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Wenzhou pastor sentenced to a year in prison

By June Cheng
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China | A Chinese court convicted Huang Yizi of ‘gathering crowds to disturb social order’

Bergdahl charged with desertion, faces life in prison

By Lynde Langdon
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Military | Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the captive for whom President Barack Obama traded five Taliban operatives, faces misconduct charges that carry a maximum penalty of life…

Reid vows to kill trafficking bill over abortion funding restrictions

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Two weeks ago, Senate Democrats and Republicans found something to agree on: Human trafficking should be stopped. The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act…

Pro-lifers arrested outside John Boehner’s office

By J.C. Derrick
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Abortion | WASHINGTON—U.S. Capitol police arrested a group of pro-life leaders staging a sit-in outside House Speaker John Boehner’s office on Wednesday. Troy…

After abuse case, Arkansas tries to ban ‘rehoming’ adopted children

By Kiley Crossland
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Child welfare | An Arkansas state representative is facing criticism for allegedly abandoning his adopted daughters, ages 3 and 6, to a man who sexually abused one of them.

Can Ted Cruz appeal to the GOP’s moderate base?

By Mary Reichard & Kent Covington
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Campaign 2016 | The staff of The World and Everything in It has profiled 22 possible 2016 presidential candidates in its “White House Wednesday” series. Now they take a look

Midday Roundup: Two Americans among dead in Germanwings crash

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Crash investigation. Two Americans were among the 150 people killed aboard the Germanwings flight that crashed yesterday in the French Alps. The passenger…

Truckers drafted in street-level fight against human trafficking

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Trucker Kent Kimmel was parked at a Pilot truck stop in New Kent County, Va. when he spotted a young woman peeking out the window of a black-curtained RV.

Bobby Schuller on the Crystal Cathedral exodus

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | Now leading the Hour of Power, Robert Schuller’s grandson talks about the lasting parts of his family’s ministry

India’s newspaper business burgeons

By Anna K. Poole
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India | While print journalism is on the decline virtually everywhere else in the world, India’s newspaper industry is booming. With eight out of 10 Indians lacking…

Shepherds, sheep, and dust

By La Shawn Barber
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Religion | When I read about John Shuck, a pastorat Southminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Beaverton, Ore., I thought about the Onion again—a pastor who doesn’t…

Globe Trot: White House fight with Netanyahu not over yet

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISRAEL: Did State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf without irony really call Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rhetoric “confused” today?

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