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."

Drones are the latest in must-have farming tools

By Evan Wilt
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Agriculture | Farmers are not saving up for new tractors anymore—they are investing in drones. “It could cost you 15, 25 even 40,000 dollars, but the farmers who see…

Kenyan evangelicals protest upcoming Obama visit

By Onize Ohikere
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Kenya | President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to Kenya sent a small group of protestors to the streets on Monday. Their message to him: Don’t advocate for gay…

Hawaii’s sex trafficking laws debated amid governor’s planned veto

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Hawaii Gov. David Ige plans to veto a bill that would ban sex trafficking in his state. Anti-trafficking advocates claim the bill would have ended Hawaii’s…

Supreme Court rulings on making laws, housing bias, and violent crime

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | While most of the attention at the U.S. Supreme Court at the end of last month focused on two or three high-profile cases, the justices did hand down some…

Public schools in Pacific Northwest push free birth control

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Public Schools | Seattle public school Chief Sealth International, along with a few other public schools in the area, began providing and administering free IUDs to students…

Midday Roundup: Greeks refuse more austerity, await EU reaction

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Greek drama. Greece wades neck-deep into uncharted waters after voters said “no” to the nation’s creditors. The European creditors propping up the…

Dollars and Sense: Markets shrug off Greek drama

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Greece rejects austerity measures. More than 61 percent of Greeks voted on Sunday to reject austerity measures set forth by the International Monetary Fund as…

ISIS threatens Jerusalem’s Christians, stirs up extremism in Gaza

By Julia A. Seymour
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ISIS | Islamic State (ISIS) militants allegedly have threatened to “purify” Jerusalem by slaughtering Christians if they don’t leave before the end of Ramadan…

NASA to test miniature glider for future Mars mission

By Michael Cochrane
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Space | NASA is planning to deploy a small glider during a future Mars rover mission to fill the exploration gap between orbit and the planet’s surface. The…

Government suspects airline collusion keeping ticket prices high

By Abby Reese
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Business | The U.S. government is investigating four major airlines for colluding to limit available seats to keep prices high. On Tuesday, American, Delta, Southwest,

Cuban-Americans in Congress balk at embassy plans

By Katlyn Babyak
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Cuba | The U.S. State Department and the Cuban government declared Wednesday that they would re-establish embassies in Cuba and Washington, D.C., but President…

Credit card companies abandon Backpage.com over sex trafficking complaints

Credit card companies abandon Backpage.com over sex trafficking complaints

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | American Express, Visa, and MasterCard, will no longer allow their cards be used to purchase adult ads on Backpage.com, a website accused of facilitating sex…

 
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