Jamie Dean

Jamie is national editor of WORLD Magazine. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and previously worked for the Charlotte World. Jamie has covered politics, disasters, religion, and more for WORLD. She resides in Charlotte, N.C. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.

Wounded warriors

Military | Even as a scandal over medical care for veterans was building, Marines were helping other Marines recover from their wounds
by Jamie Dean
Posted 3/17/07, 12:00 am

CAMP LEJENUE, N.C.- On a crisp morning on the North Carolina coast, traffic bustles through the main gate of Camp Lejeune, the largest U.S. Marine Corps base east of the Mississippi. The 156,000-acre site includes 11 miles of beach for amphibious operations training, 98 maneuver areas, and more than 40,000 Marines.

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Free speech fight

Culture | Public school sparks debate with classroom presentation on Islam
by Jamie Dean
Posted 3/10/07, 12:00 am

High-school social-studies classes aren't usually the stuff of national news, but they don't usually involve this combination: a public-school classroom and a Christian evangelist who lectures on the dangers of Islam.

That unusual mix propelled a Raleigh, N.C., high school into the national spotlight late last month and sparked an acrid debate over the nature of Islam and the limits of free speech in public schools.

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Feminine touch

Politics | A campaign stop in battleground South Carolina shows Hillary Clinton grappling with how to play the 'woman card'-and how not to play it
by Jamie Dean
Posted 3/03/07, 12:00 am

COLUMBIA, S.C.- During her husband's first presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton infamously proclaimed that she pursued a career instead of staying home and baking cookies. Late last month, during the first Southern stop in her own presidential campaign, the New York senator reminisced about her childhood and quoted lyrics to a Girl Scout song.

What a difference a presidential bid makes.

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