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."

School shooter invited victims to lunch

By The Editors

Shooting | Three students remain hospitalized in Washington state, including two of the shooter’s cousins

The IRS gets off easy in conservative targeting scandal

By Mary Reichard

IRS Scandal | Reining in government agency overreach concerns everyone, and the recent dismissal of taxpayers’ lawsuits against the IRS disappointed many people. One of…

Globe Trot: No freedom for Chibok’s captive schoolgirls

By Jamie Dean

International | NIGERIA: More than a week after the Nigerian government announced the terrorist group Boko Haram had agreed to release more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped…

Midday Roundup: Methodists reinstate pastor after gay marriage dispute

By Lynde Langdon

Newsworthy | Refrocked. The Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church (UMC) has voted to reinstate Pastor Frank Schaefer, who was defrocked last December after…

Colleges tap student entrepreneurs for creative fundraising

By Emily Scheie

Education | State funding for higher education dropped during the recession, but some schools are coming up with other ways to bring in revenue—from running an airport…

Polish priest kidnapped amid Central African Republic conflict

By Julia A. Seymour

Persecution | A Polish priest who has worked in Central African Republic (CAR) since 2009 was kidnapped Oct. 12 by a splinter rebel group that wants to exchange him for…

Hunt for mystery sub in Sweden evokes Cold War tensions

By Michael Cochrane

International | It wasn’t exactly The Hunt for Red October , but the week-long search for a mysterious submersible in Swedish waters brought back 30-year old memories of…

Dollars and Sense: The markets bounce back

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | The bull keeps charging. This is the bull market that won’t quit. The markets have set record after record for the past two years, even though—at least…

Remains confirmed as Virginia student

By Mickey McLean

Crime | The human remains found last Saturday in a rural area of Virginia have been confirmed as those of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham. The…

Getting to the bottom of the Benghazi cover-up

By Jim Henry

Q&A | While Benghazi may be absent from the headlines, the investigation into unanswered questions surrounding the 2012 terrorist attack in Libya is ongoing. The…

New data: Obamacare primarily a Medicaid expansion

By Andrew Branch

Healthcare | With the next Obamacare enrollment period approaching on Nov. 15, new numbers from Obamacare’s first go-round are finally shedding some light on who bought…

Oklahoma judge lets RU-486 regulations stand

By Courtney Crandell

Abortion | An Oklahoma district court judge has allowed the state’s law regulating the use of a common abortifacient to take effect Nov. 1, although he temporarily…

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