Seth Johnson

Seth is a correspondent for WORLD. He is a World Journalism Institute graduate and a journalism student at Bob Jones University. Seth resides in Indianapolis, Ind.

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Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek dies

by Seth Johnson & Sarah Stites
Posted 11/08/20, 11:03 pm

Longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek died Sunday. He was 80.

Trebek was quietly tenacious, a trait he traced back to his Canadian upbringing and years of playing ice hockey. During his 30-plus-year tenure as Jeopardy! host, he canceled only one taping—when he lost his voice completely. A swollen foot, kidney stones, and two heart attacks couldn’t stop him from fulfilling his duty to viewers.

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Annual bear-binging webcast underway 

by Seth Johnson
Posted 8/14/20, 04:27 pm

Fans missing the usual packed lineup of live sports in the fall can tune into webcams from Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve for some serious brown bear fishing action. Bear activity is picking up in the Brooks River as the animals start bulking up for their winter hibernation.

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All-male draft upheld

by Seth Johnson
Posted 8/13/20, 04:09 pm

A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled it lacks the authority to reverse a 1981 Supreme Court decision declaring the all-male military draft constitutional. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the plaintiff, the National Coalition for Men, that “the factual underpinning of the controlling Supreme Court decision has changed,” but noted that only the high court can overturn its own precedent. The coalition won its case in Texas last year, leading to an appeal that ended in Thursday’s ruling.

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