Daily Dispatches

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Breaking news along with stories other media tend to overlook.

Body part, suitcases spotted in search for missing EgyptAir flight

By Lynde Langdon & Leigh Jones
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Tragedy | UPDATE: Egyptian search crews have located debris—including a body part, two seats and suitcases—180 miles north of the city of Alexandria, in the…

High-tech fabric could help mop up major oil spills

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | The explosion and sinking of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico six years ago resulted in what is considered the largest marine oil spill…

Bill criminalizing abortion heads to Oklahoma governor’s desk

By Bob Brown
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Abortion | On Thursday morning, the Oklahoma Senate passed a measure that would make performing abortion “unprofessional conduct” and a felony in the state. Any…

Journalist Morley Safer dies a week after retiring

By Lynde Langdon
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Obituaries | Morley Safer, the longtime 60 Minutes correspondent whose reporting from Vietnam changed war reporting forever, died today. He was 84.  Safer worked until…

Clunky format slays latest Christian video game offering

By Raymond Erikson
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Video Games | The Aetherlight , a Christian massively multiplayer game launched this month by Scarlet City Studios, is an admirable effort with a reach that exceeds its…

Methodists postpone decisions on sexuality, marriage

By Melinda Taylor
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Religion | PORTLAND, Ore.—Earlier this week, demonstrators wearing rainbow-patterned stoles marched into the room where thousands of United Methodists had gathered for…

Midday Roundup: U.S. spy plane, Chinese jets barely avoid midair crash

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Sky-high tension. U.S. and Chinese military officials are giving conflicting account  of an incident involving planes from both countries flying…

Sex-abuse victim euthanized in Holland after struggling with depression

Sex-abuse victim euthanized in Holland after struggling with depression

By Julie Borg
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Euthanasia | She was sexually abused from age 5 to 15. Now in her 20s she is dead, euthanized by the lethal injection she requested. As a result of the abuse she suffered…

Same-sex marriage advocates work to oust small-town judge

By Bonnie Pritchett
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Religious Liberty | In what could be the nation’s first religious litmus test for holding a judicial post, the Wyoming Supreme Court is being asked to dismiss a small-town…

South Carolina legislature passes 20-week abortion ban

By Evan Wilt
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Abortion | South Carolina on Tuesday became the 17th state to acknowledge an unborn baby’s capacity for pain and pass a bill to ban abortions at 20 weeks of gestation…

Sex-ed website for migrants under criticism in Germany

By Kiley Crossland
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Sexuality | A German effort to introduce a growing migrant population to European sexual ethics is receiving pushback. The German government recently launched a…

Midday Roundup: Missing Chibok girl found in Nigeria

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Finally free. Nigerian soldiers fighting with Boko Haram in the Sambisa Forest have rescued at least one of the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped from…

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