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Morning Brief: Submarine found; hostages dead; Ukraine and more

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Metro Voice is beginning a daily news brief to bring you the news in a paragraph or less. Here’s the news for Friday, May 24, 2025. Israel recovers three more hostage bodies ...

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Faith leaders want Congress to tackle religious persecution

More than 100 religious freedom advocates are encouraging the U.S. Senate to pass bipartisan resolution SR-569, which would integrate religious freedom into U.S. foreign policy and address worldwide violations of faith. The ...

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War in Ukraine enters third year: 3 issues will decide outcome

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In retrospect, there was perhaps nothing surprising about Russia’s decision to invade Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022. The outcome is up for grabs. Vladimir Putin’s intentions were, after all, hiding in plain sight and signaled in ...

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Governor bans China, others from owning Missouri land near military sites

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson this week issued an executive order prohibiting foreign countries considered American adversaries from purchasing land near military facilities in the state. The order will block entities from China, ...

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Ukrainian Jews who follow Jesus serving in Israel

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Many Russian-speaking Jews who fled the fighting in Ukraine now find themselves in another warzone. What makes the situation even more unique is they follow Yeshua – Jesus– as their messiah and ...

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Full transcript of remarks by President Biden on Israel and Ukraine

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This is the full transcript of the address by President Joe Biden to the nation Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023. The president primarily discussed the attacks on Israel and its war on Hamas ...

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Ukraine’s strikes deep into Russia are paying off

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The attacks deep into Russia are bolder and more frequent. At first, it looks like ordinary surveillance footage of a large military plane sitting on the tarmac. But then the wing catches ...

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U.S. urges Americans to leave Belarus as Poland, Lithuania close borders

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As Russia’s war on Ukraine rages on, the U.S. Embassy in Belarus is urging Americans to leave “immediately”. The advisory comes as NATO members begin constructing physical barriers on their borders to ...

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Putin disappears as Zelenskyy and Biden discuss Russian mutiny

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Vladimir Putin remains hidden Monday, after a phone call between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and President Joe Biden. The two talked Sunday after news that Wagner mercenary group had stood down from ...

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Mercenary rebellion against Putin unfolds in major Russian city

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President Vladimir Putin has told residents of Moscow to stay off the streets as an armed rebellion unfolds in Russia. Military vehicles are now on Red Square surrounding the Kremlin. Putin, speaking ...

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How Putin is using religious art for war

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Vladimir Putin is placing Russia’s age-old religious art at the service of his war aims. In Moscow, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour echoes to Orthodox chants and prayers. It’s packed with ...

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Israel and its enemies playing key roles in biblical prophecy, scholar says

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This year, which is the 75th anniversary of the rebirth of modern Israel, also may be prophetically significant, says Jeffrey Johnson, Ph.D., founder of Israel Today Ministries. “What is so unprecedented in ...

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Here’s where Americans stand on support for Ukraine

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Drone attacks on Moscow have exposed division within Russia with some citizens taking to social media to support the attacks on an area dubbed the “Russian Beverly Hills.” The war is increasingly ...

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Drone attack on Moscow brings war against Ukraine home

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The Russian war against Ukraine has come to  Moscow Tuesday as dozens of attack drones attacked the city. Drones struck the Russian capital in what one politician called the worst attack on ...

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Body armor-clad pastors risk all delivering aid in Ukraine

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Courageous pastors, many wearing bulletproof vests, are risking everything to deliver lifesaving aid to desperate people living near the frontline of the war in Ukraine. “Jesus used to go where there was ...

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Easter Eggs help Ukrainian women reclaim religious freedom

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Pysanka, or Ukrainian Easter eggs, are those distinct and intricately flourished orbs painted in crimsons and cobalts, with symbols of flowers, chickens, deer and other organic indicators of the rebirth of spring. ...

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Russians sexually assaulted 4-year-old and gang-raped her mother, say prosecutors

As investigations into Russian war crimes intensify, evidence has emerged of invading Russians sexually assaulting a four-year-old Ukrainian girl and gang-raping her mother at gunpoint. The incident is just one of thousands ...

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Putin paying Palestinian Arabs to fight against Ukraine

Palestinian Arabs are being paid to fight for Russia against Ukraine The Media Line reports. The investigation cited a Lebanese government security official who said that Russian entities with close ties to Vladimir ...

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‘Part of Ukraine’ – church raises $259k for medical supply delivery

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Fred Provencher, senior pastor of Cornerstone Church, travelled from the suburbs of New Jersey to war-torn Ukraine to deliver vital equipment to a medical missions organization last fall. On the trip, he ...

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Two Kansas City-area men arrested for exporting aviation tech to Russia

Two Kansas City-area men were arrested by U.S. authorities on Thursday for illegally exporting aviation technology to Russia. Douglas Robertson of Olathe and Cyril Gregory Buyanovsky of Lawrence, are charged with conspiracy, ...

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Zelensky predicts Putin will be assassinated

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The UK’s Telegraph newspaper is reporting comments from Ukraine’s president Zelensky that Russian President Vladimir Putin will be assassinated in the coming months. “There will certainly be a moment when the fragility ...

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Iran vows to assassinate Donald Trump with new cruise missile

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Iran has a target for their new cruise missile – former President Donald Trump. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the head of the Revolutionary Guards aerospace force spoke of Iran’s often repeated threat to ...

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Ukraine and world mark anniversary of Russian invasion

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The war in Ukraine marked its one year anniversary with no end in sight, and a defiant President Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowing the nation will defeat the much larger Russian military. World leaders ...

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Biden makes surprise appearance in Kyiv, Ukraine

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President Joe Biden secretly traveled to Kyiv, Ukraine from Poland on Monday, in a historic show of support as the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion approaches. Biden met with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy, ...

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Josh Hawley, audience laugh at China defender, climate heckler

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A pro-China heckler failed in an attempt to disrupt a speech by Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri on Thursday. During a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., Hawley argued ...

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