Daily Dispatches

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Breaking news along with stories other media tend to overlook.

Midday Roundup: Pastor heads to prison for helping single mother flee country

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Sent to prison. The Virginia pastor convicted of helping a woman flee the country with her daughter to keep her away from her former lesbian partner will…

Experts say bomb likely ripped hole in plane over Somalia

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | A commercial airliner with more than 70 passengers onboard made an emergency landing minutes after takeoff from Somalia when an explosion blew a hole in its…

Rand Paul exits presidential race

By Kent Covington & Nick Eicher
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Campaign 2016 | Following a disappointing showing in Iowa, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced this morning he is dropping out of the presidential race. But he will continue…

Zika gives abortion advocates new rallying cry in South America

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Almost as soon as the World Health Organization declared the cluster of microcephaly cases linked to the Zika virus a public health emergency, abortion…

Researchers scramble to find Zika vaccine amid world health crisis

By Anna K. Poole
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Health | This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus a global health emergency, with the mysterious tropical disease now sweeping across 28…

As Boko Haram ravages northern Nigeria, civil war threatens in the South

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | A growing separatist movement in southeastern Nigeria could pose a new threat to the country’s stability. Much like Syria in 2011, Nigeria faces the threat…

New scorecard will grade lawmakers on support for persecuted minorities

By Evan Wilt
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Persecution | WASHINGTON—Members of Congress will soon be graded on how much they value religious freedom, as terrorism eviscerates minority faith groups around the…

Clinton declared the winner in Iowa

By Mickey McLean
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Campaign 2016 | The Iowa Democratic Party has declared Hillary Clinton the winner of last night’s Iowa caucuses. The former secretary of state edged self-proclaimed…

Report: New York lawyers happy to help move dirty money into U.S.

By J.C. Derrick
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Corruption | A global watchdog group this week released undercover recordings showing New York real estate lawyers giving advice on how to move dirty money into U.S.

Midday Roundup: Groundhog gives hope to snow-socked states

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Get ready for spring. Today is Groundhog Day, and the wily and wise rodent on whom all hopes for an early spring rest has declared winter dead. Beady-eyed…

Report: Burundian officials buried opponents in mass graves

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Amnesty International has accused Burundian security forces of mass burials based on evidence from satellite images, video footage, and witness accounts. On…

<em>Kung Fu Panda 3</em> is nearly unbearable

Kung Fu Panda 3 is nearly unbearable

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Strong worldwide box office receipts from the first two installments of the Kung Fu Panda franchise undoubtedly prompted DreamWorks executives to kick around…

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