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Kennedy’s doctrine of dignity weighs heavily in marriage debate

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Marriage as it has always been understood had its day in court. But throughout the 2 1/2-hour oral arguments over same-sex marriage last week at the Supreme…

There’s hope for Freddie Gray’s family and Baltimore

By Jarvis J. Williams
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Race Issues | The death of Freddie Gray, a black man, at the hands of Baltimore policemen is America’s latest episode in the narrative of white cops versus black men. We…

New documentary questions shaken baby cases

By Daniel James Devine
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Documentary | The Syndrome examines the questions some doctors are raising about abuse allegations that land parents and caregivers in jail

Shaken family

By Daniel James Devine
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Law | Josh Burns is one in a long line of parents jailed over shaken baby syndrome, an abuse diagnosis facing new scrutiny

Lady Justice’s new blindfold

Lady Justice’s new blindfold

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Law | Two unrelated news stories have been in the headlines in recent weeks. In one, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, surprised by the reaction to a law he signed to…

Will the LGBT alliance fall apart?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Sexuality | On Aug. 13, 2012, a local pastor addressed a meeting of the Springfield, Mo., City Council. He spoke to a packed house called out by a contentious subject:

Immigrant free after nine years in detention

By J.C. Derrick
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Immigration | Kenyan national Sylvester Owino, who was held without charges, is out on bond

Fighting sex trafficking

By Marvin Olasky & Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | WORLD is committed to improving our coverage of the evil of sex trafficking. Over the next few months we’ll explain some basics and also track new…

Indiana considers drop boxes for abandoned babies

By Kiley Crossland
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Life | Indiana could become the first state to legalize infant drop boxes, a controversial method for parents to safely and anonymously surrender a baby they might…

Chris Cuomo: ‘Our rights do not come from God’

By Cal Thomas
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Law | “… the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.” — John F. Kennedy, inaugural address, Jan. 20, 1961 It isn’t…

Canada’s Supreme Court grants constitutional right to assisted suicide

By Daniel James Devine
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Health | In a sweeping ruling Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada declared physician-assisted suicide for incurably ill patients a fundamental right under the…

Union demands

Union demands

By Emily Belz
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Religious Liberty | An obscure case in Pennsylvania appears to be the first to address where teachers’ money goes when they religiously object to union membership

 
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