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."

Republicans abruptly drop abortion bill

By Mickey McLean

Congress | Thursday is the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade , the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States. To mark the occasion, thousand of…

American Sniper triggers a social media firestorm

By Sarah Padbury

Movies | American Sniper shattered opening weekend box office records, raking in $107.2 million over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the biggest take ever…

Jindal, Cruz, and Graham stand out this week in White House race

By Kent Covington & Mary Reichard

Campaign 2016 | The staff of The World and Everything in It has profiled 22 possible candidates for president in 2016 in its White House Wednesday series. Now they take a look at

Globe Trot: Is Russia spying on U.S.-Cuba talks?

By Mindy Belz

International | CUBA: CNN and Cuban media are reporting the arrival of the U.S. delegation—the first American diplomats on Cuban soil in 30 years—for two days of talks…

Midday Roundup: Obama finally agrees to meet Pastor Saeed’s family

By Lynde Langdon

Newsworthy | In person. After trying for two years to get an audience with President Barack Obama, Nagmeh Abedini and her two children will meet with him today in their…

China’s control over Hong Kong accelerates as economy slows

By June Cheng

China | Slowing economic growth. China’s economy grew 7.4 percent in 2014, the slowest growth in 24 years. While the growth rate well exceeds that of other nations,

Schools invite kids to stay for supper

By Emily Scheie

Education | More schools across the country are serving students not just breakfast and lunch, but supper as well. Serving supper at school can help eradicate child…

More college campus cops are carrying guns

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Higher Education | Amid increased worries about school shootings and subsequent discussions on gun control, public universities are turning more and more toward arming campus…

Supreme Court issues big religious freedom ruling for Muslim prisoner

By Emily Belz

Religious Liberty | The Supreme Court delivered a unanimous ruling in favor of a Muslim prisoner’s right to grow a half-inch beard in an Arkansas prison, underscoring its broad…

Under Obama’s new tax plan, everyone pays more

By Kent Covington

Economy | In tonight’s State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama is expected to call for tax increases to pay for benefits for the poor and middle class, as…

Midday Roundup: ISIS demands $200 million to spare Japanese captives

By Leigh Jones

Newsworthy | Deadly demands. ISIS militants are demanding a $200 million ransom to spare the lives of two Japanese hostages the group plans to kill in 72 hours. Kenji Goto…

One pastor’s tedious defense of the First Amendment

By Mary Reichard

First Amendment | Last week, the pastor of a small church in Gilbert, Ariz., introduced himself on the steps outside of the Supreme Court.  “I’m Clyde Reed, pastor of…

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