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."

Long-awaited Loretta Lynch nomination approved

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Government | The Senate voted to confirm Loretta Lynch as U.S. attorney general today, making her the first African-American woman to hold the post. Although some…

Google updates search formula to favor mobile-friendly sites

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | A major change this week in Google’s dominant search algorithm might signal that the tech giant sees mobile devices rather than desktop computers as the…

Midday Roundup: U.S. kills American hostage in al-Qaeda strike

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hostage deaths. A U.S. counterterrorism strike killed two Western hostages earlier this year, the White House said today. The military did not…

Christian scientists: Darwinian planet-eating Earth theory hard to swallow

By Julie Borg
Posted

Science | Just as human babies often put things in their mouths and swallow them, researchers at Oxford University have developed a theory that, in its infancy, the…

Senate breaks gridlock, passes human trafficking bill

By J.C. Derrick
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Politics | Republicans win five-week battle over legislation’s abortion language

New sibling study finds no vaccine-autism link

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Vaccinations | New research on autistic siblings, published this week in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) , failed to find any association between autism…

All eyes on New Hampshire as campaign season revs up

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

Tennessee passes wait period, licensing mandate for abortion centers

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | The Tennessee House passed pro-life bills Tuesday that likely will become the first abortion industry regulations to pass in the state since voters in…

Midday Roundup: Feds to investigate Baltimore man’s death after arrest

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Seeking justice. The Justice Department has opened an investigation into how a Baltimore man suffered a fatal injury while in police custody. Protesters took…

Globe Trot: Obama to skip Armenian genocide commemoration

By Mindy Belz
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International | TURKEY: U.S. President Barack Obama will not use the word “genocide” this year when commemorating the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians at the…

India’s Hindu nationalists cook up plan to ban bovine butchery

By Anna K. Poole
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India | In Hindu-majority India, where it is a crime to slaughter female cows, many states have pushed for tighter restrictions on the sale and consumption of beef.

Universal school breakfast programs give parents and teachers heartburn

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Schools nationwide are serving more breakfasts than ever, and many have adopted policies offering all students the meal, regardless of their income level or…

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