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Anniversary factoids: What you may not know about Nagasaki and Hiroshima

nagasaki

With this being the 75th anniversary of the use of the first atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on August 6 and 9, 1945, events we note as bringing an end to ...

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Billy Graham statue will be added to Statuary Hall in U.S. Capitol

graham statue

Christians finally have some good news about statues of religious figures. A life-sized statue of Billy Graham will replace one of a white supremacist in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall next year. ...

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Evangelicals for Trump event warns of radical Democrat agenda

evangelicals trump

Leading evangelicals spoke about the upcoming presidential election at an event called “Evangelicals For Trump — Praise, Prayer and Patriotism,” which was held in July in Alpharetta, Ga. The event featured prominent ...

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Trump may bypass Democrats, issue unemployment order; also require preexisting conditions to be covered by insurance

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President Trump said on Friday he could sign executive orders within a week that would extend unemployment benefits that expired on July 31, and that he will also sign an executive order ...

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Condoleezza Rice calls out liberals for racial assumptions about black Americans

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Liberals are wrong to assume they know how African Americans will think and act, said Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state. Rice, the first black American to serve in that position, talked ...

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Chicago pastor on a prayer walk to end violence

Pastor Edgar Rodriguez’s son knelt in prayer on the colorful United States map painted near where 10-year-old Lena Nunez died June 29. Nunez was watching TV in her home when she was ...

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Large majority of donors expect no impact from COVID-19 this year

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In good news for churches and faith-based organizations, the vast majority of donors don’t the expect the covid-19 pandemic to reduce their giving for the rest of 2020. However, experts warn nonprofit ...

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Majority of churchgoers say they have trouble understanding Bible on their own

understanding bible

More than half of all churchgoers say they have trouble understanding the Bible on their own, a new LifeWay Research study found. “Churchgoers are ready to defend the Bible as true and ...

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Fantastic discovery from time of Hezekiah and Manasseh unearthed near US Embassy in Jerusalem

Archaeologists in Israel have discovered a stunning ancient site near the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. The artifacts from the rule of Judean kings Hezekiah and Manasseh found exactly as they were left when Babylonians ...

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The virus that ate the summer movie multiplex

virus movie

The covid virus has ravaged our world for the last six months, forcing unprecedented closures, lockdowns and adjustments to our normal way of living. And that’s been especially true when it comes ...

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Congressman urges AG Barr to protect religious freedom after church attacks

A Tennessee congressman on Wednesday urged the Justice Department (DOJ) to amp up their efforts to protect religious freedom and combat religious discrimination after dozens of churches have been attacked and burned during ...

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Families furious as Andrew Cuomo hides number of nursing home deaths

cuomo nursing

The New York State Assembly and Senate gave New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker plenty of chances to tell them the number of nursing home residents who have died from COVID, but ...

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Trader Joe’s fights cancel culture, says it will not change food names

trader joe's

The cancel culture war on innocent names was just too much for Trader Joe’s and their liberal big-city customers. The retailer indicated earlier this month it might change the names of some ...

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Oops. Iran accidentally sinks its replica of US aircraft carrier

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In yet another embarrassing episode for Iran, the replica a U.S. aircraft carrier it built to intimidate President Donald Trump has backfired in a big way. The Iranian regime is being mocked ...

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Black Lives Matter activist defeats longtime St. Louis Democrat Congressman in primary

st. louis primary

Missouri is likely to soon have its own member of the liberal “Squad” in Congress. Cori Bush, a Black Lives Matter activist, defeated longtime incumbent Rep. William Lacy Clay in Tuesday’s primary ...

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Kansas primary results prove to be a shocker

Tuesday’s Kansas primary election results have provided some surprises with one Republican Congressman being sent home. First term Congressman Steve Watkins lost the Republican primary in the 2nd District to Kansas State ...

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Missouri voters pass expensive Medicaid expansion

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Amendment 2, which expands Medicaid in Missouri to people who could otherwise work, was approved by Missouri voters Tuesday. The State Auditor’s Office estimated 250,000 Missourians will be added to the state-funded ...

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Israel finds weekend business closures do not slow spread of Covid-19

israel weekend

Israel will end its mandatory closure of businesses and synagogues each weekend after a study found it had no impact on curbing the spread of Covid-19. The Times of Israel reports Health ...

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Ocasio-Cortez criticizes Catholic saint who dedicated his life to helping lepers

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Father Damien, who sacrificed his life to help lepers in Hawaii, is a symbol of “patriarchy and white supremacist culture,” according to Rep. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). The Catholic priest is a ...

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Protestors in Portland are burning Bibles

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In a scene reminiscent of 1930s Nazi Germany, protestors in Portland, Oregon are now burning Bibles in the street. Protesters carrying “Black Lives Matter” signs threw Bibles into a fire in front ...

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World’s largest plane delivers US Military trucks to be retrofitted in Israel

The world’s largest airplane landed in Israel Monday bringing a shipment of American military trucks.  The trucks will be integrated into Israel’s famous Iron Dome anti-missile system being sold to the U.S. ...

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NARAL endorses Biden saying he will stop the pro-life ‘agenda’

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NARAL Pro-Choice America has endorsed Joe Biden for president. The organization, considered the most radical pro-abortion organization in the United States, said he will “expand access to abortion” and stop the “anti-choice” ...

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San Francisco Giants pitcher refuses to kneel because of faith

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Pitcher Sam Coonrod of the San Francisco Giants recently took a stand by refusing to take a knee. He said his Christian faith was the reason he refused to kneel during the ...

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Barbecue Baptist Church hits the road to share hope – and barbecued pork

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Pastors with a love for barbecue may want to follow the example of a Church in Navasota, Texas. Barbecue Baptist Church aims to bring a warm meal, a little levity and a ...

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Republicans battle it out in primary for Missouri Governor and two state house seats

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is favored to win the Republican primary Aug. 4. Missouri State Auditor, Nicole Galloway is the presumptive winner in the Democrat primary. Both the Democrat and Republican primary ...

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