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Globe Trot: ISIS razes historic Palmyra piece by piece

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: At the ancient Palmyra site, Islamic State militants are attempting to destroy the Temple of Baal, a Roman-era structure, here seen from space. Oxford…

Churches and taxation: An old tradition draws new opponents

Churches and taxation: An old tradition draws new opponents

By Mary Reichard
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Religious Liberty | The genesis of property tax exemption for churches goes back to the book of Exodus. During the time of the Old Testament, the Egyptians exempted their…

Second school leaves the CCCU

By J.C. Derrick
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Higher Education | Oklahoma Wesleyan University joins Union University in withdrawing from the coalition of Christian colleges over the same-sex marriage issue

The real racism exposed by Hurricane Katrina

By Marvin Olasky
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Race Issues | Ten years ago today, the presidency of George W. Bush took a fatal hit. Yes, the bog-down in Iraq hurt, but the most devastating single photo of his…

Midday Roundup: Obama renames Mount McKinley on Alaskan trip

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hello, Denali. President Barack Obama is officially renaming Mount McKinley to its traditional moniker, “Denali,” while on a visit to Alaska. Obama is…

Two more suspects sought in Bangkok bombing

By Leigh Jones
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Thailand | Thai officials are looking for two more suspects in the bombing of a Hindu shrine Aug. 17. Police issued arrest warrants Sunday for an unnamed foreign man and…

Chicago sheriff wins first round in legal fight over Backpage sex ads

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | A Chicago judge last week sided with Sheriff Tom Dart in his fight with the classified website Backpage.com, ruling the outspoken lawman didn’t have to…

New U.S. Law of War Manual has media up in arms

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | A new Department of Defense manual on the law of war has some in the media concerned it gives license to military commanders to detain journalists as…

Dollars and Sense: Is the Wall Street roller coaster over?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Volatility high. Last week was a roller coaster on Wall Street. The CBOE Volatility Index, a measure of the premium traders are willing to pay for protection…

Telling of God’s works: Hope Award for Effective Compassion

Telling of God’s works: Hope Award for Effective Compassion

By Marvin Olasky
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Hope Award | Psalm 73 concludes with the job description of a Christian journalist: “I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.” Issue by…

Collateral damage: The Sudanese in Syria

By Mindy Belz
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Persecution | In 2002, WORLD went to Damascus and witnessed how Sudan’s Islamic regime created a flood of Christian refugees, with terrorism perpetuating their plight

The grace of wrath

The grace of wrath

By Bill Newton
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Faith & Inspiration | James, a missionary, returned home from a trip to equatorial Africa. During his last days there, he developed an ailment in his lower left leg. The condition…

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