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."

Globe Trot: Nigeria plagued by Ebola and Boko Haram

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA has ordered all schools to remain closed until mid-October to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. With major airlines halting flights to…

Midday Roundup: Jindal sues feds over Common Core

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Uncommon lawsuit. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is suing the federal government over the increasingly unpopular Common Core education standards. Jindal claims…

The campaign pros and cons of Rand Paul’s libertarian legacy

By Kent Covington & Nick Eicher
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Campaign 2016 | This article is the sixth in a series called White House Wednesday, by the staff of The World and Everything in It, looking at potential 2016 candidates for

Firefighters rescue poodle trapped in the bath

Firefighters rescue poodle trapped in the bath

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | Selene Ortega, 12, was giving her poodle Morita a bath on Friday in Albuquerque, N.M., when something went wrong. Morita started screaming and Ortega realized…

Does the IRS have another backup of Lois Lerner’s emails?

By Andrew Branch
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IRS Scandal | Lois Lerner’s emails might not be missing after all. Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch claims the Obama administration intentionally lied about the…

Defense expert: ‘We have to drive ISIS out of Iraq’

By Kent Covington
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Q&A | Exactly how great a threat does ISIS, the Islamist group terrorizing northern Iraq, pose to the United States? Neither the White House nor the Pentagon has…

Is Common Core losing the public perception test?

By Emily Scheie
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Common Core | The education standards called Common Core have been adopted in more than 40 states, but according to a Phi Delta Kappa (PDK)/Gallup poll released Wednesday,

Midday Roundup: Russian troops found among Ukrainian rebels

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Bad timing. Just as Russian President Vladimir Putin was sitting down with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to talk about ending the fighting in eastern…

In with the old, out with the new at the Emmy’s

By Megan Basham
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Television | Recent research into U.S. television viewing habits has shown a growing enthusiasm for the medium. Younger viewers in particular say that fresh subject-matter…

California: All health insurance must cover abortion

By Courtney Crandell
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Healthcare | Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled. The decision is a reversal of…

Ebola-stricken African doctor dies after getting experimental drug

By Andrew Branch
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Ebola Virus | An African doctor who received an experimental Ebola drug has died, Liberia’s information minister said Monday. Dr. Abraham Borbor, the deputy chief medical…

Keepers of the peace or public safety threat?

By Michael Cochrane
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Police | The recent images of battle-dressed police officers atop armored vehicles confronting protesters in Ferguson, Mo., have ignited a concern smoldering for…

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