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."

Appeals court rules against Notre Dame in healthcare mandate fight

By Leigh Jones
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Healthcare Mandate | The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today denied the University of Notre Dame’s request for immediate relief from Obamacare’s contraceptive and…

Ohio trains everyday heroes in the fight against sex trafficking

Ohio trains everyday heroes in the fight against sex trafficking

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | A sex trafficking victim might be difficult to recognize even when she is sitting in front of you, Iowa State Patrol Capt. Curt Henderson said this week…

Report shows bullying on the decline in schools

Report shows bullying on the decline in schools

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Bullying rates have dropped in recent years, according to a recent study by the U.S. Department of Education. The report showed that just 22 percent of…

Midday Roundup: Christian bakery in Belfast loses cake case

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | No regrets. A judge in Northern Ireland has ruled against bakery owners who declined to make a cake decorated with the words “Support Gay Marriage.”

Tennessee governor signs 48-hour abortion waiting period into law

By Bob Brown
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Abortion | Before voters approved a constitutional amendment in November, Tennessee had become the “abortion capital of the Bible Belt,” according to some abortion…

Vaccines & Viruses: Troubled trials for Ebola vaccine

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Confounded results. After killing more than 4,700 people in Liberia, the Ebola virus has stopped spreading there, according to health officials who declared…

Senate approves religious freedom measure

By J.C. Derrick
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Congress | WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously approved a measure requiring the Obama administration to take religious freedom into consideration when…

Dutch court: Euthanasia no longer requires a doctor’s order

Dutch court: Euthanasia no longer requires a doctor’s order

By Courtney Crandell
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Euthanasia | A Dutch appeals court has cleared a man charged with assisting his 99-year-old mother to commit suicide in a case that could expand the country’s euthanasia…

Nearly a year after Hobby Lobby, contraceptive mandate still unresolved

By Mary Reichard
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Healthcare Mandate | The U.S. Supreme Court is in decision-making and opinion-writing mode now, having heard all oral arguments for the 2014-2015 term. Meanwhile, lower courts are…

Army withdraws culture manual over plagiarism, bad content claims

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | For the past 10 years, the U.S. Army has tried to integrate cross-cultural awareness and education across all levels of training. The capstone of that effort…

Coptic teens, teacher await charges in Egypt over anti-ISIS video

By Julia A. Seymour
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Free Speech | Egyptian authorities continue to detain a Coptic Christian teacher and four teenagers in Al-Nasriyah, for “insulting Islam.” During a May 7 hearing,

Midday Roundup: More than 150 arrests in Texas biker shootout

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Street fighters. More than 150 people are in jail in Waco, Texas, following a brawl-turned-gunfight between five motorcycle gangs. Nine people died and at…

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