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President announces 150 million rapid covid tests to be delivered

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“In a major announcement, President Donald Trump on Monday said the distribution of 150 rapid covid tests are ready to be distributed across the nation. The President said the new rapid tests ...

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Old Testament practice of gleaning still helps feed the hungry

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The Old Testament practice of allowing gleaning of harvested fields was used to take care of the poor. It has become more common during the Covid pandemic, even as it eases across ...

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Limits on gatherings in Pennsylvania again lose in court

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Pennsylvania’s governor has suffered another embarrassing defeat after a judge on Tuesday prevented him from reimposing limits on gatherings. The judge said limits were arbitrary and not based on science. Stickman, a ...

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Twitter bans Chinese whistleblower who claims Covid-19 was created

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Twitter is under fire for suspending the account of a prominent Chinese virologist who claims she has evidence that Covid-19 was manufactured in a lab. Dr. Yan Limeng, who fled Hong Kong ...

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‘Not What Our Founders Said’: John MacArthur defies judge’s ruling forcing church to close

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Los Angeles County’s Democrat officials have convinced a judge to end indoor services at the megachurch John MacArthur pastors. Four previous attempts had failed and now the church is defying those orders. ...

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Federal Court strikes down all Pennsylvania state covid restrictions

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In a ruling that has far-reaching implications for the entire nation, a federal judge has ruled all state-imposed pandemic restrictions in Pennsylvania are unconstitutional. Thrown out are Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf’s closing ...

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Regional economy is improving as unemployment dips to 5.8%

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Although the economies of Missouri and Kansas were hit hard by the pandemic, things are improving as unemployment drops across the area. Creighton University’s August survey of supply managers and business leaders ...

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Oldest church bell in Kansas rings again over downtown Lawrence

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What is being called the oldest church bell in Kansas rings out over downtown Lawrence once again after being restored. The bell, a 150-year-old ringer as old as the Lawrence United Methodist ...

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Online Christian pilgrimage: How a virtual tour to Lourdes follows a tradition of innovation

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Around the world, Christians are learning to engage their faith in new ways. Catholics and protestants, navigating new restraints on religious gatherings are still finding opportunities to make a pilgrimage that reflects ...

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Responding to Woodward, Dr. Anthony Fauci says Trump wasn’t ‘distorting anything’

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Media outlets and Democrats are accusing President Donald Trump of lying as he worked to avoid panic during the early months of the coronavirus. But the “bombshell” book  by Bob Woodward is ...

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How school will look in the age of Covid

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Before Covid, the question of the relative value of digital versus face-to-face instruction in a school setting never came up. Children were learning face-to-face while still spending a certain amount of time ...

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Lockdowns and mask laws hit world’s poor the hardest

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Around the world, government lockdowns have disproportionately affected the poor. One inequity that has been exposed is unequal access to a mask which, in many cases, are required with the risk of ...

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8 Ways to pray as schools reopen

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As the 2019-2020 school year drew to a close no one could have imagined what challenges would be faced then and in the ensuing months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, great ...

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CDC: Only 6% of listed deaths were actually from Covid only

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Last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new information that shines new light on the coronavirus and its true health impact. The government agency released data revealing that ...

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Kansas City voters rally to recall Mayor Quinton Lucas

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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas is being criticized for his pandemic response and budget priorities by voters who say he’s fallen short. On Wednesday evening, a group of Kansas Citians called for ...

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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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Missouri police organization seeks public input on training, discipline standards

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Police training and discipline have been in the spotlight in recent months. Now Missouri residents are being asked to share their thoughts on the subject through surveys, email comments and public listening ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Sports and politics

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It’s amazing to me how the Covid pandemic has affected people differently, in both sports and politics. I don’t mean the folks who test positive but rather the decision-making process of those ...

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China now bans online Bible studies

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Online Bible studies and even officially sanctioned services are now under attack by Communist Chinese authorities bent on removing faith from all aspects of its society. International Christian Concern (ICC) reports that on ...

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Five types of church members who will not return when covid-19 eases

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It is one of the most common questions we get from church leaders: When will all the church members return to in-person services? Leaders do not like my response: Never. It is ...

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MU prof relieved of teaching duties after joke offended student from Wuhan

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A business professor at the University of Missouri said he was relieved of teaching duties because of a joke he made to a student in Wuhan, China, in an online class, Voice ...

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FDA closes investigation of televangelist Jim Bakker and COVID-19 claims

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has closed its investigation of Branson televangelist Jim Bakker. According to a close-out letter from the FDA, “The Jim Bakker Show” has addressed the concerns ...

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White House coronavirus expert Dr. Birx says let churches meet and people vote in person

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Churches in California and elsewhere that want to meet indoors have an ally in Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator. Birx told cable channel CBN News that she ...

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Missouri parents want schools to stop blocking their online access

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Many families continue to evaluate their options as the new school year approaches. Earlier this week, several Missouri parents and the National Center for Public School Options testified before the state Joint ...

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World Mosquito Day highlights horrific death toll from insect bites

Mosquito bites will result in more than 700,000 deaths around the world this year — wiping out the equivalent of the entire population of Washington, D.C.. The World Health Organization says it ...

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