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."

Congresswoman’s baby happy, healthy a year after miracle birth

By Courtney Crandell
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Life | A choked-up House Speaker John Boehner prompted two bipartisan standing ovations July 23 when he praised a doctor who helped a fellow lawmaker’s infant…

Appeals court saves last Mississippi abortion center from closure

By Lynde Langdon
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Abortion | A federal appeals court panel ruled today that a Mississippi law that would close the state’s only abortion facility is unconstitutional. The three-judge…

U.S. lawmakers: Stop violence in Ukraine, hit Putin where it hurts

By Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
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Ukraine | WASHINGTON—In a grassy field in eastern Ukraine, several victims of the Malaysian plane crash rot in the summer sun. Pro-Russian separatist fighters have…

Grading the effectiveness of public charter schools

By Emily Scheie
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Education | As July turns into August, smart shoppers are comparing prices on school supplies. At the University of Arkansas, a team of researchers has applied this idea…

Personal taxi services confound regulators

By Michael Cochrane
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Economy | As the marketplace gives birth to the peer-to-peer, or sharing, economy, app-driven personal taxi services are feeling the labor pains. The ride-sharing…

Conservatives cheer Obama nominee for religious liberty post

By Andrew Branch
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Persecution | President Barack Obama got rare commendations from conservatives on Monday when he announced his nominee for a long-vacant State Department post charged with…

Midday Roundup: American missionary with Ebola in ‘grave condition’

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Terrifying. A Texas doctor communicating with a medical missionary in Liberia via email told The Associated Press his friend is in “grave condition”and is…

Will Congress fork over $17 billion to fix the VA?

By Lynde Langdon
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Government | Congress will pay for some veterans to get care from private doctors as part of proposed reforms to the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system. The…

North Carolina AG: Resistance to gay marriage is futile

By The Editors
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Marriage | North Carolina’s attorney general announced yesterday he would not continue defending his state’s traditional marriage laws after a federal appeals court…

Is Hindu nationalism behind crackdown on India’s Christians?

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Christian minorities in central India face a new threat as Hindu extremists in more than a dozen village councils have passed restrictions on religions other…

4th Circuit: Virginia gay marriage ban an ‘impermissible infringement’

By Leigh Jones
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Marriage | A federal court in Virginia struck down that state’s traditional marriage law this morning, striding lock-step with other courts who have ruled same-sex…

Study confirms childhood trauma more common in soldiers

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Military members and veterans are more likely to have faced childhood trauma than civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the…

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