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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."

Visit Switzerland for mountains, chocolate, and death

By Courtney Crandell
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Euthanasia | Although Switzerland has traditionally been known for its Alps, banks, and neutrality, the country is becoming notorious for a more morbid phenomenon: suicide…

Obama to bypass Congress for global climate deal

By Daniel James Devine
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Climate | President Barack Obama plans to sidestep Congress—once again—in order to combat climate change. This time it involves hammering out a global agreement to…

American fighting for ISIS killed in Syria

By Andrew Branch
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Terrorism | U.S. intelligence officials confirmed Tuesday that an American who died in Syria was likely fighting for the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, increasing…

Globe Trot: Nigeria plagued by Ebola and Boko Haram

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA has ordered all schools to remain closed until mid-October to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. With major airlines halting flights to…

Midday Roundup: Jindal sues feds over Common Core

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Uncommon lawsuit. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is suing the federal government over the increasingly unpopular Common Core education standards. Jindal claims…

The campaign pros and cons of Rand Paul’s libertarian legacy

By Kent Covington & Nick Eicher
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Campaign 2016 | This article is the sixth in a series called White House Wednesday, by the staff of The World and Everything in It, looking at potential 2016 candidates for

Firefighters rescue poodle trapped in the bath

Firefighters rescue poodle trapped in the bath

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | Selene Ortega, 12, was giving her poodle Morita a bath on Friday in Albuquerque, N.M., when something went wrong. Morita started screaming and Ortega realized…

Does the IRS have another backup of Lois Lerner’s emails?

By Andrew Branch
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IRS Scandal | Lois Lerner’s emails might not be missing after all. Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch claims the Obama administration intentionally lied about the…

Defense expert: ‘We have to drive ISIS out of Iraq’

By Kent Covington
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Q&A | Exactly how great a threat does ISIS, the Islamist group terrorizing northern Iraq, pose to the United States? Neither the White House nor the Pentagon has…

Is Common Core losing the public perception test?

By Emily Scheie
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Common Core | The education standards called Common Core have been adopted in more than 40 states, but according to a Phi Delta Kappa (PDK)/Gallup poll released Wednesday,

Midday Roundup: Russian troops found among Ukrainian rebels

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Bad timing. Just as Russian President Vladimir Putin was sitting down with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to talk about ending the fighting in eastern…

In with the old, out with the new at the Emmy’s

By Megan Basham
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Television | Recent research into U.S. television viewing habits has shown a growing enthusiasm for the medium. Younger viewers in particular say that fresh subject-matter…

 
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