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."

What went wrong with Rolling Stone’s campus rape story

By Laura Edghill
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Media | Rolling Stone magazine has officially retracted its November 2014 article about an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia (UVA) fraternity party. The…

Rand Paul announces plan to ‘defeat the Washington machine’

By Jamie Dean
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Campaign 2016 | Sen. Rand Paul—a Kentucky Republican who calls himself a “libertarian conservative”—announced today he’s running for president. Doors opened at 4:30…

Midday Roundup: Boston awaits verdict in Tsarnaev trial

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Deliberations. Jurors in the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev are deciding his fate. The jury is in deliberations after Monday’s…

Globe Trot: Iraqis uncover mass graves of ISIS victims in Tikrit

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Iraqi forensic teams have begun exhuming mass graves in Tikrit, the city recaptured from Islamic State this month. The graves contain the…

Can better regulations prevent pilot suicide?

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | As search and recovery teams continue to comb the mountainside in the French Alps where a suicidal pilot crashed a Germanwings jet last month, aviation…

Supreme Court hears murky case on executing the mentally disabled

Supreme Court hears murky case on executing the mentally disabled

By Nick Eicher & Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Mental capacity. Lawyers for a man sentenced to death for killing a police officer in Baton Rouge, La., argued last week before the U.S. Supreme Court that he…

Pro-science group targets young evangelicals to spread its message

Pro-science group targets young evangelicals to spread its message

By Julie Borg
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Science | The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) boldly declared in a recent announcement on its website that the majority of evangelicals see…

Midday Roundup: Fraternity plans legal action against Rolling Stone

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unreliable sources. Rolling Stone magazine officially retracted its November article describing a campus rape at the University of Virginia that had far-reaching…

Furious 7 travels familiar roads

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Fans flock to the Fast and the Furious franchise to see over-the-top driving sequences. Furious 7 (rated PG-13 for prolonged, frenetic sequences of…

Dollars and Sense: At quarter’s end, the markets lack conviction

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | A new quarter. In the past week, we turned over a new month and a new quarter. Though we still have plenty of problems in the economy, it’s fair to say we…

Weekend Reads: The deity and work of Christ

Weekend Reads: The deity and work of Christ

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | Who Is Jesus  By Greg Gilbert “When someone claims to be your God, you really only have two choices, right? You can reject the claim, or you can accept…

A mother’s love and a drunken driver’s redemption

A mother’s love and a drunken driver’s redemption

By Mary Reichard
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Religion | Troy Hartman was sitting in a jail cell 15 years ago, a devastated young man.A New Year’s Eve party welcoming in the year 2000 started out with college…

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