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Ben Carson speaks out against calls to defund police departments

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Recent calls to abolish or defund police departments in the wake of George Floyd’s death are not a good idea, according to Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Carson ...

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HBO Max announces classic film is gone with the wind for now

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The cancel culture has claimed another victim, this time the Oscar-winning film “Gone With the Wind.” HBO Max announced the move this week. “‘Gone With the Wind’ is a product of its ...

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White radio hosts asks blacks to comment on whites and Black Lives Matter

One of the great benefits of hosting a daily talk radio show for the last 12 years is that you learn a lot from your callers, gaining new and different perspectives. That’s ...

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Kansas City considering renaming J.C. Nichols Parkway and fountain

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Chris Goode, commissioner of the Kansas City, Mo., Parks and Recreation Board, presented a letter to the board this week requesting the renaming of both J.C. Nichols Parkway and the J.C. Nichols ...

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Funeral homes struggle with Covid-19 gear and regulations

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Countless organizations and individuals have stepped up to meet the needs of the state’s first responders during the Covid-19 pandemic. Less attention has been paid to the last responders – the state’s ...

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Another business exits Minneapolis after riots and looting

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More businesses are leaving cities after mayors failed to protect them from looting. The latest is a Minnesota business owner, whose company was burned to the ground during last week’s violent riots ...

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Lockdowns may be permanently damaging mental health of children

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As lockdowns ease, many parents are still wondering if they will be able to send their children to church camp or if they’ll continue to spend time in lockdown. With children already ...

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Brother of George Floyd calls out rioters: “He would not want you to be doing this”

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While violent rioting and rampant unrest continue to sweep across the United States, George Floyd’s younger brother is begging for the violence to stop. “Do this peacefully, please,” he pleaded on Monday as ...

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Missouri basketball star Porter criticized after asking for prayer for policeman as well as shooting victim

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Former University of Missouri basketball star Michael Porter Jr. is under attack for a tweet following the shooting in Minneapolis this week. Porter, now a rookie with the Denver Nuggets, asked followers ...

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Violent protests erupt over wrongful death of George Floyd

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is asking the Democrat governor to deploy the Minnesota National Guard to help with violent protests that have erupted across the state in response to the disturbing death ...

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Middle East nations experiencing spike in domestic abuse during lockdown

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As billions of people around the world are told to stay safe at home, many are finding that home is not always a safe place. Middle East Christian satellite broadcaster SAT-7 said ...

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Survey finds many parents to continue homeschooling after pandemic

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Many parents who are homeschooling out of necessity during the pandemic are finding that they actually prefer it. Forty percent of families surveyed are more likely to homeschool or virtual school after ...

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Rising optimism about economy bad news for Democrats in November

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Americans are famous for their optimism. What does that foretell for the economy and the 2020 election as the nation opens back up? The New York Times recently ran a piece declaring ...

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Names of hundreds of ‘Covid snitches’ released to public under sunshine law

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Across the nation, local and state governments have been encouraging the public to turn in their neighbors and family for not following social-distancing and other coronavirus rules. The practice is particularly widespread ...

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Digital evangelism explodes in popularity during coronavirus outbreak

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Christian Vision, a ministry that has focused on online digital evangelism for the past 10 years, has seen explosive growth in the use of its digital media. The organization is supporting churches ...

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Actor Jeff Goldblum criticized for questioning treatment of women under Islam

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Actor Jeff Goldblum is under fire for questioning Islam and how it treats women and gays. Speaking in a recent episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Goldblum asked a Muslim guest about the ...

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And stay out! Councilman says Samaritan’s Purse must leave New York City

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In his farewell address to the city at his Flushing Meadows crusade in 2005, the Rev. Billy Graham said, “I will be praying for New York every day when I leave here ...

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City drops ban on drive-in church after legal action

The Mississippi city that banned drive-in church services earlier this month due to the COVID-19 pandemic has issued a new order lifting the ban. The Greenville City Council lifted the ban after ...

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Televangelist Jim Bakker faces bankruptcy after promoting fraudulent Covid-19 cure

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Televangelist Jim Bakker, who is based in Branson, told viewers this week that his ministry is facing bankruptcy unless they purchase his products. Credit card processors refused to work with Bakker after ...

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Famous museums offer virtual tours of amazing exhibits

Although art museums are closed across the country, many have opened their collection to the public through virtual exhibits. The Covid 19 “stay-at-home” order is the perfect time to visit local, national and ...

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Pope Francis blames ‘environmental sins’ for coronavirus

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Environmental degradation is to blame for the coronavirus pandemic, according to Pope Francis, who is calling for a worldwide response to climate change. He made the remarks on the 50th anniversary of Earth ...

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High school students mock Auschwitz in ‘off to camp’ video

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Two high school students in Minnesota apologized for posting a clip on a popular video-sharing app that pokes fun at Jews who were sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. In the TikTok ...

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Switzerland lights up Matterhorn mountain with U.S. flag in show of support

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Europeans are showing their support for the American people, including in Switzerland. The country has illuminated iconic Matterhorn mountain with the United States flag during the coronavirus pandemic. Zermatt Matterhorn posted a ...

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Poll: Americans feeling more optimistic about coronavirus situation

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Americans are not as depressed over the coronavirus as the media might have us think. The latest Gallup poll says 34 percent of Americans surveyed this past weekend view the coronavirus situation ...

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Experts offer encouragement to parents new to homeschooling

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Many parents are homeschooling now out of necessity instead of choice. Experts encourage them to give some grace to both their children and themselves. “As you start out, trying to juggle all ...

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