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."

Dollars and Sense: Oil prices are playing havoc with the markets

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Stock market volatility. Volatility was back last week, and a lot of the news seemed to revolve around oil prices. We saw a couple of days last week with…

For Pentatonix, Christmas is heavy on fun, light on faith

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Pentatonix, a five member a cappella sensation, made the biggest Christmas music splash this year with a new album that rocketed to the top of the season,

Canadian education minister revokes approval for Christian law school

By J.C. Derrick
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Religious Liberty | The British Columbia Advanced Education Minister has revoked approval for Canada’s first Christian law school, citing ongoing legal issues. Amrik Virk…

Midday Roundup: Medical missionaries among Ebola ‘fighters’ honored by Time

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Persons of the year. A SIM missionary doctor in Liberia graces one of several covers of Time magazine, which this week named “the Ebola fighters” its…

Globe Trot: CIA chief snubs president to defend interrogation tactics

By Mindy Belz
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International | NATIONAL SECURITY: CIA Director John Brennan—in a forceful break with the president—held a press conference yesterday to respond to a Senate report…

Serial anti-religion bullies switch targets

Serial anti-religion bullies switch targets

By Sarah Padbury
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Religious Liberty | Two atheists who recently targeted churches in Hawaii that rent space from public schools are continuing their assault on religious liberty—this time, in…

House approves spending bill—barely

By J.C. Derrick
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Government | Measure avoids government shutdown but makes almost no one in Washington happy

Cop-turned-pastor asks prostitutes to quit in new reality series

Cop-turned-pastor asks prostitutes to quit in new reality series

By Caroline Leal
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Television | “You should get out,” he said. “Leave me your phone number,” she said. “I’ll think about it.” The 2013 article by the Los Angeles Times outlined…

Two cultures, one church

By Christina Darnell
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Religion | Editor’s note: So often when churches are in the news it is because of something controversial—such as a scandal or a fight over doctrinal issues. That is

November death toll for Muslim militants: 5,042

By Daniel James Devine
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Terrorism | Muslim militants around the world killed 5,042 people in the month of November alone. That’s nearly twice the number that died when the World Trade Center…

UVA resists pressure to lift Greek suspension

By Laura Edghill
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Higher Education | The University of Virginia (UVA) refused to lift a suspension on Greek activities this week, despite intense pressure and questions behind the reason for the…

Be careful, little fingers, what you type

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | A case before the U.S. Supreme Court attempts to distinguish between harmless ranting over the internet and making illegal threats. Last week, the court heard…

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