Emily Belz

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

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Failure to launch

Space | Will proposed cuts in space programs leave the United States vulnerable?
by Emily Belz
Posted 6/06/09, 12:00 am

An F-22 pilot delivers a missile to a target within a margin of inches. Images show heightened activity at a North Korean nuclear site. Astronauts send emails and videos from space. All of these things depend on orbiting U.S. satellites.

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Robby George, Mary Ann Glendon, Doug Kmiec (WORLD)

Obama vs. Catholics, again

Abortion | Catholic legal scholars Doug Kmiec and Robby George air their differences over President Obama and the abortion issue
by Emily Belz
Posted 5/29/09, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-The scuffle among Catholics over President Obama's appearance at Notre Dame University's commencement continued Thursday evening when two sides of the interchurch debate sat down to air their arguments.

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James Allen Walker for WORLD

One-term wonder?

Politics | Joseph Cao's stay in Congress may be as short as his path there was remarkable
by Emily Belz
Posted 5/23/09, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Saigon-born Ahn "Joseph" Cao (pronounced "Gow") has managed to surprise the political establishment in his own 100 days in office. He became a Republican congressman in a Democratic district-and as a freshman lawmaker has already shown his independence, voting against President Obama's stimulus package though it had funds for his own district of New Orleans, and breaking ranks with Republicans on interrogation policies and a hate-crimes bill.

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