Lead Stories

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In-depth, online-only feature-length articles written by WORLD's team of editors, reporters, and contributors.

Report: Adam Lanza’s mom, schools failed

By Andrew Branch

Newtown Mass Shooting | New analysis claims people who should have helped instead allowed Newtown shooter’s problems to fester

Los Angeles then and now

By Sophia Lee

Race Issues | As people take to the streets over the Ferguson decision, police and protesters recall the 1992 riots

Jailed in North Korea: The inside story

By Julie Borg

North Korea | American Jeffrey Fowle talks about his detention and his decision to hide a Bible in a restaurant bathroom

Churches step into Ferguson’s pain

By Angela Lu

Religion | The anger and hurt coursing through the St. Louis suburb gives Christians the opportunity to speak grace and show love

Ferguson burns after protests turn violent

By Lynde Langdon & Leigh Jones

Crime | Protestors destroyed a dozen businesses and two police cars after learning Darren Wilson will not be tried for killing Michael Brown

Darwin made me do it

By Denyse O’Leary

Evolution | Despite obvious facts and contradictions, evolutionary psychologists say nearly every human behavior can be explained by natural selection

An immigration fix almost nobody loves

By J.C. Derrick

Immigration | Republicans, Democrats, and activist groups can all find something to dislike in the president’s executive order

Jubilee’s year

By The Editors

Hope Award | Washington state ministry wins the 2014 Hope Award for Effective Compassion

Kenyan Christians lobby for strict IVF rules

By Moses Wasamu

Kenya | Group wants a bill proposed in parliament to limit the number of embryos that can be used in each in vitro fertilization cycle

The prosperity gospel in Africa

By Feumba Samen

Religion | The cultic activity promises worldly power in place of the power of the cross

Infusing Christianity into LA’s giant murals

By Warren Cole Smith

Q&A | How muralist Kent Twitchell’s faith informs the artwork he’s painted all over Los Angeles

An outsider’s perspective on a church struggle

By Emily Belz

Q&A | The Overnighters director explains how he handled the devout Christian subjects of his film

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