Samantha Gobba

Samantha reports on the pro-life movement for WORLD Digital.

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Gary Smalley remembered for saving marriages

Obituary | Christian author and speaker devoted his life to strengthening families
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 3/11/16, 08:55 am

Renowned Christian speaker and author Gary Smalley died Sunday following a bout with heart complications and kidney disease. He was 75.

The marriage champion, who for years was a fixture of Focus on the Family, and appeared on Oprah, NBC’s Today Show, and Fox and Friends, leaves a legacy of more than 60 best-sellers full of biblical advice on relationships.

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Chinese kids flock to U.S. Christian schools

Education | A majority of student visas are going to foreign high schoolers coming to U.S. religious schools
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 2/24/16, 10:38 am

Sporting hipster glasses and a Nikon D5300 slung over his gray Pokémon T-shirt, Chinese student Toby Wei speaks softly about how he traveled more than 6,500 miles to study at a Christian high school in the Pacific Northwest.

“First of all, I separate America into two halves, East and West Coast. Then I roll a dice,” the  17-year-old junior said with a smile.

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Colorado woman convicted of assaulting mom, but not murdering baby

Crime
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 2/23/16, 04:50 pm

A Colorado jury convicted 35-year-old Dynel Lane today of attempted first-degree murder for her brutal attack on Michelle Wilkins, 27, who was seven months pregnant with a baby girl.

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