Daily Dispatches

 
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Breaking news along with stories other media tend to overlook.

Artists sue to protect religious, artistic freedoms from Phoenix ordinance

By Maria Baer
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Religious Liberty | The owners of a stationery art studio in Phoenix are suing the city over an ordinance they say could force them to create art that violates their religious…

Midday Roundup: Remains of EgyptAir victims prompt bomb speculation

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Gruesome clues. Egyptian investigators are downplaying reports that the condition of the human remains found at the site of last week’s EgyptAir…

United Methodists sever ties with pro-abortion coalition

By Bob Brown
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Abortion | On Thursday, delegates to the 2016 General Conference of the United Methodist Church voted 425-268 to disassociate two of its bodies from the Religious…

Globe Trot: U.S. lifts Vietnam’s embargo despite human rights abuses

By Mindy Belz
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International | VIETNAM: President Barack Obama arrived in Hanoi to lift an embargo on weapons sales to the communist state and one-time U.S. foe. The move came ahead of…

Midday Roundup: Officer acquitted in Freddie Gray’s death

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Officer exonerated. A judge today acquitted Baltimore police officer Edward Nero in the death of Freddie Gray, who died in April 2015 from injuries he…

NASA, European Space Agency split over Mars mission prep

By Michael Cochrane
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Space | Alexander Gerst may be the face of future international space exploration. The 40-year-old German astronaut, tapped to become the next commander of the…

Rescued Boko Haram captives give hope to waiting families

By Julia A. Seymour
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Nigeria | The recent recovery of two abducted girls from the clutches of the Islamist group Boko Haram prompted rejoicing and gave hope to grieving families still…

Court blocks California hospital’s attempt to end toddler’s life support

By Samantha Gobba
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Health | A federal appeals court on Friday ruled the family of a toddler clinging to life in a California hospital could have more time to find a new facility to care…

EgyptAir crash investigation focuses on smoke, debris

By Lynde Langdon
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Tragedy | Investigators say smoke was detected in multiple places on a downed EgyptAir flight moments before it crashed, but the cause of the disaster remains unclear.

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles—of God

By Jim Long
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Music | The Recording Academy honored Motown legend Smokey Robinson on Thursday night but not for anything he’s done as a musician. The Grammy group presented…

Accidental discovery may give new life to rechargeable batteries

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | If you’ve owned a laptop computer or a smartphone for any length of time, you’ve probably had to replace the battery. That’s because after repeated…

Oklahoma governor vetoes bill making abortion a felony

By Lynde Langdon
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Abortion | Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill today that would have criminalized abortion in the state, saying the proposed law was too vague and wouldn’t survive…

 
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