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South Korea accepts Israeli vaccine doses that Palestinians turned down

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Palestinian leaders have lost the opportunity to immediately vaccinate residents after refusing Israel’s offer of a vaccine swap. Now South Korea says it will take the 700,000 doses from Israel. Under the ...

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Filmmakers target wisdom of lockdowns in ‘Follow the Science’ Documentary

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For the arts industry, 2020 was an unprecedented year. Musicians saw incomes instantly wiped out when live venues were forced to close due to lockdowns. The filmmakers and the industry came to ...

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5 good and bad ways COVID-19 impacted Bible translation

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I want to take some time to share with you five ways COVID-19 has impacted Bible translation and all that we have seen God do while the world has been turned upside ...

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Canadian pastors say continuing church closures are ‘soft totalitarianism”

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As Canadian churches remain closed or under severe Covid restrictions many pastors see Christianity crumbling. While Covid regulations are the current reason, the country’s government has become increasingly hostile to faith in ...

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Southern Baptist denomination sees record drop in members

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Churches in the Southern Baptist Convention lost a record 400,000 members in 2020. The Annual Church Profile report shows membership in SBC congregations declined by 435,632, more than 50 percent higher than the 287,655 ...

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Senate unanimously approves Hawley bill on Wuhan lab

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In a major victory for bipartisanship, Senator Josh Hawley has convinced the entire Senate to vote unanimously for a bill over the Wuhan lab. The bill requires the Biden administration to declassify ...

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Here’s how much Bible reading went up during 2020 pandemic

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One bright spot of the pandemic is that millions of Americans have been turning to the Bible for comfort and direction. The number of Americans who opened the Bible at least once ...

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Pastors hear how Covid affected faith of Kansas City Royals players in 2020

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Few things are more relaxing than spring training baseball under the warm Arizona sun. But as the Kansas City Royals learned in the spring of 2020, everything can change in a heartbeat. ...

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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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Alaska state rep. banned from airline over mask rules

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An Alaska State Rep. has been banned from an airline over mask rules. Sen. Lora Reinbold says she was not informed personally of the ban by Alaska Airlines but read about it ...

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Missouri health director Williams resigns

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Dr. Randall Williams, who has led Missouri’s COVID-19 strategy, has resigned as director of the Department of Health and Social Services. “Dr. Williams has been a huge asset to Missouri, especially this ...

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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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Biden to cover 80% of world with ‘Do Not Travel’ warning

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The Department of State will significantly increase the number of countries on its “Do Not Travel” advisory list to include 130 nations even as more people become vaccinated and Covid rates drop. ...

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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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As media spins positive news, worry about Covid drops to record low

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According to a new Gallup poll, worry about Covid has dropped to its lowest level since this time last year. Just 35 percent of all Americans surveyed from March 15 to 21 ...

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Missouri and Kansas will not require vaccine passports

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The governors of Missouri and Kansas announced on Monday that they will not institute vaccine passports for citizens. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said that although he doesn’t support state-mandated vaccine passports, he ...

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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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Just 40 percent who normally attend Easter services will do so Sunday

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The arrival of the pandemic caused major disruptions to Easter services at many churches in 2020. Although churchgoers say they now are more comfortable with attending live services, many still plan 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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