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."

Tensions between U.S., China escalate over island dispute

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Foreign Policy | China’s massive land reclamation in the South China Sea will be on the agenda when U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Beijing this weekend. His…

Bishops: Immigrant detention system needs ‘major reform’

By J.C. Derrick
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Immigration | The U.S. immigrant detention system treats detainees as criminals and needs “extensive reform,” according to a new joint report from the U.S. Conference…

Midday Roundup: Amtrak engineer doesn’t remember crash

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Drawing a blank. The engineer of a derailed Amtrak train suffered a concussion and can’t remember what happened when the train crashed Tuesday night near…

Afghan president condemns Taliban for attack

By Mickey McLean
Posted

Afghanistan | UPDATE: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the Taliban for Wednesday night’s attack that killed 14, including an American, a British citizen,

Homeschoolers win televised quiz bowl against Michigan schools

By Jeff Koch
Posted

Education | Isaac Van Loh, 16, says his team’s victory on a Michigan quiz show helped to vindicate homeschooling and prove its rigor. The Lansing Homeschooler…

North Dakota high schoolers win bid to start pro-life clubs

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Administrators for a North Dakota school district approved two Students for Life of America (SFLA) high school clubs this week after initially denying their…

GOP candidates and their rocky relationship with the media

By Kent Covington & Nick Eicher
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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

Pew study: Highly educated women are having more children

Pew study: Highly educated women are having more children

By Kiley Crossland
Posted

Family | More highly educated women are becoming mothers, according to a Pew Research Study released last week.  Today, only 22 percent of women ages 40 to 44…

Can Cuomo’s commission save nail salon workers from abuse?

By Gaye Clark
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Immigration | New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new “emergency” protections for nail salon workers on Monday, following a New York Times report on their working…

Midday Roundup: Officials probe cause of deadly Amtrak derailment

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Deadly derailment. Six people died late Tuesday when an Amtrak train traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York City derailed in Philadelphia. Another six…

Castaway human-trafficking victims denied refuge on Malaysian shores

By Anna K. Poole
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Human Trafficking | A spiraling humanitarian crisis grips Southeast Asia as Malaysia and Indonesia have refused refuge to boats packed with Bangladeshis and Muslim Rohingyas,

Globe Trot: Arctic spies hunt for underground oil

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | ARCTIC: The Arctic may hold a staggering 13 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil, and that’s why a heady race of soldiers, spies, and scientists is…

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