Daily Dispatches

 
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Breaking news along with stories other media tend to overlook.

Televangelist Jan Crouch dies

By Samantha Gobba
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Obituary | Janice Crouch, known for billowy, pink-tinged wigs, ample eye makeup, and prosperity gospel televangelism, died today after suffering a stroke last week. She…

Lackluster story dims visually stunning Alice Through the Looking Glass

By Bob Brown
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Movies | It’s easy to see why Alice Through the Looking Glass opened this past weekend to a strong No. 2 showing at the box office: Dazzling special effects create a…

Midday Roundup: Trump defends donations to veterans’ groups

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Donation defense. Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, held a news conference this morning to talk about the money he raised for…

X-men: Apocalypse is a feast for fans

By Lynde Langdon
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Movies | Director Bryan Singer pulled together the best the X-men series has to offer in X-men: Apocalypse , a superhero blockbuster that has brawn, brains, and heart.

Legal pot is sowing seeds of illegal growing operations in Colorado

By Margaret Tazioli
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Crime | Four years after Colorado legalized the use and sale of marijuana, at least one critic is saying, we told you so. In Colorado, anyone over the age of 21 can…

Indian-American super-spellers dominate the national bee

By Ciera Horton
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Spelling Bee | The 11-year-old sauntered confidently to the microphone. Round after round, he knew most of the words without hesitation. Appetitost. Taoiseach. And his…

Curry comes through in the clutch

By Jae Wasson
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Sports | Golden State holds off Kevin Durant and Oklahoma City to win the NBA Western Conference finals

Sudan frees one pastor, plans to prosecute two others

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Just weeks after releasing one pastor, Sudanese officials may prosecute two others for crimes that could carry the death penalty. One of the pastors has been…

Colleges offer path to U.S. for refugees

By Ciera Horton
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Refugees | Farah al Chammas is an 18-year-old Syrian refugee and a Christian. The civil war in Syria interrupted her life in Damascus as bombs exploded down the street…

Businesses pledge jobs for military spouses

Businesses pledge jobs for military spouses

By Madeline Fry
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Military | As a military spouse, Kathy Roth-Douquet earned less than one-tenth of her previous salary. Now, as the CEO of Blue Star Families, she is committed to…

The Nice Guys disturbingly blurs lines between adults and children

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Even when packaged as entertainment, ideas have consequences. That’s why WORLD occasionally reviews a movie like The Nice Guys , whose MPAA rating alone should…

Empty nests are an endangered cultural phenomenon

By Ashley Bloemhof
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Millennials | Ross Van Groningen struggled to land a job right out of college. The 23-year-old graduated from Dordt College last year and headed to his hometown of Ripon,

 
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