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."

Illinois governor sues to protect state workers from ‘fair share’ union dues

By Laura Edghill
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Government | February weather across the Midwest may be frigid, but the current stand-off between Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state’s public sector unions has…

Midday Roundup: ISIS takes more Christians hostage in Syria

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Kidnapped. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is reporting Islamic State (ISIS) militants have abducted as many as 90 Assyrian Christians after raiding…

Is the government greasing the skids for another housing slump?

By Kent Covington
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Housing | On the whole, the housing market has regained much of the ground it lost in the 2008 financial crisis. Sales have been healthier each year for the past few…

Kenyan government announces measures to tame rogue preachers

By Moses Wasamu
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Kenya | Kenyan churches are protesting newly proposed rules that would regulate the registration and operation of religious organizations, part of a government…

Lawyer: Atlanta chief’s firing recalls the Red Scare

By Mary Reichard
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Religious Liberty | The standoff between the City of Atlanta and its former fire chief highlights much more than an employer-employee disagreement. At stake is freedom of…

In protest of Common Core, parents and kids opting out of state testing

By Emily Scheie
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Education | This spring, many students across the country face new standardized tests designed to align with new education standards such as Common Core. But the length…

Petition recount underway in Houston anti-bias policy fight

By Bonnie Pritchett
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Courts | HOUSTON—The attorney for a coalition of pastors fighting an anti-bias ordinance is cautiously optimistic a judge’s ruling on Friday will validate enough…

Pro-life doctors promote emergency abortion pill reversal kit

By J.C. Derrick
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Abortion | WASHINGTON—Andrea Minichini cried as she sat with her boyfriend in a New Jersey Planned Parenthood office last year. Eight weeks and one day into an…

The DUFF squanders a story worth telling

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Popular high school quarterback Wesley (Robbie Amell) finds a beautiful person inside socially inept Bianca (Mae Whitman). In turn she discovers that his dumb…

Midday Roundup: Remembering John Willke, pro-life pioneer

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | He led the charge. Dr. John C. Willke, a pioneer in the pro-life movement, died at his home Friday. He was 89. An obstetrician, he practiced medicine in…

Turkey gets first Christian TV station

By Julia A. Seymour
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Turkey | For the first time, millions of people in Turkey watching government-regulated satellite television will be able to find Christian programming. Shows created…

Globe Trot: The ISIS propaganda video franchise

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: ISIS is making a franchise of atrocious (and edited) propaganda videos, and the latest shows 21 captured Kurdish peshmerga soldiers paraded, alive,

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