Daily Dispatches

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Breaking news along with stories other media tend to overlook.

Midday Roundup: Terror suspect extradited to France ‘ready to talk’

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Terror talk. Salah Abdeslam, the terror suspect captured in Belgium last month, has been transferred to France, where he eventually will stand trial on…

Proposal for U.S. Muslim cemetery shrouded in suspicion

By Anna K. Poole
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Islam | Accusations of Islamophobia are swirling through rural Dudley, Mass., where a proposal to construct a Muslim-only cemetery has drawn criticism from town…

Trump, Clinton set sights on November

By Leigh Jones
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Campaign 2016 | After decisive wins, candidates focus attacks on each other, rather than party rivals

Egypt tries to squash rising defiance against al-Sisi regime

By Onize Ohikere
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Egypt | Egyptian authorities arrested at least 237 protesters yesterday, tamping what could have been a day of massive demonstrations against President Abdel Fatah…

New Bono short film urges people to read the Bible

By Jim Long
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Religion | U-2 front man, Paul David Hewson, better known as “Bono,” has joined forces with Bible translator Eugene Peterson to produce a short film encouraging…

Midday Roundup: Federal judge upholds North Carolina voter ID law

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Legal limits. A federal judge ruled yesterday that North Carolina’s law requiring voters to show a picture ID at the polls is constitutional. “In sum,

Christian baker loses appeal in same-sex wedding cake case

By Kiley Crossland
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Religious Liberty | Jack Philips and his attorneys evaluate legal options—including taking the case to the U.S. Supreme Court

More than immigration policy at stake in DAPA case

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Ninety minutes of oral argument last week pitted 26 states, along with the U.S. House of Representatives, against the Obama administration’s unilateral…

DOJ prison reforms aim to turn convicts into productive citizens

By Evan Wilt
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Prison | WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced new initiatives today aimed at reducing the population of America’s 2.2 million prisoners and…

Austrian election highlights Europe’s growing divide

By Onize Ohikere
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Europe | Austria’s right-wing Freedom Party candidate emerged as the lead in the first round of presidential elections on Sunday. The win marks the first time in 71…

Traces of real grief tinge lighthearted fantasy The Huntsman: Winter’s War

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Viewers who expect nothing more of The Huntsman: Winter’s War than a middling adventure-fantasy film won’t be disappointed. The sequel to the 2012 box office…

Saudi curbs on religious police aren’t a precursor for broader reforms

By Julia A. Seymour
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Saudi Arabia | Shortly before President Barack Obama’s tense visit to Saudi Arabia last week, the Sunni Islamic monarchy announced new regulations to curb the powers of…

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