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."

Boko Haram terrorizes voters in Nigeria

By Mickey McLean
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Nigeria | Boko Haram killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared off hundreds of voters, but millions more cast ballots Saturday in a closely contested…

Weekend Reads: Mind, body, and spirit

Weekend Reads: Mind, body, and spirit

By James Marroquin & Gaye Clark
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Books | Spirituality in Patient Care: Why, How, When, and What By Harold G. Koenig, M.D. American medicine is increasingly paying attention to the spiritual part of…

Eight felony counts in case of baby cut from mother’s womb

By Lynde Langdon
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Crime | Prosecutors have charged a Longmont, Colo., woman with eight felony crimes, including attempted murder and unlawful termination of a pregnancy, for allegedly…

Review board: Gordon College accreditation not at risk

By Leigh Jones
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Higher Education | The organization at the center of a debate over religious liberty in higher education now says Christian university Gordon College is not at risk of losing…

Kendrick Lamar flows into hip-hop like molten lava

By Jeff Koch
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Music | All eyes in hip-hop have been riveted on Kendrick Lamar since his 2012 debut . Lamar sent shockwaves through the genre by ditching themes of self-aggrandizement…

The reality of Indiana’s religious freedom law

By Emily Belz
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Religious Liberty | Media and opponents mischaracterize the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Midday Roundup: Harry Reid to retire, GOP plans to pounce on his seat

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Senate retirement. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced this morning he will not seek reelection in 2016. Reid, 75, said he is stepping down…

Ohio House passes heartbeat law over Kasich's opposition

By Bob Brown
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Abortion | On Wednesday, the Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill that would outlaw abortion if a baby’s heartbeat can be detected. A baby’s heart begins to…

OU fraternity member seeks forgiveness for racist chant

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Race Issues | The former University of Oklahoma fraternity member caught on film leading a racist chant apologized publicly on Wednesday, saying he is deeply sorry for his…

In posthumous video, Brittany Maynard calls for euthanasia law

By Lynde Langdon
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Euthanasia | A bill to legalize assisted suicide in California advanced out of committee Wednesday, aided by a new video featuring cancer victim Brittany Maynard, who…

Study: Smoking mothers delay babies’ development

Study: Smoking mothers delay babies’ development

By Courtney Crandell
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Health | A pregnant woman who smokes may delay her unborn baby’s central nervous system development, according to new research published in the medical journal Acta

Midday Roundup: Indiana enacts groundbreaking religious protections

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Fully protected. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence today signed a law that protects the religious rights of individuals, businesses, and associations. The measure…

 
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