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Missouri Supreme Court rules that state must reimburse Planned Parenthood for services

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Missouri must reimburse Planned Parenthood for medical services, the state Supreme Court ruled this week. At issue is House Bill 2011, which is the Department of Social Services appropriations bill for the ...

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Death row inmate sues to have chaplain at execution

Charles L. Burton Jr. doesn’t want to be alone when he dies. The death row inmate hopes a federal court will make sure that does not happen. Burton, who was sentenced in 1992 ...

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Reaping billions for his company, Hunter Biden also got Secret Service protection

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In another bombshell dealing with the Obama administration and Hunter Biden, newly released records detail it was given an official stamp. Judicial Watch announced Tuesday it received records from the U.S. Secret Service ...

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Trump defunding of Planned Parenthood upheld in court

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A federal court has upheld enforcement of a pro-life rule instituted by President Donald Trump protecting Americans from having to fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The rule shut down one of ...

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Abundant Life among many churches open for worship Sunday while lawsuit proceeds

A Lee’s Summit church that took on what many consider unfair county reopening regulations held services Sunday. The faithful at Abundant Life Church, and hundreds of other churches across the metro, gathered ...

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Jackson County eases restrictions for churches, other places of worship

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Resuming a somewhat normal life in Jackson County just got a bit easier. The county announced on Wednesday that is it changing its reopening policies for churches and fitness centers to be ...

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Former Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon defending televangelist Jim Bakker

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Televangelist Jim Bakker, who is based in Branson, Mo., now has an unlikely ally in defending his lawsuit over claims that he peddled a fake cure for COVID -19. Former Missouri Gov. ...

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Abundant Life announces legal action against Jackson County over reopening restrictions

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One of the largest churches in Missouri is taking legal action against Jackson County, Mo., because of its new restrictions on reopening churches.  Pastor Phil Hopper, lead pastor of Abundant Life Church,  ...

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Federal lawsuit filed against Christian health care sharing ministry            

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A company purporting to be a Christian health care sharing ministry has scammed people and failed to provide coverage, according to a new lawsuit. Aliera Companies and Trinity Healthshare has been charged ...

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Gender-neutral passports rejected by British court

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Britain’s Court of Appeal has rejected a woman’s claim that would have forced ‘non-gendered’ to appear on UK passports. Christie Elan-Cane is female but believes it is discriminatory that the Passport Office ...

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Televangelist Jim Bakker sued by Attorney General over quack coronavirus cure

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Jim Bakker is in trouble with the state of Missouri for selling a product that he claims can cure coronavirus. Attorney General Eric Schmitt sued the televangelist on Tuesday. The lawsuit alleges ...

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Mayor Bloomberg banned churches from using public buildings

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Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg helped evict churches from meeting in public places when he was mayor of New York City, according to a former Barack Obama staff member. The controversy involved dozens of ...

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New York sued over policy requiring pro-abortion hires at pro-life clinics

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A pro-life crisis pregnancy center in New York has filed religious discrimination lawsuits in federal court. Their goal is to block two laws that force nonprofit groups and religious organizations in New ...

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Missouri judge dismisses lawsuit over religious exemptions for vaccinations

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A federal judge in Missouri has ruled against a student at a Christian school who challenged the state’s religious exemption form for vaccinations. Senior U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs dismissed the lawsuit ...

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Kansas City files lawsuit over what it calls illegal firearms trafficking

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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas has made reducing violent crime his top priority for 2020. He and the city council this week announced a lawsuit against a gun manufacturer for ignoring what ...

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CNN settles in $275 million lawsuit brought by defamed student

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A high school student, defamed by CNN on national television, has forced the cable company into a settlement after suing for $275 million. CNN chose to settle  the defamation lawsuit brought against it ...

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Area Church wins court battle to house homeless

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As a blizzard battered Lenexa, Kansas, on December 14, clean sheets in shades of purple, white, and light blue stretched appealingly over rows of cots at a local church, ready for those without ...

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Post Office bans customized religious stamps

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The post office doesn’t want your religious stamps. A graphic designer has filed a lawsuit against the United States Postal Service (USPS) alleging that the federal agency had violated the First Amendment when it barred ...

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Student sues Fuller Theological Seminary for being expelled because of same-sex marriage

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Christian institutions that remain true to their standards increasingly are coming under fire. Last week, a female student sued Fuller Theological Seminary, accusing it of violating Title IX rules when it expelled ...

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Cameron, Mo., football coach under fire for prayers at games

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Another football team is under scrutiny for its coach-led prayers. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) said it received a complaint from someone in the Cameron, Mo., community concerning the alleged actions ...

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Former high school football coach continues fight for freedom to pray

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A former football coach in Bremerton, Wash., who was suspended in 2015 because of public prayer, is continuing to fight for his right to combine faith with football. “At the beginning. it ...

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Judge reverses lower court, allows Covington student’s lawsuit against Washington Post

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In a blow to the Washington Post and other liberal news outlets, a federal judge has reopened the $250 million defamation lawsuit against the paper by Covington high school student Nick Sandmann. Sandman, one ...

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Clinton judge blocks wall funding but some liberal experts say Trump’s ’emergency’ was legal

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A federal judge appointed by Bill Clinton is trying to stop the construction of the new wall along the border with Mexico. U.S. District Judge David Briones, offices in Texas, has ruled ...

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Pregnant teacher loses lawsuit against local Catholic diocese

A jury on Sept. 18 ruled in favor of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph in the case of a schoolteacher who said she had been fired for being single and pregnant, ...

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News Briefs: Federal Reserve rebuts media; China using drugs to weaken US; Brexit stalled; Now Mueller team is accused

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Here’s today’s news briefs. Federal Reserve rebuts negative media narrative Contrary to the media’s ultra negative reporting on the economy, the Federal Reserve today released its “beige book,” and said the vast majority ...

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