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."

A war game that focuses on valor, not violence

By Ben Cogan
Posted

Technology | Valiant Hearts: The Great War takes a less graphic, more human approach to a video game set on a battlefield

New Orleans’ new identity, nine years after Katrina

By Susan Olasky
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Cities | On this day in 2005, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast causing massive damage in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. In low-lying New Orleans,

WHO: Ebola cases could hit 20,000

By Andrew Branch
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Ebola Virus | The World Health Organization issued a dire call to action Thursday, warning the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could top 20,000 cases, six times larger than…

Culture of apathy allowed U.K. child abuse ring to flourish

By Lynde Langdon
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Child Sexual Abuse | Fear, apathy, and selfishness led civil authorities in an English borough to look the other way as hundreds of children were sexually abused, according a…

Who should compensate families of Flight 17 victims?

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | When a commercial aircraft crashes, or is shot down, it’s not always clear who should pay. Families mourning passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are…

Russian tanks launch an attack in southeastern Ukraine

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Ukraine | Two columns of Russian tanks rolled into southeastern Ukraine today, following a rocket attack on a border post. The outmatched Ukrainian border guards fled,

Midday Roundup: Did a Utah judge just legalize polygamy?

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Cohabitation compromise. A Utah judge handed a resounding legal victory to the polyamorous family that stars in the TLC reality show Sister Wives . The Brown…

Is school depriving your teen of much-needed sleep?

Is school depriving your teen of much-needed sleep?

By Emily Scheie
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Education | Teenagers fighting to sleep in on school mornings have some doctors on their side. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a policy statement on…

Doctors studying 17 U.S. kids born using three-parent IVF process

Doctors studying 17 U.S. kids born using three-parent IVF process

By Kiley Crossland
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Science | A New Jersey fertility clinic is investigating the health of 17 teenagers it helped to conceive more than 15 years ago using a controversial and rare IVF…

Visit Switzerland for mountains, chocolate, and death

By Courtney Crandell
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Euthanasia | Although Switzerland has traditionally been known for its Alps, banks, and neutrality, the country is becoming notorious for a more morbid phenomenon: suicide…

Obama to bypass Congress for global climate deal

By Daniel James Devine
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Climate | President Barack Obama plans to sidestep Congress—once again—in order to combat climate change. This time it involves hammering out a global agreement to…

American fighting for ISIS killed in Syria

By Andrew Branch
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Terrorism | U.S. intelligence officials confirmed Tuesday that an American who died in Syria was likely fighting for the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, increasing…

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