July 14, 2012
The World and Everything in It

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Obamacare repeal, Gov. Christie, Mississippi and Indiana abortion laws, ‘taxmageddon,’ Spider-Man, hotel porn, The Episcopal Church, John Stonestreet, U.S. Senate election battle, China’s economic woes, rare baseball cards, summer vacation, 2012 Hope Award, History Book

House votes (again) to repeal Obamacare, veepstakes profile of Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, judge continues to block Mississippi abortion law, Medicaid official says Indiana abortion law illegal, looming 'taxmageddon,' the not-so-amazing Spider-Man, hotel in-room porn, conservative Episcopalians in a quandary, redefining religious freedom, the battle for the U.S. Senate, China's economic troubles, rare baseball cards found, 'What I Did on My Summer Vacation,' the Midwest finalist for WORLD's Hope Award for Effective Compassion, The History Book, and more.

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Hour B, Segment 1

Campaign 2012: The battle for control of the U.S. Senate
Will China be the next economic trouble spot?
Ohio man finds a multi-million dollar treasure in a dusty attic

Read "Senate showdown," a story about the two candidates running to win the GOP senatorial primary in Texas. Kent Covington is a general assignment and political reporter for The World and Everything in It.

For more on China's economic troubles, read "Falling Star" from Barron's.

Warren Cole Smith covers business and economic news for WORLD News Group. Read his regular online column "Signs and Wonders."

Read "Baseball cards in Ohio attic might fetch millions" from the Associated Press.

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Hour A, Segment 1

One more time: House votes (again) to repeal Obamacare
GOP veepstakes: Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey
Update on judicially blocked Mississippi abortion law
Medicaid official says Indiana abortion law illegal

Read "GOP House votes to kill health law" from the Associated Press.

Check here for a listing of names rumored as possible GOP vice presidential candidates. Kent Covington is a general assignment and political reporter for The World and Everything in It.

Learn more about the Mississippi story in "Judge grants more time to Miss. abortion clinic" from the Associated Press.

Read "Medicaid official rules against Indiana abortion law" from the Associated Press. Kate Rhea is a general assignment reporter for The World and Everything in It.

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Hour A, Segment 3

At the movies: The not-so-amazing Spider-Man

Megan Basham is the entertainment editor for WORLD News Group. Read her review of The Amazing Spider-Man from the July 28 issue of WORLD Magazine.

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Hour A, Segment 4

An appeal to hotel owners to drop in-room pay-per-view pornography
Episcopal Church conservatives wonder what to do next

Read the letter sent to hotel-chain owners by scholars Robert George and Hamza Yusuf.

The Rev. Dr. Kendall Harmon is Canon Theologian for the South Carolina Diocese of The Episcopal Church. Canon Harmon's blog is here.

For more about the recently concluded General Convention of The Episcopal Church, read "Expressing themselves" by WORLD News Group reporter Les Sillars.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentary: The continuing attempt to redefine 'freedom of religion'

Commentator John Stonestreet is the executive director of Summit Ministries. His daily radio feature The Point is produced by the Colson Center for Christian Worldview.

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Hour B, Segment 2

A speech by possible GOP VP nominee Gov. Chris Christie

Chris Christie was elected the 55th governor of New Jersey in 2009.

The full text of his September 2011 speech "Real American Exceptionalism" is online here (PDF).

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Hour B, Segment 3

TW&E feature: 'What I did on my summer vacation'

Tell us about your best summer vacation ever! Send an email with a few details to summer@worldandeverything.com. Include your phone number!

If we can use your story on the program, we'll arrange to call you at a convenient time so you can tell us more!

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Hour B, Segment 4

WORLD's seventh annual Effective Compassion contest

Learn more about the 2012 Hope Award for Effective Compassion, and about the Midwest region finalist Hope Academy.

Marvin Olasky is the editor in chief of WORLD News Group.

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

July 14, 1789—In a key event early in the French Revolution, an angry mob in Paris storms the fortress and prison known as the Bastille.

July 16, 1941—New York Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio hits safely in game against the Cleveland Indians, extending his hitting streak to 56 consecutive games. The 56-game streak that still stands as a major league baseball record.

July 16, 1945—As World War II nears an end, Prime Minister Winston Churchill of the United Kingdom, President Harry S. Truman of the United States, and Premier Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union, meet in the German city of Potsdam to decide the future of a defeated Germany.

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Hour A, Segment 2

The looming 'taxmaggedon'

Curtis Dubay is a senior policy analyst in tax policy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.

The Heritage Foundation has more here about the tax increases currently set to occur on January 1, 2013.

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