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Have we reached the point of crisis news fatigue?

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The news does not lack from a daily stream of crisis coverage. But there are ways to stay engaged and not become numb to needs. When Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of ...

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Survey finds young people follow news, but

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NEW YORK—Young people are following the news but aren’t too happy with what they’re seeing. They’re also abandoning Facebook as s source of news. That’s the conclusion of a study released Wednesday ...

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More changes expected at CNN after Brian Stelter firing last week

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Heads continue to roll at CNN after one of the largest management and talent shakeups in cable history continues. More changes are expected at the struggling network after it fired “Reliable Sources” ...

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Israel News Briefs

James Bond composer, American views toward Israel, Biden on nukes, and Ukrainian Aid make up today’s Israel News Briefs. Poll: Younger Americans more negative towards Israel A new Pew report found that 56% of ...

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Kansas City police release body camera footage that refutes media reports they shot unarmed woman

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Kansas City news outlets, including the Kansas City Star and local TV stations, have come under fire after they rushed to report an unarmed woman was shot by police. But there was ...

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We can know what’s false but censorship isn’t the answser

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We should know by now that censorship is bad even if you’re confident that you’re censoring “the right things.”  I recently saw a tweet from commentator and political scientist Yascha Mounk that I think ...

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Increased charter school funding goes to Missouri House

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The Missouri Legislature is moving closer to providing increased funding for charter schools. The Senate passed a bill by a vote of 29 to five, and it now will go back to the ...

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Evangelicals use wide variety of media to access Christian content, study finds

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Evangelical Protestants access Christian content through a variety of media, according to a study called Media Matters: Evangelicals and Media. Infinity Concepts and Grey Matter Research released survey results this week. Evangelicals ...

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Suffering from Apocalypse fatigue?

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been experiencing some serious “apocalypse fatigue.” For the past two years the news has been dominated by one world-threatening catastrophe after another. It’s like the ...

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Today’s news briefs on Russian war on Ukraine

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Here are the latest news briefs concerning the Russian invasion and destruction of Ukraine. Ukrainian president speaks virtually with U.S. Senate, House members Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky appeared by video to the ...

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Award-winning journalist criticizes media’s use of fact-checkers to shape opinion

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The rise of media fact-checkers has raised the question of just who is checking the fact-checkers. “Nearly every mode of information has been co-opted, if it can be co-opted by some group, ...

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Trust issues. Responding to our cultural authority crisis

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In his book The Last Word, atheist philosopher Thomas Nagel, talked about an authority crisis – a “the fear of religion”: “… I don’t mean to refer to the entirely reasonable hostility toward certain ...

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Russia evacuates citizens from Kazakhstan as it sends in “peacekeepers’

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Russia may be preparing to invade Kazakhstan after its military forces evacuated more than 1,400 of its citizens from the country over the weekend. The move comes as political unrest continues to ...

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Focus on the Family implements vaccine mandate for staff

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The Christian ministry founded by James Dobson is imposing a vaccine mandate on all employees. Focus on the Family emailed staff on Jan. 3 setting off criticism by employees and donors. In ...

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World’s largest mule train at area college makes it into Guinness World Records

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Mules parading through a college town have made it into the Guinness World Records. The feat was confirmed after review of video, photographs and other supporting materials by the Guinness organization, confirming ...

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Evangelicals have varying opinions about Israel, new study finds

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Evangelical support for the nation of Israel is not as unified as it once was. The Jewish Connection: Evangelicals and Israel, a study of 1,000 American evangelical Protestants. reveals that 51 percent ...

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Trust in media continues to drop in latest Gallup poll

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Americans’ trust in the media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly has edged down four percentage points since last year to 36 percent, according to a new Gallup poll. A ...

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Former news anchor Mark Alford: “God’s calling me” to run for Congress

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A familiar face is running for Congress from Missouri’s Fourth District. Mark Alford, a longtime anchor on Fox 4 News in Kansas City, announced on Wednesday that he will run for the ...

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Defying the experts and media, percentage of Americans identifying as ‘Evangelical’ rises

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As sociologists and pollsters continue to study the interaction of faith and politics, a new poll is turning heads. More white Americans identified as born again or evangelical during the Trump administration, ...

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CNN loses motion to dismiss defamation lawsuit

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CNN has lost its effort to have a defamation lawsuit dropped. The suit, brought by famed Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz, was upheld by a federal judge. CNN had selectively edited ...

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Poll finds viewers of conservative news more likely to get facts right

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A new poll finds that those who watch conservative news sources have a better grasp of the facts. The findings disprove misconceptions that conservatives are less informed on important issues than liberals. ...

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Kansas News Briefs: Wichita door camera records mountain lion

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — In Kansas news, Wildlife officials say a Wichita doorbell camera captured video of a mountain lion trotting along a residential back alley earlier this week. Kansas Department of ...

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Israel lifts mask mandate, leads world in vaccinations

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In the latest sign of Israel’s recovery from the pandemic, the government this week lifted its nationwide mask mandate. The news comes as the tiny nation continues to lead the world in ...

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See the powerful videos as Israel stops to remember the Holocaust

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The nation of Israel paused on Thursday to remember the Holocaust. For 24 hours, restaurants and entertainment venues shut their doors and TV stations dedicated their programming almost exclusively to Holocaust documentaries ...

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As media spins positive news, worry about Covid drops to record low

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According to a new Gallup poll, worry about Covid has dropped to its lowest level since this time last year. Just 35 percent of all Americans surveyed from March 15 to 21 ...

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