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."

Georgia death row inmate shows ‘concrete fruit of redemption’

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Death Penalty | Last night, Georgia corrections officials delayed the execution of death row inmate Kelly Renee Gissendaner for the second time this week, citing concerns…

Focus uses cheap tricks to steal moviegoers’ money

By Bob Brown
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Movies | “You get their focus, then you can take whatever you want.” This is how Nicky explains to Jess the art of lifting a mark’s valuables. It also describes…

Midday Roundup: Clinton used personal email for state business

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Private or public? Hillary Clinton used only her personal email account during her tenure as secretary of state, The New York Times revealed, raising questions…

Arkansas bans webcam abortions

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a bill Wednesday banning remotely administered abortions, a preemptive strike designed to protect women’s safety. The…

Bakery owners speak out for religious freedom

By Joseph Slife
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Religious Liberty | Next week, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries will announce the fine that former bakery owners Aaron and Melissa Klein must pay for declining to bake a…

Joy in India as Taliban frees Jesuit priest

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | A Jesuit priest and his family in India rejoiced over his release last week after eight months as a Taliban hostage. The Islamic militants in Afghanistan…

Midday Roundup: Rand Paul wins CPAC presidential straw poll

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Fan favorite. Attendees at last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) said Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., was their top choice for the 2016…

Actor Russell Brand makes anti-porn appeal but Google isn’t buying it

By Courtney Crandell
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Sexuality | Fifty Shades of Grey has earned nearly $130 million since its Feb. 13 debut, while drawing criticism for its graphic sexual content, corny lines, and woody…

Federal judge sinks Nebraska’s marriage law

By The Editors
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Marriage | A federal judge in Nebraska overturned the state’s voter-approved marriage laws today, giving the attorney general a week to appeal the decision before it…

Dollars and Sense: Mixed news didn’t dampen the markets

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | February rebound. After a rough January, the markets have been on a steady climb. The Dow rose more than 1,000 points in February, recovering all of…

Weekend Reads: A novel look at homosexuality and a collection of Christian truth

Weekend Reads: A novel look at homosexuality and a collection of Christian truth

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | The Accidental Marriage: A Novel By Roger B. Thomas This novel’s premise is profoundly simple. Scott, a gay man in the San Francisco area, meets and befriends…

Partial shutdown of Homeland Security averted

By Mickey McLean
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Congress | UPDATE: A partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security has been averted, at least for one more week. As a midnight deadline closed in, the…

 
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