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."

Chinese Christians form human shield to protect church

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | In Wenzhou, a Chinese port city nicknamed “Jerusalem of the East,” thousands of Chinese Christians stood guard around the government-sanctioned Sanjiang…

Could buried nuclear reactors be a safer energy solution?

By Michael Cochrane
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Energy | Small underground nuclear power plants may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny after Japan’s Fukushima disaster, but America may…

Scientists create embryo clone to harvest stem cells

By Daniel James Devine
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Science | For the first time, scientists have grown stem cells using human embryos cloned from adults. The research, announced Thursday, expands the technical…

Silent nuns become singing sensation

By Joseph Slife & Lynde Langdon
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Music | How did a cloistered group of nuns living on a farm in Northwest Missouri become a best-selling singing group? They do not tour; they don’t do public…

American runner claims Boston finish line

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | Meb Keflezighi crossed the Boston Marathon finish line to cheers of joy as he became the first American winner of the race since 1983. “This is beyond…

Duke University’s plastic plates of invisibility

By Julie Borg
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Science | Star Trek fans may be delighted to learn that cloaking technology—which makes an object invisible to sensors—is no longer merely the product of sci-fi…

Midday Roundup: Saeed Abedini’s Easter message of suffering and resurrection

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Called to suffer. Calling himself a “Prisoner in the Darkness in Iran, but free for the Kingdom and Light,” jailed pastor Saeed Abedini issued an Easter…

Globe Trot: Grieving among the Easter celebrations

By Mindy Belz
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International | EASTER: From Bosnia to Oklahoma City, celebrating Easter around the world, in photos. SYRIA: Christians in Homs grieved their losses on Easter. In Aleppo, a…

Dollars and Sense: Bring on the earnings reports

Dollars and Sense: Bring on the earnings reports

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Earnings season. We’re fully into earnings season on Wall Street. What we have learned so far is that, in general, traders like what they see. The markets…

The original guitar hero dies at age 93

By Jeff Koch
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Music | The celebrated country music guitarist Arthur Smith, who influenced the Beatles and befriended Billy Graham, died this month. He was 93. He left behind three…

Worship the Lord with banjo and accordion

Worship the Lord with banjo and accordion

By Angela Lu
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Music | Where King David worshipped with flutes and lyres, Rend Collective uses banjos, accordions, mandolins, ukuleles, and something called a “Jingling…

Runners prepare for Monday’s emotional Boston Marathon

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | A year after two explosions near the finish line killed three Boston Marathon runners and wounded more than 260 others, runners and organizers have a new…

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