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Supreme Court slaps down Gov. Cuomo religious gatherings edict

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Religious freedom was handed a victory late Wednesday when the U.S. Supreme Court blocked New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other officials from limiting religious gatherings. The ruling has implications for other ...

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Helping African journalists share the saga of Christian persecution

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Dr. Tamara J. Welter is on the front lines to empower others with the knowledge and skills to tell their own stories. With persecution of Christians rising around the world, there’s a ...

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Creative ways to make generous giving a family activity

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Despite the many challenges of 2020, Americans are pausing this week to give things. The period of Thanksgiving through the new year traditionally sees the highest giving levels among individuals of all ...

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Study finds virtual learning destroys student achievement

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Is virtual learning, as a result of the pandemic, dumbing-down America’s schoolchildren? That’s the finding of a new study of student outcomes conducted by Virginia’s largest school system. The study compared this ...

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‘I am Israel’ available for free for churches and small groups

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A ground-breaking short film, I Am Israel, is receiving praise in over 10,000 church congregations around the world. The movie is now being made available for viewing by groups or churches for ...

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Thanksgiving gathering guidelines reveal an astonishing level of government overreach

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When we get to the point where individuals find it “natural” for the government to tell us how to take turns eating our Thanksgiving turkey, a pandemic is the least of our ...

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Did Netanyahu secretly meet with Saudi Crown Prince?

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia this week. That’s the assessment of sources close to the Israeli leader who say the historic ...

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Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium lights up for Christmas

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It’s Christmas under the sea at Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium. The popular holiday event Sea of Lights returns to the attraction Nov. 27. This is the only underwater light spectacular in ...

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Planned Parenthood loses funding after federal court ruling

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Planned Parenthood was given a major setback this week when a federal appeals court ruled Texas and Louisiana may withhold federal funding to clinics performing abortions. It reversed an earlier appellate ruling ...

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Birthright volunteer finds heros in those she serves

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When I start my shift at Birthright, I never know who I will talk to.  It’s an unknown in a lot of ways.  Will I be talking with a mother looking for ...

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Sen. Roy Blunt expects vaccinations for COVID-19 to begin soon

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The effort to approve and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine is moving quickly, Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt said Monday. “Pfizer has applied for their use permit,” he said. “We expect Moderna to do ...

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Lee’s Summit gym owner defies Jackson County mask restrictions

Ryan Waters, owner of the Shredd KC gym in Lee’s Summit, doesn’t think much of the mask requirements in Jackson County. In a recent Instagram post, he said he doesn’t require masks ...

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Kansas and Missouri earn low grades in latest March of Dimes report card

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Missouri and Kansas do not fare well in the March of Dimes’ 2020 report card. The preterm birth rate in Kansas is 10.1 percent, earning it a grade of C+. Missouri comes ...

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Sony Pictures plans to acquire Christian streaming platform Pure Flix

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The owners of the Christian streaming platform Pure Flix are selling the service to Sony Pictures. The entertainment giant said in a news release that “Affirm Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Pictures ...

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Elderly woman chooses suicide rather than lockdown

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A Canadian news service is reporting that a 90-year-old woman chose assisted suicide rather than living through another lockdown at her nursing home. The disturbing development, reported by CTV News Medical Correspondent, ...

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U.S. Senate continues to confirm Trump appointees to federal bench

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The 225th federal judge nominated by President Trump was confirmed by the U.S. Senate last week. The Senate has confirmed 227 judges since Trump was inaugurated in 2017. That includes 168 district ...

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Today last day for curb-side drop off of Operation Christmas Child boxes

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Shoebox packers across the Kansas City Metro are preparing to bless children around the world through Operation Christmas Child. More than 4,000 locations, including more than 40 locations in the greater Kansas ...

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Ban on gay therapy overturned by US Court of Appeals

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The US Supreme Court may end up hearing a case involving gay conversion therapy after a Federal Court overturned a ban.  The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals broke with two other appeals ...

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Senator Cramer defends election lawsuits as ‘appropriate,’ constitutional

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U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) is defending the Trump campaign’s election litigation saying it is appropriate and following a constitutional process. Several lawsuits are making their way through the courts on the ...

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Award-winning Broadway actor under fire for challenging state’s COVID-19 restrictions

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Actor Chad Kimball, a Seattle native who was nominated in 2011 for a Tony for his performance in “Memphis,” recently said he will respectfully disobey Washington state’s restrictions on church gatherings and ...

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New musical from Dolly Parton focuses on themes of goodwill and grace

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“Christmas on the Square,” a new musical holiday movie from country music star Dolly Parton, explores grace and goodwill toward others. The plot centers on a despicable and wealthy woman named Regina Fuller, ...

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Jefferson City rally supports Trump 2020 election challenges

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Missourians have joined a growing movement across the nation rallying against alleged ballot fraud and equal protection failures in the 2020 election. A rally took place in Jefferson City, Missouri, where voters ...

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Conservative justices to hear lawsuits in 4 contested states

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When the Trump campaign‘s lawsuits over alleged ballot fraud and other legal issues are heard by Supreme Court justices, they might find sympathetic ears. The Supreme Court on Nov. 20 released the ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley criticizes Kansas City Star for misleading story about his new home

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A “Kansas City Star” story this week criticized Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley for living at his sister’s house while in Missouri as he builds a new home for his family. Bryan Lowry, ...

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Trump attorneys outline allegations of corruption in press conference

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President Donald Trump’s legal team held a news conference on Thursday to discuss its challenge to the results of the presidential election. Attorney Rudy Giuliani outlined several key allegations. While national media ...

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