Kiley Crossland

Kiley reports on marriage, family, and sexuality for WORLD Digital. Follow Kiley on Twitter @KileyCrossland.

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Boy Scouts crumbling

Family | Critics say moral collapse preceded financial one
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 12/21/18, 11:25 am

As the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) unravels under financial pressure and dwindling membership, an explicitly Christian Scouting alternative is standing firm and growing in numbers.

Trail Life USA launched in 2014 and has grown to 27,000 members in 800 troops in all 50 states. The program emphasizes the need for boys to have a scouting experience all their own with risk, adventure, and competition. CEO Mark Hancock told me new membership is up 36 percent since the BSA board of directors voted in October 2017 to allow girls to join.

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Asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 12/21/18, 10:29 am

The Trump administration announced a new policy on Thursday requiring people seeking asylum at the U.S. border to wait in Mexico while their cases are processed. The previous policy allowed people claiming asylum to be released in the United States after an initial screening. The Mexican government said foreigners will have temporary permission to remain in Mexico on humanitarian grounds and will be allowed to seek work authorization after getting a notice to appear in U.S. immigration court.

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Facebook defends data sharing

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 12/19/18, 11:27 am

Facebook allowed more than 150 companies to read users’ private messages and see the names of their friends, according to a New York Times report published on Tuesday. The newspaper detailed special data-sharing arrangements between Facebook and companies like Microsoft, Netflix, Spotify, and Amazon dating back to 2010.

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