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Persecution mounting

International | A new report finds increasing worldwide oppression of Christians, especially women
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 1/22/19, 03:20 pm

Authoritarianism, religious nationalism, and spreading Islamic extremism fueled the unprecedented growth of persecution against Christians last year, according to a new report from Open Doors. The organization released its annual World Watch List on Wednesday.

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Saudi refugee heads to Canada

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/11/19, 01:01 pm

A Saudi woman who fled her family has departed Thailand for Canada after she received asylum, a Thai official said Friday. Immigration police chief Maj. Gen. Surachate Hakparn said 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun boarded a flight in Bangkok on Friday and was headed to Toronto by way of Seoul, South Korea.

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A reckoning in Parkland

Education | Panel releases report on systemic security failures in school massacre
by Laura Edghill
Posted 1/09/19, 01:35 pm

A report released last week by the investigative panel tasked with analyzing last year’s horrific shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., cited systemic failures in the school’s security and local law enforcement procedures. It particularly called out the school resource officer (SRO) at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for failing to enter the building during the Feb.

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