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Covid anxiety, lockdowns causing sharp rise in drug abuse

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Drug abuse and other effects of the coronavirus and lockdowns continues to rise with mental health being hit particularly hard. In Ohio, like other states, counties are seeing a startling rise in ...

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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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Missouri Catholic priest to be arraigned Thursday on multiple sexual-abuse charges

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A retired Catholic priest from southern Missouri will be arraigned on Thursday on four sex-related felonies involving minors. Frederick Joseph Lutz, 76, was arrested Wednesday in Springfield, where he now lives. Russell ...

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‘Fixer’ for Catholic Church discusses how he cleaned up Missouri abuse cases

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A former monk, who describes himself as a “fixer” for the Catholic Church, said his job was to clean up messes left by reports of sexual abuse in Missouri. “Every one of ...

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Muslim Judge on kidnapped Christian girl: ‘Unable to treat Christians as Pakistani Citizens’

A Pakistan high court has handed down a ruling based on Islamic “sharia” law that says men in Pakistan can marry underage girls as long as they have had their first menstrual ...

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Corey Feldman to expose pedophilia in Hollywood with new film

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In the debate over the #MeToo movement, the sexual abuse of child actors has been overlooked, or hidden according to some. The issue of pedophilia in Hollywood remains a taboo subject, even ...

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Report: Historic decline in drug overdose deaths

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Are Trump administration policies having a positive impact on lowering drug overdose deaths? For the first time in nearly three decades, the deaths resulting from drug overdose in the United States have ...

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After years of abuse from Arabs, 93-year-old Jewish shop owner gets help

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Help has finally arrived for Abraham Maximov, 93, owns a small shop in Jerusalem’s main market, Mahane Yehuda, where he sharpens knives. For at least a year, he has suffered physical and ...

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Missouri attorney general wrapping up criminal referrals for abuse by priests

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Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is completing a dozen referrals of former priests for criminal prosecution, he announced last week. “We issued the report about a month ago with our findings and ...

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New study confirms effectiveness of faith-based recovery programs

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More than 130,000 congregations nationwide offer ministries such as Celebrate Recovery to help substance abusers. These faith-based programs are highly effective in turning lives around, according to a study published in the ...

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Missouri attorney general Eric Schmidt refers 12 Catholic priests for sexual abuse prosecution

A dozen former priests in Missouri have been referred for prosecution for sexual abuse. Attorney General Eric Schmidt made the referrals following a 13-month investigation of allegations made against members of Missouri’s ...

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Wyoming sexual abuse allegations have Missouri connection

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Sexual abuse allegations within the Catholic Church of Wyoming have a Kansas City connection. The Diocese of Cheyenne says it has substantiated three more allegations of sexual abuse against former Bishop Joseph ...

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Trump Administration announces $2 billion to fight opioid abuse

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The Trump administration is awarding $2 billion in new funding to states and local governments to help fight the opioid crisis. Health and Human Services Secretary Alexander Azar says the grants come from ...

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Switzerland suspends funding to Palestinian ‘refugee’ agency

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An ethics report that found gross mismanagement in the UN agency for Palestinian “refugees” has led to Switzerland to suspend all funding. The report discovered mismanagement and abuse of authority at the ...

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“I Didn’t Want to Live Anymore”

Growing up, Breanna felt loved by her parents. But when she was 8 her parents told her they were divorcing. Her life became one of brokenness. Breanna remembers, “It was devastating my ...

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‘Risk of abuse’: DOJ slaps down Democrat efforts to obtain Trump’s tax returns

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The U.S. Department of Justice asserted in a legal opinion released June 14 that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s refusal to hand over President Donald Trump’s tax returns to Congress was not in violation of the law. The ...

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How ‘Game of Thrones’ is part of human trafficking problem

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International evangelist and author, Christine Caine, has boldly suggested that people can put an end to sex trafficking by abstaining from watching pornography and TV shows like HBO’s Game of Thrones. “I’ll ...

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Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill’s lawyer denies abuse in letter to NFL

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Attorney N. Trey Pettlon, representing Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill,  sent a four-page letter to the NFL denying the child abuse allegations in a recording that was released last week.  ...

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Christian adoption agency reverses policy, will place kids with ‘LGBT’ couples

Rather than take a stand for the biblical definition of marriage, Michigan’s largest Christian adoption agency waved the white flag last week, informing its employees that it will comply with a decision ...

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Children confront parents over ‘house of horrors’

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Several children from the notorious “house of horrors” in California spoke in front of a packed courtroom about their abuse and torture just before their parent’s sentencing on April 19. “Life may ...

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EXAMINING OUR VALUE Part III: Where does our true value lie?

I was standing by the main doors of the Topeka Rescue Mission, preparing to meet with a large group of leaders who were interested in learning more about the value of our ...

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‘Leaving Neverland’ stirs controversy, discussion of abuse

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On March 3 and 4 HBO premiered a four-hour, two-part feature documentary titled Leaving Neverland. The film features two men, now in their 30s, Wade Robson and James Safechuck. They allege Jackson ...

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Food stamp use decreases as poor find jobs, abuses stopped

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Nearly 3.9 million Americans have moved off food stamp benefits since new economic policies and job opportunities expanded after the 2016 election. The drop is saving taxpayers more than $8.5 billion. Some ...

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Investigators say abuse evidence against Bill Hybels is credible

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An independent group of Christian leaders says the allegations and evidence of sexual abuse against Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Community Church are credible. The Independent Advisory Group was asked to help the church ...

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Pedophile in pulpit: beloved dad outed by his wife, kids

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SOMERSET, Pa. – John and Clara Hinton arrived in Somerset, Pennsylvania in 1972. Just two years into their marriage and with a young daughter, the young couple was eager to start their ...

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