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."

Boko Haram uses human shields after another mass abduction

By Julia A. Seymour
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Nigeria | Almost one year after Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls in Chibok, Nigeria, the Islamic terror group abducted as many as 500 women and children to use as human…

LifeWay abandons ‘heaven visitation resources’

By James Bruce
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Books | Heaven’s not for sale, and books recounting people’s journeys there won’t be, either—at least not at LifeWay, the bookseller and publishing house…

FDA approves GMO apples, potatoes that don’t brown

By Julie Borg
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Food | Apples and potatoes that turn brown within minutes of exposure to the air and spoil the aesthetic appeal of the most carefully prepared dishes, may soon be a…

Prosecutor: Co-pilot crashed Germanwings flight on purpose

By Lynde Langdon
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Tragedy | Black-box data revealed the co-pilot of a Germanwings flight slammed into an Alpine mountainside intentionally, leaving questions as to why he did it.

Bergdahl charged with desertion, faces life in prison

By Lynde Langdon
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Military | Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the captive for whom President Barack Obama traded five Taliban operatives, faces misconduct charges that carry a maximum penalty of life…

Reid vows to kill trafficking bill over abortion funding restrictions

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Two weeks ago, Senate Democrats and Republicans found something to agree on: Human trafficking should be stopped. The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act…

Pro-lifers arrested outside John Boehner’s office

By J.C. Derrick
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Abortion | WASHINGTON—U.S. Capitol police arrested a group of pro-life leaders staging a sit-in outside House Speaker John Boehner’s office on Wednesday. Troy…

After abuse case, Arkansas tries to ban ‘rehoming’ adopted children

By Kiley Crossland
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Child welfare | An Arkansas state representative is facing criticism for allegedly abandoning his adopted daughters, ages 3 and 6, to a man who sexually abused one of them.

Can Ted Cruz appeal to the GOP’s moderate base?

By Mary Reichard & Kent Covington
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Campaign 2016 | The staff of The World and Everything in It has profiled 22 possible 2016 presidential candidates in its “White House Wednesday” series. Now they take a look

Midday Roundup: Two Americans among dead in Germanwings crash

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Crash investigation. Two Americans were among the 150 people killed aboard the Germanwings flight that crashed yesterday in the French Alps. The passenger…

Truckers drafted in street-level fight against human trafficking

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Trucker Kent Kimmel was parked at a Pilot truck stop in New Kent County, Va. when he spotted a young woman peeking out the window of a black-curtained RV.

India’s newspaper business burgeons

By Anna K. Poole
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India | While print journalism is on the decline virtually everywhere else in the world, India’s newspaper industry is booming. With eight out of 10 Indians lacking…

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