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."

North Carolina high court OKs school choice program

By Evan Wilt
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Public Schools | The North Carolina Supreme Court ruled 4-3 last week in favor of taxpayer-funded scholarships for low-income students to attend private schools. “Most…

Midday Roundup: State Department coughs up more Benghazi docs

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Document dump. The U.S. State Department will hand over 5,000 documents related to the 2012 terrorist attack in Libya to the House Select Committee on…

Vaccines & Viruses: Regulators approve world’s first malaria vaccine

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Mosquito defense. After spending $356 million and conducting 30 years of research, British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline won approval last week from European…

Appeals court rules Christian-owned pharmacy must sell morning-after pill

Appeals court rules Christian-owned pharmacy must sell morning-after pill

By Sarah Padbury
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Religious Liberty | A panel of judges of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that a family-owned pharmacy must dispense morning-after pills in violation of the…

Boy Scouts to allow homosexual leaders

By Warren Cole Smith
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Boy Scouts | The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) today ended its ban on homosexual leaders. The 45-12 vote came during BSA’s National Executive Board meeting in Irving,

Iraqi troops wrest strategic Anbar base from ISIS

By Abby Reese
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ISIS | Iraqi forces recaptured Anbar University on Sunday, a key Islamic State (ISIS) base located on the outskirts of Ramadi. The operation to retake the university…

Obama talks gay rights, corruption in East Africa

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | President Barack Obama’s trip to Africa began Friday with a warm welcome in Kenya, where his father was born. Billboards announcing his arrival covered the…

Midday Roundup: Teens’ weekend fishing trip goes horribly wrong

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Missing at sea. The Coast Guard is searching for two 14-year-old boys who went fishing off the Florida coast Friday and haven’t come back. Rescuers found…

‘Glimmer of hope’ for Christian woman on Pakistan’s death row

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Pakistan’s Supreme Court suspended the execution of Pakistani Christian Aasiya Noreen (more often called Asia Bibi) after agreeing last week to hear her…

Congress scrambles to fix VA budget crisis

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Veterans Administration officials are hopeful Congress will act this week to avert a looming budget crisis that could force the department to shut down some…

Dollars and Sense: Stock drop in China ripples around the world

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Selling off. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is in negative territory for the year after last week’s sell-off, which is continuing today. We’re in the…

Weekend Reads: Two books to highlight Christ’s glory

Weekend Reads: Two books to highlight Christ’s glory

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | Look and Live: Behold the Soul-Thrilling, Sin-Destroying Glory of Christ By Matt Papa Twenty-seven million human beings are enslaved today. More than 50…

 
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