Mary Reichard

Mary is co-host, legal affairs correspondent, and dialogue editor for WORLD Radio. She is also co-host of the Legal Docket podcast. Mary is a graduate of World Journalism Institute and St. Louis University School of Law. She resides with her husband near Springfield, Mo.

Photo courtesy of El Paso County, Colo.

Oldest known Pearl Harbor survivor talks about his faith

by Mary Reichard
Posted 2/10/15, 08:33 am

Lt. Jim Downing was on shore on Oahu when it happened. 

“The Japanese planes were painted olive drab, the same as our Army planes,” he recalled. “It was not unusual to see Army planes flying around. So it was a great surprise when the first planes we saw were dropping torpedoes and bombs and strafing with machine guns.”

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Adderall, deportation, and confession before the Supreme Court

Supreme Court
by Mary Reichard
Posted 2/09/15, 02:54 pm

Adderall overkill? Every year, the United States deports about 30,000 people for drug crimes. Moones Mellouli was one. A citizen of Tunisia, Mellouli came to the United States on a student visa a decade ago. He earned advanced degrees and became an actuary and a professor. By 2009, he’d earned permanent-resident status.

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Nagmeh Abedini on prayer and the president

Persecution | The wife of Saeed Abedini, imprisoned for his faith in Iran, talks about her recent meeting with President Barack Obama
by Mary Reichard
Posted 2/03/15, 03:50 pm

As negotiators from Iran and the United States work to hammer out a deal to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons, one family hopes their name comes up at the negotiating table. Pastor Saeed Abedini, originally from Iran but now an American citizen, has been imprisoned for two and a half years after going to Iran to build an orphanage. He was charged with undermining national security. His wife, Nagmeh Abedini, recently met with President Barack Obama and spoke with me about that meeting. Her attorney, Tiffany Barrons, also joined the conversation. 

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