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WORLD offers hard-hitting, truth-telling, uniquely Christian worldview reporting that stands in stark contrast to the mainstream media in these confusing, chaotic days. Our website and magazine feature national and international news; newsmaker profiles and interviews; movie, book, and music reviews; political cartoons; commentary on current issues; and more.
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House votes to fund government, arm Syrian rebels

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:39pm
WASHINGTON—The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a short-term funding bill with an amendment authorizing President Barack Obama to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels.  The bipartisan spending measure, known as a continuing resolution, funds the government—and thus avoids a shutdown—through Dec. 11. It passed on a 319 to 108 vote that largely became a proxy for the vote on military intervention in the Middle East.  The amendment to arm and train
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Your chance to ask interview questions

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:09pm
Next Monday and Tuesday at Patrick Henry College in Virginia, I’ll be interviewing in front of students two well-known female authors and conference speakers, Elyse Fitzpatrick and Carolyn McCulley. I’ve read four of their books and prepared some questions, but I’m open to your suggestions about questions I should ask, and I’d like to hear about your experience with subjects on which I’ll question them. For example, Fitzpatrick’s website proclaims “No fluff. No bricks. Just
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Ted Cruz is his own worst presidential bid enemy

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:30pm
This article is the ninth in a series called  White House Wednesday,  by the staff of  The World and Everything in It,  looking at potential 2016 candidates for president. Earlier installments profiled Texas Gov.   Rick Perry , Vice President   Joe Biden , Louisiana Gov.   Bobby Jindal , Congressman   Paul Ryan , Sen.   Elizabeth Warren , Sen.   Rand Paul ,  former Florida Gov.   Jeb Bush , and New York Gov.  Andrew Cuomo . Not many names in Washington are
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Another school denies a Christian student

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:22pm
Several years ago, Julea Ward was a graduate student in the counseling program at Eastern Michigan University. Students had the option of referring clients to another counselor if a case conflicted with their values, which reportedly is a common and accepted practice in the profession. A potential client wanted counseling about a homosexual relationship. Because the client’s sexual behavior conflicted with Ward’s Christian beliefs, she asked her supervisor for advice. The supervisor
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Investigator: Threat in Benghazi no surprise

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:15pm
Lawmakers focus on diplomatic security in select committee’s first public hearing
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Can the NFL make good out of its discipline debacle?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:05pm
The NFL Players Association appealed Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension and the Minnesota Vikings benched Adrian Peterson for the second time Wednesday as different camps proposed solutions to the NFL’s disciplinary upheaval. “This action taken by our union is to protect the due process rights of all NFL players,” the union said in a statement Tuesday night. “The NFLPA appeal is based on supporting facts that reveal a lack of a fair and impartial process, including the role of the
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iTunes users can’t live with or without U2

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:20pm
Apple triggered universal swoons, as usual, with its latest product launch showcasing larger iPhones and a new smart watch. But the announcement that generated the most buzz had nothing to do with cool new hardware. As part of the iPhone 6 celebration, Apple released the new album from pop icon U2 for free to 500 million iTunes users worldwide. U2’s performance at the launch party was already expected. Indeed, Apple and U2 have had a long working relationship, since the iPod days. At
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Midday Roundup: First American charged with aiding ISIS

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:15pm
Terror at home. Federal prosecutors in New York have indicted a man who operated a convenience store in Rochester for trying to aid ISIS terrorists. Mufid Elfgeeh, who was born in Yemen, tried to recruit fighters for the terror group that has attempted to set up an Islamic caliphate in parts of Syria and Iraq. He also wanted to kill American troops returning home and any Shiite Muslims he could find near his home, which is why the FBI arrested him in May. Elfgeeh was caught in a sting
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Why are low-income students more likely to skip school?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:13pm
While the classic ’80s film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off glamorized the act of truancy as an upper-class suburban prank, the hard truth is that it’s anything but fun and games for most students. A recent report by the California attorney general’s office on the state of truancy and absenteeism in elementary schools shows chronic truancy rates are dominated by low-income students. Troubling racial disparities exist as well. Nearly 37 percent of African-American students were chronically
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Fading beauty was not meant to be

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:11pm
The conversation around the fire started to take on the feel of a scene from John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress. As we talked into the night, and wine let down guards, there were three of us only: Lady Terrified, Lady Discretion, and yours truly. “Terrified” is a woman of about my age who used to be a Broadway dancer. Tall and elegant, she was once also beautiful, but her beauty is fading. She confided in us that every day she “dies” when she looks in the mirror. I could
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Globe Trot: Do we need ground troops in Iraq or not?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:05am
WAR ROOM: The top military adviser to the president says he won’t rule out ground troops in the U.S. effort to combat ISIS. Gen. Martin Dempsey told the Senate Armed Services committee on Tuesday it might be necessary to send American ground troops to Iraq if airstrikes aren’t sufficient. The general’s statements were a departure from President Barack Obama’s promises that the United States won’t send ground forces to Iraq, but might prove a more realistic assessment of what it
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Will tomorrow be Scotland’s independence day?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:40am
What’s behind the Scottish push for independence and what ramifications could a ‘yes’ vote hold for the United States?
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Designing furniture with a purpose

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:42pm
INDIANAPOLIS—Businessman David Palmer wants to take workers who used to be homeless to the next level in the furniture business. Purposeful Design, which makes handmade furniture, has opened for business at an old Indianapolis church. Its seven employees start the day with Bible study and prayer and then go to work on making five wood products: picnic tables, chairs, coffee tables, beverage carts, and accent tables. Palmer has his own business, consulting for large food companies in
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Hillary’s ‘steak’ is not well done

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:17pm
Prior to his annual steak fry, retiring Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said this about Hillary Clinton to Dan Balz of The Washington Post : “… she is much more progressive in her thoughts and her inclination than most people may think.” Liberals have embraced the word “progressive” because it sounds more forward-looking than “liberal,” which has a track record voters periodically reject when the ideology doesn’t live up to its declared goals (think Hubert Humphrey, George McGovern,
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Midday Roundup: U.S. troops headed to Ebola front line

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:00pm
Boots on the ground. President Barack Obama this morning outlined his plan to send U.S. personnel and resources to fight Ebola in West Africa. The U.S. will send 3,000 military members to the region to provide medical and logistical support—training healthcare workers, setting up hospitals, and coordinating relief efforts. The Senate will host a hearing on the crisis this afternoon. Dr. Kent Brantly, the missionary physician who contracted Ebola in Liberia and survived, is scheduled to
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Organizing things

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:35am
This morning I took one of those big accordion cardboard filing boxes and started to organize my husband’s medical bills. First the big classifications into departments—hospital, emergency room physicians, heart group, neurology group, etc. Then each group of bills by “date of service” and account number, of which each specialty has up to seven separate dealings. Finally, I made sure each department had been paid installments, and that I had marked on each bill the amount and date
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Foreign reporters manhandled, threatened in China

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:12am
Rejected visas, travel restrictions, and threats against local sources have made reporting in China a difficult task for the hundreds of foreign correspondents in the communist country, according to a recent report. The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China, which has 243 members from 31 countries, released a paper Friday noting conditions have drastically worsened since 2008, when the country relaxed restrictions ahead of the Beijing Olympics. Of the correspondents surveyed, 80 percent
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Election countdown: Still too close to call

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:03am
Republicans hold a slight edge in the fight for the Senate, but several races likely will go down to the wire
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Pro-life college students fight for free speech

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:00am
A pro-life student group at the University of South Alabama (USA) has filed suit against the public college for limiting its First Amendment rights. The complaint, filed in federal court Aug. 22 by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), argues two rules enacted by the university administration severely inhibited the ability of Students for Life USA to exercise free speech on campus. The rules specifically limited the group’s ability to construct a Cemetery to the Innocents display, a
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Obama to announce Ebola aid, possible military intervention

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:43pm
With Ebola now infecting more than 4,784 West Africans, killing at least 2,400 of them, the world—from Cuba to the United States—is stepping up its response. U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Atlanta on Tuesday, where The Wall Street Journal reports he will outline a ramped-up response plan at the headquarters for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The United States has spent more than $100 million on the crisis, and Obama has asked Congress for another $88
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