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“Christmas comet” expected to be visible tonight

Comet Leonard will make a close approach to Venus two days before Christmas after passing by the Earth just a few days ago. According to an Arizona State University astronomer, the comet ...

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Gift boxes let Christians experience Israel while helping small businesses

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People looking for a last-minute one-of-a-kind gift can give a taste of the Holy Land while helping Israeli businesses that are suffering because of a loss of religious tourism. Quarterly Artza subscription gift ...

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Kansas City Southern Holiday Express raises more than $280,000 for The Salvation Army

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Kansas City Southern Holiday Express has raised more than $280,000 to benefit The Salvation Army in communities along the U.S. rail network. These communities include Kansas City and Slater, Mo.; East St. Louis, ...

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How to celebrate Christmas with those of other faiths or no faith

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The Christmas season can be stressful for many as they gather with family members who may be unbelievers or followers of other faiths. Polls show that a majority of atheists celebrate the ...

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Bah, humbug: Atheists celebrate Democrat senator skipping National Prayer Breakfast

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Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, who was Hillary Clinton’s running mate, said he has no intention of attending the National Prayer Breakfast, an annual event during which members of both sides of ...

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Help children avoid Christmas emotional breakdowns

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The Christmas season is an exciting time for children – perhaps a little too exciting at times. Christi Bergin, Ph.D., a developmental psychologist at the University of Missouri, shared advice for making ...

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Missouri bill would protect unborn after heart activity is detected

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Abortions after doctors have determined an unborn child has cardiac activity would be banned under a bill filed in the Missouri Legislature. Under the bill, private citizens could sue doctors or others ...

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Alabama quarterback Bryce Young shares his faith after winning Heisman Trophy

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Alabama quarterback Bryce Young won this year’s Heisman Trophy as the best player in college football. He quickly gave credit where it belongs. “First and foremost, I’d like to thank my Lord ...

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Missouri officials anticipate record revenues in coming year

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Despite the pandemic, Missouri revenues have never been higher. Gov. Mike Parson and legislative budget leaders released estimates for revenue in the year that begins July 1, 2022, showing revenues are expected ...

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City Union Mission Christmas store serves 800 families this year

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The City Union Mission’s Christmas Store, where homeless, near-homeless and at-risk men and women can shop for their families at no cost, will close its doors for the season tomorrow, December 22. ...

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Israel bans citizens from traveling to United States over Covid 

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The Israel cabinet on Monday approved a ban on travel to the United States because of concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 omicron variant. All travel restrictions, including those entering Israel, ...

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VIDEO: “Jesus Christ forever changed the world,” Trump says at Texas church

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Jesus is the “ultimate source of our strength and hope,” former President Donald Trump told members of First Baptist Church in Dallas last Sunday. Trump quoted scripture and discussed the influence of ...

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Missionaries snuck past numerous guards in daring Haiti escape

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Escaping captors in the middle of the night, 12 Christian Aid Ministries missionaries hiked silently through the moonlit jungle of Haiti, pausing at times to pray for the direction that led to ...

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Christmas season puts spotlight on epidemic of loneliness – including in the church

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With the Christmas bustle, it can be easy to forget that the holidays can be one of the loneliest times of the year for many people. Nearly one-third of U.S. adults report ...

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Pentagon will monitor service members’ social media “likes”

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The Pentagon is being criticized for including “likes” on social media as extremist activities. The revised policy comes as the result of the controversial Counter Extremist Activity Working Group established in the ...

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Supreme Court tells White House to respond to mandate lawsuits

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In a rare move, the U.S. Supreme Court is telling the Biden administration to respond to dozens of lawsuits challenging its controversial vaccine mandate for private employers. Justice Brett Kavanaugh told administration ...

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Slavic Gospel Association brings hope to children in former Soviet bloc nations

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About 800 local churches across Russia and the former Soviet Union will deliver Christmas gifts and the gospel — along with personalized greetings from donors in the United States — to an ...

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National debt soars to nearly $300,000 for each American household

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If rising inflation were not enough, every U.S. household also owes nearly $300,000 as their share of the national debt. The current debt has reached about $28.9 trillion, a number that is ...

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For King & Country joins “The Chosen” for “A Silent Night” starting Dec. 18

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Three of the biggest names in Christian culture have teamed up for a Christmas special. The duo For King & Country, “The Chosen” TV series and the Museum of the Bible are ...

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Delta Airlines: weak Omicron not expected to greatly affect profits

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As media outlets ramp up coverage of Omicron, Delta Airlines is responding with a yawn. America’s largest airline reported on Thursday it expects to post an annual profit in 2022, as strong ...

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H&R Block not happy with Square’s name change to Block

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The financial services company Square is changing its name to Block, and Kansas City-based H&R Block is not happy about it. Until the end of November, Jack Dorsey, as chief executive of ...

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Senate Parliamentarian blocks Democrat amnesty for 7 million illegals

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The non-partisan gatekeeper of the U.S. Senate has ruled that the Democrat attempt to insert amnesty for illegal immigrants into the Build Back Better bill violates parliamentary procedure.  Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough ...

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Israel is on the ground helping Kentucky residents recover from tornado

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Israel has become the only nation to send aid to U.S. tornado-ravaged Kentucky. It includes supplies and other relief plus hundreds of volunteers working on the ground this week. The Israeli government, ...

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What ‘The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’ got wrong about Christians

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For two centuries those who defended the Roman empire blamed its destruction on Christianity but the facts reveal a much different story. In The Devil’s Dictionary, the writer Ambrose Bierce offered this ...

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How do Christian-Jewish families navigate the Christmas tree?

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Traditionally, for Christian-Jewish families – or at least in writing about them – the month of December is referred to as a “dilemma.” This time of year brings discussion about whether to celebrate Christmas, ...

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