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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?

The Gunman: A typical action flick with a few timeless principles

By Bob Brown
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Movies | The Gunman aims for viewers who enjoy ricocheting bullets, exploding IEDs, and kick-’em-stick-’em knife fights. The year is 2006, and Jim Terrier (a…

States debate making cursive instruction mandatory

By Emily Scheie
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Education | People fear future generations won’t be able to sign their own names, much less read the original Declaration of Independence, if students don’t learn…

Vaccines & Viruses: Swine flu toll nears 2,000 in India

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Editor’s note: In an effort to keep our readers informed of the latest developments surrounding the current vaccine controversy, WORLD will post regular

High school group among victims of German plane crash

By Leigh Jones & Lynde Langdon
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Disaster | UPDATE: A German official has confirmed a group of high school students traveling home from a week-long exchange trip in Spain was aboard the Germanwings…

Building a fighting force

Building a fighting force

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I circled the first place in the Old Testament where Israel is called an “army” or a “host.” It is Exodus 12:41, and it comes out of the blue. A…

Midday Roundup: Utah approves firing squad as backup execution plan

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Death squad. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert approved a law yesterday that allows executions by firing squad if lethal injection drugs are not available. The change…

Disastrous Iran deal may prove fatal to Israel

By Cal Thomas
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Iran | In 1982, during one of many visits to Israel, I had the opportunity to speak with Prime Minister Menachem Begin, who told me, “Israel needs friends.” He…

Wisconsin judge rules abortionists don’t need hospital privileges

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | A federal judge on Friday struck down a Wisconsin law requiring abortionists to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital. Though the judge recognized…

Insurgent’s special effects can't save its lifeless plot

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Insurgent , like last year’s Divergent , relies on special effects to buttress a sagging storyline. In case you missed the first installment in the series, or…

Congressional maps and the power of the pen

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | A case argued recently before the U.S. Supreme Court questioned the best way to shield voter rights from politicians’ whims. The question was, should…

Supreme Court allows Wisconsin voter ID law to stand

By Daniel James Devine
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Supreme Court | The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to rule on a challenge to a Wisconsin voter ID law, a surprise decision that will allow the 2011 law to go into…

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