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."

Virgin Galactic spaceship explodes during test flight

By Leigh Jones
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Space | A rocket ship designed to take tourists into space exploded this afternoon during a test flight over California’s Mojave Desert. One person died in the…

American theology in disarray, survey shows

By Nick Eicher
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Religion | A recent survey by Ligonier Ministries shows how inexact the label “Christian” can be. Among Americans, 77 percent say they are Christian. But what does…

Universities plead with students to graduate in four years

By Emily Scheie
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Higher Education | The University of Akron is using infomercial-style videos to talk students into taking 15 credit hours per semester. Graphics and sound effects emphasize…

Cargo ships import major pollution at Chinese ports

By Rob Holmes
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Environment | Environmentalists often call China’s air pollution problem “Airpocalypse.” China ranks in the top tier of countries with health-hazardous air. And a…

Flicks worth watching on fright night

By Phil Boatwright
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Entertainment | The horror genre has lasted throughout the history of movies with just one agenda: to scare the sweet tarts out of us. Fright flicks, however, have…

Destiny is fun but not as epic as advertised

By Ben Cogan
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Technology | For those familiar with the video game industry, the name Bungie carries a lot of weight. Bungie is the game studio that created Halo , a super franchise…

Midday Roundup: Pennsylvania shooter finally caught

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hunted down. After seven weeks on the lam, accused cop-killer Eric Frein appeared in court this morning on capital murder charges. U.S. marshals in…

Globe Trot: Marking freedom for Berlin and freedom for the church

By Jamie Dean
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International | GERMANY: Germans are preparing to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a display of illuminated balloons tracing a 15 km…

Will Sweden start a trend on Palestinian state recognition?

By Caroline Leal
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International | On Thursday, the Swedish government officially recognized Palestine as an independent state, an announcement welcomed by Palestinian leadership but strongly…

Scientific fight over Darwinian evolution goes public

Scientific fight over Darwinian evolution goes public

By Dick Peterson
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Science | Doubts about the adequacy of modern evolutionary theory to explain how living organisms change over time have increased in recent years, but mostly behind lab…

How many Christians live in Hong Kong?

By June Cheng
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China | After my last article, “Decisive Moment,” some readers questioned this line: “Christians make up about one-fifth of Hong Kong’s population.” Hong…

Web Reads: Why do we give our cast-offs to the poor?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Selfish giving. In the relief and development world, the acronym SWEDOW (Stuff We Don’t Want) has come to stand for the practice of giving our cast-off…

 
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