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.

Homeward bound

Military | Soldiers on leave find a place to relax at USO airport centers
by Jamie Dean
Posted 12/23/06, 12:00 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-By mid-December, passengers at Charlotte's busy international airport form long lines and slouch over small piles of luggage, resigned to the holiday crush. Beyond the crowded security checkpoints, Terry Tellison and Jesús Rodriguez squeeze through the teeming food court and climb up a set of winding, red stairs. A sign at the top tells the young men with heavy backpacks and worn combat boots that they're in the right place. It reads: "USO: Until everyone comes home."

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Pick and choose

Health | Sex selection in New York City soon will be all about how he-she?-is feeling
by Jamie Dean
Posted 12/09/06, 12:00 am

New York City's department of health is expected to approve two controversial policies this month: One will prohibit New York City's 20,000 restaurants from serving food full of trans fats. The other will allow the city's residents to change the sex on their birth certificates if they believe they are transgender.

If both policies pass, New Yorkers won't be able to choose fatty fries from a menu, but they will be able legally to choose their gender without having a sex-change operation.

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Up from Hinduism

| An entrenched and rigid caste system fuels poverty in one of the world's fastest-growing economies yet opens many of India's poor to the work of evangelical organizations.
by Jamie Dean
Posted 12/09/06, 12:00 am

NEW DELHI - Just before a quiet dawn, calls to prayer waft from a whitewashed mosque towering near the center of this city of nearly 14 million people. The end of Ramadan is nearing, and devout Muslims who fast during daylight hours of the month-long Islamic observance rise to eat their last meal until nightfall.

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