June 30, 2012
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Supreme Court surprises, Colorado fires, NAE money trail, Tennessee sex-ed, Calvin Coolidge, Rob Portman, Effective Compassion, John Stonestreet, European-debt breakthrough, ‘Brave’ at the box office, summer vacation

Supreme Court term goes out with a bang, possible Obamacare ruling's silver lining, faith in face of Colorado wildfires, the years-long financial tie between the National Association of Evangelicals and a pro-contraception for unmarrieds group, new sex-ed law takes effect in Tennessee, Calvin Coolidge on the Declaration of Independence, veepstakes profile of Sen. Rob Portman, East Region finalist for WORLD's 2012 Hope Award for Effective Compassion, John Stonestreet on the brave new world of fetal DNA testing, possible breakthrough on European debt, court sidesteps Mt. Soledad cross case, 'Brave' is tops at the box office, digital cinema threatens small-town movie theaters, 'What I Did on My Summer Vacation,' The History Book, and more.

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Supreme Court term ends with a bang
A silver lining in the Obamacare ruling?
The federal/state tug of war: The Feds are winning

Mary Reichard is the legal affairs correspondent for The World and Everything in It. Steven H. Aden is senior legal counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund in Washington, D.C.

Read "Cunning or crazy?: Conservative legal minds split on Chief Justice John Roberts' healthcare opinion" by WORLD News Group's Emily Belz.

Also see "It's 2010 again: Supreme Court ruling puts Obama's healthcare law back in the election limelight" by WORLD News Group's Edward Lee Pitts.

For more on the Supreme Court's decision in the Arizona immigration case, read "Federalism wins" by Emily Belz.

Read "High court strikes down mandatory life sentences" from WORLDonCampus.com.

The high court also stood by its 2010 Citizens United decision. Learn more in "Affirmed."

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Hour A, Segment 2

Faith in the face of wildfires
Strange bedfellows: The National Association of Evangelicals' financial tie to a pro-contraception for unmarrieds group
In response to controversial in-class demonstration, Tennessee passes new public-school sex-ed law

WORLD Magazine editor Mindy Belz reports on the Colorado wildfires in "Burning blazes."

Read "Strange bedfellows," WORLD's exclusive report on a $1 million grant given to the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

NAE has posted a statement denying that it "endorses or promotes" use of contraception by unmarried Christians.

The National Campaign's 2008 IRS Form 990, showing a $1 million grant to the National Association of Evangelicals, is here (PDF).

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

Learn more about Tennessee's new sex-ed law in "Tennessee adopts abstinence-based curriculum" from WORLDonCampus.com. Kate Rhea is a general assignment reporter for The World and Everything in It.

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Hour A, Segment 3

Calvin Coolidge on the Declaration of Independence
GOP veepstakes: Sen. Robert Portman of Ohio

Read President Calvin Coolidge's 1926 address given in observance of the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

Check here for a listing of names rumored as possible GOP vice presidential candidates.

Kent Covington is a general assignment reporter for The World and Everything in It.

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Hour A, Segment 4

WORLD's seventh annual Effective Compassion contest

Learn more about the 2012 Hope Award for Effective Compassion, and about the East region finalist The Root Cellar.

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

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Hour A, Segment 5

John Stonestreet commentary: Concerns about new fetal DNA testing

Commentator John Stonestreet is the executive director of Summit Ministries and host of The Point radio program. He holds a Master of Arts in Christian Thought from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois.

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Hour B, Segment 1

A breakthrough on European debt problems?
Stock market downs and ups
Pentagon celebrates gay pride
Supreme Court chooses not to decide San Diego cross case—for now

Read "European leaders' breakthrough defied expectations" from the Associated Press.

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

Read "Defense Department hosts first LGBT Pride Month event" from the American Forces Press Service. Elaine Donnelly is founder and president of the Center for Military Readiness.

Read "U.S. Supreme Court declines case over mountaintop cross" from the Los Angeles Times.

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Hour B, Segment 2

A speech by potential GOP VP nominee Sen. Rob Portman

Rob Portman is a Republican U.S. senator from Ohio.

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Hour B, Segment 3

At the movies: Michael Leaser reviews Pixar's Brave

Michael Leaser reviews films for WORLD News Group. Read his article "Behind Brave" from the July 14 issue WORLD Magazine.

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Hour B, Segment 4

TW&E feature: 'What I did on my summer vacation'
Falling gas prices are making summer travel cheaper this yea
r

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!

Read "Survey: U.S. gas prices drop 15 cents over two weeks" from the Associated Press.

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

July 2, 1964—President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The law prohibited racial segregation in public places.

June 30, 1986—The U.S. Supreme Court rules (in Bowers v. Hardwick) that states can outlaw homosexual acts. Writing for the court, Justice Byron White said the Constitution does not confer "a fundamental right to engage in homosexual sodomy." That ruling was overturned in a 2003 decision.

July 2, 1776—Meeting in Philadelphia, the Second Continental Congress passes a resolution that "these United Colonies are, and of right, ought to be, Free and Independent States."

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