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."

Review board: Gordon College accreditation not at risk

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Higher Education | The organization at the center of a debate over religious liberty in higher education now says Christian university Gordon College is not at risk of losing…

Kendrick Lamar flows into hip-hop like molten lava

By Jeff Koch
Posted

Music | All eyes in hip-hop have been riveted on Kendrick Lamar since his 2012 debut . Lamar sent shockwaves through the genre by ditching themes of self-aggrandizement…

The reality of Indiana’s religious freedom law

By Emily Belz
Posted

Religious Liberty | Media and opponents mischaracterize the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Midday Roundup: Harry Reid to retire, GOP plans to pounce on his seat

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Senate retirement. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced this morning he will not seek reelection in 2016. Reid, 75, said he is stepping down…

Ohio House passes heartbeat law over Kasich's opposition

By Bob Brown
Posted

Abortion | On Wednesday, the Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill that would outlaw abortion if a baby’s heartbeat can be detected. A baby’s heart begins to…

OU fraternity member seeks forgiveness for racist chant

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Race Issues | The former University of Oklahoma fraternity member caught on film leading a racist chant apologized publicly on Wednesday, saying he is deeply sorry for his…

In posthumous video, Brittany Maynard calls for euthanasia law

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Euthanasia | A bill to legalize assisted suicide in California advanced out of committee Wednesday, aided by a new video featuring cancer victim Brittany Maynard, who…

Study: Smoking mothers delay babies’ development

Study: Smoking mothers delay babies’ development

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Health | A pregnant woman who smokes may delay her unborn baby’s central nervous system development, according to new research published in the medical journal Acta

Midday Roundup: Indiana enacts groundbreaking religious protections

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Fully protected. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence today signed a law that protects the religious rights of individuals, businesses, and associations. The measure…

Catholic school wins curriculum battle at Canadian Supreme Court

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Religious Liberty | The Canadian Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Catholic high school’s right to teach a state-mandated ethics and religion class from its religious…

Globe Trot: Saudi Arabia joins the fray in Yemen

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | YEMEN: Overnight, Saudi forces began airstrikes against Houthi rebel positions in Yemen. The Iran-backed rebels have in recent weeks driven U.S. special…

Kansas bans dismemberment abortions

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Abortionists in Kansas will soon be banned from performing dismemberment abortions, thanks to legislation passed by the state legislature Wednesday. 

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