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Supreme Court unanimously strikes down efforts to ditch witnesses on absentee ballots

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The U.S. Supreme Court this week blocked attempts in South Carolina to do away with witnesses for absentee ballots. The nation’s highest court blocked a lower federal judge’s injunction that eliminated South Carolina’s ...

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Does a $15 minimum wage help workers? Target experiment hurts loyal employees

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Bonnie Furlong started working at Target more than seven years ago. Today, however, she’s making the same as new hires and less than she was before the Minneapolis-based retailer raised its minimum ...

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The story of Hamid: A hardline Muslim finds Christ

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“Show me the straight path,” Hamid* continually prayed in Arabic. Hamid and his family came from a fanatical Islamic background in Banten, West Java. They were also deeply involved in occultism. They ...

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Essential Oils – God’s Gifts Of The Earth

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Welcome to Essential Oils and the Bible, a mini journey of exploration about these ancient oils and their application today! It is said that Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts revealed that priests ...

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‘God working in their hearts’: Zimbabwean Sophie Lancaster has cure for racial ills

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As the daughter of businessman Sphinx Tsikirayi and diplomat Eve Tsikirayi, native Zimbabwean Sophie M. Lancaster has traveled the world, including living for years in Australia and Japan while growing up. But ...

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Marvel movies without the PG-13 content: ClearPlay lets families ‘clean up’ Disney Plus titles

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The best feature of Disney Plus is its wide selection of popular films — from Marvel to Star Wars to studio classics — and it’s all available for one low price. But ...

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Ice Age cave bear found perfectly preserved in Siberia

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It was one long winter for a Siberian bear who has just now seen the light of day. The perfectly preserved remains of an Ice Age cave bear were discovered in the ...

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McCloskey’s indicted on weapons charge; Gov. Parson promises pardon if convicted

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Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who were charged with brandishing weapons against a mob at their St. Louis home in July, have been indicted by a grand jury. The couple was indicted on ...

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Local Catholic bishop criticized for letter encouraging pro-life voting

Bishop James V. Johnston Jr. of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese is under fire for a letter he wrote encouraging Catholics to vote for pro-life candidates. The letter does not explicitly tell ...

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Planned Parenthood deceives supporters with election info

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Planned Parenthood has made its 2020 election guide all about abortion. The voter info pushes a pro-abortion agenda and appears to actively try and deceive its supporters and the general public looking ...

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American missionaries murdered in Haiti

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A Florida television station is reporting that two American missionaries have been murdered in Haiti. Pastor Jean Philippe Quetant and his wife Erna were gunned down in their home NBC2 in Fort ...

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Second Trump, Biden debate will be virtual

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The Commission on Presidential Debates has announced that President Trump and Joe Biden will participate in a virtual debate next week. “The second presidential debate will take the form of a town ...

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Vietnam vet’s dog tags found in Russia, now back home in U.S.

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Ronald Hepper died in 2007 at 58, but last week the Vietnam War veteran’s dog tags finally made it back home, fifty years after they were left on the battle field. The ...

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CA Gov. Newsom: Wear a mask between bites when eating out

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California Governor Gavin Newsom is doing California no favors with his most recent covid recommendation. Newsome, a Democrat, is reminding the restaurant diners that if they go out to eat in public, ...

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Biden says he would make abortion ‘law of the land’

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Democrat candidate Joe Biden is now pledging to pass a nationwide law to make abortion a permanent legal right. He says that would be his response if the Supreme Court were to ...

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Voters moving away from Biden after debate: new IBD/TIPP poll

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The nation’s most accurate polling organization says that Joe Biden‘s lead over Donald Trump has been cut in half.  In its new election poll, IBD/TIPP found that Biden is up by just ...

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Israel Allies Foundation recognizes top 50 Christian allies

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Franklin Graham, Michelle Bachman and John Hagee are among “Israel’s Top 50 Christian Allies” as selected by the Israel Allies Foundation. The list highlights pastors, business leaders and politicians who have “conveyed ...

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Justices Thomas and Alito criticize Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage

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The opening day of the new Supreme Court session had a few fireworks. Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito criticized the decision to turn down a case involving a county clerk who ...

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National World War I Museum announces fall programming

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The National World War I Museum and Memorial has announced its line-up of fall activities beginning Oct. 17. The museum holds the most comprehensive collection of World War I objects and documents ...

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Missourians must register by Wednesday to vote in November election

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Missourians still have time to register to vote in the November election, but they need to hurry. The deadline is this Wednesday. State residents who are eligible to vote but haven’t registered yet can apply ...

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War between Christian Armenia, Muslim Azerbaijan risks pitting Russia and Turkey in larger conflict

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Christian Armenia and Muslim Azerbaijan are at war and both Europe and Russia have reached out to the Trump administration for assistance to stop it. Diplomats from Washington to Moscow to Paris ...

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DOJ steps in on side of church against unfair Washington DC restrictions

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A prominent Washington D.C. multi-racial church is getting support from the U.S. Department of Justice after it sued the city’s Democrat mayor over reopening restrictions. The mayor, Muriel Bowser, is being accused ...

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Trump orders declassification of spy records linked to Obama, Clinton

Classified documents regarding the Obama administration’s efforts to spy on the 2016 campaign of President Donald Trump will now be declassified. President Trump on Monday, working from Walter Reed Medical Center, directed ...

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Several cases of interest to Christians on agenda as new Supreme Court term begins

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The U.S. Supreme Court by tradition starts its new term on the first Monday in October. While awaiting the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, several religious rights cases are on this year’s ...

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Grants totalling $93 million will help 92 churches strengthen bonds

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Lilly Endowment has awarded 92 grants to strengthen Christian congregations so they can help people deepen their relationships with God, build strong relationships with each other and contribute to the flourishing of ...

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