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Cancer screenings plummeted in 2020. Now it’s too late for many

At Chicago’s Mount Sinai Hospital, Teresa Ruvalcaba was suffering on a cold January night. For months, she had tried to avoid thinking about the inflammation blooming in her chest, but the pain ...

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Church in India responds with love, compassion to Covid crisis

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Although India was able to minimize COVID deaths in 2020, a second wave hit the nation early this year, with over 300,000 cases and more than 3,000 daily deaths. India has totaled ...

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Israel lifts mask mandate, leads world in vaccinations

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In the latest sign of Israel’s recovery from the pandemic, the government this week lifted its nationwide mask mandate. The news comes as the tiny nation continues to lead the world in ...

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Hallmark giving away a million cards to help encourage people

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Hallmark Cards is giving away one million cads from its Real Stories collection to inspire people to support their loved ones throughout life’s ups and downs and strengthen their relationships through regular ...

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Anti-lockdown protesters tear down barricade police erected around church

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Protesters have torn down part of the barricade that Canadian police erected around a church to prevent worshippers from gathering in person. The incident took place in Alberta, Canada on April 11 in ...

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California ends church restrictions after Supreme Court ruling

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California has lifted unconstitutional restrictions on church capacity following a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. “In response to recent judicial rulings, effective immediately, location and capacity limits on places of worship are ...

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Supreme Court rules against California’s Covid-19 restrictions on in-home religious gatherings

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The U.S. Supreme Court said Friday that California must lift its coronavirus restrictions on in-home prayer meetings and other home-based religious gatherings. Five conservative justices noted that rules limiting indoor social gatherings to ...

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Fear of Covid runs high in young adults, contrary to actual risk

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New polling finds that young American adults have a fear of Covid not supported by data outlining their actual risk. Nearly 3 million Americans are being vaccinated against COVID-19 each day, but ...

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Christian agencies: Starvation at doorstep of seven million in East Africa

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Seven million people across six countries in East Africa are on the brink of starvation. The disturbing news comes from numerous Christian agencies on the ground, including World Vision. This figure is ...

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Pastor jailed for in-person services is released to applause from other inmates

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Canadian Pastor James Coates, held in prison for holding in-person church services, is speaking out after his release. Coates, a pastor at GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, left the jail to thunderous ...

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Kansas votes to end mask mandate imposed by Gov. Kelly

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Lawmakers in Kansas have voted to end a short-lived statewide coronavirus mask mandate extension put in place by Gov. Laura Kelly. She extended the order last week but a new law allows ...

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Missouri Senate passes amendment to prevent vaccine passports

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The Missouri Legislature is working to ban so-called vaccine passports for travel. An amendment attached to a transportation bill from Sen. Lincoln Hough prohibits Missouri organizations from requiring COVID-19 vaccine documentation to ...

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Missouri Senate bill protects churches from frivolous Covid lawsuits

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A bill protecting churches from frivolous Covid lawsuits is working its way through the Missouri Legislature. Proponents say with recent amendments, it would provide the highest legal protection for houses of worship ...

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Missouri Covid rate drops to lowest in nation

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Missouri has the lowest COVID-19 positivity rate in the nation, Gov. Mike Parson announced on Thursday. “Our seven-day positivity rate is below 4 percent, a long time since we’ve seen those kinds ...

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Shawnee County to lift health orders on Monday; mask mandate remains

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Starting Monday, March 22, COVID-19 Health Orders in Shawnee County will become just recommendations. Shawnee County Commissioners made the move on a 2-1 vote Thursday, with commission chair Kevin Cook voting against ...

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Franklin Graham encourages Christians to get COVID-19 vaccinations

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Franklin Graham says he has been vaccinated for COVID-19 and encourages others to do the same. Graham made the comments to ABC News, which examined the divide within the Christian community over ...

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National Sheriffs Association: 50% of migrants have Covid

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As the humanitarian crisis along the southern border grows, disturbing data has been released concerning COVID rates among migrants. Dr. Ivan Melendez, the health authority in Hidalgo County, Texas said “The reality ...

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Windermere owners ponder sale as camp operator goes bankrupt

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Paul Miller has a lot of good family memories built around Windermere Baptist Conference Center. For his family, the camp, situated on the Little Niangua Arm of Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks, ...

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Canadian pastor will remain imprisoned for holding church service

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Christians around the world are speaking out on behalf of a Canadian pastor imprisoned since Feb. 16 for holding in-person worship services. Pastor James Coates with GraceLife Church of Edmonton was arrested ...

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Congressman calls for states to counter progressive agenda

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Conservative states must take the lead in resisting the progressive policy agenda of the Biden Administration, Florida Congressman Greg Steube says. The Republican criticized the COVID-19 relief bill for including radical measures ...

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New Johnson & Johnson vaccine morally compromised, say Christian bioethecists

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As the CDC and media herald the arrival of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, bioethics groups say it has ethical issues. The National Catholic Bioethics Center and the United States Conference ...

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Local & Regional News Briefs

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Here are some local and regional news briefs from around the Kansas / Missouri area.   Kansas Legislative Audit: Bogus Unemployment Claims May Have Cost the State $600 Million TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) ...

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Johns Hopkins professor: Covid herd immunity by April

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The coronavirus will be “mostly gone” by April, according to a professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Professor Martin Makary, who also teaches at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, says ...

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New Arkansas law protects churches from arbitrary Covid lockdowns

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While other states fight in court for religious freedom during the pandemic, Arkansas is taking the lead in protecting churches. A bill that limits the governor’s power to close churches and that ...

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Biden proposes state travel ban while increasing migrant entries

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President Joe Biden is being called out for hypocrisy after he floated a ban on Americans traveling to Florida and other states over Covid fears.  The suggestion comes as his administration prepares ...

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