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."

Obama administration ‘sickened’ by journalist’s murder

By Leigh Jones
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Syria | UPDATE (4 p.m. EDT): U.S. officials are trying to confirm the authenticity of a video that appears to show the beheading of American journalist Steven…

Louisiana abortionists can practice without hospital support, for now

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of a Louisiana law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

Americans in North Korea beg for someone to negotiate their release

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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North Korea | North Korea paraded three American detainees before foreign media in Pyongyang on Monday, appearing to let them speak freely about their plight. The…

Oklahoma drops Common Core, gets slapped with federal penalty

By Emily Scheie
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Education | Amidst rising opposition to Common Core, Oklahoma dropped the national education standards in June, four years after adopting them. As a result, the U.S.

Third American missionary contracts Ebola in Liberia

By Andrew Branch
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Ebola Virus | North Carolina-based Christian aid group SIM USA said Tuesday another American doctor has contracted Ebola in Liberia.  The doctor was treating…

Midday Roundup: Deconstructing Putin’s scary statement on Kiev

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Look out, Kiev. Russian President Vladimir Putin is so misunderstood. A Kremlin spokesman said today that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso took…

Greek lawmakers consider easing restrictions on evangelicals

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Persecution isn’t limited to totalitarian regimes or Islamic states. Some Western democracies also make it difficult for Christians, especially…

Appeals court judges take sides in marriage cases

By Mary Reichard
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Marriage | Last week, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago heard arguments on marriage cases from Indiana and Wisconsin. Indiana state law upholds marriage…

Soldier convicted in 2003 attack appeals death sentence

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The highest military appeals court in the United States will hear an appeal later this year in the case of a soldier sentenced to death for killing two fellow…

Dollars and Sense: Markets continue to soar, but reasons for caution abound

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | More records. Another week goes by, and we have another week of records for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500. The S&P…

A rescue, a barn raising, and redemption in New York

By Sarah Padbury
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Crime | After returning two kidnapped Amish girls safely home earlier this month, a New York couple got a surprise thank you gift on Friday when the Amish community…

International religious freedom needs a champion

By Warren Cole Smith
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Religious Liberty | Founded in 1977 by Baroness Caroline Cox, Christian Solidarity Worldwide is a human rights organization specializing in religious freedom. Benedict Rogers…

 
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