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Economists blown away: Manufacturing expands at fastest rate since 2018

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Economist expectations were blown away in August with U.S. manufacturing levels accelerating at close to a two-year high. The encouraging data was released by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and coincided ...

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Laura growing to CAT 4 hurricane, will hit Wednesday night

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The Gulf Coast of the United States is rapidly prepping for hurricane Laura which is “rapidly intensifying” over the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday morning.  It is expected to become a Category 4 ...

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Three ministries team up to sponsor Unite to Fight Poverty virtual concert

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Many of the top names in Christian music will join forces to help children living in poverty because of COVID-19 and other natural disasters. World Vision, Compassion International and Food for the ...

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ClearPlay Netflix filter leads this month’s ‘5 Family-Friendly Things’

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For fans of family-friendly movies, this summer included some bad news and some great news, all in the span of a few days. That’s where ClearPlay comes in. First, the bad news: ...

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Show on Rubik’s Cube and the people who solve it is intriguing, mind-blowing and inspiring

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I received my first Rubik’s Cube when I was about 10. The U.S. was still in the midst of the “cube craze,” and children from coast to coast were wanting one, even ...

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The virus that ate the summer movie multiplex

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The covid virus has ravaged our world for the last six months, forcing unprecedented closures, lockdowns and adjustments to our normal way of living. And that’s been especially true when it comes ...

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Missouri leaders outline true cost of proposed Medicaid expansion

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Missourians will vote August 4 on expanding Medicaid in the state. Although the political ads make it sound appealing, it would come at a high cost to taxpayers, state leaders said. Medicaid, ...

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VOTER GUIDE: Kansas US Senate race

The Kansas U.S. Senate race is one of the most important races for people of faith this election cycle. For Republicans, it may be one of the most difficult to win. The ...

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100 police agencies withdraw from guarding Democratic Convention

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In a historic announcement, more than 100 police agencies are pulling out of agreements to send personnel to the Democratic National Convention (DNC) scheduled for August. The police departments stated they could ...

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NBC’s new streaming service Peacock is worth watching – and it’s free

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America’s one millionth streaming service launched in July, but this one has a unique element that makes it stand out from the rest: It’s free. Sort of. Of course, NBC’s new Peacock ...

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Israel tourism breaks all records in August

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From the ends of the earth, Christians of all backgrounds – a literal  mosaic of faith – are congregating in one place…Israel. The Holy Land is celebrating record-breaking tourism numbers this summer ...

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Bells rang this week to mark 400 years since enslaved Africans arrived

August marked 400 years since the first enslaved Africans reached American shores at Point Comfort, known today as Fort Monroe in Hampton, VA. In a ceremony to mark the occasion, President Trump ...

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Overcomer is a movie that asks: What defines you?

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What defines who you are? Your job? Your spouse, your partner, your accomplishments? Does your sense of well-being and satisfaction come from dependence on your position or friends or appearance or skills? ...

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‘Where’d You Go Bernadette’ explores mental illness and a family’s love

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Mental illness is rarely a matter of being just fine on one hand and asking your filing cabinet out to tea on the other. Sure, sometimes the answer’s easy, obvious. But often, ...

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‘Basketball or Nothing’ leads August streaming

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Sports, and particularly basketball, have a special place in the American culture. Perhaps that’s because Americans naturally root for the underdog — the subject of most sports flicks. Or perhaps that’s because ...

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Kendrick brothers’ ‘Overcomer’ leads August family-friendly spotlight

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I admit it. I cried during the first Kendrick Brothers movie I watched: the marriage-themed Fireproof (2008). I did the same during Courageous (2011), which spotlighted fatherhood, and War Room (2015), which ...

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