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Autonomy and accountability

Churches | A bombshell report on abuse by Southern Baptist leaders spurs reflection on church structure
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 2/15/19, 04:32 pm

A report about sexual abuse in Southern Baptist churches this week sparked demands for criminal investigations and more accountability—calls that echo requests that abuse victims made to denominational leaders more than 10 years ago.

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ISIS brides who are truly trapped

International | Plus, an update on Asia Bibi, a deep-sea dive, and more
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/15/19, 02:00 pm

SYRIA: U.K. and U.S. media are obsessing over ISIS brides who voluntarily joined the jihadists and now say they want to come home.

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Venezuela on the brink

International | International powers apply pressure in standoff between leaders
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/29/19, 02:26 pm

A fresh wave of political upheaval washed over Venezuela last week as opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself interim president, increasing pressure on embattled President Nicolás Maduro. Since then, different countries have thrown support behind the two leaders, who remain locked in a power struggle with no clear path to peace.

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