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."

Midday Roundup: Renegade flu strain defies this year’s vaccine

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Flu shot fail? Experts fear this year’s flu vaccine may not provide complete protection. That’s because a “drifted,” or mutated, strain of the H3N2…

Department of Education: Title IX applies to transgender students

By Courtney Crandell
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Transgenderism | Schools that offer single-gender classes, from kindergarten through high school, must allow students to attend based on their declared “gender identity,”

India’s Christians protest after St. Sebastian’s Church burns

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Leaders and congregants of St. Sebastian’s, a Catholic Church in India’s capital of New Delhi, blamed arson for the fire that destroyed the church last…

Fight against ISIS gets more money, troops

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | In an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote last week, the House of Representatives approved a $585 billion defense spending bill that expands support for Operation…

Midday Roundup: Six more detainees released from Guantanamo

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Free men. The U.S. government has released six more prisoners from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, sending them to resettle in Uruguay. The men—four Syrians,

Orion mission takes NASA one flight closer to Mars

By Julie Borg
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Space | The Orion spacecraft plummeted through the earth’s atmosphere at 2,000 mph, slowed to deploy red and white parachutes resembling giant peppermint swirl…

Dollars and Sense: Gas prices and Santa bring holiday cheer to Wall Street

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Santa Claus rally? December is historically a good month for the stock market. During the past 50 years, the Dow has climbed in December an average of 1.6…

Defense spending bill sparks battle over federal land

By Angela Lu
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Government | The $585 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed the House on Thursday not only funds the Defense Department, but also devotes 450 pages…

Al-Qaeda kills American and South African hostages in Yemen

By Mickey McLean
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Yemen | Militants from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed American photojournalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie Saturday in Yemen during…

UK tells women to have babies at home

UK tells women to have babies at home

By Caroline Leal
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Health | Britain is making a radical change to its longstanding advice on childbirth. A Wednesday announcement from Britain’s National Health Service proclaimed home…

Virginia health board guts abortion center regulations

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Virginia’s Board of Health voted yesterday to modify abortion facility licensing regulations passed two years ago, including a requirement that the…

The CDC (finally) has a plan for Ebola

By Lynde Langdon
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Ebola Virus | By the time the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its guidance for hospitals treating Ebola patients earlier this week, the United…

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