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."

Duke University’s plastic plates of invisibility

By Julie Borg
Posted

Science | Star Trek fans may be delighted to learn that cloaking technology—which makes an object invisible to sensors—is no longer merely the product of sci-fi…

Midday Roundup: Saeed Abedini’s Easter message of suffering and resurrection

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Called to suffer. Calling himself a “Prisoner in the Darkness in Iran, but free for the Kingdom and Light,” jailed pastor Saeed Abedini issued an Easter…

Globe Trot: Grieving among the Easter celebrations

By Mindy Belz
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International | EASTER: From Bosnia to Oklahoma City, celebrating Easter around the world, in photos. SYRIA: Christians in Homs grieved their losses on Easter. In Aleppo, a…

Dollars and Sense: Bring on the earnings reports

Dollars and Sense: Bring on the earnings reports

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Earnings season. We’re fully into earnings season on Wall Street. What we have learned so far is that, in general, traders like what they see. The markets…

The original guitar hero dies at age 93

By Jeff Koch
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Music | The celebrated country music guitarist Arthur Smith, who influenced the Beatles and befriended Billy Graham, died this month. He was 93. He left behind three…

Worship the Lord with banjo and accordion

Worship the Lord with banjo and accordion

By Angela Lu
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Music | Where King David worshipped with flutes and lyres, Rend Collective uses banjos, accordions, mandolins, ukuleles, and something called a “Jingling…

Runners prepare for Monday’s emotional Boston Marathon

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | A year after two explosions near the finish line killed three Boston Marathon runners and wounded more than 260 others, runners and organizers have a new…

Nigerian parents search for kidnapped daughters

By Jamie Dean
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Nigeria | In a remote corner of northeastern Nigeria, a group of desperate parents have joined a band of vigilantes to search for at least 100 teenage girls abducted…

Midday Roundup: Dobson’s day in court

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Mandate victory. Christian radio host James Dobson on Thursday won a temporary injunction that exempts his ministry from the Obamacare requirement to…

Globe Trot: The death of Christ, remembered

By Mindy Belz
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International | GOOD FRIDAY: Christians the world over today remember the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The events of the week bring together…

Island of Lemurs: Cute, with caveats

By Becky Langdon
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Movies | It’s hard not to fall in love with lemurs after watching the Imax and Warner Brothers film  Island of Lemurs: Madagascar. They dance on two feet, sing to…

Hospitals run short of something almost every patient needs

Hospitals run short of something almost every patient needs

By Mark Russell
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Health | A nationwide shortage of normal saline, the most common IV fluid used in hospitals, may continue until July. If oxygen is the air that hospitals breathe, then…

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