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.

Looming storms

National | With rainy season approaching, time is running short to avert disaster
by Jamie Dean
Posted 5/27/06, 12:00 am

Beneath a sprawling tree in a crowded village in the hot Sudanese sun, some 250 men gathered to recount their perilous trek from Darfur. They had arrived in southern Sudan after fleeing the danger and destitution of the country's war-ravaged western region. Joe Madison, a U.S. human-rights activist, asked how many had lost family members to the war in Darfur. "Every man in that group raised his hand," Mr. Madison told WORLD. He asked the men what they needed. They answered: "Food, water, shelter, protection." He asked them what they had lost. They answered: "Everything."

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No way out

| Three years and 300,000 deaths later, the world seems no closer to a solution in Sudan. "Haven't the people of Darfur already suffered enough?"
by Jamie Dean
Posted 5/13/06, 12:00 am

It takes nearly four hours to walk the length of the Um Tagouk village in Sudan's western region of Darfur. The sprawling desert community is home to some 65 smaller subvillages, where thousands of Sudanese spend their days searching for water and wondering if they'll face an attack before sundown.

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Poll positioning

GOP | Moderates and conservatives mix it up on the way to winning votes
by Jamie Dean
Posted 5/06/06, 12:00 am

When Rudy Giuliani headlines for Ralph Reed at a high-profile fundraiser in Georgia this month, Mr. Reed likely won't tell his Republican supporters the same thing he told Republicans at a Christian Coalition convention in Washington, D.C., in 1996: "You had better not retreat from the pro-life and pro-family stance that makes you a majority party." Repeating such a warning while standing next to Mr. Giuliani, a potential 2008 Republican presidential candidate, could prove awkward: Mr. Giuliani favors legalized abortion and gay marriage.

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