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Breaking news along with stories other media tend to overlook.

The Nice Guys disturbingly blurs lines between adults and children

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Even when packaged as entertainment, ideas have consequences. That’s why WORLD occasionally reviews a movie like The Nice Guys , whose MPAA rating alone should…

Empty nests are an endangered cultural phenomenon

By Ashley Bloemhof
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Millennials | Ross Van Groningen struggled to land a job right out of college. The 23-year-old graduated from Dordt College last year and headed to his hometown of Ripon,

Chess helps Ferguson students cope with lingering trauma

By Aliya Kuykendall
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Education | Nick Ragone, a marketing professional from St. Louis, Mo., is an active chess player. So is his 11-year-old son, Frankie, who plays in an after-school club.

Indiana court hears appeal of woman convicted of feticide

By Julia Camara
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Abortion | Indiana appellate courts last week considered a defense attorney’s request to free the first woman ever charged, convicted, and sentenced for feticide.

Don’t let your hatchlings leave the nest for The Angry Birds Movie

By Bob Brown
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Movies | The new animated film The Angry Birds Movie will appeal to fans of the popular video game franchise, but many parents might be in the mood to tar and feather…

Few Syrian Christians get asylum in U.S., despite genocide declaration

By Evan Wilt
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Persecution | WASHINGTON—Two months after the Obama administration called out militant terror group Islamic State (ISIS) for committing genocide against Christians in…

Prison nurseries help jailed moms bond with their babies

By Madison Frambes
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Prison | The nursery at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) is full of toys, rocking chairs, and color. “It doesn’t look like a prison at all, it…

Midday Roundup: Secret Service caught leaking info on U.S. lawmaker

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unbecoming conduct. Forty-one Secret Service employees have been disciplined for retaliating against a congressman who investigated scandals within the…

Globe Trot: Obama calls for nuclear disarmament in Hiroshima visit

By Mindy Belz
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International | JAPAN: President Barack Obama gave an historic speech at Hiroshima today, saying the site of the 1945 atomic bombing “teaches this truth. Technological…

ROTC makes a comeback at Ivy League schools

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | In what may be a sign of the military’s return to its former place as one of America’s most trusted institutions, ROTC programs are thriving at the…

Midday Roundup: Trump secures nomination with unbound delegates

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Magic number. Donald Trump has secured the delegates needed to clinch the Republican presidential nomination, according to the Associated Press. A group of…

Did Planned Parenthood lawyer admit to colluding with Houston DA?

By Bonnie Pritchett
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Abortion | HOUSTON—During its grand jury investigation of abortion giant Planned Parenthood, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office “illegally shared…

 
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