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Noon Year’s Eve at Union Station offers daylong activities on December 31

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For people who have trouble staying up until midnight to ring in the New Year, Kansas City’s Union Station is offering daytime alternatives this Friday. Science City’s annual New Year’s event, Noon ...

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Twitter suspends account of key mRNA vaccine developer who criticized mandates for children

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Twitter has suspended Dr. Robert Malone, a key contributor to mRNA vaccine technology and an outspoken critic of COVID-19 mandates and rules. The move by Twitter to silence one of the developers ...

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‘DOME Pods’ installed by City Union Mission increase homeless bed capacity

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As arctic weather arrives this weekend, City Union Mission has now received and installed customized “murphy bed”-like units called DOME pods at their Family Shelter. These murphy-like bed units will help the ...

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Pro-life group wins as court blocks new California abortion law

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California pro-lifers scored a major legal victory just before Christmas. On December 23, a federal court granted Life Legal’s motion to block enforcement of a law that criminalizes First Amendment activity outside most abortion ...

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Economic crisis of 2021 forces economists to lower expectations for 2022

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The pandemic, mandates, record inflation, runaway government spending and supply chain problems have created a shaky U.S. economy. As a result, financial institutions and leading economists have lowered their 2022 economic outlooks. ...

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Israeli social media stars join effort to defend the nation online

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Israel is launching a new campaign to train a group of Israeli social media influencers on how to respond to anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism online. The young influencers, who have a combined following ...

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Dr. Fauci will get largest government pension in U.S. history

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A startling new report shows Dr. Anthony Fauci is set to receive the highest government pension in United States history. He’ll receive more than the president, more than the greatest military leaders, more ...

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Nicaragua seizes Taiwan’s embassy and assets, gives them to Communist China

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After seizing Taiwan’s embassy, Nicaragua has given it to Communist China. The moves come as China continues to exert influence closer and closer to the United States and leads an effort to ...

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Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt blasts Build Back Better bill as gimmicky

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Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt on Sunday criticized the Democratic Build Back Better Act for being filled with gimmicks, “The Hill” reported. While appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” chief Washington correspondent Mike ...

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes distributed 200,000 Bibles in 2021

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which is based in Kansas City, handed out more than 200,000 Bibles in 2021. “I believe one of the reasons God continues to bless the Fellowship of ...

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Employee group sues United Airlines over vaccination religious exemption policies

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The friendly skies are not so friendly to thousands of employees who risk losing their jobs by seeking religious exemptions to United Airlines vaccination mandates. “Any pilot or any employee that all ...

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Leading cancer doctor convinced of power of prayer working with medicine

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Prayer has a significant impact on a patient’s health if partnered with science and medicine, a well-known doctor wrote in “USA Today.” “As a cancer practitioner for 30 years, I have encountered ...

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As Omicron fades, South Africa drops quarantine, other measures

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South Africa is halting contact tracing and ending quarantine for asymptomatic cases of COVID-19. The news comes as the Omicron variant has run its course with little to no effect on the ...

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Parents’ rights, education have voters fired up for 2022 midterm elections

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Voters will return to the polls next November, with the midterm elections being among the most highly anticipated in recent years. Much of that enthusiasm is being driven by parents. Although midterms ...

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Marking Christmas, Israeli Christians are ‘thriving’ while Middle Eastern brethren face persecution

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While Christians are facing persecution and shrinking numbers throughout the Middle East, Israeli Christians are facing a different reality with growing numbers and high quality of life. The number of Christians in ...

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Actor Denzel Washington opens up about faith, spiritual warfare and heaven

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Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington shared his faith in a recent story in “The New York Times.” “What I do, what I make, what I made — all of that — is ...

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Peacemaker Desmond Tutu dies, described as “larger than life”

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South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu who has died at the age of 90, is being remembered for his work for peace, racial reconciliation and his laughter. One of the primary leaders of ...

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Nigeria’s Christians celebrate Christmas in face of terror threats

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Throughout Nigeria’s troubled northern states Christian believers headed to church on Christmas eve with brave faces. Even in the northernmost state of Sokoto, the heart of Nigeria’s Islamic region, more than 5,000 Christians ...

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Reduced tourism hasn’t slowed renovation of Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

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The spirit of Christmas is alive and well in Bethlehem. Although the pandemic has limited tourism, the Church of the Nativity is undergoing major renovations. Commissioned by the Roman Emperor Constantine at ...

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The story behind O Holy Night

O Holy Night remains one of the world’s most beloved Christmas carols. But in 1847 it started with a French poem written by Placide Cappeau, a wine merchant, mayor of the town, ...

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Steven Keith Widaman

Steven Keith Widaman October 20, 1954 – December 22, 2021 Steven Keith Widaman, 67, of Sturgeon, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at Boone Hospital in Columbia. Funeral services will be held ...

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5 Christmas songs with lyrics that are theological masterpieces

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The songs of Christmas are quite literally in the air this time of year, serenading us on radio, in our homes or in restaurants and stores. Like it or not, many may ...

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Kashmir’s oldest church built in 1896 to reopen for Christmas

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Torn by conflict decades of conflict between India and Pakistan, Kashmir’s Christian community has renewed hope. Returning from a day of singing Christmas carols at homes and churches in Srinagar, a small ...

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12 Christmas movies to watch before New Years

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It’s the Christmas holiday, which for many means more free time, lots of travel and the desire to curl up with hot chocolate and a good movie. There are hundreds of Christmas ...

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American optimism rises on reports Omicron is more like a mild cold

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Americans are feeling more optimistic about the economy as Omicron doesn’t live up to the media hype. The news comes as scientists around the world criticize governments for scaring the public about ...

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