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."

Midday Roundup: Slain reporter’s dad pledges to fight for gun control

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Survivor. The third victim in a shooting this week in Virginia appears to be on the road to recovery after emergency surgery. Vicki Gardner, executive…

States face obstacles in Planned Parenthood defunding fight

By Bob Brown
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Abortion | Several state governors are gunning for Planned Parenthood, vowing to revoke its government funding in light of an undercover investigation into its…

Black pro-lifers: Get Margaret Sanger out of the National Portrait Gallery

By Juliana Chan Erikson
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Abortion | WASHINGTON—A group of African-American pastors and pro-life activists gathered at the Smithsonian Institution this morning to ask for the removal of a…

Boy celebrates surviving Hurricane Katrina as an embryo

By Kiley Crossland
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Hurricane Katrina | Noah Benton Markham was born 16 months after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans. The now-8-year-old likes to say he is “Katrina’s youngest survivor.”

Midday Roundup: Mormon church will keep ties to Boy Scouts

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Still friends. The Mormon church announced Wednesday it will continue its affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America after the organization voted to allow gay…

Is that medical treatment really effective?

By Julie Borg
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Health | Physicians prescribe medications and treatments to their patients based on research results that say those methods work. And patients follow their doctors’

Ohio pro-lifers expect Down syndrome abortion ban to pass

Ohio pro-lifers expect Down syndrome abortion ban to pass

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Pro-life advocates in Ohio have worked since the spring to pass legislation banning abortion for babies diagnosed with Down syndrome. The bill passed out of…

Emotion plus rhetoric combine to create the Trump effect

By Kent Covington
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Campaign 2016 | The staff of The World and Everything in It has profiled 22 possible 2016 presidential candidates in its “White House Wednesday” series. Now they take a look

Man who shot Virginia journalists on live TV dies of self-inflicted wound

By Lynde Langdon
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Shooting | UPDATE: The man suspected of shooting two television journalists this morning while the cameras rolled during an on-air segment has died. Officials say Vester…

Globe Trot: Democracy in Nepal doesn’t extend to Christians

By Mindy Belz
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International | NEPAL: Once again we see that elections and a new constitution do not a democracy make. As Nepal’s draft constitution nears a completion deadline, one…

Final Exit Network fined for role in Minnesota woman’s death

By Kiley Crossland
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Euthanasia | A Minnesota judge on Monday fined a national right-to-die organization $30,000 for assisting in a Minnesota woman’s 2007 suicide.  The group, Final…

Midday Roundup: West Virginia teacher helped avert school shooting

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Heroic actions. Police are hailing a West Virginia teacher as a hero after she helped talk down a 14-year-old boy who took a class hostage for several hours.

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