movies | American Sniper shattered opening weekend box office records, raking in $107.2 million over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the biggest take ever…

Jindal, Cruz, and Graham stand out this week in White House race

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

Globe Trot: Is Russia spying on U.S.-Cuba talks?

By Mindy Belz
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International | CUBA: CNN and Cuban media are reporting the arrival of the U.S. delegation—the first American diplomats on Cuban soil in 30 years—for two days of talks…

Midday Roundup: Obama finally agrees to meet Pastor Saeed’s family

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | In person. After trying for two years to get an audience with President Barack Obama, Nagmeh Abedini and her two children will meet with him today in their…

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