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."

Militants in Syria free kidnapped Franciscan priest

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Persecution | A Syrian priest has been released by his abductors and is “optimistic” even though he is not allowed to leave the country until he has met with an Islamic…

War against ISIS finally gets a name

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | After weeks of air attacks by U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria, the high profile fight against Islamic State militants finally has a name: Operation Inherent…

Dollars and Sense: Don’t panic just yet

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Off the kiddie coaster. Last week we talked about the stock market’s roller coaster behavior, but we’ve been on a kiddie coaster compared to the week gone…

Globe Trot: Kim Jong-Un comes out of hiding

By Jamie Dean
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International | HONG KONG: Pro-democracy demonstrations entered a third week in Hong Kong, and the weekend brought clashes between the student-led protesters and police.

Singer-songwriter Steffany Gretzinger proclaims God’s steady love

By Jeff Koch
Posted

Music | Steffany Gretzinger is a heartfelt singer-songwriter who combines the jazz crooning of Madeleine Peyroux and Norah Jones with a few diving swoops, a la Joni…

Marriage laws overturned in Wyoming, Arizona

By The Editors
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Marriage | UPDATE (5:30 p.m. EDT): Wyoming must comply with a ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that allows the issuance of marriage licenses to…

Globe Trot: Nigeria claims Chibok schoolgirls will be released Monday

By Jamie Dean
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International | FREEDOM FOR CHIBOK GIRLS?: The Nigerian government claims it has reached a ceasefire agreement with the terrorist group Boko Haram and says the militants have…

Can tech giants stop female employees’ biological clocks?

By Courtney Crandell
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Business | Apple and Facebook have announced they will offer insurance coverage for infertility treatments, sperm donation, and egg freezing, igniting a debate about the…

The war on Ebola gets a general, the WHO admits it failed

By Lynde Langdon
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Ebola Virus | Leading the way. President Barack Obama has named a longtime Washington administrator as the czar of the government’s response to the Ebola virus. Ron Klain…

Midday Roundup: Pot candy puts the ‘trick’ in ‘trick-or-treat’

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | A bad boo. With Halloween just around the corner, Denver police are warning parents to beware of candy infused with marijuana. Reuters reports that many…

New study aims to explain near-death experiences

New study aims to explain near-death experiences

By Julie Borg
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Science | People suffering cardiac arrest may have conscious awareness even when their heart is not beating and may later recall actual events that took place,

Apple pulls app that encouraged casual sex on campus

Apple pulls app that encouraged casual sex on campus

By Kiley Crossland
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Technology | A new mobile app designed to reduce nonconsensual sex among college students lasted nine days on iTunes before Apple removed it last week for “objectionable…

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