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."

Paper Towns glorifies questions over answers

By Alicia Cohn
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Movies | John Green sets his wildly successful novels around life transition in the lives of young adults. He taps into this disproportionate drama better than any…

New York, University of California adopt $15 minimum wage

By Jae Wasson
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Business | Maybe New York’s fast-food workers shouldn’t be celebrating their new $15 minimum wage. While advocates for a higher minimum wage say it will help…

Effort to defund Planned Parenthood gains steam

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Two Congressmen introduced legislation yesterday to defund Planned Parenthood as state governments and congressional committees launch investigations into the…

China tightens grip on religious minorities ahead of Xi Jinping’s U.S. visit

By J.C. Derrick
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China | 
WASHINGTON—Human rights and religious practice are increasingly eroding in China, according to several witnesses who testified Thursday before the…

Portugal wants women seeking abortion to get counseling first

By Onize Ohikere
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Abortion | A new legislative bill in Portugal could require women to get counseling before abortions and cover part of the expense themselves. In 2007, Portugal passed…

Federal court flatlines North Dakota’s fetal heartbeat bill

Federal court flatlines North Dakota’s fetal heartbeat bill

By Abby Reese
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Abortion | Pro-life lawmakers in North Dakota lost a two-year battle on Wednesday when a federal appeals court overturned a law that would have effectively banned…

Midday Roundup: Proposed laws would defund Planned Parenthood

Midday Roundup: Proposed laws would defund Planned Parenthood

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Budget cut. Leaders in Congress introduced twin bills in the House and Senate on Wednesday to end taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood while they are…

Random mutations and the steady corruption of life’s digital download

Random mutations and the steady corruption of life’s digital download

By Dick Peterson
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Intelligent Design | Advances in science, instead of buttressing key neo-Darwinian predictions on the origin and complexity of life, threaten to undermine them to the point of…

Will faster drug approvals put unsafe meds on the market?

By Julie Borg
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Health | Breakthroughs in medical research may come at a frenetic pace, but the process to get new innovations to market is often slow and tedious. The 21st Century…

Sweet Cakes raises almost triple state fine on faith-based funding site

By Sarah Padbury
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Business | Christians looking to raise funds for religious liberty causes have a new crowdfunding option that won’t kick them off the site for defending their faith.

Former Holocaust refugee starts fund to rescue Christians from ISIS

By Katlyn Babyak
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Persecution | Jewish Holocaust survivor Lord George Weidenfeld plans to evacuate and resettle up to 2,000 Syrian and Iraqi Christians threatened by the so-called Islamic…

CDC: More teenagers turning to Plan B

CDC: More teenagers turning to Plan B

By Evan Wilt
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Health | Teen pregnancy has declined by 51 percent since peaking in the early 1990s, but new government data show more young girls are relying on the morning-after…

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