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."

ISIS kills second Japanese hostage

By Leigh Jones
Posted

ISIS | Islamic State militants released a video late Saturday showing the beheading of a Japanese journalist held hostage by the group since October. Kenji Goto, who…

Weekend Reads: Religious violence and revival

Weekend Reads: Religious violence and revival

By Caleb Nelson
Posted

Books | Fields of Blood: A History of Religion and Violence By Karen Armstrong Karen Armstrong has written a finely wrought book, packed with information and guaranteed…

Super Bowl showdown: cute puppies vs. devoted dads

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Television | NBC filled out its last few, coveted Super Bowl ad slots on Wednesday, just days before the game, a later sellout date than usual, according to CNN. The value…

From Matzah Ball soup to Grammy nod, Haim just wants to have fun

By Jeff Koch
Posted

Music | The three Jewish sisters who make up the band Haim were recently spotted traipsing around Hawaii with their newest chum, megastar Taylor Swift. It’s one of…

Two thought-provoking movies to welcome February

By Phil Boatwright
Posted

DVD | Two different DVDs, both carrying important messages about making a positive difference in others’ lives, make up a great entertainment duo for the first…

Mormon LGBT rights support angers gays and conservatives

By Kiley Crossland
Posted

Religious Liberty | Mormon leaders announced support for laws designed to protect members of the LGBT community from discrimination while also pressing the importance of…

Globe Trot: Argentina’s murder scandal is a movie in the making

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | ARGENTINA: Argentine journalist Damian Pachter saw his Twitter followers go from 420 to more than 10,000 as he broke on the tweetstream a scoop on the murder…

Midday Roundup: Senate serves up Keystone bill for veto test

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Ready to rumble. The Senate approved a bill with bipartisan support Thursday that would complete construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Hours earlier,

Mitt Romney passes on presidential run

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Campaign 2016 | The 2012 Republican presidential nominee, who also ran in 2008, will not try his luck a third time. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney announced today he…

Border agents ordered to help immigrants avoid deportation

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Immigration | Under a new Obama administration directive, immigration agents have been ordered to screen illegal immigrants to help them avoid deportation. The order…

Rapper Trip Lee calls youth to rise above society's low expectations

By Emily Whitten
Posted

Music | Trip Lee has made a career out of turning people’s expectations on their heads. The hip-hop artist loves to challenge stereotypes, both from inside and…

Hillary Clinton, other witnesses agree to testify on Benghazi

By Leigh Jones
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Benghazi | State Department officials met last night with members of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, the first step toward cooperation with the investigation…

 
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