Emily Belz

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

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To the "rescue"

Money | Barack Obama and John McCain help define what's next for the financial bailout plan, including raising the limit on federally insured deposits to $250,000
by Emily Belz
Posted 9/30/08, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama have put forth a new idea to bailout the bailout legislation. But the candidates are trying to avoid the term "bailout," opting instead for "economic rescue plan." In an atmosphere where stocks are plummeting and surging on news from Washington, word choice does matter.

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Bailout bill defeated

Congress | Legislation to bail out the stressed financial industry was defeated in the House of Representatives by a vote of 228-205
by Emily Belz
Posted 9/29/08, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-The House of Representatives killed the bill to authorize a $700 billion bailout of the economy by a vote of 228-205, after impassioned pleas on both sides.

Plenty of members from both parties were unhappy about the unpopular legislation, especially on the eve of elections. Only 65 Republicans voted for the bill, and 140 Democrats. One congressman offered an all-too-vivid image during the floor debates.

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Violence continues

India | As Christians and Hindus clash in India, a group gathers in front of the White House to protest and pray
by Emily Belz
Posted 9/26/08, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-Mobs threw stones into two churches on Monday in Bangalore, India, while 500 Hindus burned 50 homes and two prayer halls, part of a surge of anti-Christian violence that has consumed India for the last few weeks. In just the past week, Hindu extremists have vandalized more than 20 churches.

With a death toll of 27 during this period of clashes and the displacement of tens of thousands of Christians, Indians are saying the violence, which has spread to five states, could burn on until elections in May.

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