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Survey: More dads satisfied with extra time spent with kids

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A new Pew Research Center analysis finds more fathers are satisfied with the amount of time they spend with their kids. The survey comes as the coronavirus lockdowns required millions more dads ...

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Rick Warren on Covid lessons for churches

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The COVID pandemic has exposed a flaw in many U.S. churches, Pastor Rick Warren says. “Most churches only have one purpose — worship,” Warren told “Relevant” magazine. “And if you take worship ...

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20 biggest news stories impacting Israel in 2020

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2020 was one for the ages – one of the strangest, most painful, most bizarre, yet most historic years in modern global history. This was certainly true in Israel and throughout the ...

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Covid bill also requires Navy and FBI release data on UFOs

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Was E.T. phoning home from the U.S. Capitol? Perhaps so as one of the most curious parts of the just-signed Coronavirus relief bill has to do with the Navy and UFOs. While ...

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Half of households with children concerned about food security for the next month

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The new year would be a good time for churches and individuals to step up to help feed the hungry. Less than half of households with kids in the United State are ...

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Missouri and Kansas finalize plans for distribution of vaccine

The newly approved COVID-19 vaccine, which many are now calling the “Trump Vaccine,” has arrived in Missouri and Kansas. “Today is an exciting day for Missouri as we have received the first ...

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National Cathedral will toll bells 300 times in memory of COVID-19 victims

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The bells of Washington’s National Cathedral will toll 300 times on Tuesday in memory of the 300,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19. Cathedral Dean the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith said ...

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FDA approves Pfizer vaccine as President’s Warp Speed program hailed as success

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The COVID pandemic entered a new phase late Friday after the FDA approved the widespread use of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine. The move could mark the beginning of the end of the pandemic ...

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Pastor, alone in church, issued ticket for not wearing mask

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Is it against the law to walk through an empty church without a mask? It is in Maryland after a church was cited when the pastor — who was alone in the ...

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Springfield’s James River Church responds to ‘no mask’ accusations

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James River Church, a megachurch in Springfield, Missouri, is under fire after social media posts showed people without masks during special Christmas services at its four campuses last weekend. But it may ...

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Francis Collins, Christian head of NIH, encourages use of COVID-19 vaccines

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Francis Collins, the Christian director of the National Institutes of Health, encourages Christians to love their neighbors by getting vaccinated for COVID-19 when vaccines become available. “Here’s a great opportunity for Christians ...

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Churches rebrand as ‘strip clubs’ in response to CA ruling

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If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Two Southern California pastors rebranded their churches as strip clubs to get around stringent COVID-19 regulations San Diego Superior Court Judge Joel R. Wohlfeil said ...

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Covid restrictions causing food insecurity among Americans

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As some governors re-enforce partial or total Covid lockdowns across the nation, many Americans are concerned about being able to feed their families. Food insecurity is highest in states with lockdowns and ...

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Where each state stands on lockdowns and restrictions

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Just in time for Christmas, state governors and local authorities are re-instituting full or partial lockdowns. The actions come as several lawsuits, claiming they are unconstitutional, wind their way through the nation’s ...

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Study finds virtual learning destroys student achievement

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Is virtual learning, as a result of the pandemic, dumbing-down America’s schoolchildren? That’s the finding of a new study of student outcomes conducted by Virginia’s largest school system. The study compared this ...

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Thanksgiving gathering guidelines reveal an astonishing level of government overreach

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When we get to the point where individuals find it “natural” for the government to tell us how to take turns eating our Thanksgiving turkey, a pandemic is the least of our ...

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Sen. Roy Blunt expects vaccinations for COVID-19 to begin soon

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The effort to approve and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine is moving quickly, Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt said Monday. “Pfizer has applied for their use permit,” he said. “We expect Moderna to do ...

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Award-winning Broadway actor under fire for challenging state’s COVID-19 restrictions

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Actor Chad Kimball, a Seattle native who was nominated in 2011 for a Tony for his performance in “Memphis,” recently said he will respectfully disobey Washington state’s restrictions on church gatherings and ...

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Biden: no lockdown as scientists sign letter warning of their dangers

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As 50,000 scientists and doctors sign an open letter against lockdowns, Joe Biden said Thursday that he would not try to impose a nationwide lockdown. He went on to say that a ...

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White House Coronavirus Taskforce places Missouri in red zone for COVID-19

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Missouri is in the red zone for COVID-19, according to the latest report from the White House Coronavirus Taskforce. This means there are 101 or more new cases per 100,00 population. In ...

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Missouri COVID liability legislation to include churches

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson plans to expand the current special legislative session to include COVID-19 liability, which will also cover churches. The proposed legislation provides liability protection relating to a declared state ...

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Vaccine volunteers report side effects as ‘severe hangover’

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An announcement that a vaccine against COVID-19 is drawing praise while reports emerge of the side effects. Over 43,500 volunteers are taking part in Pfizer’s vaccine trial with some describing it as a ...

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Homeschooling soars as public school enrollment falls across nation

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According to a recent Gallup poll, the rate of homeschooling has doubled since last year to nearly 10 percent, while the rate of children enrolled in a public school declined seven percent ...

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Missouri officials ready to begin vaccinations when approved

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There’s a Missouri connection to the Pfizer effort on combating Covid. If the company’s promising new coronavirus vaccine is approved, Missouri health officials are ready to begin vaccinations immediately. Dr. Randal Williams, ...

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Fill The Stadium outreach offers hope to children in poverty

A determined community of athletes and influencers are advocating for the needs of children living in desperate poverty around the globe. The pressing need has grown as coronavirus lockdowns around the world ...

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