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Nonprofits may be on track for best fundraising year ever, new survey finds

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A new report on charitable giving suggests America’s nonprofit organizations are on track for possibly their best fundraising year ever, even in the midst of the continued government mandates and a bad ...

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Here’s how much Bible reading went up during 2020 pandemic

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One bright spot of the pandemic is that millions of Americans have been turning to the Bible for comfort and direction. The number of Americans who opened the Bible at least once ...

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Data reveals gender gap in nonreligious Americans

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One of the most consequential stories in American religion in recent years is the rapid and seemingly unceasing rise of “nones” – those who respond to questions about their nonreligious affiliation by ...

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Study shows preborn react to pain in facial expressions

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Do preborn babies feel pain? A new study has proven that unborn babies receiving an anesthetic injection exhibit changes in facial expression similar to newborn babies experiencing pain. The case involved a ...

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Francis Collins, Christian head of NIH, encourages use of COVID-19 vaccines

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Francis Collins, the Christian director of the National Institutes of Health, encourages Christians to love their neighbors by getting vaccinated for COVID-19 when vaccines become available. “Here’s a great opportunity for Christians ...

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Number of Christian voters declining, research finds

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The U.S. religious landscape has undergone profound changes in recent years, with the share of Christians in the population continuing to decline, according to the Pew Research Center. Today, Christians make up about half ...

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Missouri officials ready to begin vaccinations when approved

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There’s a Missouri connection to the Pfizer effort on combating Covid. If the company’s promising new coronavirus vaccine is approved, Missouri health officials are ready to begin vaccinations immediately. Dr. Randal Williams, ...

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SpaceX Crew Dragon to splash down Sunday

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The Crew Dragon spaceship is scheduled to return to Earth Sunday afternoon with a splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico. The two-person craft, built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX Corporation, will end a ...

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Heart attacks up 800% as 600 physicians warn lockdown worse than Covid-19

Statistics are now revealing in many communities, the rise in death from heart attacks now outpaces the number of Covid-19 deaths. That alarming news is the topic of a new grassroots organization ...

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KU professor charged with crimes for keeping work for Communist China secret           

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Growing concern about China is hitting close to home – this time at KU. Feng Tao, an associate professor and researcher at the University of Kansas, has been charged with two counts ...

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Pastor offers hope for future of rural churches in new book

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Pastor Danny Davis believes rural churches have a bright future despite the many challenges they face. He shares his insights in the new book “Rural Church Turnaround,” published by CrossLink Publishing. “Danny’s ...

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New research traces growth of Spirit-empowered Christianity

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An in-depth study finds that Spirit-empowered Christianity is growing exponentially around the world and shows no signs of slowing. Oral Roberts University will hold an event on February 24 to release new ...

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National Marriage Week USA observed now through Valentine’s Day

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, National Marriage Week USA begins on February 7 and continues through February 14. National Marriage Week USA is a national movement promoting education about the benefits ...

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Barna announces top 10 cities for generous Christians

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A new survey finds which cities have the most generous Christians. The Barna Group, which has been tracking cultural trends related to values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors for 35 years, identified the ...

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The truth about the search for new drugs and the FDA

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The FDA just greenlit a new treatment for osteoporosis, a therapy for advanced bladder cancer, and a pill that can cure smallpox. All of these discoveries were hard-won. Research for the osteoporosis ...

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News Briefs: School technology failing? Walmart and guns; Certain e-cigarrettes banned; Man denies affair with Omar

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Today’s news briefs: Walmart to ban legally carried guns in all stores Walmart said it will stop selling ammunition for handguns and some rifles, and stop allowing shoppers to openly carry firearms even ...

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Women do have a better memory than men

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From remembering the dentist appointment to the date of your mother-in-law’s birthday, women are champs. A new study finds that when it comes to specific events, women have better memory and instant ...

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Researcher thinks Ark of the Covenant under the Temple Mount

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Could the Ark of the Covenant still be near the underground remains of King Solomon’s First Temple? For centuries, the search for the Ark has captured the imagination of movie makers, archeologists ...

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Study: Most new drugs have little benefit

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If you watch any television at all, read a magazine or turn on the radio, there seems to be a new drug to treat anything and everything. We live in a medication-obsessed ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley confronts foreign espionage

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Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) on June 18 introduced legislation aimed at protecting sensitive national security-related academic research from theft by foreign intelligence services from countries such as China, Russia, and Iran. The legislation ...

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Trump pulls funding from gov’t scientists using aborted body parts

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In yet another act solidifying its place as the most pro-life presidency in history, the Trump administration announced Wednesday that government scientists will no longer conduct research using elective aborted baby body ...

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Kansas City could get USDA research facility

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In recent years Kansas City has been trying to shed its old moniker as “Cowtown.” That may be more difficult as it’s considered for a new USDA site. Kansas City is among ...

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“Best tournament of the year” benefits Pancreatic Cancer research

Spring is here, summer’s near, and it’s that time of year – time to gear up for the 17th Annual Rod Rogers Memorial Golf Tournament benefitting KU Cancer Center. The event is ...

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Women are giving themselves cancer with alcohol

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Middle-aged women aren’t getting the message that there’s a proven link between alcohol consumption and higher breast cancer risk, according to researchers from Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. The small-scale study suggests women ...

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Millennial Christians not fond of evangelism

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If the future of spreading the Gospel is in the hands of millennial Christians, evangelism in America is at risk. Barna research reveals in a new study that about half of younger ...

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