WORLD Vol 28 No 10

36 Scouts in the balance
Will the Boy Scouts of America survive a double-barreled attack from atheists and homosexual activists?

42 Terror-fighting tangle
The effort to protect Americans is tied up in a morass of competing agencies and bureaucratic complexity

48 Afterthe explosion
Among relief groups in West, Texas, was one that offered something more than material aid

52 Vacant State Months into a second term, the Obama administration is dragging its feet on crucial diplomatic appointments

54 Staying on message
Kenyan churches successfully  lobby to remove a U.S.-funded ad they say encourages adultery

58 Abigail and Samuel
A pair of tiny twins illustrates the agonizing challenges that premature births present  to parents and doctors