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."

Congressional maps and the power of the pen

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | A case argued recently before the U.S. Supreme Court questioned the best way to shield voter rights from politicians’ whims. The question was, should…

Supreme Court allows Wisconsin voter ID law to stand

By Daniel James Devine
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Supreme Court | The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to rule on a challenge to a Wisconsin voter ID law, a surprise decision that will allow the 2011 law to go into…

Study: Families with Obamacare still can’t afford the deductibles

Study: Families with Obamacare still can’t afford the deductibles

By Laura Edghill
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Healthcare | A new study released by the Kaiser Family Foundation reveals many families lack the necessary funds to meet their health insurance deductibles under…

Persecution grows in rebel-held regions of Ukraine

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | In parts of Ukraine taken over by separatist, pro-Russian rebels, persecution continues to escalate against anyone who does not belong to the Russian Orthodox…

Midday Roundup: Cruz announces presidential bid at Liberty University

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | It’s official. The 2016 presidential race got its first official candidate this morning when Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his intention to run. Though…

GOP defense-spending fight highlights balanced budget challenges

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Divisions among Republicans over how best to fund the Pentagon may highlight some of the difficulties the GOP-controlled Congress will have in passing a…

Dollars and Sense: The Fed speaks, and the markets barely notice

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Yellen speaks. The big news last week was a two-day Federal Reserve meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday. Fed-watchers were on the lookout for a single word:

Weekend Reads: Workaholics and witnesses

Weekend Reads: Workaholics and witnesses

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | Work, Play, Love: A Visual Guide to Calling, Career, and the Mission of God By Mark Shaw The sphere of work—complete with huge teeth—attempts to chomp down…

Globe Trot: The political realities of Netanyahu’s one-state pledge

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISRAEL: Thomas Friedman, someone I often disagree with but whose credentials in the Middle East can’t be denied, writes that newly reelected Prime Minister…

Unborn baby’s murder boosts calls for fetal homicide bill in Colorado

By Courtney Crandell
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Crime | A 7-month-old, unborn baby girl died earlier this week in Longmont, Colo., after she was brutally ripped from her mother’s womb by a woman who apparently…

Mega Miami retail project proves malls aren’t dead yet

By Christina Darnell
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Business | It used to be that when you needed a new outfit, or a family birthday present, you headed to the mall to browse the stores, try on clothes, and compare…

Memes: Innocent fun or internet bullying?

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Technology | The internet meme is ubiquitous these days. The photos paired with funny captions have come to permeate the online communication of the younger generation,

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