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Dennis Hastert sentenced to 15 months in prison

By Leigh Jones
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Crime | A Chicago judge today sentenced former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert to 15 months in prison after describing him as a “serial child molester.” Hastert…

Covenant Life Church member arrested for abuse

Covenant Life Church member arrested for abuse

By Bonnie Pritchett
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Religion | The former children’s ministry volunteer once wrote about his fear of becoming an abuser

Missionary’s conviction highlights need for better volunteer vetting

By Onize Ohikere
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Missions | A U.S. federal court has sentenced a former missionary from Oklahoma to 40 years in prison for sexually abusing children at a Kenyan orphanage. His arrest and…

HHS cannot account for thousands of migrant children

By Evan Wilt
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Immigration | Overwhelmed feds stopped screening sponsor homes and sent some children to abusers and traffickers

Keeping churches out of the courtroom

Keeping churches out of the courtroom

By Mary Reichard
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Religion | Churches are dealing with new legal challenges following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. Pastors fear they’ll…

Sex ad site sues government to stop crackdown

By Gaye Clark
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Courts | Backpage.com, the country’s largest online site for prostitution advertising, has sued Attorney General Loretta Lynch to stop her from enforcing a law…

Midday Roundup: Former Subway pitchman pleads guilty to child porn charges

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Guilty as charged. Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle will plead guilty today to charges of child pornography and paying for sex with minors, according to a…

Mother sues state for strip-searching child without parental consent

Mother sues state for strip-searching child without parental consent

By Kiley Crossland
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Child welfare | A Colorado mother is suing employees of a county Department of Human Services (DHS), alleging they strip-searched and photographed her daughter without her…

<em>An Open Secret</em>

An Open Secret

By Alicia M. Cohn
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Documentary | It is possible there is an institutionalized issue of child molestation in Hollywood, but this is not the film to expose it. Amy Berg’s documentary An Open

Sex, lies, and audiotape

By Lynn Vincent
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Abortion | In 2002, WORLD obtained undercover tapes that revealed Planned Parenthood may have aided and abetted statutory rapists

After abuse case, Arkansas tries to ban ‘rehoming’ adopted children

By Kiley Crossland
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Child welfare | An Arkansas state representative is facing criticism for allegedly abandoning his adopted daughters, ages 3 and 6, to a man who sexually abused one of them.

How Paterno and Pétain died too old

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Culture | Marshal Philippe Pétain (1856–1951) and Coach Joe Paterno (1926–2012) have something in common: They died too old. Far better for their legacies if they…

 
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