Lead Stories

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

Nonprofits win contraceptive mandate reprieve

By Emily Belz
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Healthcare Mandate | The Supreme Court’s order blocking the contraceptive mandate for Wheaton College is rare and wide-reaching

Why God is not a schoolyard bully

Why God is not a schoolyard bully

By Donald J. Johnson
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2014 Books Issue | An excerpt from WORLD’s Book of the Year runner-up in popular theology

Answering America’s critics

By Derringer Dick
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Documentary | Dinesh D’Souza’s latest documentary chastises the country’s critics but largely ignores their criticisms

Louis Zamperini gains his final freedom

By Andrew Branch
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Obituary | World War II POW, who forgave the captors who tortured him, died Wednesday

Meriam Ibrahim says her baby may be disabled

By Jamie Dean
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Sudan | As the Christian woman tries to flee to the United States, others remain persecuted and imprisoned in Sudan

Hobby Lobby wins big, but questions linger

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | The high court gave Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood the win, but left the fates of other companies uncertain

The struggle to remain Mission True

The struggle to remain Mission True

By Peter Greer & Chris Horst
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2014 Books Issue | An excerpt from WORLD’s Book of the Year runner-up for analysis

Ode to the EU, Sarajevo-style

By Marvin Olasky
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History | The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will help commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I

Rand Paul: Senate ‘all empty air’ on persecution

By J.C. Derrick
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Politics | Kentucky senator chastises colleagues for voting against amendment tying conditions to foreign aid

Prayers for the nation’s highest court

By Ryan Hill
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Supreme Court | Pro-life activists gathered outside the Supreme Court on Thursday morning to await a decision on the Hobby Lobby case and pray for mercy

Pro-lifers win Supreme Court buffer zone case

By Emily Belz
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Free Speech | Justices unanimously strike down a Massachusetts law creating bubbles of ‘protection’ around abortion centers

Cochran nets win for GOP establishment

By Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
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Elections | Challenger Chris McDaniel refuses to admit defeat and hints at election results challenge

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