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."

Cases to watch when SCOTUS opens in two weeks

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Two weeks from now, the U.S. Supreme Court will begin a new term, as it does every year on the first Monday in October. That first week, the court has six…

Midday Roundup: A portrait of Lois Lerner, in her own words

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Lois Lerner speaks. Former IRS official Lois Lerner, who remains at the center of the scandal involving the agency’s targeting of conservative groups, broke…

Globe Trot: U.S. intel limited in fight against ISIS

By Jamie Dean
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International | ISIS: When it comes to the U.S. battle against ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria, a basic question arises: How do we know where to strike? In a piece in the

Boko Haram expanding from Nigeria to Cameroon

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The terror that Boko Haram continues to inflict on Nigeria has spilled into neighboring Cameroon in the form of refugees and direct attacks from the radical…

Dollars and Sense: The markets are singing ‘Happy Days,’ should we?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | The Fed speaks. As happens periodically, all eyes were on the Federal Reserve last week. The markets have been marking time for the past few weeks, in part…

Online ammo stores sued by parents of Aurora shooting victim

By Michael Cochrane
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Gun Rights | The websites that supplied Aurora, Colo. shooter James Holmes with ammunition, body armor, and tear gas were named as defendants in a lawsuit filed Tuesday by…

Can science describe happiness?

By Caroline Leal
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Culture | A new online course from UC Berkeley says yes, but a Christian psychologist says only partly

Christian rapper Lecrae finally gets mainstream acceptance

By Angela Lu
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Music | It’s taken a decade, but this week proved definitively that Christian rapper Lecrae Moore cannot be ignored. His album Anomaly hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200…

Ebola cases on the rise as Guinean villagers attack, kill aid team

By Andrew Branch
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Ebola Virus | More than 700 new Ebola cases have surfaced in the last week alone—a rate increase of 40 percent from the beginning of September—as violence and death due…

Midday Roundup: ‘One cannot win a war with a blanket’

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Lethal aid. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with U.S. President Barack Obama and addressed a joint session of Congress on Thursday to ask for more…

Scottish independence leader resigns after unity victory

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Britain | UPDATE (11:20 a.m. EDT): Alex Salmond, the Scottish politician who led the fight for independence announced today he is resigning his post as first minister…

Are you naming your kids, or is your keyboard?

Are you naming your kids, or is your keyboard?

By Caroline Leal
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Culture | If you’ve ever wondered why we prefer certain baby names over others, you might want to take a look at your keyboard. According to a new study, due to…

 
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