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Midday Roundup: Nothing but a ‘host for a fetus’

Midday Roundup: Nothing but a ‘host for a fetus’

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | A mother’s wish. Mainstream news outlets are howling this week about a “heartbreaking injustice” taking place in Texas. A hospital in Fort Worth has…

Boko Haram now a ‘foreign terrorist organization’

By J.C. Derrick
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Nigeria | Lawmakers and advocates say the State Department’s decision to make the designation took too long

Globe Trot: Iran’s 30-day nuclear bomb breakout

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: The report stirring a lot of speculation about Iran’s ability to make weapons-grade uranium within a month is good reading. It offers new…

Midday Roundup: Jury hits BofA for mortgage ‘hustle’

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Fraud fallout. A jury on Wednesday found Bank of America liable for underwriting billions of dollars in junk mortgages. The U.S. Department of Justice sued…

Globe Trot: Smog smothers Chinese province

By Mindy Belz
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International | CHINA: Continued heavy smog has forced officials to close all expressways in China’s northeastern Heilongjiang province, along with schools and a major…

Globe Trot: Life in ‘the world’s largest village’

By Mindy Belz
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International | SOUTH SUDAN: Greetings from “the world’s largest village.” Juba, the capital of South Sudan, has 2 million residents, all with “no functioning…

Globe Trot: From terrorist to president?

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Abdul Rassoul Sayyaf has registered to run for president in Afghanistan. Sayyaf in 1996 helped Osama bin Laden return to Afghanistan, and the…

Attacks against Nigeria’s Christians go unnoticed in the West

By Kaitlyn Speer
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Nigeria | Persecution against Nigerian Christians continued from September into October, with fresh attacks in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State. Mark Lipdo, the…

Globe Trot: A ‘banner month’ for Islamic militants

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA: As Jeffrey Goldberg tweeted this morning, “just a banner month for Islamic militants.” Early Sunday morning, Boko Haram militants shot…

Globe Trot: Obama’s ‘second decision’ leaves Syrians bewildered

By Mindy Belz
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International | Reaction in Syria to President Barack Obama’s “I’ve made a second decision” speech on Saturday is bewildered. (Look for more at WORLDmag.com today and…

Globe Trot: Lebanese bombings reportedly target Assad critic

By Mindy Belz
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International | Twin bombings in Tripoli, the largest city in northern Lebanon, have left at least 27 dead and more than 350 wounded this morning. The blasts went off near…

The evil that men do

By Mindy Belz
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Terrorism | Once denied U.S. refuge from terrorists, Deborah is safe, for now

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