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WHO: Ebola cases could hit 20,000

August 28, 2014  |  World Magazine

The World Health Organization issued a dire call to action Thursday, warning the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could top 20,000 cases, six times larger than it is now.  Newest figures outline 1,552 deaths and 3,069 cases reported so far in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and… Read More

Culture of apathy allowed U.K. child abuse ring to…

August 28, 2014  |  World Magazine

Fear, apathy, and selfishness led civil authorities in an English borough to look the other way as hundreds of children were sexually abused, according a scathing report released this week. The report estimates between 1997 and 2013, as many as 1,400 children, mostly ages… Read More

Sending my husband off to school

August 28, 2014  |  World Magazine

Before buying groceries this week I Googled “what to pack in your husband’s lunch.” I was then introduced to whole forums of women who have contemplated this important question, their words running to this effect: “My husband is such a dear, he will really eat anything.… Read More

Who should compensate families of Flight 17 victims?

August 28, 2014  |  World Magazine

When a commercial aircraft crashes, or is shot down, it’s not always clear who should pay. Families mourning passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are now contending with the long process of getting compensation for their loss. Like those seeking payout from other crashes,… Read More

Russian tanks launch an attack in southeastern Ukraine

August 28, 2014  |  World Magazine

Two columns of Russian tanks rolled into southeastern Ukraine today, following a rocket attack on a border post. The outmatched Ukrainian border guards fled, according to a top Ukrainian official.  Officials in Kiev say 1,000 Russian troops have marched into Ukraine, but… Read More

Scotland’s future hangs in the balance

August 28, 2014  |  World Magazine

“The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry.” —Scottish poet Robert Burns, “To a Mouse” (1786) CAIRNRYAN, Scotland—For Americans whose knowledge of this beautiful land is limited to kilts, whisky, bagpipes, and the film Braveheart , the forthcoming… Read More

Homeschool leader disavows ‘patriarchy’

August 28, 2014  |  World Magazine

HSLDA founder Michael P. Farris criticizes the teachings of former ministry leaders Doug Phillips and Bill Gothard Read More

A message in a bottle

August 28, 2014  |  World Magazine

My friend Kristen tells me that leaving a message on my cell phone is like putting a message in a bottle and tossing it in the ocean. This was her gentle way of exhorting me to check my messages more often. But the comment got me to thinking about the folkloric “message in a… Read More

Midday Roundup: Did a Utah judge just legalize…

August 28, 2014  |  World Magazine

Cohabitation compromise. A Utah judge handed a resounding legal victory to the polyamorous family that stars in the TLC reality show Sister Wives . The Brown family is entitled to compensation for what they have spent defending themselves from criminal investigations into… Read More

Is school depriving your teen of much-needed sleep?

August 28, 2014  |  World Magazine

Teenagers fighting to sleep in on school mornings have some doctors on their side. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a policy statement on Monday urging middle and high schools to start later in the day because students aren’t getting enough sleep. During the… Read More

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