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Weekend Reads: Elevating equality to a moral absolute

Weekend Reads: Elevating equality to a moral absolute

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World  (HarperCollins, 2015) embodies a very…

Aid groups warn new bill will hamper assistance in South Sudan

By Onize Ohikere
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South Sudan | Lawmakers in South Sudan have passed a new bill that could limit the efforts of aid workers in the war-torn country. The country’s Parliament passed a…

Death toll climbs following quake in Taiwan

By Leigh Jones
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Taiwan | UPDATE: After a day of searching, Taiwanese officials report at least 100 people remain missing following a powerful earthquake that toppled buildings in the…

Human trafficking victims call national hotline in record numbers

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Human trafficking victims are reaching out for help in record numbers, according to an advocacy group that operates a national 911 text and phone call center.

Leading senator will not choose between Cruz, Rubio

By J.C. Derrick
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Campaign 2016 | WASHINGTON—As rival presidential campaigns battle for endorsements, a leading conservative U.S. senator told WORLD he still has no plans to back any one…

Refugee camp church, mosque destroyed to ‘restore order’

By Andrew Stebbins
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Immigration | French authorities on Feb. 1 bulldozed a church and a mosque in Calais, with the goal of restoring order in the refugee camp known as “The Jungle.” That…

Globe Trot: 90 percent of orphans have living parents

By Mindy Belz
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International | ORPHANS: Of 150 million orphans we hear about worldwide, 90 percent have a living parent, according to UNICEF—a detail that popped up at me reading the Global…

Putting gender-neutral over handicapped-accessible bathrooms in West Virginia

Putting gender-neutral over handicapped-accessible bathrooms in West Virginia

By Elizabeth Tracy
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Transgenderism | New blue signs going up on bathroom doors at West Virginia University (WVU) have traditional male and female figures but also the new transgender logo of a…

Midday Roundup: ABC shuts out Fiorina; supporters cry foul

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Left out. ABC is drawing criticism for excluding Carly Fiorina from Saturday night’s GOP presidential debate. At the start of campaign season, Fox devised a…

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dies

By Jim Long
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Obituaries | Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like “September,” “Shining Star”

Irish bakers’ bias case delayed after attorney general steps in

By Samantha Gobba
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Religious Liberty | The Christian bakers in Northern Ireland waiting to hear a verdict in their sexual orientation discrimination case will have to wait a little longer. Daniel…

Snacks, prayer, and healing in Chicago

By Joe Kesler
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Police | Many Chicago police officers despise a city agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) they believe is leading to an increase in crime. 

 
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