Leigh Jones

Leigh lives in Houston with her husband and daughter. She is the news editor for The World and Everything in It and reports on education for WORLD Digital.

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Christian Wolverines get special exception

Religious Liberty
by Leigh Jones
Posted 2/06/13, 04:15 pm

University of Michigan officials are rethinking their decision to kick a chapter of college ministry InterVarsity Christian Fellowship off campus.

After telling the group’s leaders last week they would lose their status as an official student organization, administrators changed course on Monday and approved their application for recognition.

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'Act of terror' in Turkey

Turkey
by Leigh Jones
Posted 2/01/13, 12:45 pm

White House officials are calling Friday’s bombing outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, “an act of terror.”

Apparently learning from their mistakes following the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the Obama administration was quick to label Friday’s violence in Turkey a premeditated act. For days after the Benghazi incident, in which Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans died, officials insisted the crowd that converged on the compound acted spontaneously.

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Agreement on background checks falters

Politics
by Leigh Jones
Posted 1/31/13, 10:30 am

Groups on opposite sides of the gun control debate found almost nothing to agree on in the package of weapons restrictions President Barack Obama proposed earlier this month. Only universal background checks gained widespread, if cautious, support, even among groups that strongly back Second Amendment rights.

But even the background checks might not survive the contentious battle raging mostly behind the scenes in the nation's capitol.

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