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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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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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All Missouri schools open for some type of classes, Gov. Parson says

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All Missouri public schools are back in session this week, whether in-person, online or a hybrid of the two for classes. “We want our kids in school.” Gov. Mike Parson said, “and ...

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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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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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Lady Gaga and father join suit against New York restaurant restrictions

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New York’s covid restaurant laws are a “monster,” according the father of Lady Gaga. After thousands of New York restaurants have permanently closed, many of those that remain have joined in a ...

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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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Study finds pets more important than ever during covid lockdowns

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Lockdowns, depression and other consequences of the Covid pandemic are helping people to realize the special place their pets hold.  A new survey finds most pet owners say they’ve helped them get ...

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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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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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Poll shows Presidential race tightening in six swing states

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Joe Biden is losing ground after the Democrat convention failed to produce a bump and the Republican convention gave President Donald Trump a big boost. In several polls, Trump is gaining ground ...

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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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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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How the sound of religion has changed in the pandemic

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Things sound different in a lockdown. The silence of usually bustling streets, the two-tone whirr of ambulance sirens and the sudden awareness of birdsong, all formed an aural backdrop to the coronavirus ...

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As economy roars back, S&P Index regains all covid losses

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Viewed as one indicator of the overall health of the U.S. economy and equities market, the benchmark S&P 500 stock index surged to close at 3,389.78 points on Tuesday. The numbers set ...

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The Baptist Home advocates for elderly during pandemic

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Rodney Harrison knows something about the elderly and how to care for them. During the pandemic Harrison has worked to gain support for aging issues and has spoken with the Missouri Deputy ...

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Attendees of southwest Missouri revival under Covid-19 quarantine

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Eight people have tested positive for COVID-19 during a church revival in southwest Missouri last week. The individuals had symptoms and were contagious during the six-day event at New Life Fellowship Church ...

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Most people want churches to follow same pandemic rules as other groups

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Most Americans believe churches should follow the same rules about social distancing and large gatherings as other organizations or businesses in their area, a new Pew Research Center survey found. About eight ...

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Former football star Herschel Walker criticizes double standard on protests and church gatherings

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If people can protest, they also should be allowed to attend church, according to Herschel Walker, former NFL and Heisman Trophy-winning running back. “We keep hearing the importance of freedom of speech… ...

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NFL coach John Harbaugh on COVID sports coping

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The coronavirus pandemic has brought global lifestyle changes, and athletes are not immune. Personal identity, control, and security can all become scrambled in chaotic times. Super-Bowl-winning coach John Harbaugh explains how he’s ...

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