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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

Liberty and the pursuit of marijuana happiness

By Kristen Eicher
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Health | WASHINGTON—Marijuana has been decriminalized and legalized for recreational use in Washington and Colorado, while New York is set to become the 23rd state…

Supreme Court confirms First Amendment protections for whistleblowers

By Allie Hulcher
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Supreme Court | In a decision that could give more rights to public workers who speak out against government corruption, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled unanimously…

Can private care referrals fix the VA’s problems?

By Kristen Eicher
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Healthcare | WASHINGTON—The delay in providing healthcare that is plaguing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has some members of the House looking to the private…

Midday Roundup: Justina Pelletier finally goes home

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | There’s no place like home. A 16-year-old girl caught up in a tense custody case with the state of Massachusetts has reunited with her family. Justina…

Feds open taxpayer-funded insurance to sex change surgery

By Andrew Branch
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Transgenderism | Taxpayers could soon be paying for federal employees’ sex reassignment surgeries after the Office of Personnel Management lifted its ban on insurance…

Obama to bypass Congress with executive order banning LGBT bias

By Andrew Branch
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Politics | Under pressure from LGBT activists, President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees…

This age of distrust

By D.C. Innes
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Government | Trust and trustworthiness. From marriage to business, life is much the worse without them. But our political system seems to be founded on distrust. Our…

Researchers experimented on premies without telling their parents

By Julie Borg
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Health | Shawn and Carrie Pratt never dreamed they were putting their premature baby, already struggling for life in the Duke University Hospital neonatal…

Midday Roundup: Cantor prepares to exit stage right

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unseated. House majority leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., announced yesterday he will step down from his leadership position in Congress in light of his defeat in…

Charity and scrutiny in the Bergdahl swap

By D.C. Innes
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Government | Pity the soul that gets mixed up in this bizarre circus that is the Obama administration. At 4 a.m. on June 30, 2009, a U.S. soldier reportedly abandoned his…

Negotiating with terrorists

By Cal Thomas
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Terrorism | Euphoria over the Taliban’s release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was quickly tempered by media reports that Bergdahl had abandoned his post and that his…

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