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Biden proposes state travel ban while increasing migrant entries

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President Joe Biden is being called out for hypocrisy after he floated a ban on Americans traveling to Florida and other states over Covid fears.  The suggestion comes as his administration prepares ...

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Federal mask mandate goes into effect today, with penalties

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A new national mask mandate put in place by the CDC goes into effect today. Requirements to wear a mask apply to individuals traveling on buses, subways, trains, planes, taxis, ferries and ...

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Kansas City extends and revises COVID-19 restrictions

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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas has extended the city’s state of emergency and updated its restrictions and safety guidelines. The Covid state of emergency will now continue until May 1.  The news ...

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Missouri Governor Parson inauguration held

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson began a second term in office Monday with an inaugural ceremony that was scaled back. The event also marked kicked off Missouri’s bicentennial year. Up to 2,000 people ...

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Scotland closes all churches in latest lockdowns

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As of Wednesday, church buildings across Scotland have been shuttered as part of the latest government lockdowns. The restriction, expected to last for “at least four weeks,” affects all of the mainland, ...

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Half of households with children concerned about food security for the next month

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The new year would be a good time for churches and individuals to step up to help feed the hungry. Less than half of households with kids in the United State are ...

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Church distributes more than 40,000 Christmas meals

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Christmas was brighter for many Joplin, Mo. families, thanks to volunteers at Hope City Church, who packed meals for those less fortunate. “In a season where it can be easy to give ...

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World Health Organization criticizes politicians talking of ‘new’ virus in Britain

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According to news service Rueters, the World Health Organization has warned politicians and health officials about false claims there’s a new and more deadly Covid virus. The WHO stated the virus in ...

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Ruling on church restrictions applauded as win for freedom

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Religious freedom advocates applauded a federal appeals court decision this week that blocked enforcement of Nevada’s pandemic-related restrictions on churches because they treat various secular events and businesses “significantly better” than worship ...

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U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Colorado restrictions on religious gatherings

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The U.S. Supreme Court continues to side with churches that are challenging overreaching state restrictions. On Tuesday, the court ruled in favor of a Colorado church that sued Democratic Gov. Jared Polis. ...

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Churches rebrand as ‘strip clubs’ in response to CA ruling

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If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Two Southern California pastors rebranded their churches as strip clubs to get around stringent COVID-19 regulations San Diego Superior Court Judge Joel R. Wohlfeil said ...

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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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Where each state stands on lockdowns and restrictions

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Just in time for Christmas, state governors and local authorities are re-instituting full or partial lockdowns. The actions come as several lawsuits, claiming they are unconstitutional, wind their way through the nation’s ...

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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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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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Award-winning Broadway actor under fire for challenging state’s COVID-19 restrictions

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Actor Chad Kimball, a Seattle native who was nominated in 2011 for a Tony for his performance in “Memphis,” recently said he will respectfully disobey Washington state’s restrictions on church gatherings and ...

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US and Poland spearhead global meeting on religious freedom

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The Trump administration has organized a virtual conference on world religious freedom which took place on Monday. Ministers of foreign affairs from various countries convened for the event hosted by Poland and ...

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Several Christian colleges lowering tuition in response to Covid-19

Ongoing Covid-19 restrictions on businesses and fear of the pandemic is putting a financial squeeze on many families. Several Christian colleges are helping out by rolling back tuition costs as enrollment takes ...

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Sen. Hawley defends religious freedom in Coney Barrett confirmation hearing

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Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley defended religious freedom from Democratic Party attacks in his opening remarks at the confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett  nomination to the Supreme Court this week. “It ...

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DOJ steps in on side of church against unfair Washington DC restrictions

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A prominent Washington D.C. multi-racial church is getting support from the U.S. Department of Justice after it sued the city’s Democrat mayor over reopening restrictions. The mayor, Muriel Bowser, is being accused ...

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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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‘Not What Our Founders Said’: John MacArthur defies judge’s ruling forcing church to close

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Los Angeles County’s Democrat officials have convinced a judge to end indoor services at the megachurch John MacArthur pastors. Four previous attempts had failed and now the church is defying those orders. ...

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Federal Court strikes down all Pennsylvania state covid restrictions

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In a ruling that has far-reaching implications for the entire nation, a federal judge has ruled all state-imposed pandemic restrictions in Pennsylvania are unconstitutional. Thrown out are Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf’s closing ...

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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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Most people want churches to follow same pandemic rules as other groups

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Most Americans believe churches should follow the same rules about social distancing and large gatherings as other organizations or businesses in their area, a new Pew Research Center survey found. About eight ...

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