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."

Intelligent design proponent vindicated by new findings

By Dick Peterson
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Science | Intelligent design proponent Michael Behe, a Lehigh University biochemist, withstood a barrage of criticism for an inference he made in his 2007 book, The Edge

Is the apostrophe on top of the endangered grammar list?

By Emily Scheie
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Culture | The world’s most endangered things include elephants in Africa, tigers in India, and apostrophes in England. For such a small punctuation mark, the…

L.A. charter schools save students from sex, drugs, and gangs

By Kiley Crossland
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Education | Students who attend more rigorous high schools engage in healthier behaviors than their peers, according to a study released this week. The study, published…

Midday Roundup: Witnesses dispute claims Arizona inmate suffered during execution

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unusual, yes, but cruel? Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered a review of Wednesday’s execution of convicted murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood. The execution…

Web Reads: Can Vladimir Putin survive? Will the Bee Gees be forgotten?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Survival of the fittest? Can Vladimir Putin Survive? Stratfor CEO George Friedman asks whether Putin will remain Russia’s prime oligarch, given that the…

Another ruling undercuts traditional marriage in Colorado

By Leigh Jones
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Marriage | A federal judge in Denver struck down Colorado’s traditional marriage law on Wednesday, following a precedent set by a state judge earlier this…

Meriam Ibrahim released from Sudan

By J.C. Derrick & Jamie Dean
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Persecution | After diplomatic efforts by the Italian government, the family arrived safely this morning in Rome

The Good News gets the cold shoulder in Portland

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Religion | Liberal groups in Portland, Ore., are taking an evangelical children’s camp to task for talking to the city’s youngest residents about Jesus. The camps,

Is Rick Perry finally ready to run for president?

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

Midday Roundup: Separatists shoot down Ukrainian fighter jets

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | More downed planes. Ukrainian officials say two of the country’s fighter jets have been shot down as clashes with pro-Russian separatists in the east…

Heavy metal fan elected to lead world’s most populous Muslim nation

By Ryan Hill
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Indonesia | Bails of razor wire. Street blockades. Thousands of police officers and military troops with weapons at the ready. On Tuesday evening, downtown Jakarta looked…

In Sweden, pro-life nurses need not apply

In Sweden, pro-life nurses need not apply

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | A Swedish nurse is suing after a women’s center rescinded its job offer to her because she said her faith prevented her from performing abortions. In Spring…

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