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Men using surrogates to have kids and become single dads


An increasing number of single men are procuring surrogacy services to have children for themselves, with no mother in the picture whatsoever. NBC’s “Today” show and The Chicago Tribune both reported last ...

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Charles Krauthammer has died after long battle with cancer


Long-time Fox News panelist Charles Krauthammer, a psychiatrist, Pulitzer Prize-winner and bestselling author, died Thursday of Cancer of the small intestine. Krauthammer regularly commented on issues great and small and was one ...

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Supreme Court rules taxes can be required of online purchases


Shoppers could now pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday. The fact that many states could not charge sales tax on online purchases has long ...

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Turkey wages quiet war on Europe


When the Ottoman Turks tried to invade Europe 500 years ago they were defeated at the Gates of Vienna. Today Turkey again has designs on Europe, but it’s using a different method. ...

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Israel bombarded overnight with Palestinian rockets

JERUSALEM, Israel – Nearly 200,000 Israelis spent the night Tuesday in bomb shelters as terrorists in the Gaza Strip bombarded the country with 45 rockets and mortar shells directed southern Israeli communities. ...

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College off hook for stopping student from sharing faith


A federal judge is letting a Georgia college off the hook after it was accused of censoring its students and impeding on their constitutional rights. Chike Uzuegbunam sued Georgia Gwinnett College back ...

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Shoes: the truth about what we track into our homes


Growing up your mom may have told you to take off your shoes when you came indoors. You probably guessed she was right all along. Taking off your shoes when entering homes ...

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Trump ends Obama-era law of separating families at border

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to bring an end to the Obama-era policy of separating families at the border. Trump signed the order flanked by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and ...

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Kansas among states with highest suicide rates, Missouri close behind


A new report examining suicide rates highlights the problem in Kansas and Missouri. Kansas ranks high along with a dozen states with the greatest percentage increase in suicides. Missouri is not far ...

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Joanna Gaines has book-themed baby shower


“Fixer Upper” star Joanna Gaines’ baby boy is on the way, and he’s sure to be immersed in literature from an early age if the HGTV star’s book-themed baby shower is any indication. ...

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Patent becomes America’s 10 millionth invention


The United States issued its 10 millionth patent today. In a statement, the White House announced, “The inventor is Joseph Marron, a Raytheon employee who resides in Manhattan Beach, Calif.  The patent ...

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Star Trek is here: Space Force will become 6th branch of U.S. Military


With China and other nations rushing to bring their military power to space, President Donald Trump said on June 18 that he would be directing government departments to create a “Space Force” ...

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New Southern Baptist leader JD Greear to confront sex abuse issues


Southern Baptists last week elected a new leader to help them find new ways to confront serious problems within the church. Voting members at the convention chose Pastor J.D. Greear of Summit ...

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Wolverine Hugh Jackman honors dad with post


Like many others across social media on Father’s Day, actor Hugh Jackman expressed his gratitude for his father with an emotional Instagram post. Jackman has previously opened up about his close relationship ...

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Funeral plans scheduled for murdered police officers


Funeral arrangements have been announced for two Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputies who were killed in shooting Friday while transporting a prisoner from a court hearing. The inmate shot Wyandotte County Sheriff’s deputies ...

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Pastor packing heat shoots and kills Walmart gunman


One of the armed citizens credited with taking out a carjacking suspect who went on a rampage in a Washington state Walmart parking lot Sunday reportedly is a pastor in the area. The 47-year-old ...

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Despite negative media, satisfaction with country reaches 12-year high


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Satisfaction of Americans with the direction of the nation is now back to the historical average of 37%, which was first measured in 1979. Thirty-eight percent of Americans are ...

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Dog stays by 3-year-old’s side overnight until rescued


Just as the weekend was about to begin, a family in southeast Missouri had reason to celebrate. Three-year-old Remington “Remy” Elliott and her dog, Fat Heath, were found safe and sound after ...

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Adoptive father of 6 wows America’s Got Talent judges


When Michael Ketterer walked on stage to audition for America’s Got Talent, he had no idea what would happen next. The pediatric nurse and part-time worship leader blew the audience away with ...

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Pastor encourages prayer for success of Korean negotiations


SINGAPORE – Christians around the world, including many Koreans, are attributing the success of the Trump summit with Kim Jon un, to prayer and the many sacrifices of persecuted North Korean Christians. ...

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Dispelling the myths about fatherhood


The role of the father is increasingly problematic in the context of modern American culture. Fatherhood has been marginalized and the importance and authority of fathers has been depreciated, ridiculed, and continuously ...

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Sunburn-causing melanoma avoided with sunscreen


If you’re wondering whether it’s worth the trouble and expense to use sunscreen, consider this: Only one blistering sunburn you get as a child or adolescent doubles your risk for skin cancer ...

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DOJ Watchdog report exposes FBI texts to interfere in 2016 election


WASHINGTON – A new 500-page report from the inspector general’s office concludes that former FBI Director James Comey and senior leaders were negligent in following Justice Department protocol during the investigation into ...

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New Governor says infrastructure is priority

fuel tax infrastructure weekend

COLUMBIA– Missouri’s new governor said this week in Columbia that infrastructure must be a top priority. Governor Mike Parson (R) briefed reporters at the University of Missouri-Columbia’s campus. “We cannot keep kicking ...

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In ‘Won’t You be My Neighbor,’ we see why Fred Rogers still matters


Fred Rogers hated television. When he talks about his first encounter with the still-infant medium, he doesn’t hide his distain: “They were throwing pies at each other,” he says. Over the next several decades, ...

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