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Chromebook dropped from ‘dirty dozen’ list for sexual exploitation

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Google Chromebook has been dropped from a “Dirty Dozen” list of products or entities that foster sexual exploitation. The move, by an organization that puts pressure on tech companies, came after Google ...

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In Moscow, Idaho, ‘Christian Reconstructionists’ thrive amid Evangelical turmoil

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Evangelical groups in the U.S. are facing dwindling numbers. And a messy cultural fight over the direction of the movement might serve to drive further defections. But while some of the largest Protestant denominations in ...

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Amazon loses advantage with new Missouri sales tax

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Online retailers such as Amazon will lose the sales tax advantage over local businesses as a new Missouri law goes into effect. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed legislation that will allow Missouri-based ...

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New series redefines for audiences the personal story of enslaved Americans

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Barry Jenkins, the director of “The Underground Railroad,” says that “before making this show … I would have said I’m the descendant of enslaved Africans.” “I think now that answer has evolved,” ...

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Amazon adds Buddhist incantations to employee health program but says ‘not religious’

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The online retail giant Amazon is revamping its employee health programs, adding what it calls “AmaZen.” While the effort is meant to encourage “mindfulness practices” as part of its revamped employee wellness ...

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Missouri becomes one of last states to tax online purchases

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For over a decade, brick-and-mortar retailers have called foul on the fact that Amazon purchases were not subject to sales tax. Economists say that policy allowed Amazon, and other online retailers, to ...

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From ‘The Chosen’ to ‘America Unearthed’: 9 things to watch now

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The best new thing to watch on television isn’t on Netflix, Disney Plus or broadcast television. In fact, you can’t even watch it on satellite or cable TV. It’s Season 2 of ...

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Netflix stocks tumble: is the boycott to blame?

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Netflix stock value is plunging after the company missed its targets for new customers and an ongoing boycott slows growth. The streaming service announced Tuesday it only added 3.98 million subscribers in ...

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‘Resurrection’ tells the story of the final days of Jesus on earth

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Many remember that “The Ten Commandments” was an annual Easter season feature on American broadcast television. An appropriate film though, as it told of God’s deliverance of the Hebrew people from Egypt ...

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30 conservative groups blast Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook for censoring conservatives

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The nation’s largest media watchdog group is calling for the break-up of big tech companies after they’ve started banning conservative and Christian groups in the last week. Media Research Center (MRC) President ...

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Here’s why Parler is down

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If you weren’t familiar with the social networking app Parler a few days ago, you probably at least know it by name now. Founded in 2018, it was launched as an alternative ...

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Is Amazon’s new ‘Lord of the Rings’ prequel R-rated?

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In J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, the wizard Saruman turns to the dark side. He tells his old pal, Gandalf, that the evil lord Sauron is just too powerful to fight. “We ...

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Walmart to launch service to compete with Amazon Prime

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Walmart will reportedly go head-to-head with Amazon Prime and launch its new subscription service, Walmart+. It will debut later in  July. For $98 a year, subscribers will get features such as same-day ...

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From John Adams to Bobby Flay, here’s what our readers are watching on television

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Dwight and I have said that we do not want this “stay at home” order to go to waste. We have garden work, back log of business duties, and home projects to ...

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Eye-opening ‘One Child Nation’ leads January streaming lineup

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What would happen if a nation limited families to one child in a society that has a strong preference for boys? Answer: Horrors that you can’t imagine. The new documentary One Child ...

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Former Amazon exec creates faith-based children’s streaming app

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A Christian alternative to Disney has been developed by a former Amazon executive and his team. The streaming app offers a variety of entertainment and educational choices for kids. Former Amazon marketing ...

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Media hypes Amazon fires as Brazil turns down help

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As wildfires spread across a small corner of the Amazon, the media may be misrepresenting their impact and size compared to other large fires. The government of Brazil, while struggling to contain ...

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Amazon Prime Day deals begin today

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It’s Christmas in July for many Americans as Amazon Prime Day kicks off for 48 hours starting Monday, July 15. You can help Metro Voice by clicking any of the links below to begin ...

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Package thief arrested after caught by doorbell camera

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An area package thief, stealing deliveries from front porches, fled without the stolen goods after doorbell cameras tipped off neighbors. People in the neighborhood say, first, she tried to scam them, according ...

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Amazon actions compared to Nazi’s book burning

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With the news last week that Amazon has banned Mohammed’s Koran: Why Muslims Kill for Islam, co-authored by British activist Tommy Robinson and Peter McLoughlin, Amazon has crossed a very dangerous and precarious ...

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Amazon changes course again, will ban ‘No Dress for Timmy’

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[Editor’s note: as of 1/28/2019, Amazon has again banned the book.] Amazon, the retailing giant that will sell just about anything, has backed down and will sell a children’s book titled, “NO ...

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Video of Amazon Echo prayer goes viral

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A video of an Amazon Echo Dot reciting a prayer has caught the attention of the public. The device’s virtual assistant “Alexa,” similar to “Siri” for Apple, memorized a prayer from its ...

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Netflix raising prices in biggest increase ever

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Enjoy Netflix? It’s gonna cost you more. The streaming giant is increasing prices for customer anywhere from 13 percent to 18 percent. It will be the biggest jump in prices since the ...

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Kansas couple caught up in Amazon review scam

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WIBW reports that one Kansas couple has been overwhelmed with Amazon products they didn’t order. The boxes are piling up in the garage of Steve and Joy Olsen’s home. “We started getting ...

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4 Bible films top this month’s family-friendly spotlight

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In our monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” we continue to spotlight five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television. Here’s our spotlight for November. Bible movies are a favorite in ...

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