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: With all eyes on Paris, Islamic militants unchecked in Nigeria

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA: We have been unable to confirm casualties from a Boko Haram attack on Baga late last week that reportedly killed as many as 2,000 Nigerians. The…

Midday Roundup: Al-Qaeda claims it ordered Paris attacks

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Responsible? The leader of Yemen’s al-Qaeda branch claimed responsibility for last week’s attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo , reinforcing…

Delaying the separation anxiety: Mom and Dad move to college

Delaying the separation anxiety: Mom and Dad move to college

By Laura Edghill
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Higher Education | The latest trend in helicopter parenting has arrived.  Lori Osterberg and her husband recently moved from Denver to Portland, Ore., to live with their…

For one young couple, ‘the simple life’ meant starting out in a tent

By Mary Reichard
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Personal Finance | While some might dream of downsizing and retiring to a simpler life—say to a 400-square-foot cabin in the woods—Mandy and Jeremiah Jones decided to start…

What if France had the Second Amendment?

By Kent Covington
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Gun Rights | Last week’s deadly shooting in Paris at the office of the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo is sparking renewed debate about gun control. France has strict gun…

Kansas Episcopal church hosts chili fundraiser for abortion

Kansas Episcopal church hosts chili fundraiser for abortion

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | St. James Episcopal Church in Wichita, Kan., plans to host a “Chili for Choice” fundraiser for Planned Parenthood on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade ,

Midday Roundup: Charlie Hebdo’s message of forgiveness

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Forgiveness. The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo , attacked last week by Islamic terrorists, will release its next issue on schedule tomorrow. The cover,

Judge declares South Dakota marriage law unconstitutional

By The Editors
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Marriage | A federal judge in South Dakota today declared unconstitutional the state’s law defining marriage as between one man and one woman. South Dakota had…

Obama’s losing record at the Supreme Court

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Historically, the federal government wins seven of every 10 cases it argues before the U.S. Supreme Court. But the Obama administration is far from typical.

Critics: Free community college won’t solve U.S. education problem

By Emily Scheie
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Higher Education | In a preview of his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced on Friday a proposal to give all “responsible students” two years of free…

ISIS sympathizers hack U.S. Central Command Twitter feed

By Jamie Dean
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Terrorism | A group calling itself the “CyberCaliphate” hacked the Twitter account of the U.S. Central Command (Centcom) on Monday, posting what appeared to be names…

Christians demand Modi take a stand in India’s conversion debate

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Hindu nationalists’ attempts to convert large groups of Christians and Muslims, along with political rhetoric about making India Hindu again, continue to…

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