Kiley Crossland

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

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Wisconsin kidnapping suspect charged

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 1/15/19, 01:03 pm

Prosecutors on Monday charged a Wisconsin man with kidnapping, two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, and armed burglary in the abduction of 13-year-old Jayme Closs and the killing of her parents. Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, was quiet and emotionless during his first court appearance, speaking only to acknowledge his name and address. The judge set bail at $5 million.

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Little Sisters of the Poor forced back to court

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 1/15/19, 11:30 am

Rulings this week from federal judges in California and Pennsylvania have forced an order of Catholic nuns to continue a five-year legal battle to defend its religious exemption to the federal contraceptive and abortifacient mandate. The Little Sisters of the Poor fought for freedom of conscience all the way to the U.S.

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Trump contraceptive rules blocked nationwide

by Kiley Crossland & Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/14/19, 05:35 pm

UPDATE: A federal judge in Philadelphia issued a nationwide injunction Monday against new Trump administration rules that would have allowed employers with moral or religious objections to birth control and abortifacient drugs to opt out of the Obamacare mandate requiring them to provide coverage for the drugs for free to their employees. U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone said the exemptions could harm women who might lose coverage and states that would have to pick up the costs.

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