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Does Poverty Make Kids Mentally Ill?

Federal health regulators are investigating why so many doctors are prescribing antipsychotic drugs to Medicaid-eligible children. The number of poor kids on the powerful medication tripled between 1999 and 2008, and the program now spends more money on antipsychotics than any other drugs.

  • WORLD News Service |
  • August 23, 2013 |
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Assaults on Christians Continue in Egypt, Islamists Call for 'Friday of Martyrs' Protests

International Christian Concern has learned that deadly assaults on Christians at the hands of radical Islamists have continued across Egypt more than nine days after Muslim Brotherhood protests were dispersed last week.

  • International Christian Concern |
  • August 23, 2013 |
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What's Hot? 8/23/13

A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

Coptic Christians March on Washington: 'We Support the Egyptian Army'

Hundreds of Coptic Christian and Egyptian Americans rallied outside the White House Thursday to express their support for the Egyptian army in its effort to protect people in Egypt from the Muslim Brotherhood.

How to Answer the Tough Questions Kids Have About Christianity

A recent study found that children ask about 300 questions a day. Often they’re easy ones. But as our children grow and mature, the questions often get tougher.

More Than 73 Churches Attacked in Egypt

Seventy-three churches and monasteries, as well as 22 adjunct church service buildings (including orphanages, schools and Bible bookshops), were either partially or totally burned down or damaged.

Many Teen Girls Use Tanning Beds

Messages about skin cancer don't seem to outweigh the desire for a "healthy glow."

California's Teen Driving Law Reduced Crashes by 68 Percent

An analysis of California’s teen-age graduated driver licensing law (GDL) implemented 15 years ago shows that it has been effective in reducing fatal and injury collisions for novice drivers.

The Elephant in the...Mind

We often talk about the “elephant in the room,” the big issue or obvious topic that screams out to be addressed (and often isn’t). Perhaps we should start with the elephant in our mind.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 22, 2013 |
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Business Owners Face Legal Action for Refusing to Rent Facility for Gay 'Wedding'

Another Christian wedding industry business is facing potential legal action over its owners' belief that marriage can only be between a man and a woman.

  • WORLD News Service |
  • August 22, 2013 |
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Contraceptive Mandate Gets Personal for Missouri Couple

A Missouri couple filed suit against the Obamacare contraceptive mandate on Aug. 14, claiming the requirement to pay for contraceptives and abortifacient drugs through their health insurance plan violates their religious beliefs.

  • WORLD News Service |
  • August 22, 2013 |
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'Hookup Culture' Study Reveals Generational Changes

A new study on the "self-reported sexual behavior" of college students offers some troubling results.

Let Churches Burn in Egypt?

The terrible violence besieging Egypt and the attacks on the nation’s Christian minority are heartbreaking. And in fact, for many of us here at Focus, we’ve been receiving daily updates about the bloody unrest from our friend, Sami Yacoub, who is the regional director of Focus on the Family Middle East, which is actually headquartered in Cairo.

Judge Invalidates City's Action Against Mobile Pregnancy Unit

A federal court has ruled the city of Elgin, Ill., acted unconstitutionally in shutting down a mobile pregnancy help center.

Students Get Financial Aid at Highest Rate Since WWII

More college students are receiving loans, grants and other financial aid than at any time since the debut of the GI bill after World War II, new data show.

Conservatives Vow Suit Over New Jersey Gay Conversion Law

Licensed therapists are banned from using conversion therapy to try to change a child's sexual orientation from gay to straight under a bill Gov. Chris Christie signed Monday, making New Jersey the second state to prohibit the practice. But a national Christian legal group that blocked an identical law from taking effect in California earlier this year vowed to sue New Jersey, saying the legislation violates the First Amendment rights of parents and therapists.

U.S. Birth Rate Remains at Record Lows

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the birthrate in the United States is at a record low of 63.2 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age.

School's Back in Session, and Values are Put to the Test

It's back-to-school time. Kids are filling their backpacks with their new supplies. Parents are taking pictures of smiling children before waving goodbye. Teachers are welcoming their new students. It's time for these youngsters to learn reading, ’riting and … sexually explicit lessons? The promotion of same-sex relationships and gender confusion? Negative portrayals of some religious beliefs?

Clerk Defends Issuing Illegal Gay Marriage Licenses

A Montgomery County clerk is defending his decision to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Pennsylvania, where the law still defines marriage as between one man and one woman.

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