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."

An electronic offering plate? Churches join e-giving trend

An electronic offering plate? Churches join e-giving trend

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Technology | It’s not usually good etiquette to fiddle with your cellphone during the church service. But if the recent trend in online giving to nonprofits extends to…

Hannah Overton free after seven years in jail

By Gary Cumberland
Posted

Courts | A Texas judge released Hannah Overton from jail yesterday morning, allowing the mother of five from Corpus Christi to hold her children for the first time in…

Prenatal tests misleading parents with false diagnoses

Prenatal tests misleading parents with false diagnoses

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Health | Prenatal screening tests with misleading results are prompting some parents to abort perfectly healthy babies, according to a new report. A three-month…

A new pro-abortion report underestimates the risks to women

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Abortion | Undergoing an abortion is a safe procedure, claims a study conducted by researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). But pro-life…

Midday Roundup: Obama nominees get last-minute love from Senate Dems

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Rubber stamps. The Senate is taking a flurry of last-minute votes on judicial and cabinet appointees before it adjourns for the year and the Republicans take…

Could the internet superhighway benefit from fast and slow lanes?

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Technology | The name “net neutrality” seems to connote an open and uncensored internet. Who wouldn’t be in favor of that? President Barack Obama wants net…

Taliban kills 130, mostly children, in Pakistani school attack

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Terrorism | The Taliban attacked a school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar earlier today, killing about 130 people, most of them children. At least half a…

Expanded newborn screening raises privacy concerns

Expanded newborn screening raises privacy concerns

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Health | President Barack Obama is expected this week to sign into law a $100 million bill renewing federal funding for newborn screening. Involving a pinprick to a…

Study: Crime, corruption crushing poor nations

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Corruption | WASHINGTON—Almost $1 trillion in illicit capital left developing and emerging economies in 2012, and the problem is only growing worse, according to a new…

Three dead after police end standoff with extremist in Sydney

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Terrorism | Three people died and four were injured during the dramatic finale of a 16-hour standoff between police and a terrorist in a Sydney business district today.

ISIS lures teens through social media interaction

ISIS lures teens through social media interaction

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

ISIS | ISIS is trying to build an Islamic caliphate in in Iraq and Syria, but it is also luring Westerners, including American teenagers, to its cause. The terrorist…

Supreme Court rejects another RU-486 case

By Emily Belz
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Abortion | Today the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling blocking Arizona’s regulations for the medical abortion…

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