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."

Gay lobby groups go after clerks who won’t issue marriage licenses

By Jae Wasson
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Marriage | In the face of Friday’s Supreme Court ruling, state officials with religious convictions are grappling with how to reconcile their beliefs with the pressure…

Christie pledges to shoot straight if elected president

By Kent Covington
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Campaign 2016 | New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie formally launched his White House bid today at the Livingston, N.J., high school from which he graduated.  As the…

Court’s EPA rebuke is too little, too late for utilities

By Daniel James Devine
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Supreme Court | The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked a major set of environmental rules restricting toxic emissions from power plants. The ruling is a victory for states…

Defense budget bill in limbo over funding cut fight

By Katlyn Babyak
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Politics | WASHINGTON—In a fast-paced world with ever-increasing technological innovations, virtual attacks are becoming more common. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas,

Midday Roundup: Greece slides toward debt default

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Dead beat. Greek Finance Minster Yanis Varoufakis said his country does not intend to make the debt payment it owes international and European creditors by…

Vaccines and Viruses: South Korean MERS outbreak kills 33

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | MERS controls. South Korea reported its 33rd death this week in a contagious outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome that began in May. The outbreak…

Court shoots down Kansas’ latest answer to school-funding crisis

By Laura Edghill
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Education | A district court panel in Kansas ruled Friday that critical components of the state’s new block-grant school funding law violate the state’s constitution.

Predictable Max is still a boy’s best friend

By Bob Brown
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Movies | A well-trained dog carries out its duties with loyalty and selflessness, qualities a boy will not come by without discipline and instruction. Max tells the…

Supreme Court puts part of Texas abortion law on hold

By Leigh Jones
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Supreme Court | The U.S. Supreme Court today granted an emergency appeal from Texas abortionists trying to stop their state from enforcing regulations adopted in 2013. The…

Supreme Court OKs lethal injection drug

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | Key lethal injection drug not “cruel and unusual,” majority rules, as two justices announce opposition to death penalty

The Supreme Court’s brave new rights

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | By a vote of 5-4, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday granted a new constitutional right: The right of same-sex couples to receive marriage licenses nationwide…

What does China gain from U.S. universities?

By Onize Ohikere
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Higher Education | WASHINGTON—In 2012, New York University (NYU) set up a degree-granting campus in Shanghai—one more American university stringing into China’s…

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