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."

Globe Trot: Aid trickles into Nepal’s remote areas

By Mindy Belz
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International | NEPAL: As the death toll climbs above 5,000 in last Saturday’s earthquake, relief workers are getting in to assess both the human crisis and the…

Baltimore official: The curfew worked, the city is stable

By Leigh Jones
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Police | UPDATE: Baltimore police made only 10 arrests last night as a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew kept most people off the streets. A few protestors gathered at the site…

Nigerian forces free hundreds of Boko Haram captives

By Leigh Jones
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Nigeria | Nigerian officials announced late today via Twitter that soldiers battling Boko Haram have rescued 200 girls and 93 women held by the Islamic militants.

Abortion advocates protest new Louisiana health regulations

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration has rewritten the state’s abortion facility regulations to reflect changes in state law and improve women’s…

Professor, author discusses the question: Can you be gay and Christian?

By Joseph Slife
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Marriage | Over the past decade, a radically different view of sexuality has become the prevailing norm in many mainline Protestant denominations. Now the idea the…

Ads highlighting anti-semitism are dividing the Jewish community

By Jeff Koch
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Religion | Last week, a federal judge cleared the way for New York City buses to carry ads that say, “Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah.” The…

Midday Roundup: Misery upon misery in aftermath of Nepal quake

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Buried alive. Heavy rain and snow complicated rescue efforts in Nepal today, triggering landslides and bringing fresh misery to the region still struggling to…

Vaccines & Viruses: Weaker vaccine caused whooping cough outbreaks

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Coughing up blame. Who’s responsible for outbreaks of whooping cough in recent years? The United States saw 48,000 cases of whooping cough in 2012, the…

State of emergency in Baltimore

By Lynde Langdon
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Crime | UPDATE: Firefighters are battling a three-alarm blaze that engulfed the construction site for a new community center in east Baltimore. Though the fire…

Senator tells House to go first on immigration reform

By J.C. Derrick
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Immigration | WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate has no plans to write immigration legislation during the 114th Congress, according to the chairman of the committee in which it…

A traffic stop is a traffic stop and nothing more, Supreme Court rules

A traffic stop is a traffic stop and nothing more, Supreme Court rules

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Tomorrow is the big day at the U.S. Supreme Court, with a 2 1/2-hour argument scheduled to debate whether the 14th Amendment requires states to issue marriage…

Can public shaming stop men from hiring prostitutes?

Can public shaming stop men from hiring prostitutes?

By Gaye Clark
Posted

Human Trafficking | Using a practice as old as the Scarlet Letter , the Colorado Springs (Colo.) Police Department began distributing the names and mugshots of convicted johns on…

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