Lead Stories

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

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

Schoolgirls still missing as spotlight fades

By Jamie Dean
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Nigeria | Despite ongoing Boko Haram threat, other students try to return to school

Too little, too late for Iraq?

By Mindy Belz
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Iraq | President Obama to send in a handful of troops as ISIS militants threaten Baghdad and clear the country of Christianity

A Nazi murderer can go to heaven

A Nazi murderer can go to heaven

By Tim Townsend
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2014 Books Issue | An excerpt from WORLD’s history Book of the Year

Boy Scout Troop 412 breaks camp

By Blake Adams
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Boy Scouts | One Georgia troop pitches its tents with Trail Life following the Boy Scouts’ ruling last year on gay members

A void that soccer can’t fill

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | During the World Cup, American and Brazilian Christians team up to bring healing to a broken country

David Brat’s ‘miracle’ victory in Virginia

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Election | The college professor credits God for his unexpected defeat of Eric Cantor, one of the most powerful Republicans in Washington

Christians flee Mosul’s terrorist takeover

By Mindy Belz
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Iraq | One Iraqi pastor says this could be the last exodus from what was once a Christian stronghold

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