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Author Archives: Dwight Widaman

Cat runs on Yankee Stadium field, crowd goes wild

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An quick-footed and elusive cat amused baseball fans attending a Yankees vs Orioles game at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx on August 2. Cameron Toh recorded this footage and posted it to ...

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St. Louis couple who wielded guns pardoned by Gov. Parson

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday pardoned Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who made national headlines last summer for defending their home against protestors. Mark McCloskey also is a ...

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FCA Japan, other organizations reaching out to evangelize during Tokyo Olympics

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is helping change lives at the Tokyo Olympics. FCA Japan is a founding member of Japan International Sports Partnership. Both the partnership and the Japan Evangelical Missionary Association created ...

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Number of homeschooling families expected to skyrocket this fall

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Back-to-school sales are a sure sign that summer vacation is winding down. Many parents, however, will not be sending their kids back to traditional schools this fall. They’ll be homeschooling. “In Virginia ...

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Parson joins with other governors, Pence in calling for Roe v. Wade to be overturned

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has joined former Vice President Mike Pence in calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the 1973 landmark decision of Roe v. Wade. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn ...

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Gold medal Olympian wrestler loves representing USA

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U.S. wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock has destroyed the media narrative that Black Americans hate their country. After winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics in the 68kg final over Blessing Oborududu of Nigeria Mensah-Stock was asked, ...

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SYSCO halts food deliveries in Kansas citing labor shortage

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Restaurants across Kansas are finding their pantries empty after food distributor Sysco halted deliveries. The food giant said labor shortages in the industry.  Business across the country have complained about the shortage ...

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Olympic swimmer Caeleb Dressel thanks God after winning five gold medals

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U.S. swimmer Caeleb Dressel, with five gold medals, has been one of the big stars of the Tokyo Olympics. The 24-year-old Floridian completed the 100-meter butterfly in 49.45 seconds and broke his ...

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World powers give Israel OK to retaliate against Iran after drone attack

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After a deadly attack on an Israeli ship, three world powers have given Israel the green light to attack Iran. The unusual unified response by the U.S., Russia and Britain comes days ...

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Max Lucado tests positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated

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Author and Pastor Max Lucado has COVID-19 despite being vaccinated against the virus. In a recent tweet, Lucado showed a photo of a COVID test listing him as positive for the virus, ...

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Seminary leader under fire for exposing woke critical race theory in churches

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Owen Strachan, provost and theology professor at Grace Bible Theological Seminary, has come under fire for criticizing woke politics in Christian churches and organizations. He began to notice high-profile pastors and popular ...

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Support for vaccination increasing significantly among white evangelicals

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White evangelicals now are much more accepting of COVID-19 vaccination than they were in March, a new survey found. The survey of 5,123 adults by the Public Religion Research Institute and the Interfaith Youth ...

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In California, gender ‘equity’ means free menstrual products…for men

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California legislators are pushing through a bill requiring community colleges, state universities, middle and high schools to provide free menstrual products for men. The legislation mandates the products be free and offered ...

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Kathie Lee Gifford, Rabbi Jason Sobel offer free Bible lessons from Israel

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TV personality Kathie Lee Gifford is joining with messianic rabbi Jason Sobel to offer free Bible lessons that were recorded on location in Israel. “If we want to understand what Jesus’ life ...

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National Churchill Museum in Fulton reopens after pandemic

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Area families looking for a getaway before school starts have a new option. The National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Mo., is reopening this weekend after being closed during the pandemic. The museum ...

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U.S. Olympic softball team praises God instead of protesting flag

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Although Olympic athletes who protest their country often get the attention, the U.S. softball team put God first after winning the silver medal. Outfielder Janie Reed said she puts her faith first ...

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More Americans prefer Congress investigate BLM vs January 6 riot

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Although the U.S. House is investigating the riots of January 6, most Americans would rather have it look into last summer’s deadly Black Lives Matter protests across the nation. Two out of ...

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Charitable giving hit record high in 2020

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A report on American philanthropy released this week revealed that charitable giving in the U.S. reached record levels last year — in spite of an economy that saw paychecks slashed and unemployment ...

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Effort seeks to cover Japan in prayer during Olympics

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Christian organizations around the world are partnering to cover Japan with 1 million hours of prayer during the 30 days of the 2021 Olympic and Paralympic games. “Japan1Million,” a movement started by ...

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Ministry uses social media to reach young adults with Gospel message

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Is it possible to break through the social media clutter with a Gospel message of life in Christ? Groundwire is an evangelism ministry that works to reach youth and young adults with ...

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James Earl Jones says narrating the Bible was ‘greatest honor’

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It wasn’t the voice of Darth Vader in Star Wars but the voice of the New Testament that actor James Earl Jones says was his “greatest honor.”  Jones, who’s iconic voice is ...

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Kansas City announces mask mandate as St. Louis County Council rescinds its order

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The mask mandate in Kansas City, Mo., is back, Mayor Quinton Lucas announced on Tuesday. The mandate will require masks in public indoor spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained,. It goes ...

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Life Expectancy Saw Biggest Drop Since World War II in 2020

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We just got some bad, if not very surprising, news. Newly released Centers for Disease Control data show that life expectancy fell significantly in 2020. And, no, not just because of COVID-19. ...

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Coast Guard returns 27 Cubans fleeing dictatorship

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The Biden administration is being roundly criticized for sending 27 Cubans fleeing Communism back to the Island dictatorship. The news comes as over 350,000 other migrants from around the world are being housed ...

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New grants to protect children against crime in Missouri

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson this week announced $4 million in new grant opportunities to combat crime against children and provide additional funding to agencies that provide services to crime victims. “The last ...

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