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."

Weekend Reads: The impossible but true story of Chen Guangcheng

Weekend Reads: The impossible but true story of Chen Guangcheng

By June Cheng
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Books | It’s a story that is impossible to believe, except that it’s true: A blind Chinese human rights lawyer snuck past the gaze of 70 guards, surveillance…

Students fight North Dakota schools for right to start pro-life clubs

By Courtney Crandell
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Education | A school district in North Dakota has denied two high school students’ requests to start pro-life clubs, despite previously approving clubs for Fellowship…

Secret Norwegian naval base now has Russian renters

By Rob Holmes
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Russia | Concerns are mounting over a Russian research facility located in a former top-secret naval base hidden in Norway’s coastal mountains. Two years after…

Investigators: S.C. police shooting was suspicious before video emerged

By Lynde Langdon
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Police | State investigators in South Carolina suspected foul play in the police shooting of Walter Scott even before they obtained a cellphone video of the…

Midday Roundup: College mourns basketball player who fought cancer

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hoop dreams. A 19-year-old woman who fought through cancer to play college basketball died this morning. Lauren Hill learned she had a terminal brain tumor…

‘Four feet instead of two’—A polio survivor’s baseball legacy

By Susan Olasky
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Sports | KISSIMMEE, Fla.—Out beyond left field, where members of the Houston Astros were playing catch during spring training, a man watched from a motorized…

Sperm banks find fertile recruiting grounds on college campuses

By Julie Borg
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Family | Male students at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando now have another option for college debt reduction—they can sell their future progeny to…

How the media made the term ‘religious freedom’ a bad word

By Kent Covington
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Religious Liberty | Intense media coverage fueled the public opinion firestorm over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Protection Act and religious liberty legislation in other…

Oklahoma bans dismemberment abortions

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Oklahoma is set to become the second state to prohibit late-term, dismemberment abortions. In yesterday’s overwhelming 37-4 vote, the Oklahoma Senate passed…

Woman in Gold raises questions the director probably didn’t intend

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Woman in Gold is based on the true story of Maria Altmann, a Jewish woman who in 1999 at age 83 sued the Austrian government to recover artwork stolen from her…

Midday Roundup: Latest police shooting fuels body camera debate

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | On the air. The police shooting in South Carolina of an unarmed African-American man and the officer’s subsequent arrest have led to renewed calls for…

Murder case against Hannah Overton dismissed

By Leigh Jones
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Courts | A Texas judge on Wednesday dismissed the capital murder case against Hannah Overton, ending an eight-year-long legal nightmare for the mother of five. A jury…

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