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Hollywood reality

Cities | In the shadow of show-biz glitz the homeless dwell, and Christian ministries are embracing them to help
by Sophia Lee & Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 2/20/15, 01:00 am

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—Movie fans in more than 200 countries this year anticipated the Oscar ceremonies at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, steps away from the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. That, to the world, is “Hollywood.” But the real Hollywood is a densely populated, 3.5-square-mile municipality that draws many homeless people because of numerous free shelters, transitional housing offers, ministries, and food programs in and around the neighborhood.

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Black & blue

Police | In a tense climate for police officers—including many minorities—pursuing relationships with a sometimes-jaded public remains key to serving and protecting citizens
by Emily Belz, Jamie Dean & Daniel James Devine
Posted 2/06/15, 01:00 am

CAMDEN, N.J. and GARY, Ind.—When Randy Brashears attended a law enforcement convention in Orlando, Fla., the police chief from Massachusetts found protesters from Miami waiting for the policemen at the convention center.

“Hands up, don’t shoot,” they chanted to passing officers at the event late last year.

It was a familiar slogan demonstrators across the country used to protest the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson during a confrontation in Ferguson, Mo., last August. 

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Does your city measure up to Indianapolis?

Cities | Motivated by faith, many ministries in this Midwestern city bear fruit in their good works
by Russ Pulliam
Posted 1/24/15, 02:59 pm

INDIANAPOLIS—Is my hometown a faith-based city? Or do other medium-sized U.S. cities have more than a handful of good works rooted in Christianity?

We would like for you, our readers, to help us answer the question about other cities (either by commenting below or writing to WORLD’s June McGraw), but Indianapolis’ story is intriguing and growing.

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