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Greek Orthodox Church accuses fringe groups of trying to drive it from Jerusalem

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Radical fringe groups in Israel are trying to drive the Greek Orthodox Church out of Jerusalem, according to the local head of the church. “Our presence in Jerusalem is under threat,” Theophilos ...

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Changing shopping habits, crime force retailers to close in 2022

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Shoppers may find that some of their favorite retailers may no longer be around in the new year. Several have announced the closure of locations in various cities, citing a number of factors, ...

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Jury hears closing arguments in trial over death of Ahmaud Arbery

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A jury on Monday heard closing arguments in the trial of three Georgia men charged in the death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery. After 10 days of witness testimony, prosecutors said during closing arguments ...

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Columbia, Mo. tackles its violent crime as elections loom

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Columbia is gaining a reputation as one of Missouri’s most violent cities. The deep blue city, an outlier in an otherwise deep red central part of the state, has dealt with a ...

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Research finds that daylight saving time is not worth the trouble

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Last week the sun was shining during my commute home from work. But after the yearly “fall back”  on Sunday that ended daylight saving time with our clocks moved an hour earlier, ...

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Group pushes to legalize recreational marijuana use in Missouri

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Missouri could become the new Colorado if a newly filed ballot measure legalizing recreational use of marijuana passes. Legal Missouri 2022, a statewide coalition, filed the initiative seeking to legalize recreational marijuana ...

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Neighbors blame church outreach for increased crime

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Mount Washington Missionary Baptist Church is finding that no good deed goes unpunished. Several people who live in the neighborhood said the church is creating a dangerous crime situation from squatters, break-ins, ...

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Josh Hawley introduces bill to add 100,000 police officers

The nation would hire an additional 100,000 police officers under a new bill sponsored by Senator Josh Hawley. According to a press release from the lawmaker’s office, the resolution is intended to “boost ...

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St. Louis sues state over new Second Amendment Protection Act

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St. Louis and St. Louis County have filed a lawsuit to block Missouri’s recently enacted Second Amendment Protection Act. The lawsuit asks the court to declare the new law unconstitutional on both ...

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Missouri nurse attacked in New York returns home

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A young nurse from St. Louis traveled to New York this week to be a Good Samaritan. Instead, she ended up being an assault victim. Taylor Dowling, who was planning on joining ...

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Congress gets bodyguards paid for by campaigns

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After hours of often contentious debate, members of Congress can now use campaign money to pay for bodyguards. The decision came down from Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Thursday. Under the new ...

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Minister who forgave his attacker launches ‘Safe Haven’ for youth

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“I forgave the man who shot me,” Anthony White recalls of his chance encounter with the attacker who two years earlier had pulled the trigger. It was 2002 and White was walking ...

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Legislation would expand gambling in Missouri

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Gambling will continue to be a hot issue when the Missouri legislature reconvenes in January, with several bills ready to be debated. Republican Sens. Denny Hoskins, Tony Luetkemeyer and Caleb Rowden pre-filed legislation ...

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American missionaries murdered in Haiti

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A Florida television station is reporting that two American missionaries have been murdered in Haiti. Pastor Jean Philippe Quetant and his wife Erna were gunned down in their home NBC2 in Fort ...

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Law professor attributes soaring homicide rates to “Minneapolis effect”

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Homicides are spiking in major cities across the United States because of what a law professor at the University of Utah calls the “Minneapolis effect.” “These spikes are remarkably large, suddenly appearing ...

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‘God showing up’ – Youth For Christ replaces loneliness with hope in juvenile detention centers

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“I was totally lost, really hopeless and ashamed of what I was doing with my life. I was in a hopeless spot at a time where I didn’t really care what happened ...

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Kansas City Awakening March to coincide with Franklin Graham march in Washington

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“Join your Christian brothers and sisters to cry out for God to bring a spiritual awakening in our city, nation, and the world!” is the call of Bishop John Birmingham. Birmingham and ...

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‘We Back Blue’ march in Kansas City shows support for law enforcement

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On the day two deputy sheriffs were ambushed in Los Angeles, marchers turned out in Kansas City to show their support for law enforcement. About 140 people participated in the We Back ...

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Major probe into Falwell Jr. family under way as investigation discovers deep web of financial gain

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In an on-going investigation, the Reuters news agency has learned that the entire Falwell family may have profited from their association with Liberty University. The investigation’s goal is to sort out and ...

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Sweden battles for its streets as police beg for citizens to stand up to violence

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Sweden needs help and its law enforcement is begging citizens to respond or risk losing the nation. Analysts say the situation in the nordic country has deteriorated to such a degree that ...

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Special House session today will address rising crime rate in Missouri

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The Missouri House will meet today in a special legislative session called by Gov. Mike Parson to address the state’s rising crime rate. Unlike the state Senate, the House has broken proposed ...

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Police believe they have found body of missing wife of Kansas pastor

Authorities believe a body is likely that of Marilane Carter, the missing wife of Pastor Adam Carter of Overland Park, Kan. In a strange and so far inexplicable development, the body was ...

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Murder charges announced in death of 4-year-old Legend

Charges have been filed against a man in the killing of 4-year-old LeGend M. Taliferro. The child was shot in June while asleep in his home in Kansas City. Ryson Ellis, 22, ...

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Black Seattle police chief resigns after Democrat city council defunding vote

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After months of animosity from the Seattle City Council and mayor, the city’s police chief says she is stepping down. The announcement was made public the same day the City Council approved shrinking ...

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Man sentenced for Facebook threats to kill Christian ministry employees

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A Florida man has been sentenced to federal prison for threatening to kill employees of the American Family Association. Chase Davis, of Pompano Beach, posted the threats to the American Family Association ...

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