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."

Web Reads: Is your church building ugly?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Glorifying God in buildings. Urbanologist Aaron Renn suggests eight reasons Protestants tend to “place a low value on sacred architecture—resulting in…

Miracle in Atlanta: Ebola patients released

By Andrew Branch
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Ebola Virus | Doctors at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital declare two American missionaries cured of Ebola

Midday Roundup: U.S. tried to rescue ISIS captives earlier this summer

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Secret mission. The White House acknowledged yesterday that it tried and failed to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held by ISIS…

Critics throw cold water on the Ice Bucket Challenge

By Courtney Crandell
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Culture | In 2012, “Gangnam Style” parodies stormed the internet. In 2013, thousands posted videos of themselves convulsing to the “Harlem Shake.” But in 2014,

Supreme Court keeps Virginia marriage laws in place

By Leigh Jones
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Marriage | The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday issued an emergency stay on the federal appeals court ruling striking down Virginia’s traditional marriage…

Cities experiment with paying poor students for good grades

Cities experiment with paying poor students for good grades

By Emily Scheie
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Education | High-school students don’t usually see cash rewards for school success until their education helps them secure a job. But New York City and Memphis, Tenn.,

Could Elizabeth Warren give Clinton a run for her money?

By Kent Covington & Nick Eicher
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Campaign 2016 | This article is the fifth in a series called White House Wednesday, by the staff of The World and Everything in It, looking at potential 2016 candidates for

I went to jail and all I got was this lousy T-shirt

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | It was a case of mug shot inception in Madison, Maine, when a man wore something special to his jail booking: a T-shirt with his mug shot printed on it. 

Midday Roundup: Ferguson residents rejoice over a calmer night

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Moving forward. A St. Louis grand jury will start hearing evidence this morning in the shooting that killed African-American teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9.

Globe Trot: Calls for military intervention in Iraq are becoming a chorus

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ:Why is the world silent while Christians are being slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa? Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress,

U.S. troops could be headed back to Baghdad

By Leigh Jones
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Syria | Airstrikes will not stop despite threats to another American journalist

Houston anti-bias policy fight postponed until January

By Andrew Branch
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Religious Liberty | Houston’s controversial Equal Rights Ordinance will not be put to voters this year after an important deadline to get it on the November ballot passed…

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