Lead Stories

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

Mars Hill Church moves to destroy documents

By Warren Cole Smith
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Religion | A group of former members asks for a delay, suggesting forthcoming lawsuits

Syrian refugees try to start over in Lebanon

By Mindy Belz
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Syria | With thousands pouring over the border every day, needs quickly overwhelm capacity

NYC churches homeless again

By Emily Belz
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Religious Liberty | Circuit court kicks NYC churches out of public schools for the second time

Faith among the first responders

By Andrew Branch
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Disaster | The church is taking the lead in recovery efforts after last month’s landslide in Oso, Wash.

Blame Benghazi on perception, not reality

By J.C. Derrick
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Benghazi | Former CIA head denies political motives drove decision to pin Benghazi attack on violent protests

Obama tries to nail down healthcare legacy

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Healthcare | Republicans say the debate over Obamacare is far from over

Supreme Court strikes individual campaign finance restriction

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | In a sequel to the Citizens United case, justices lift aggregate limit on individual political donations

Lawmakers grill GM chief over recall, coverup

By J.C. Derrick
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Newsworthy | CEO Mary Barra declined to specify how the company might compensate victims of recent crashes

Rick Warren launches mental health ministry

By Sophia Lee
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Mental illness | Saddleback pastor calls the church to stop ignoring mental illness and its sufferers

Jeremiah Denton’s conservative legacy

By Warren Cole Smith
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Obituary | The Vietnam War hero’s short political career helped shape modern conservative politics

Will Turkey force NATO’s hand in Syria?

By Mindy Belz
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Syria | Turkey’s role in attacks in northern Syria could force NATO intervention

A lifelong love for strangers

By Dick Peterson
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Immigration | Ed and Joanne Dick have opened their home to more than 300 refugees in the past 40 years

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