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In The World—May 14, 2017

By Lindsey Bell Ashton Kutcher Fights Human Trafficking Ashton Kutcher is an actor and cofounder of the group Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, which builds software to fight against trafficking online. He continues to be a voice for those who can’t speak up for themselves. In February Kutcher spoke to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee […]

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In The World—April 16, 2017

By Melissa Wuske Centenarian Breaks Cycling Record In 2012, Robert Marchand, a Frenchman, set the world record for the farthest a 100-year-old has biked in an hour: 16 miles. This year he set out again, biking farther in one hour than any 105-year-old ever: 14.08 miles. Marchand, however, believes he could’ve done better. “I did […]


In The World—April 9, 2017

By Melissa Wuske Help for Young Adults with Autism Clay Heighten and Debra Caudy’s 19-year-old son, Jon, has autism and requires supportive care. As a result, the couple, both retired medical professionals, are starting a community in Dallas for young people like their son, so that they can live in an environment that meets their […]

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In The World—April 2, 2017

By Melissa Wuske Ohio Ruling Gives Juvenile Offenders a Chance for Release “It does not take an entire lifetime for a juvenile offender to earn a first chance to demonstrate that he is not irredeemable,” stated an Ohio Supreme Court decision that eliminated “functional life sentences” for minors. The decision is a response to the […]

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In The World—March 26, 2017

By Melissa Wuske The Sanctuary Movement Three hundred churches across the country are joining the Sanctuary Movement, pledging to provide sanctuary to undocumented immigrants and “to educate and activate our congregations, to amplify and respond to the voices of immigrant leaders, and to speak out against the discrimination of any and all marginalized people.” The […]