Daily Dispatches

 
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Breaking news along with stories other media tend to overlook.

Sudan frees one pastor, plans to prosecute two others

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Just weeks after releasing one pastor, Sudanese officials may prosecute two others for crimes that could carry the death penalty. One of the pastors has been…

Colleges offer path to U.S. for refugees

By Ciera Horton
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Refugees | Farah al Chammas is an 18-year-old Syrian refugee and a Christian. The civil war in Syria interrupted her life in Damascus as bombs exploded down the street…

Businesses pledge jobs for military spouses

Businesses pledge jobs for military spouses

By Madeline Fry
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Military | As a military spouse, Kathy Roth-Douquet earned less than one-tenth of her previous salary. Now, as the CEO of Blue Star Families, she is committed to…

The Nice Guys disturbingly blurs lines between adults and children

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Even when packaged as entertainment, ideas have consequences. That’s why WORLD occasionally reviews a movie like The Nice Guys , whose MPAA rating alone should…

Empty nests are an endangered cultural phenomenon

By Ashley Bloemhof
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Millennials | Ross Van Groningen struggled to land a job right out of college. The 23-year-old graduated from Dordt College last year and headed to his hometown of Ripon,

Chess helps Ferguson students cope with lingering trauma

By Aliya Kuykendall
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Education | Nick Ragone, a marketing professional from St. Louis, Mo., is an active chess player. So is his 11-year-old son, Frankie, who plays in an after-school club.

Indiana court hears appeal of woman convicted of feticide

By Julia Camara
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Abortion | Indiana appellate courts last week considered a defense attorney’s request to free the first woman ever charged, convicted, and sentenced for feticide.

Don’t let your hatchlings leave the nest for The Angry Birds Movie

By Bob Brown
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Movies | The new animated film The Angry Birds Movie will appeal to fans of the popular video game franchise, but many parents might be in the mood to tar and feather…

Few Syrian Christians get asylum in U.S., despite genocide declaration

By Evan Wilt
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Persecution | WASHINGTON—Two months after the Obama administration called out militant terror group Islamic State (ISIS) for committing genocide against Christians in…

Prison nurseries help jailed moms bond with their babies

By Madison Frambes
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Prison | The nursery at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) is full of toys, rocking chairs, and color. “It doesn’t look like a prison at all, it…

Midday Roundup: Secret Service caught leaking info on U.S. lawmaker

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unbecoming conduct. Forty-one Secret Service employees have been disciplined for retaliating against a congressman who investigated scandals within the…

Globe Trot: Obama calls for nuclear disarmament in Hiroshima visit

By Mindy Belz
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International | JAPAN: President Barack Obama gave an historic speech at Hiroshima today, saying the site of the 1945 atomic bombing “teaches this truth. Technological…

 
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