J.C. Derrick

J.C. is WORLD’s deputy chief content officer and WORLD Radio’s managing editor based in Dallas. Follow J.C. on Twitter @jcderrick1.

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Clergy controversy dissipates at inauguration

Inauguration | The six participants offer Scripture and prayers for the invocation and benediction
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 1/20/17, 08:03 pm

WASHINGTON—A diverse, six-person clergy team successfully delivered the invocation and benediction with Scripture reading and prayers at Friday’s presidential inauguration.

“I thought everybody knocked it out of the park,” said the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, a network of more than 40,000 evangelical congregations in the United States.

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Trump promises to put ‘America first’

Inauguration | The newly sworn in president vowed his administration would ‘not fail’
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 1/20/17, 05:50 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald J. Trump pledged to restore American greatness at home and abroad in a brief but sweeping inaugural address at the U.S. Capitol on Friday.

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EPA nominee vows to restore state power

Environment | Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says agency must balance economy, environment
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 1/18/17, 05:12 pm

WASHINGTON—Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), pledged during a confirmation hearing on Wednesday to restore power to the states while balancing environmental and economic concerns.

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