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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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WHO urges halt to lockdowns worldwide

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Stop using lockdowns to control the pandemic. That’s what the World Health Organization is now urging political leaders around the globe “We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as ...

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Three ministries team up to sponsor Unite to Fight Poverty virtual concert

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Many of the top names in Christian music will join forces to help children living in poverty because of COVID-19 and other natural disasters. World Vision, Compassion International and Food for the ...

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Local church pays off $2.2 million of medical debt for strangers

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The Summit Church in Lee’s Summit has helped erase $2.2 million in medical debt. “Medical debt is different than just paying off someone’s credit-card debt,” church member Kyle Mallott said. “It’s not ...

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Matt Damon and the local non-profit he founded, push for clean water to fight Covid-19

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Water is essential for proper sanitation, not only during the current pandemic but at any time. A nonprofit organization in Kansas City, co-founded by Matt Damon, is working hard to provide broader ...

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Providing young girls in India an alternative to prostitution

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For 500 years, one tribal group in northern India has relied on the prostitution of its oldest daughters as a key source of income. This tribe, known as the Banchara, is part ...

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Branson ministry helps employees through slow season

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Branson attractions and businesses hire thousands of workers to meet the high demand during peak tourist season. But when things slow down during the off season, one ministry is stepping in to ...

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Gospel for Asia brings Christmas hope to Asia’s forgotten children

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Millions of “unwanted” children in Asia crave ”the gift of love and hope” this Christmas. They’ll find that and more thanks to Gospel for Asia (GFA) — as it launches a Christmas ...

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Latest Medicaid expansion plan riddled with red flags & a ‘scam’

The latest Medicaid expansion plan has too many red flags without even getting to the program itself. Like other states, Kansas is unlikely to have the federal government approve the partial expansion. Yet ...

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News Briefs: America’s poor better off than Europeans; Economy boost coming?; Risky mortgages are back; ‘Beto’ all in for abortion until birth

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Here’s your daily news briefs. President Trump considering economy-boosting measures President Trump said he is considering measures to bolster the economy, including a reduction in capital-gains taxes. He also continued to press ...

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Conservative shames city leaders, organizes Baltimore clean-up

Some 200 volunteers combed through the streets of northwest Baltimore on Aug. 5, cleaning up trash and weeds in an “Americans Helping Americans” event organized by conservative activist Scott Presler. Starting at 7 a.m. ...

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Analysis: The debate over Food Stamp reform

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Conservatives are applauding the Trump administration for proposing new regulations that would save taxpayers $2.5 billion a year by ending food stamp benefits for an estimated 3 million people, by taking away ...

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NBA icon Charles Barkley has advice for black Democrats

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Charles Barkley, a former NBA star and now an NBA analyst on TNT, said after the Democratic presidential candidate debate on July 30 that political parties have been neglecting economic opportunities for ...

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‘It’s just crazy’: Baltimore residents describe their living conditions

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Baltimore residents are now coming out in defense of President Donald Trump’s recent comments about conditions in the city. Trump made comments condemning the poverty and crime in the city which is ...

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Trump observations on Baltimore defended as Democrats make it a race issue

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Democrats are being criticized for creating a race incident where none exists after President Donald Trump criticized the living conditions and crime in Baltimore. The district, which has some of the highest ...

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Biden says ‘physical revolution’ needed to combat poverty

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Without presenting actual data, former Vice President Joe Biden stated Monday a “physical revolution” could help overcome what he sees as Republican opposition to left-leaning poverty initiatives. He failed to mention the ...

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Want to reduce poverty, abuse, drugs, and violence? Then we need involved dads!

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Once every year we dedicate a day to remember our dads. I’m glad we do. The role of a father is irreplaceable. My own dad has been a priceless gift over the ...

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Mercy Ships celebrates 100,000 free surgeries

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A baby named Aissata was right at the center of a major milestone in the ministry of Mercy Ships. In fact, she is the milestone but she doesn’t even realize it. You see, Aissata ...

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Has Cher had an awakening on illegals? “State can’t take care of it’s own…how can it take care of more?”

Recent comments by legendary singer Cher have many wondering if she has had an awakening of some sort. Cher took to Twitter on Sunday to make this point: “I Understand Helping struggling ...

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Arrest rates for youth almost 4x that of their grandparents

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A shocking study reveals that America’s youth are going to jail in historic numbers. Americans under the age of 26 years old today are far more likely to be arrested than older ...

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EXAMINING OUR VALUE: What is the place of the Church and Christians in today’s society?

Many people gravitate towards the idea of helping the poor within our community, nation and world. However, do we really understand who the poor are, and what poverty and suffering really is? ...

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Ben Carson’s prescription for a better life

Dr. Ben Carson has a prescription for a better life. Carson is the 17th secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. After a successful career in medicine and his ...

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Why the world isn’t growing worse in 2019

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A friend once shared his unease about the bloodshed in the Middle East. Drawing on disturbing news dispatches, he exclaimed, “Catastrophe is increasing all around us.” The world, he was convinced, was ...

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GOOD NEWS: World poverty rates are dropping

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Poverty rates around the world are falling dramatically, especially in the last few years but there’s still much work to be done. While the United States experiences record growth, global economic prospects ...

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City Union Mission Issues Final Plea for Help

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As they enter the homestretch of their largest annual fundraiser, City Union Mission officials are asking the community to help close the gap on their $6 million campaign goal through generous support. ...

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