Jamie Dean

Jamie lives and works in North Carolina, where she covers the political beat and other topics as national editor for WORLD Magazine. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.

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Harris and homeschooling

Education | One man’s apostasy doesn’t undermine a way of teaching children
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/15/19, 05:16 pm

In the 1980s and 1990s, Gregg and Sono Harris became familiar faces to many in the growing number of Christian families educating their children at home. 

Gregg Harris spoke at conferences and workshops, and the couple’s oldest son, Joshua, became something of a teen icon: He spoke to homeschool audiences, he wrote articles, and he produced New Attitude, a magazine for homeschool kids.

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Troubled waters

News | Back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, bring a tragic conclusion to a long summer
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/15/19, 09:17 am

End-of-summer television this year included an annual ritual that seems counterintuitive for anyone still trying to enjoy the ocean: Discovery Channel’s Shark Week

Other channels aired Jaws, the 1975 movie about a shark roaming the waters near a New England beach town. Director Steven Spielberg said the mechanical shark malfunctioned during the filming, and he wasn’t able to show it as much as planned. 

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Sizzles and fizzles

News | Heat waves hit cities and politicians, while a cold wind blows for others
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/01/19, 07:19 am

American singer Frank Sinatra once joined a long list of musicians crooning about a love for Paris year-round: “I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles. … I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles.”

But Sinatra might not have loved this much sizzle: French meteorologists reported the temperature in Paris soared to 108.6 degrees on July 25—the city’s hottest day on record. 

A summer heat wave broke records across Europe, and it even baked Alaska: The temperature in Anchorage hit 90 degrees in July.

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