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."

Nearly a year after Hobby Lobby, contraceptive mandate still unresolved

By Mary Reichard
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Healthcare Mandate | The U.S. Supreme Court is in decision-making and opinion-writing mode now, having heard all oral arguments for the 2014-2015 term. Meanwhile, lower courts are…

Army withdraws culture manual over plagiarism, bad content claims

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | For the past 10 years, the U.S. Army has tried to integrate cross-cultural awareness and education across all levels of training. The capstone of that effort…

Coptic teens, teacher await charges in Egypt over anti-ISIS video

By Julia A. Seymour
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Free Speech | Egyptian authorities continue to detain a Coptic Christian teacher and four teenagers in Al-Nasriyah, for “insulting Islam.” During a May 7 hearing,

Midday Roundup: More than 150 arrests in Texas biker shootout

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Street fighters. More than 150 people are in jail in Waco, Texas, following a brawl-turned-gunfight between five motorcycle gangs. Nine people died and at…

Globe Trot: Nepal’s continued quakes leave mental, emotional scars

By Mindy Belz
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International | NEPAL: There have not been just two earthquakes in Nepal, there have been well over 100 quakes registering at a magnitude of 4 or higher since the initial…

Dollars and Sense: Markets remain jittery on mixed economic news

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Markets jittery. We saw a lot of volatility in the markets last week. On May 8, the markets had their best day in several months. Then they dropped Monday,

Stunning new Mad Max installment shortchanges story

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Mad Max: Fury Road sets new industry standards in costumes and vehicular action sequences, cranking lavish special effects up to 11—with 3D glasses, up to…

U.S. raid kills top ISIS commander

By Leigh Jones
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ISIS | U.S. commandos conducting a rare ground raid in Syria overnight killed Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) leader Abu Sayyaf, captured his wife, and freed a Yazidi…

Weekend Reads: Unshakeable faith and unlikely influence

Weekend Reads: Unshakeable faith and unlikely influence

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | A Mother’s Heart Moved the Hand of God By Tedd Galloway A Mother’s Heart Moved the Hand of God , by Tedd Galloway (Morgan James Publishing, 2014), is…

Tsarnaev sentenced to death for Boston bombings

By Lynde Langdon
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Boston Bombings | After 14 hours of deliberations, a jury sentenced convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death.  Tsarnaev, 21, did not flinch or show…

Political fight over Amtrak funding heats up after crash

By Maria Baer
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Politics | Amtrak is scheduled on Monday to resume limited service between New York City and Philadelphia, the site of the Tuesday night derailment that killed eight…

Will the UN pressure Boko Haram’s pregnant captives to abort?

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Nigeria’s military recently has rescued hundreds of women and girls abducted by the violent Islamic militant group Boko Haram. Many are pregnant, likely…

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