Lead Stories

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

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

The real cause of poverty in the world

The real cause of poverty in the world

By William Easterly
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2014 Books Issue | An excerpt from WORLD’s Book of the Year for analysis

PCUSA redefines marriage

By Andrew Branch
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Religion | Pastors in the mainline denomination can now perform same-sex marriages in states where it’s legal

IBLP: Gothard was inappropriate, not criminal

By Warren Cole Smith
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Religion | Watchdog group Recovering Grace calls the ministry's internal investigation a ‘severe disappointment’

Marchers unite for marriage

By Emily Scheie & Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
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Marriage | People of many faiths and cultures gathered at the nation’s capital to rally support for traditional marriage

Conservatives gain voice in House leadership

By J.C. Derrick
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Politics | Establishment Republicans keep control, but conservatives get a foot in the door

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