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."

Christian worship in Arabic at a California church

By Jill Nelson
Posted

Religion | Editor’s note: So often when churches are in the news it is because of something controversial—such as a scandal or a fight over doctrinal issues. That is

Virginia AG relaxes requirements for reporting child abuse

By Courtney Crandell
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Child Sexual Abuse | Virginia state law doesn’t require health care providers to report cases of 14-year-old girls who get pregnant, unless evidence points to parental or…

Midday Roundup: ISIS takes new territory despite U.S. airstrikes

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | ISIS gains. Kurdish forces suffered major losses yesterday in a battle with ISIS over a Syrian town near the Turkish border. If ISIS captures Kobani, the…

Christianity’s growth in Nepal includes celebrity convert

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | In the former Hindu kingdom of Nepal, nine out of 10 people have never heard the name of Jesus, according to Greg Kelley of World Mission. But the gospel is…

Far from battle, drone pilots still feel stress of war

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Drone operators can track enemy targets for weeks, analyzing the carnage unleashed by their missile strikes for hours afterward during long shifts. Then they…

Globe Trot: Will Obama befriend Iran to fight ISIS?

By Jamie Dean
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International | IRAN: As the U.S. continues its air strikes against ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria, some lawmakers and security experts are urging the White House to…

Midday Roundup: Pope calls meeting to tackle family matters

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Catholic family values. More than 200 senior Roman Catholic bishops gather today for the Synod on the Family at the Vatican. The group will try to find ways…

ISIS orders attacks against U.S. military families

By Caroline Leal
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ISIS | ISIS is threatening the lives of U.S. military members and their families, urging jihadist sympathizers to target them anywhere they find them. On Friday, Fox…

Supreme Court green lights gay marriage

By Emily Belz
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Marriage | Supreme Court order allows lower courts to legalize same sex marriage state by state

Dollars and Sense: Markets drift downward on weak reports, global tensions

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Drifting, not dropping. The markets continued their downward drift last week, but it was a drift and not a drop-off. The Dow is down about 3 percentage points…

British aid worker is latest ISIS victim

By Leigh Jones
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ISIS | ISIS claims to have beheaded another hostage in a video released online today. The hostage, Briton Alan Henning, went missing in Syria nine months ago. The…

Judge wants Missouri to uphold other states’ marriage definitions

By Lynde Langdon
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Marriage | A county judge in the Kansas City area ruled today Missouri must recognize same-sex marriages performed in states that issue licenses for them. The order…

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