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Hong Kong protesters give city’s leader 24 hours to…

October 1, 2014  |  World Magazine

Pro-democracy student leaders threatened to step up their protests by occupying government buildings if Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying doesn’t resign by Thursday. Lester Shum, the vice secretary of the Hong Kong Federation of Students, said the occupation could… Read More

Globe Trot: ISIS is knocking on Baghdad’s door

October 1, 2014  |  World Magazine

BAGHDAD: Canon Andrew White—chaplain of the only Anglican church in Baghdad—posted an SOS on his Facebook page late Monday: “ISIS are now just 5 miles away from Baghdad. Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy. We need you.” The renowned cleric—known as the “Vicar… Read More

Midday Roundup: Secret Service drops the ball again

October 1, 2014  |  World Magazine

Close quarters. In more bad news for the Secret Service, agents protecting President Barack Obama on a recent visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta failed to stop a man with a gun and a criminal record from getting on an elevator with the… Read More

For a better proof

October 1, 2014  |  World Magazine

I learned from the funeral parlor that they have to wait 24 hours after a person dies before they can cremate him or her. One can easily imagine the reason for this rule, and yet I felt quite certain even a half hour after death that there was no spirit in that temple that used… Read More

Colorado students skip school to support revisionist…

October 1, 2014  |  World Magazine

In an act of protest, students and teachers in Jefferson County, Colo., are skipping school. Students claim they are walking out due to their school board’s review process for the proposed new AP History curriculum. For the past week, large groups of students at a majority of… Read More

Can the GOP overcome the Democrats’ magic election…

October 1, 2014  |  World Magazine

With the midterm election just around the corner, using polls to predict who will win has become sport for media pundits. One problem with pre-election polls is they often include people who don’t actually vote when an election comes. In the 2010 midterm election, less than… Read More

First Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S.

September 30, 2014  |  World Magazine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced late this afternoon it has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the United States. The unidentified patient is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Doctors put the patient in isolation as soon as… Read More

Character counts in education reform circles

September 30, 2014  |  World Magazine

INDIANAPOLIS—Character was a hot topic a few years ago. Some feared that America was losing its bearings in terms of traditional values and wanted to promote integrity and virtue. Others were dismayed by President Clinton’s moral problems in the White House. In… Read More

Sandy Hook commission calls for homeschool oversight

September 30, 2014  |  World Magazine

A Connecticut government task force wants to give special educators with public schools the power to veto homeschooling parents’ education plans .   The Connecticut Post reports the state has placed increased scrutiny on its roughly 5,000 homeschoolers since the December… Read More

National pediatrics group urges birth control for teens

September 30, 2014  |  World Magazine

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s most influential pediatricians group, wants teen girls to get IUDs or hormonal implants to keep them from getting pregnant. The new AAP policy, published yesterday, describes the long-term birth control methods as… Read More

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