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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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What the river speaks

55 min 14 sec ago
The danger of a once-productive waterfront—and nation—going idle
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Mailbag

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Letters from our readers
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Game changer

55 min 14 sec ago
Gamechurch is seizing opportunities to reach the gaming community
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Groundhog reform day

55 min 14 sec ago
Back to school 2014 finds American education in the midst of yet another expensive revolution
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Uncommon pushback

55 min 14 sec ago
With a rebellion growing, Common Core no longer looks inevitable
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Public school @ home

55 min 14 sec ago
Online charter schools are growing, with growing pains
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Lone Star laboratory

55 min 14 sec ago
Texas is likely the next school choice frontier
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You filled my mailbox

55 min 14 sec ago
Now I’d like to fill yours as well!
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A novel recommendation

55 min 14 sec ago
A dark, but not hopeless, book for students
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Notable Books

55 min 14 sec ago
Four war-themed graphic novels
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Philosophical inoculation

55 min 14 sec ago
The best defense for children against bad ideas, says Jay Richards, is measured exposure
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Dispatches

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A community inflamed During the 10 days and nights after a suburban St. Louis police officer shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, protests escalated—and authorities seemed unsure how to calm a community inflamed over that death and larger racial tensions. Prayer meetings. Community forums. Looting and shooting. Smoke bombs. Armored vehicles. Tear gas. Curfews. SWAT teams. Missouri National Guard. All of that and more grew out of Brown’s confrontation with Darren Wilson
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Human Race

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Battled James Barney Jr., a 9-year-old Floridian, made international news after he wrestled a 400-pound alligator—and won. Barney was riding his bicycle when he decided to take a quick swim in a restricted area of a lake in central Florida. Barney, recounting what happened from his hospital bed, said he was startled when he reached down and felt the 9-foot-long gator’s jaw and teeth. The boy sustained about 30 teeth marks and claw scratches and said he will find a new place to
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Looking Ahead

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Sept. 2   Pete Rose, disgraced former major leaguer, will make a return of sorts to baseball today. Rose, banned from major league events since 1989 following a betting scandal, will coach first base for Kentucky’s Florence Freedom of the independent Frontier League. Before the game that night, Rose will charge for autographs. Sept. 3   Darius Rucker, who became prominent with 1990s rock group Hootie and the Blowfish before transitioning to country music superstardom, will
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Quotables

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‘If it doesn’t cross the line, it comes very, very close to it.’ Christine Moutier, chief medical officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, on an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tweet, which said, “Genie, you’re free,” after actor Robin Williams committed suicide. (Williams voiced the Genie in Aladdin .) “Suicide should never be presented as an option,” Moutier said. “That’s a formula for potential contagion.” ‘130 percent’ The growth,
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Quick Takes

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Shoe clue When fraud investigators saw Shawna Lynn Palmer of Riverside, Calif., wearing high heels, her game was up. Palmer, a supermarket clerk, had claimed that a March 10 accident had left her with a broken toe and unable to wear a shoe or put weight on her left foot. Palmer filed a workers’ compensation claim because the injury occurred at her job. But Palmer then entered the Long Beach Grand Prix beauty contest later in March and posted videos of the competition on social media,
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A little religion

55 min 14 sec ago
The problem with love and marriage in America’s Bible Belt
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Losses and gains

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When the Game Stands Tall rises above its competitors in the sports genre
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After the day

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In the days following Robin Williams’ death by suicide, social media sites and news outlets were afire with quotes from the brilliant actor’s best-loved films. The scene that most affected his fans, at least as measured by Twitter mentions, seemed to be the carpe diem monologue from Dead Poets Society , which The Hollywood Reporter dubbed “perhaps the most iconic speech of [Williams’] career.” (See video clip below.) In the scene, Mr. Keating (Williams), an English teacher at a
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Ragamuffin

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Best known for “Awesome God” and “Sing Your Praise to the Lord,” Rich Mullins burst onto the Christian music scene in the late 1980s and early 1990s and delivered a number of memorable songs that were both theologically rich and experientially compelling. His success paved the way for singer/songwriters like Chris Rice, Andrew Peterson, and the band Caedmon’s Call. Ragamuffin , recently released on DVD and Blu-ray, is an independent film that chronicles Mullins’ rise in the
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