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."

Pope apologizes for Church’s persecution of Italian Christian minority

By James Bruce
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Religion | Pope Francis made news this week for something other than his environmental encyclical. He offered a rare papal apology.  “On the part of the Catholic…

African nations band together to defeat Boko Haram

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | WASHINGTON African countries will not defeat Boko Haram terrorists unless they work together, experts at a Wilson Center forum in Washington, D.C., said…

Should the U.S. offer new homes to Syrian refugees?

By Onize Ohikere
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Syria | WASHINGTON—U.S. lawmakers continue to debate taking in some of the 4 million Syrian refugees from the civil war that began March 2011. Those against a…

Ted Cruz bucks party leaders in bid to boost presidential campaign

By Evan Wilt
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Campaign 2016 | Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is calling out his party’s leaders over their recent support for the president’s trade bill and using his vocal opposition to…

Judge blocks Kansas dismemberment abortion ban

By Bob Brown
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Abortion | A Kansas District Court judge granted a temporary injunction this morning blocking the Kansas Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act. Kansas…

Taxpayers on the hook for Corinthian Colleges student loan bailout

By Laura Edghill
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Higher Education | Taxpayers will be on the hook for a massive student loan bailout the federal government is offering students left stranded after the beleaguered for-profit…

Study: Public opinion not swayed by atheist arguments

By Julie Borg
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Science | Atheists often say science holds the truth and religion is obsolete and unnecessary. But that message isn't resonating with the average person. A team of…

Lawmakers highlight work of faith-based groups in social media campaign

By Onize Ohikere
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Faith | Every night, the Hope Center in Kentucky opens the doors of its shelters to 800 men, each with a different story. “We see men who’ve lost their jobs, had…

Midday Roundup: Mother Emanuel holds Bible study one week after shooting

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Laid to rest. Funeral services will be held today for two of the nine people killed last week when a gunman opened fire during a Bible study at Emanuel…

Bobby Jindal to run on his record in Louisiana

Bobby Jindal to run on his record in Louisiana

By Kent Covington
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Politics | Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Wednesday he would seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. In a speech in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner,

Southern states, retailers drop Confederate flag after Charleston shooting

By Courtney Crandell
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Charleston Shooting | As South Carolina’s lawmakers voted Tuesday to consider removing the Confederate flag from the state Capitol grounds, debate over the iconic Southern emblem…

Boston bomber apologizes before getting formal death sentence

By Leigh Jones
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Boston Bombings | Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized to the families of his victims this morning before a judge formally sentenced him to death. “I…

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