Evan Wilt

Evan is a World Journalism Institute graduate and a former WORLD reporter.

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Fenway injury reminds fans ballparks cannot guarantee safety

by Evan Wilt
Posted 6/11/15, 10:55 am

The baseball world watched in horror when Tonya Carpenter took a stray broken bat to the head at Fenway Park last Friday. Baseball executives at all leagues of the sport have yet to say whether they will add new protective measures, and some say there is little to be done.

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Religious liberty defenders fight 'freedom of worship' rhetoric

Religious Liberty
by Evan Wilt
Posted 6/10/15, 08:00 am

When politicians talk about “freedom of worship” instead of “freedom of religion,” are they watering down First Amendment rights?

President Barack Obama has used “freedom of worship” instead of “freedom of religion” on several occasions. For example, in November 2009 he said: “We’re a nation that guarantees the freedom to worship as one chooses.” Similarly, in a 2009 speech at Georgetown University, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used “freedom of worship” three times and did not mention “freedom of religion” once.

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Associated Press/Photo by Darren McGee/New York State Governor's Office

Killers make Hollywood-style escape from maximum security prison

by Evan Wilt
Posted 6/08/15, 02:05 pm

Two convicted murderers escaped from the maximum security wing of New York's Clinton Correctional Facility on Saturday, marking the first breakout in the prison’s 150-year history.

“It was really unbelievable. If it was a movie plot, you would say that it was overdone,” said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in an interview with CNN.

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