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Fear of Covid runs high in young adults, contrary to actual risk

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New polling finds that young American adults have a fear of Covid not supported by data outlining their actual risk. Nearly 3 million Americans are being vaccinated against COVID-19 each day, but ...

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Christian agencies: Starvation at doorstep of seven million in East Africa

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Seven million people across six countries in East Africa are on the brink of starvation. The disturbing news comes from numerous Christian agencies on the ground, including World Vision. This figure is ...

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Missouri and Kansas will not require vaccine passports

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The governors of Missouri and Kansas announced on Monday that they will not institute vaccine passports for citizens. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said that although he doesn’t support state-mandated vaccine passports, he ...

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Pastor jailed for in-person services is released to applause from other inmates

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Canadian Pastor James Coates, held in prison for holding in-person church services, is speaking out after his release. Coates, a pastor at GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, left the jail to thunderous ...

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Kansas votes to end mask mandate imposed by Gov. Kelly

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Lawmakers in Kansas have voted to end a short-lived statewide coronavirus mask mandate extension put in place by Gov. Laura Kelly. She extended the order last week but a new law allows ...

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Missouri Senate passes amendment to prevent vaccine passports

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The Missouri Legislature is working to ban so-called vaccine passports for travel. An amendment attached to a transportation bill from Sen. Lincoln Hough prohibits Missouri organizations from requiring COVID-19 vaccine documentation to ...

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Biden skips Jesus in Easter message, mentions Covid 7 times

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President Joe Biden gave his Easter address to the nation over the weekend but forgot one important person surrounding the holiest day in Christianity. Jesus. Instead, Biden urged Americans to get vaccinated ...

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Just 40 percent who normally attend Easter services will do so Sunday

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The arrival of the pandemic caused major disruptions to Easter services at many churches in 2020. Although churchgoers say they now are more comfortable with attending live services, many still plan to ...

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Missouri Senate bill protects churches from frivolous Covid lawsuits

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A bill protecting churches from frivolous Covid lawsuits is working its way through the Missouri Legislature. Proponents say with recent amendments, it would provide the highest legal protection for houses of worship ...

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Missouri Covid rate drops to lowest in nation

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Missouri has the lowest COVID-19 positivity rate in the nation, Gov. Mike Parson announced on Thursday. “Our seven-day positivity rate is below 4 percent, a long time since we’ve seen those kinds ...

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Missouri tax filing and payment deadline extended

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Governor Mike Parson announced today that the Missouri Department of Revenue is extending the state individual tax filing and payment deadline for the 2020 tax year from April 15, 2021, to May ...

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One million illegal migrants by summer, warns Congressman

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Illegal border crossings will hit one million by summer. That’s the assessment of the Biden border crisis given by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) to ABC News on Sunday morning. “It’s going to ...

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Regardless of party affiliation, Americans want to reopen schools

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Most Americans want schools to reopen, including majorities of all political persuasions and regions of the country. More than 94 percent of Republican respondents to a Gallup poll said they support providing ...

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Here’s why 40% of small business owners can’t find workers

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A whopping 40 percent of small business owners were unable to fill job openings last month—a seven-point increase from January. This finding comes from a new report by the NFIB (a small ...

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Shawnee County to lift health orders on Monday; mask mandate remains

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Starting Monday, March 22, COVID-19 Health Orders in Shawnee County will become just recommendations. Shawnee County Commissioners made the move on a 2-1 vote Thursday, with commission chair Kevin Cook voting against ...

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Franklin Graham encourages Christians to get COVID-19 vaccinations

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Franklin Graham says he has been vaccinated for COVID-19 and encourages others to do the same. Graham made the comments to ABC News, which examined the divide within the Christian community over ...

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Attorneys general from 21 states challenge part of Democrat stimulus bill

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Attorneys general from 21 states are challenging the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill as an “unprecedented and unconstitutional infringement” on state sovereignty. Deep in the bowels of the 5,500-page bill is language that ...

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National Sheriffs Association: 50% of migrants have Covid

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As the humanitarian crisis along the southern border grows, disturbing data has been released concerning COVID rates among migrants. Dr. Ivan Melendez, the health authority in Hidalgo County, Texas said “The reality ...

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Missouri State Fair is a go for 2021

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The Missouri State Fair is a go. A spokesperson for Missouri’s Agriculture Department confirmed on Tuesday that the popular annual event would take place, after a year off during the pandemic. The ...

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Is it a good time to sell my house? Tips for homeowners

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Last year, many homeowners thought twice about selling their houses due to the onset of the health crisis. This year, however, homeowners are beginning to regain their confidence when it comes to ...

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Windermere owners ponder sale as camp operator goes bankrupt

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Paul Miller has a lot of good family memories built around Windermere Baptist Conference Center. For his family, the camp, situated on the Little Niangua Arm of Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks, ...

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‘Wall of Jesus’ brings hope to Pakistan’s Christians

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Residents of a Christian neighborhood in Lahore, Pakistan have found hope amid despair as they visit the “Wall of Jesus.” It’s not a shrine but a way to receive free weekly assistance ...

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Church boom? U.S. churchgoers say they’ll return after COVID

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Churchgoers aren’t attending yet at pre-pandemic levels, but most say they value gathering with their congregation and are anxious to do so when the threat of COVID ends. A study of 1,000 Protestant ...

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Almost 80% of people seriously affected by Covid were overweight

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The CDC has released startling data showing the vast majority of people who have been hospitalized, placed on a ventilator, or died from COVID were obese or overweight. The new study shows that nearly ...

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Canadian pastor will remain imprisoned for holding church service

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Christians around the world are speaking out on behalf of a Canadian pastor imprisoned since Feb. 16 for holding in-person worship services. Pastor James Coates with GraceLife Church of Edmonton was arrested ...

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