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Covid restrictions causing food insecurity among Americans

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As some governors re-enforce partial or total Covid lockdowns across the nation, many Americans are concerned about being able to feed their families. Food insecurity is highest in states with lockdowns and ...

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Americans more accepting of churches defying lockdown orders today than in March

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The American public is much more accepting of churches defying coronavirus lockdown orders today than they were last spring. Paul Djupe, an affiliated scholar with the Public Religion Research Institute, and Ryan ...

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Study finds virtual learning destroys student achievement

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Is virtual learning, as a result of the pandemic, dumbing-down America’s schoolchildren? That’s the finding of a new study of student outcomes conducted by Virginia’s largest school system. The study compared this ...

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Elderly woman chooses suicide rather than lockdown

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A Canadian news service is reporting that a 90-year-old woman chose assisted suicide rather than living through another lockdown at her nursing home. The disturbing development, reported by CTV News Medical Correspondent, ...

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Biden: no lockdown as scientists sign letter warning of their dangers

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As 50,000 scientists and doctors sign an open letter against lockdowns, Joe Biden said Thursday that he would not try to impose a nationwide lockdown. He went on to say that a ...

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Missouri House postpones bus tour after senator gets COVID-19

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The Missouri House has postponed its two-week statewide bus tour for new members after a senator and staff member tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. “Out of an abundance of caution and ...

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Newsom, Pelosi scramble after caught breaking distancing rules

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Democrat leaders Gavin Newsom and Nancy Pelosi are being called out for hypocrisy over COVID distancing restrictions they’ve put in place. On Friday, Newsom, the Governor of California, apologized for joining in ...

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British church leaders fight new lockdown

Churches across England are fighting back as the country entered a new lockdown on Thursday, Nov. 12.  They contend that the forced closure of churches, mosques and synagogues by the British government ...

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Church attendance has dropped during pandemic, according to ‘2020 State of the Bible’ report

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The ongoing pandemic and limits on group size has taken a toll on church attendance, a study by the American Bible Society and the Barna Group found. According to the “2020 State of ...

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Operation Christmas Child hopes to brighten life for world’s children despite ongoing pandemic

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Shoeboxes from Operation Christmas Child bring hope to kids who desperately need to feel God’s love. But during this time when the coronavirus pandemic is making it difficult to just go to church, ...

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375 million children in poverty globally after lockdowns

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Government lockdowns meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus have had many unintended consequences. One of those is the loss of over $35 trillion in economic activity globally. In the U.S. ...

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Michigan Supreme Court strikes down Governor’s ‘unconstitutional’ lockdown

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In a ruling that could set a precedent for other states, the Supreme Court in Michigan has dealt a blow to the states Democrat governor and “emergency powers” law restricting businesses, churches ...

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Limits on gatherings in Pennsylvania again lose in court

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Pennsylvania’s governor has suffered another embarrassing defeat after a judge on Tuesday prevented him from reimposing limits on gatherings. The judge said limits were arbitrary and not based on science. Stickman, a ...

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SD Gov. Kristi Noem: Americans are addicted to being offended, but God can heal our land

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South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem spoke out about her bold conservatism in a recent interview. The Mount Rushmore State’s governor has proven herself as a renegade, allowing mass gatherings like the ...

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Lady Gaga and father join suit against New York restaurant restrictions

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New York’s covid restaurant laws are a “monster,” according the father of Lady Gaga. After thousands of New York restaurants have permanently closed, many of those that remain have joined in a ...

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Lockdowns and mask laws hit world’s poor the hardest

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Around the world, government lockdowns have disproportionately affected the poor. One inequity that has been exposed is unequal access to a mask which, in many cases, are required with the risk of ...

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8 Ways to pray as schools reopen

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As the 2019-2020 school year drew to a close no one could have imagined what challenges would be faced then and in the ensuing months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, great ...

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Kansas City voters rally to recall Mayor Quinton Lucas

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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas is being criticized for his pandemic response and budget priorities by voters who say he’s fallen short. On Wednesday evening, a group of Kansas Citians called for ...

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How the sound of religion has changed in the pandemic

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Things sound different in a lockdown. The silence of usually bustling streets, the two-tone whirr of ambulance sirens and the sudden awareness of birdsong, all formed an aural backdrop to the coronavirus ...

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Missouri economy grows as unemployment plummets

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Missouri’s economic rebound from the Covid pandemic continues to lead the country. Figures released Wednesday by the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center show the state’s unemployment is now 6.9%. That rate ...

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The Baptist Home advocates for elderly during pandemic

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Rodney Harrison knows something about the elderly and how to care for them. During the pandemic Harrison has worked to gain support for aging issues and has spoken with the Missouri Deputy ...

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Former football star Herschel Walker criticizes double standard on protests and church gatherings

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If people can protest, they also should be allowed to attend church, according to Herschel Walker, former NFL and Heisman Trophy-winning running back. “We keep hearing the importance of freedom of speech… ...

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Pandemic closures and abuse take toll on children

Child abuse prevention advocates are concerned that the longer businesses, schools, and communities are shut down or limited, more children will become victims of violence and neglect. Hotlines are busy taking calls. ...

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Study of 100 British schools shows ‘very little evidence that the virus is transmitted in schools’

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Imagine state governments announcing they plan to shut down schools until there is a cure for breast cancer. That is essentially the logic they are employing to shut schools because of a ...

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Israel finds weekend business closures do not slow spread of Covid-19

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Israel will end its mandatory closure of businesses and synagogues each weekend after a study found it had no impact on curbing the spread of Covid-19. The Times of Israel reports Health ...

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