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In the World–March 4, 2012

By Christy Barritt   Military Divorce Rates on the Rise  The Defense Department released statistics confirming that the overall military divorce rate is increasing as part of a continued upward trend since 2001. Since 2001—when operations started in Afghanistan—the divorce rate among military couples has risen from 2.6 percent in 2001 to 3.7 percent in […]


In the World–February 26, 2012

By Christy Barritt   Military Chaplains and Same-Sex Marriages Last fall the U.S. Senate passed legislation as an amendment to the defense authorization bill that protects military chaplains from being required to conduct same-sex weddings. When Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (the policy banning gays from serving openly in the military) was repealed in September 2011, […]

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In the World–February 19, 2012

By Christy Barritt   Jesus Second Most Popular Person in America Abraham Lincoln tops the list of most popular people in America, but Jesus is right behind him. That’s the findings from a recent Public Policy Polling survey. According to the survey, 90 percent of Americans view Jesus favorably. The national survey was taken to see […]

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In the World — February 12, 2012

By Christy Barritt     Worst Passwords Revealed SplashData, a maker of smartphone applications, revealed the worst passwords of 2011. Among them are “password,” “123456,” “trustno1,” and “letmein.” Data security experts advise that passwords should contain a least eight letters and a mix of four different types of characters such as uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and special […]


In The World–February 5, 2012

By Christy Barritt   Gay Adoptions Triple In the past decade, the number of adoptions in the U.S. by gay and lesbian couples has tripled. According to analysis of Census Bureau data by the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute, 6,477 same-sex couples adopted children in 2000. In 2009, the number rose to 21,740. The […]