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In letter to public, Sen. Josh Hawley explains why he objected to electoral votes

Last week, I objected during the Joint Session count of electoral votes in order to have a debate on the issue of election integrity. My objection proceeded according to the letter of ...

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Missouri House censures member for first time in its history

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The Missouri House on Wednesday censured a member for the first time in state history. Representatives voted 140-3 to take action against Rep. Wiley Price, a St. Louis Democrat who allegedly had ...

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Agnes Keleti: Oldest living Olympic champion beat the Nazis, turns 100

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For Agnes Keleti, the oldest living Olympic champion, the fondest memory of her remarkable 100 years is simply that she has lived through it all. The Holocaust survivor and winner of 10 ...

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Discovery of oil lamp factory sheds ‘light’ on ancient Israel

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Another major archaeological discovery has been announced in Israel. This week, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced one of the largest ancient ceramic oil-lamp workshops in Israel has been discovered in excavations before ...

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Gov. Parson inauguration will tie into Missouri bicentennial

Gov. Mike Parson intends to commemorate the beginning of Missouri’s bicentennial year when he takes the oath of office in January. “There’s a lot of focus around celebrating the state’s rich heritage ...

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The miraculous connection of Hanukkah to Christmas

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I grew up a nice Jewish boy in Brooklyn, New York. When December arrived it brought some interesting challenges. Why? My family owned a toy store! I knew little about Christmas, but ...

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Today’s cultural division has its roots in French Revolution, author Os Guinness says

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The Christian worldview upon which the United States was founded is quickly disappearing, according to noted author Os Guinness. The current division in the United States ultimately stems from a difference between ...

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‘The Case for Christmas’ available free online starting Nov. 30

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Former journalist and atheist Lee Strobel uses his legal and journalism training to investigate whether the account of the birth and divinity of Jesus is logically and historically credible, in the free ...

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‘I am Israel’ available for free for churches and small groups

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A ground-breaking short film, I Am Israel, is receiving praise in over 10,000 church congregations around the world. The movie is now being made available for viewing by groups or churches for ...

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Madison Cawthorn, youngest person elected to Congress in 55 years, shares his faith

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Madison Cawthorn recently made history when he became the youngest person elected to Congress since 1965. He also is well known for standing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance during his speech ...

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How history guides us in a contentious presidential election

How can American history be our guide in a modern contested election? We are in the thick of what could become the greatest Constitutional crisis in American history. The mainstream media and ...

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‘The Iron Lady’ looks at public and personal struggles of Margaret Thatcher

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The Soviet Union gave Margaret Thatcher her colorful nickname “almost lovingly,” we hear in The Iron Lady. And, as anyone who knew the woman—or even knew of her—it was apt. The daughter of ...

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Jewish vote for Republican presidential candidate biggest in decades

Regardless of the outcome of the U.S. presidential race, the close results and possibility of a split Congress indicate that the nation remains deeply divided politically and socially. The Jewish community is ...

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VOTER GUIDE: Missouri state offices

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Missouri’s state wide race generally coincide with presidential election years. As part of our votre guide, here are the candidates for this year’s state wide executive offices including Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer, ...

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How monasteries and empire builders helped mold the modern-day office

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As a scholar who researches and designs learning and workspaces, I’m aware how the modern-day workplace was shaped over several centuries. But few people may know that the origins of the office can ...

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County voters to decide fate of Andrew Jackson statues at courthouses

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Donald Trump is not the only president on the November ballot. Jackson County voters also will decide the outcome of Question 2: “Shall Jackson County, Missouri, remove the statues of Andrew Jackson ...

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War between Christian Armenia, Muslim Azerbaijan risks pitting Russia and Turkey in larger conflict

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Christian Armenia and Muslim Azerbaijan are at war and both Europe and Russia have reached out to the Trump administration for assistance to stop it. Diplomats from Washington to Moscow to Paris ...

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The Bendix Plant: The history of a Kansas City landmark

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Most people know the federal property on the Blue River on Bannister Parkway as the Bendix Plant, even though the name Bendix has not been associated with it for years. It did ...

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Roma Gypsies in revival: ‘We have never seen anything like it!’

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Across Slovakia’s countryside, castles have dominated the landscape for a thousand years, boasting of power, wealth, and luxury. At their feet, sleepy villages rest in lush valleys. Small chapels marked by crosses ...

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Anniversary factoids: What you may not know about Nagasaki and Hiroshima

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With this being the 75th anniversary of the use of the first atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on August 6 and 9, 1945, events we note as bringing an end to ...

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Tom Hanks portrays man of faith in new war movie “Greyhound”

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After a long drought of new movies during the pandemic, Tom Hanks is bringing an inspirational story to life in “Greyhound.” His character, Ernie Krause is a man guided by his Christian ...

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History lesson: The Great Depression, the foundation for the socialist takeover

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History often repeats itself which is why Winston Churchill paraphrased the following quote to warn future generations. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” -George Santayana For this ...

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Author of beloved hymn ‘Amazing Grace’ overcame racist past

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You’ve likely heard the famous hymn “Amazing Grace.” People the world over love the song. It’s been sung at countless memorial services, civil rights events, and churches. Recently, people in 50 different ...

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Hamilton: a brilliant and inspirational story that makes us fall in love with history

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When we kids of a certain age first learned about the Founding Fathers in elementary school, we could be forgiven if they all sort of blended together in a torrent of knee-length ...

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J.K. Rowling, Wynton Marsalis among liberals saying ‘cancel culture’ needs to end

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Many have decried the increasing loss of free speech and thought at the hands of the “cancel culture.” The move to shut down speech, rewrite history and destroy art because of the ...

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