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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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Will drug-resistant malaria be the next global health threat?

2 hours 1 min ago
Drug-resistant malaria infections are now widespread in Southeast Asia and pose a global health risk, according to a study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine.   The researchers found the deadliest form of the malaria-causing parasite, P. falciparum, has developed resistance to the most effective anti-malarial drug, artemisinin. The drug-resistant parasite is firmly established in northwestern Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and eastern Myanmar. They also found signs of
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Americans remain in ‘grave condition’ as worsening Ebola prompts evacuations

2 hours 54 min ago
The deadliest Ebola outbreak in recorded history has left more than 700 dead in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Thursday, a day after the deteriorating situation prompted aid organizations to begin evacuating personnel. Two Americans in Liberia remain in “stable but grave” condition, but Samaritan’s Purse reports the deadly disease hasn’t stopped them from showing Christ’s love. “Yesterday, an experimental serum arrived in the country, but there was
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Is leaving a child to play alone at a park criminal neglect?

3 hours 26 min ago
A South Carolina mom is facing up to 10 years in prison for leaving her 9-year-old daughter at a park while she went to work. Police arrested Debra Harrell at her job as a McDonalds shift manager after a woman approached her daughter at a park a few blocks away asking where her mother was. Harrell’s daughter, Regina, told the woman her mom was at work. The woman called the police, who took Harrell to jail for one night and charged her with “felony child neglect.” Regina spent 17
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Meriam Ibrahim set to arrive in the U.S.

4 hours 11 min ago
Long-awaited homecoming still leaves questions about U.S. efforts to help persecuted Christian woman
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Midday Roundup: Boehner to Obama, ‘See you in court’

5 hours 46 min ago
Legal battle. A sharply divided House of Representatives approved on Wednesday a Republican plan to sue President Barack Obama, accusing him of overstepping the bounds of his constitutional authority. The lawsuit’s supporters accuse Obama of exceeding his powers in implementing the Affordable Care Act, saying he has enforced provisions he likes and ignored others. They also point to the president’s failure to notify Congress before releasing five Taliban members from the U.S. military
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WWI, the not so great war

6 hours 36 min ago
NEWBURY, England—World War I began as most wars do with patriotic fervor and predictions of a quick end. It lasted four years. While the match igniting the “war to end all wars” was lit by the assassination of Austria’s Archduke Ferdinand on June 28, 1914, formal declarations of war occurred 100 years ago on July 28 (Austria declares war on Serbia) and Aug. 1 (Germany declares war on Russia, and Russia on Germany). Aug. 1, 1914 will be commemorated Sunday at a charity event to
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Web Reads: Rotisserie chicken economics and epic infographics

6 hours 41 min ago
Economic fowl. You may have thought buying a rotisserie chicken from Costco or your local grocery was just a time-saver. But Megan McArdle points out that supermarket rotisserie chicken is evidence of the kind of innovation that keeps our economy humming. Read also the essay about the economics of rotisserie chicken that prompted her column. Epic infographics. Classics teacher Laura Jenkinson publishes infographics to entertain and inform students who are studying the Iliad or Odyssey . Her
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Bryan College battle draws national attention

7 hours 21 min ago
A battle in Dayton, Tenn., has now gone way past the boundaries of the city.  I’ve reported before (here and here and here) about the worldview battle that emerged after a book project funded by the BioLogos Foundation pushed the Bryan College administration and board to clarify the college’s statement of faith regarding Genesis 2.  I tried to steer clear of the accompanying debate about college management, seeing that as an internal affair. But a nationally syndicated
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Learning to have a new best friend

8 hours 6 min ago
On my wedding day, my best friend Kayla stood up with ivy in her hair and made me cry with her toast to our disappearing childhoods. She seamlessly rescued me when my veil started to fall off as soon as I approached the altar. She carried my heavyweight, cascading bouquet through two sermons and three songs with all the verses—in one hand. When Walmart had no “Just Married” stickers, Kayla stripped the ones that had been put on her wedding getaway car two weeks before and applied
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CCCU’s new president praised for her humility and deep faith

8 hours 6 min ago
The Council of Christian College and Universities (CCCU) announced Shirley V. Hoogstra of Calvin College as its seventh president on Wednesday, closing a painful chapter that included some public and controversial stumbles with its previous president. Hoogstra, CCCU’s first female president, will take over her new position on Sept. 29. Hoogstra has been the vice president for student life at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., since 1999 and before that served four years on
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Writing tip No. 57

9 hours 6 min ago
On reruns of NPR’s hit call-in show Car Talk I heard a caller say he was a ghostwriter for some famous author and was interested in blowing up an Aston Martin DB Mark III in an upcoming novel. The show’s hosts, Tom and Ray Magliozzi, aka “Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers,” cheerfully obliged with a few suggestions, and the caller went on his way, not the least bit embarrassed for soliciting help. Many people aspire to write but feel intimidated by the polished writing of
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Mississippi pro-lifers sue police for harassment

9 hours 36 min ago
Life Legal Defense Association (LLDF) filed suit July 23 against the Jackson, Miss., Police Department, for allegedly violating the First Amendment rights pro-life activists outside the state’s only abortion facility. LLDF, a non-profit law firm representing Pro-Life Mississippi, says the police frequently threatened activists with arrest without legal basis. The police have interpreted a statute to mean that anyone sitting or standing on the sidewalk creates an obstruction, even though
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Issa: We must get politics out of the IRS

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:45pm
WASHINGTON—The Albuquerque Tea Party (ATP) filed for tax-exempt status as a 501(c)4 in December 2009. As of July 2014, the group still has no idea when—or if—the Internal Revenue Service will respond. Rick Harbaugh, the secretary and former president of ATP, said his group has been acting like a 501(c)4 for nearly five years. ATP has never endorsed a candidate, and its activities fall well below the requirement for 49 percent political involvement. The group has even put aside funds
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Are STEM majors getting the new ‘universal’ degrees?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:53pm
While Jennifer Mok graduated with an industrial engineering degree in 2010, she now works as a management consultant for nonprofits in Washington, D.C. “I’m interested in finding more meaning in my work, rather than stability,” she said. And she’s not alone. A recent study found that 75 percent of college graduates with science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degrees end up in occupations outside the STEM disciplines. Still, those graduates end up in the
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Employer-based health insurance takes a hit

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:44pm
New data from health insurance providers suggests more than 1.7 million people lost coverage through their jobs between October 2013 and March of this year. Analysts, though, put off making sweeping judgements about any connection to the Affordable Care Act and its health insurance exchanges. Prior to this summer, most useful enrollment data came from surveys because of vague Obama administration numbers. Federal officials wouldn’t say how many of the reported 8 million enrollees on
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Joe Biden, long-shot for president

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:08pm
This article is the second in a series called White House Wednesday, by the staff of The World and Everything in It, looking at potential 2016 candidates for president. Last week, the series profiled Texas Gov. Rick Perry . Joe Biden, the irrepressible Delaware Democrat, has a longer history in Washington than his two terms as vice president. He’s logged more than 40 years in the nation’s capital. Biden is 71, and he won election to the senate when he was just 29 years old. A few weeks after
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No end in sight for Gaza conflict

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:30pm
One minute, nine Palestinian children were playing on a swing set at the Shati refugee camp in Gaza. The next, an explosion covered the ground in smoke and blood. “Some lost their heads, others their legs and hands,” said witness Nidal Aljerbi.  Monday’s bloodshed led to a bitter exchange of blame between Hamas and the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). The terror group said an Israeli airstrike killed their young. Israel has increased shelling in Gaza during the past few days,
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Midday Roundup: EU, U.S. clamp down on cash flow to Russia

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:10pm
Cut off. The United States and European Union on Tuesday enacted new sanctions against Russia in an attempt to stymie its economy. The sanctions hammer the Russian banking sector by making European capital markets off-limits to Russian state-owned banks. Not being able to generate debt in Europe will limit the banks’ ability to lend money to smaller banks throughout Russia. U.S. officials said Tuesday the sanctions will constrain roughly 30 percent of Russia’s banking sector. The
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Latest pro-life efforts target abortion tourism

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:20am
Pro-life abortion restrictions taking hold across the country are having unintended consequences in a few states with less regulation: women traveling across state lines to kill their babies. Half of the abortions performed in Kansas, more than a third of those in North Dakota, and almost a quarter in Tennessee are considered “out of state,” according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Overall abortion rates in all three states decreased between 2008 and 2011—35 percent in Kansas, 14
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Globe Trot: Taliban gains ground in Afghanistan

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:52am
AFGHANISTAN: World events are moving Western focus elsewhere, and a Taliban advance is going unreported with U.S. forces in decline and an election crisis threatening government stability. Sound familiar? Yesterday in Kandahar a suicide bomber killed the cousin of President Hamid Karzai, a powerful ally of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, as voting disputes mean election officials are unlikely to meet an Aug. 2 deadline for swearing in a new president. LIBERIA: Two American health
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