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."

Court to lesbian couple: Fatherhood can’t be contractually erased

Court to lesbian couple: Fatherhood can’t be contractually erased

By Kiley Crossland
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Family | A lesbian couple in New Jersey may be forced to share parental rights with a sperm donor they used to conceive their 1-year-old son. Sheena and Tiara Yates…

U.S. missionary snatched in Nigeria

By Leigh Jones
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Missions | Masked gunmen kidnapped an American missionary in central Nigeria on Monday and are demanding $300,000 for her release. The Rev. Phyllis Sortor, a missionary…

Midday Roundup: Former Marine gets life sentence for Chris Kyle’s murder

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Guilty. A Texas jury has sentenced Eddie Ray Routh to life in prison without parole for killing former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield in…

Government forces Christian refugee aid groups to give abortion referrals

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | The Obama administration has issued interim final rules that require faith-based organizations to offer abortion referrals for unaccompanied child refugees…

Obama vetoes Keystone bill

By Leigh Jones
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Politics | Making good on a threat issued weeks ago, President Barack Obama today vetoed a bill authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. It was the first…

Illinois governor sues to protect state workers from ‘fair share’ union dues

By Laura Edghill
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Government | February weather across the Midwest may be frigid, but the current stand-off between Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state’s public sector unions has…

Midday Roundup: ISIS takes more Christians hostage in Syria

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Kidnapped. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is reporting Islamic State (ISIS) militants have abducted as many as 90 Assyrian Christians after raiding…

Is the government greasing the skids for another housing slump?

By Kent Covington
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Housing | On the whole, the housing market has regained much of the ground it lost in the 2008 financial crisis. Sales have been healthier each year for the past few…

Kenyan government announces measures to tame rogue preachers

By Moses Wasamu
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Kenya | Kenyan churches are protesting newly proposed rules that would regulate the registration and operation of religious organizations, part of a government…

Lawyer: Atlanta chief’s firing recalls the Red Scare

By Mary Reichard
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Religious Liberty | The standoff between the City of Atlanta and its former fire chief highlights much more than an employer-employee disagreement. At stake is freedom of…

In protest of Common Core, parents and kids opting out of state testing

By Emily Scheie
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Education | This spring, many students across the country face new standardized tests designed to align with new education standards such as Common Core. But the length…

Petition recount underway in Houston anti-bias policy fight

By Bonnie Pritchett
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Courts | HOUSTON—The attorney for a coalition of pastors fighting an anti-bias ordinance is cautiously optimistic a judge’s ruling on Friday will validate enough…

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