Daily Dispatches

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Breaking news along with stories other media tend to overlook.

Globe Trot: Mudslides bury three villages in rainy Sri Lanka

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | SRI LANKA: At least 200 families are missing after mudslides buried three villages in central Sri Lanka, where rains are the worst rescue crews have seen in…

Currents of discrimination course through Afghan power line project

By Anna K. Poole
Posted

Afghanistan | With a crippled economy, swelling unemployment rates, and bitter infighting between insurgents, Afghanistan has little surplus energy to address accusations…

Sanders wins Oregon, vows to fight on

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Campaign 2016 | Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., won Oregon's Democratic primary last night, but the race in Kentucky, where he was expected to do well, remains too close to call.

Midday Roundup: House Republicans nix military draft for women

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Red ink. The House Rules Committee has effectively stripped a provision from the defense authorization bill that would have required women to register for the…

House passes religious freedom reform bill


By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Religious Liberty | Measure would strengthen U.S. State Department emphasis on the importance of religious liberty issues around the world

Parents, teachers at odds over withholding recess as punishment

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Is withholding school recess for disciplinary or academic reasons worth it? Many parents don’t think so and are pressuring their states to require minimum…

Money Monster is heavy on politics, light on thrills

By Bob Brown
Posted

Movies | Wall Street malfeasance has indeed devastated many families’ finances, but Money Monster ’s implausible character development, unpersuasive acting,

U.S. Army shrinks to pre-WWII levels

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Military | The number of active duty soldiers in the U.S. Army has dropped to a level not seen since before the United States entered World War II. At the end of March,

Democrats try to cast doubt on Benghazi investigation

By Evan Wilt
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Benghazi | WASHINGTON—Democrats on the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Sunday made renewed attempts to debunk the investigation into the 2012 terror attack that…

A weakening Boko Haram reaches out to ISIS

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | The multinational forces combating Boko Haram’s insurgency have arrested five of the group’s leaders and freed several women and children, Cameroon’s…

Globe Trot: Christian refugees in Germany report death threats

By Mindy Belz
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International | GERMANY: A survey of Christian refugees in Germany reveals most are persecuted both at the hands of fellow refugees and security staff and others in Europe.

Midday Roundup: Democratic horse race heads to Kentucky

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Bluegrass ballots. Hillary Clinton is stumping in Kentucky today, a state she easily won during the 2008 presidential primary when she ran against Barack…

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