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Faith leaders urge Senate to reject same-sex marriage bill that passed House

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More than 80 Christian and politically conservative groups delivered a letter to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell asking him to oppose a same-sex marriage bill. The “Respect for Marriage Act” measure gives ...

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White House cancels oil and gas lease sales as prices soar

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The day after again blaming rising fuel prices on Vladimir Putin, the Biden administration is canceling major oil and gas lease sales on American territory. The move ended the sales of three ...

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Missouri Legislature considers how to spend millions in opioid settlement

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Missouri legislators are discussing how to spend the $458 million the state was awarded in a settlement from the nation’s top opioid producers. The state will receive the money from Johnson & ...

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Missouri officials anticipate record revenues in coming year

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Despite the pandemic, Missouri revenues have never been higher. Gov. Mike Parson and legislative budget leaders released estimates for revenue in the year that begins July 1, 2022, showing revenues are expected ...

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Go big or go home: Missouri governor wants bold ideas for budget surplus

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Some of the recent massive spending by Congress will make its way to Missouri. Gov. Mike Parson is looking for bold ideas for part of those funds that have created a budget ...

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Biden resumes tax money to clinics that promote abortion

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Abortion clinics that receive federal tax dollars soon can refer women for abortions. The Biden administration earlier this week rolled back a Trump-era rule that banned such abortion referrals. During the Trump ...

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“People need to be outraged”: trafficking now rising across United States

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Human trafficking continues to be a silent epidemic across the nation, said Kevin Malone, president and co-founder of the United States Institute Against Human Trafficking, whose organization runs the nation’s sole accredited ...

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Missouri judge dismisses challenge to state’s Second Amendment Preservation Act

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An attempt by the Biden administration to block Missouri’s Second Amendment Preservation Act has failed. A Cole County judge sided with the state last week, the day before the new law was ...

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Eighty members of Congress call out Biden for violating abortion conscience laws

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A coalition of 21 senators and 63 members of the U.S. House have signed a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra saying the Biden administration ...

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Court says Christian doctors can refuse to perform abortion, gender transition

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A federal judge ruled this week that the Biden administration cannot force Christian doctors and religious hospitals to perform abortions or gender transition procedures under Obamacare. The case involves a portion of ...

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States ending extra unemployment see huge increase in people finding jobs

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States that withdrew from the federal pandemic unemployment bonus in June saw improving jobs numbers and fewer individuals filing for benefits compared to other states, according analysis of federal data. The states, ...

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MoDOT to hold job fair at City Union Mission

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The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is in dire need of workers in the coming months and will hold a job fair July 19 at Kansas City’s largest homeless shelter. MoDot shares ...

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Missouri Right to Life disappointed with continued funding of Planned Parenthood

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Pro-life leaders in Missouri expressed their disappointment on Wednesday after a special session ended with the state continuing funding Planned Parenthood. Lawmakers were called into a special legislative session last week by ...

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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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Name of new federal Juneteenth “Independence” holiday criticized

Federal employees will now have more than two weeks off work for holidays after Congress passed a bill making Juneteenth the 11th such day off. The bill, which gained bipartisan support, was ...

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Judge rules opening court with prayer violates Constitution

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A federal district court has ruled that a Texas judge’s practice of having a chaplain open court sessions with prayer violates the Constitution. Judge Wayne Mack, a justice of the peace in ...

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To encourage work, Missouri will end federal unemployment bonus

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday announced that the state will end participation in all federal pandemic-related unemployment insurance “bonus” programs on June 12. “From conversations with business owners across the state, ...

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Portland riots break out again at federal courthouse

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Portland descended into chaos once again as rioters attacked a federal courthouse Thursday evening. Fires were lit, windows shattered and federal officers attacked in the riots. The Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse was ...

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Courts blocking Biden administration over unconstitutional acts

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Court rulings blocking unconstitutional Biden adminsitration policies are ramping up. Thursday saw a U.S. District Court rule that Biden does not have the authority to issue a nationwide moratorium on evictions. Earlier ...

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Justice Department suit says Walmart fueled opioid crisis

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Did Walmart help create the opioid crisis? That’s what a U.S. Justice Department suit alleges saying that the retail giant illegally dispensed controlled substances to customers. The complaint alleges Walmart pharmacists knowingly ...

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Home Depot will pay multi-million fine for lead paint violations

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Home Depot will pay a fine by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice in a nationwide settlement. Parent company Home Depot U.S.A. Inc. is cited with breaking ...

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Secretary Ben Carson launches new federal effort with faith groups to end homelessness

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Can the federal government effectively work with faith organizations to tackle the most pressing issues in society? Yes, according to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson. The ...

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$100 million anti-trafficking effort announced by Ivanka Trump, AG Barr

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The Trump White house is continuing its aggressive take-down of human trafficking rings across the nation. Now, Ivanka Trump and Attorney General William Barr have announced $100 million to combat human trafficking ...

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Missouri voters pass expensive Medicaid expansion

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Amendment 2, which expands Medicaid in Missouri to people who could otherwise work, was approved by Missouri voters Tuesday. The State Auditor’s Office estimated 250,000 Missourians will be added to the state-funded ...

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Protestors in Portland are burning Bibles

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In a scene reminiscent of 1930s Nazi Germany, protestors in Portland, Oregon are now burning Bibles in the street. Protesters carrying “Black Lives Matter” signs threw Bibles into a fire in front ...

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