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Carthage comes back form pandemic with bigger, better Christmas celebration

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With their big plans for last year’s Christmas cancelled due to COVID-19, Vision Carthage says they have reignited the community’s holiday interests for a comeback in 2021. Vision Carthage Executive Director Abi ...

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Miss South Africa defies government by competing in Miss Universe pageant in Israel

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Miss South Africa, Lalela Mswane, is thankful that she defied her government to compete in the recent Miss Universe pageant in Israel. “If I had not come to Israel to compete in ...

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Americans disagree about allowing religious exemptions for vaccination but majority support

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Americans are divided over whether COVID-19 vaccination mandates should include religious exemptions, according to a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute and Interfaith Youth Core. The survey, which was released late ...

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Percentage of married households plummets in latest census report

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Less than 18 percent of the 130 million households in the United States feature married parents with children, according to the latest census data. This represents a decline of more than 40 ...

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Religious discrimination lawsuits cost University of Iowa nearly $2 million

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The University of Iowa will pay nearly $2 million to settle religious discrimination lawsuits field by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and Business Leaders in Christ. The settlement is another example of Christians standing ...

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Comet Leonard visible through Christmas

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There’s still time to see the year’s brightest comet but look quick! Comet Leonard was first seen near Jupiter in early 2021 and is on its way around the sun. This ball ...

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Jews, whites, banned from London university student meeting

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A student meeting at a British university banned Jews and white people from participating, The Jewish Chronicle reports. The meeting at Goldsmiths, University of London, was run by pro-Palestinian activists, and was ...

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Dolly Parton points people to God after being recognized for charitable work

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At age 75, Dolly Parton has never been more popular. However, she wants people to look to God instead of her. “I don’t want to be worshiped, because there’s a scripture in ...

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CNN’s Jake Tapper calls out Hollywood, businesses for ignoring abuses in China

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Jake Tapper of CNN, never known as a conservative, has blasted Hollywood, U.S. businesses and others who profit off the Chinese government while ignoring or downplaying claims of “genocide and crimes against ...

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‘Christmas with the Chosen’ breaks records with $10 million

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“Christmas with the Chosen: The Messenger” has been a resounding box-office success. Sales have topped $13 million for one million tickets, setting a new record for Fathom Events. The amount surpasses what ...

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Samaritan’s Purse among those deploying to tornado ravaged areas

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Christian relief agencies are pouring into six states devastated by a historic tornado outbreak that hit Friday night into Saturday morning. Samaritan’s Purse is already on the ground with relief trucks and volunteers. ...

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100 may be dead after overnight storms across Midwest, South

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Kentucky’s governor says 100 people may be dead after a massive tornado tore across the state overnight. That death toll would be in addition to those lost in Missouri, Arkansas and other ...

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Court finds Maryland violated Christian school’s rights

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A federal district court ruled Friday that Maryland officials violated the First Amendment rights of a church-run grade school. The state had revoked the school’s eligibility to participate in a voucher program ...

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Bones of Missouri state dinosaur discovered in southeastern part of state

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A skeleton of the Missouri state dinosaur, the Parrosaurus missouriensis, has been found in Southeast Missouri. Guy Darrough, who discovered the bones, said the skeleton of this particular type of dinosaur has ...

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World’s largest mule train at area college makes it into Guinness World Records

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Mules parading through a college town have made it into the Guinness World Records. The feat was confirmed after review of video, photographs and other supporting materials by the Guinness organization, confirming ...

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Sticking to a budget is critical during Christmas season, Dave Ramsey’s daughter says

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After cutting back on Christmas spending a year ago, many consumers plan to buy more presents this year. Rachel Cruze, the daughter of Dave Ramsey, encourages them to enjoy the season but ...

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Half of all states will protect unborn children if Roe overturned

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More than half of the states would ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, according to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute. “If Roe were overturned or fundamentally weakened, 21 states have ...

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Supreme Court hears arguments in school choice, parental rights case

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral arguments in an important school choice case. Carson v. Makin challenges a Maine law that prohibits parents from using a state student-aid program if ...

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How does government welfare measure up against church or charity help?

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It’s that time of year again, the time when Americans consume more than ever, but also the time when America highlights charity more than ever – including to the local church. Indeed, ...

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1 million Afghan children may starve to death this winter

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A new initiative is asking Americans for donations this Christmas to help save Christians who risk death in Afghanistan during the brutal winter. Its goal is to provide a “safe winter” for ...

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Religious Christmas postage stamps still point to ‘reason for the season’

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Step up to any United States Post Office counter or log onto its official government-sponsored website, and anyone in the market for “Christmas”-themed postage stamps has three options: “A visit from St. ...

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West Side Story is refreshing in faithfulness to 1950s Broadway

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West Side Story is an old story. Really old. It’s based on Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers, Romeo & Juliet, replacing the warring Italian clans of the Montagues and Capulets with the Jets and Sharks. ...

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Zero deaths reported worldwide from Omicron variant: World Health Organization

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Covid-19 appears to be mutating into much less dangerous variants. The World Health Organization has reported that there have been zero deaths anywhere in the world from the Omicron variant. The data ...

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Missouri attorney general, St. Louis mayor spar over mask mandates

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The battle over mask mandates in Missouri has become a war of words between Attorney General Eric Schmitt and St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones. This week, Schmitt sent letters to local public health ...

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Biden touts infrastructure in Kansas City as polls plummet

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President Joe Biden was in Kansas City on Wednesday to discuss infrastructure but its the polls that need rebuilding according to news reports. Biden touted the $1 trillion bill he signed into ...

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