Emily Belz

Emily is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine based in New York City. Follow Emily on Twitter @emlybelz.

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Seeking solutions

Economy | Leaders from 20 of the world's most powerful nations have convened in Washington to discuss the struggling global economy
by Emily Belz
Posted 11/15/08, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-The future of the Free World is up for discussion at the Group of 20 summit Saturday in Washington, where leaders of 20 of the world's most powerful nations are meeting.

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Protesting torture

War On Terror | Washington congregations stage a protest rally outside the White House, asking the next president to ban torture
by Emily Belz
Posted 11/13/08, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-With a police escort, several hundred members of churches and synagogues marched down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House on Wednesday. Torture survivors and opponents were protesting the Bush administration's policy of permitting torture techniques in military and intelligence interrogations.

"We should not treat another human being this way," said protester Debbie Churchman, who is a Quaker. "It's not a Christian idea. It's an ineffective tool."

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Inauguration rush

Politics | Preparations are underway as available Washington area hotel rooms-and campsites-are going fast for January's inauguration week
by Emily Belz
Posted 11/12/08, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-Does it seem too early to be talking about Inauguration Day?

The Jan. 20, 2009, ceremony to swear in Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States may be over two months away, but the flurry to be part of the festivities has already begun in Washington, D.C.

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