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."

Naomi Shelton’s new album electrifies the body and edifies the soul

By Jeff Koch
Posted

Music | Gospel soul singer Naomi Shelton performed in Brooklyn nightclubs for four decades before she was “discovered” by Daptone Records. The 71-year-old…

Midday Roundup: Napa wineries clean up after quake

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Shaken, not stirred. Business owners in Napa Valley are assessing damages after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake early Sunday morning. About 120 people received…

Globe Trot: Russia sends more tanks, armored vehicles to Ukraine

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | UKRAINE: Russian tanks and armored vehicles entered southeastern Ukraine today, away from where most of the intense fighting has been taking place and…

Cuba cracks down on Christians

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Persecution | Cuba’s communist government has increased its oppression of religious institutions, according to a Christian watchdog group, with reports of religious…

Dollars and Sense: Janet Yellen speaks, and the markets yawn

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Bull unbound. The markets just keep rising. A couple of weeks ago we were lamenting July, when losses pretty much erased the year-to-date gains. But since the…

Updated list: Aid to the needy in Iraq

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Iraq | This list includes U.S.- and British-based aid groups all with established work in Iraq who are assisting displaced families in the northern part of the…

Judge nixes North Carolina voucher program as classes start

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Education | A North Carolina judge has ruled the state’s new school voucher program for low-income families unconstitutional, leaving about 1,800 students and their…

Energy-efficient power plant sets birds on fire

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | Sometimes well-meaning environmental measures can cause adverse affects. A state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert powers 140,000 homes but…

Ohio halts surgical abortions at facility operated by inventor of partial-birth abortion

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Abortionist Martin Haskell stopped conducting medical abortions today at his Sharonville, Ohio, facility after his attorneys announced they would not appeal a…

Are churchgoing Christians really succumbing to culture creep?

Are churchgoing Christians really succumbing to culture creep?

By Andrew Branch
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Culture | A couple’s sexual history is tied to their happiness in marriage, researchers with the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia said Tuesday.

Midday Roundup: Combating the Islamic State’s ‘apocalyptic’ vision

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Shock and awe. Speaking at a news conference Thursday, U.S. defense leaders called ISIS, the terror group scourging northern Iraq, the most dangerous threat…

Are we winning the abortion debate or just having more babies?

Are we winning the abortion debate or just having more babies?

By Kiley Crossland
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Abortion | Americans may be growing more pro-life because pro-life families are having more babies, according to a recent paper by two Northwestern University…

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