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."

Mitosis shows human potential lost to abortion

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Abortion extinguishes unknown potential in unborn lives, newly released short-film Mitosis argues. In addition to demonstrating life’s value, Mitosis also…

Hobbits and Christ: The worldview of J.R.R. Tolkien

By Christina Darnell
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Q&A | For those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, the Middle Earth imagined by J.R.R. Tolkien—and reimagined by Peter Jackson for the newly released film The

Supreme Court clears way for same-sex marriage in parts of Florida

By The Editors
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Marriage | The Supreme Court declined to review a Florida marriage case today, effectively allowing same-sex marriages to begin in some parts of the state as soon as…

Atheists try to squelch the Christmas spirit in Indiana

By Daniel James Devine
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Religious Liberty | UPDATE: The nativity scene in Brookville, Ind., will remain in place until the day after Christmas, said an attorney representing the city. Peter Breen,

Globe Trot: Iraqi Christians celebrate hope in the time of despair

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: The displaced Christians in Iraq are bold with Christmas trees and other displays, despite the danger they face. “Don’t be surprised…

Top video games of 2014

By Drew Dixon
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Technology | Video games don’t have to be mindless entertainment that bring out the worst in human nature. They can teach empathy, offer reminders of our need for…

Midday Roundup: FBI formally accuses North Korea of Sony hack

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Cyber movie mayhem. The Obama administration is taking seriously what may be the most extensive cyberattack in U.S. history. FBI officials announced this…

‘Grinch’ governor vetoes New York adoption tax credit

By Emily Belz
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Adoption | NEW YORK—The New York legislature in June unanimously passed a bill providing a tax deduction for families adopting children out of the foster care system.

Should students be able to pass the U.S. citizenship test?

By Emily Scheie
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Education | “How many U.S. Senators are there?” and “Why does the flag have 13 stripes?” Immigrants must answer questions like these to become U.S. citizens, and…

Web reads: What should you tell your kids about Santa Claus?

Web reads: What should you tell your kids about Santa Claus?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Is Santa real? What to tell children about Santa Claus: Anthropologist Margaret Mead had ungodly notions about some things, but she spent some time…

Old games for your new consoles

By Raymond Erikson
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Technology | So your family is about to get a shiny new video game console for Christmas—Playstation, Xbox, or Wii—and you need something to play besides glitzy murder…

‘Sexual orientation’ added to Olympic anti-bias policy

By Kiley Crossland
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Sports | The International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted last week to add “sexual orientation” to the Olympic Charter. The decision comes after pressure from gay…

 
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