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News Briefs From Israel

 Israeli economy flexes its muscle as shekel is deemed world’s 2nd-strongest currency:  Deutsche Bank last week ranked the Israeli shekel as the world’s second-strongest currency, bolstering the broader outlook on the Jewish ...

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Topeka EasterFest grows in fourth year

Food Trucks, entertainers, vendors will take part Preparations are well under way for the fourth annual EasterFest –  the Topeka Easter Parade & Family Fun Fair, and organizers say requests for participation ...

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Hatred, racism didn’t deter this scientist

George Washington Carver, humble pioneering researcher, teacher grew up in Missouri, Kansas By Bill Federer   “Human need is really a great spiritual vacuum which God seeks to fill … With one ...

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Tony Perkins: ‘This Is Not a Time to Stand on the Sidelines’

  Tony Perkins gets indignant when he thinks about Christians refusing to vote for either of the two major party presidential candidates because they believe both are undesirable. “I want to go ...

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Danger follows Christian refugees to Germany

 New report finds 743 cases of religious persecution against Christians by Muslims refugees. The situation of Christian refugees in German shelters is “unbearable” according to an updated report released in October and ...

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Michael Phelps reveals he once considered suicide and how a friend saved him

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“There is a power greater than myself and there is a purpose for me on this planet” Michael Phelps is a household name for Team USA, one many Americans associate with hard ...

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Cleargold Worship Dance Offers Awestruck III

Public Concert to offer Scripture through the Grace, Power and Joy of Dance Cleargold Worship Dance will offer their third annual Awestruck performance at First Southern Baptist Church, 1912 SW Gage, on ...

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Royals GM Dayton Moore excited about Faith & Family Day

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Dayton Moore, general manager of the Kansas City Royals, has received national acclaim and numerous awards since rebuilding a struggling small-market team into a World Series champion. However, what excites Moore as ...

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Obama administration redefines biology with transgender lawsuit

In a move that already has a majority of the nation’s states saying they’ll join in a move to fight the Obama administration, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the Justice Department will ...

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Number of foster children served by MBCH on rise

Booming business for the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home means that more children are experiencing a crisis at home, but if someone has to take care of children in need, MBCH is happy ...

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Former Kansan forever changed by Joplin tornado

Author’s note: Like my subject in the combination story and interview that follows, I was in Joplin, Mo., on Sunday, May 22, 2011, where I ultimately found myself in the path of ...

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Joplin sees amazing progress in rebuilding

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After one of the most destructive tornadoes in U.S. history carved a mile-wide scar through Joplin in 2011 and killed 161 people, some thought the southwest Missouri city would never regain its ...

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Kansas City Day of Remembrance May 1

Metro Voice is pleased to help bring the Day of Remembrance and March of Remembrance to Kansas City on May 1. The purpose of this event is to honor Holocaust survivors and ...

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KC Chief Shawn Barber supporting Haiti effort

Former Kansas City Chief and current Chiefs Ambassador Shawn Barber is joining with high school student-led Geaux Haiti to invite the community to a big blow out carnival, Sunday, April 24 from ...

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Gay activists demand NCAA expel Christian colleges

Campus Pride, an LGBT activist group, is pressuring the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to cut ties with Christian colleges over their views on transgenderism and homosexuality. Ever since the Obama administration ...

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In Life and Death, Scalia changed the Supreme Court

  Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the leader of the court’s conservative wing and an intellectual powerhouse, died on Feb. 13 at age 79, sending shock waves through the legal and political ...

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Annual Topeka Easter Parade & Fun Fest is Mar. 26

The  Topeka Easter Parade & Family Fun Fest will be back for the third consecutive  year on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Last Year’s event was attended by over two thousand people who ...

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Shakshuka Recipe from Jerusalem

One of the yummiest things we enjoyed in Israel was shakshuka. It is a well-loved Israeli dish popular for both breakfast and supper. It is one of the most savory things you’ll ...

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Kansas Passes Ban on Dismemberment Abortion

By a vote of 98 -26, the Kansas House on March 25 passed landmark pro-life legislation, Senate Bill 95,”The Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act.” Kansans For Life Executive Director Mary Kay ...

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Mission Director asked God “to show up like You did in the Bible”

Keynote speaker Rev. Barry Feaker, said he hoped the nearly 900 attending the 54th Annual Kansas Prayer Breakfast on March 18 did not come “to hear me,” but “because you recognize the ...

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Forbes article calls Kansas transition a “step in right direction”

“Nowhere is a working model for reform more evident than in Kansas” Though Kansas is facing some temporary budget shortfalls in the next year or two, some around the country still think ...

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WIPING TEARS

By Jessica S. Hosman My little boy is a snuggler. Even from his first days of life he has relished the gift of touch and being held close. As he has grown ...

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How Aquaponics helps Trash Mountain people

By Mollyanne Gibson |   I traveled with Trash Mountain Project to Tegucigalpa, Honduras to build an aquaponics system at Amor Fe y Esperanza school for a week in February. It was ...

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Beauty Queen Soldier would choose a hunting rifle over a Tiara any day

She may be young, beautiful, and successful, but the former Miss Kansas didn’t always have it easy. Sure, she’s a Sergeant in the Kansas Army National Guard, she was a Top 10 ...

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“WOLVES CAN’T FLY” – KC Wolf shares lessons learned

By Alan Goforth | Metro Voice   Before the Apostle Paul could write a substantial portion of the New Testament, God had to get his attention in a dramatic way on the ...

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