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CDC now strongly favors schools reopening in fall

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As polls show an overwhelming majority of both Democrats and Republicans believe schools should reopen, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the science now backs it up. The nation’s ...

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Israel real estate boom fueled by view it’s ‘safest place to be’

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Jews and Israelis who are living in the U.S. and other regions of the world are fueling a huge surge in real estate purchases in Israel. American Jews and Israelis who moved ...

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Missouri receives grant to help tourism industry recovery

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Help is on the way for Missouri’s tourism industry, decimated by state and local lockdown orders. Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday announced a $15 million grant to help make attractions safer. “So ...

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St. Louis confiscates rifle used by couple to defend home

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Authorities have reportedly confiscated a rifle while serving a search warrant late Friday at the home of Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who made nationwide headlines late last month ...

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US may ban communist Chinese app TikTok over security concerns

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TikTok, the social media app gaining popularity in the U.S. and around the world, may soon be banned. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late on Monday that the United States is ...

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Ben Carson speaks out against calls to defund police departments

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Recent calls to abolish or defund police departments in the wake of George Floyd’s death are not a good idea, according to Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Carson ...

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Missouri’s Tuesday elections will be the ‘cleanest’ ever for voters

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Pandemic or not, many Missouri residents will be voting on local issues in elections on Tuesday. Gov. Mike Parson told those voters to put their personal safety first. “I hope people feel ...

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Americans maintain faith in God throughout pandemic, study finds

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Although Americans have not been able to meet in churches for several months, their faith in God remains strong. That is one of the key findings of a recent survey by UChicago ...

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Demand soars for special communion cups

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The coronavirus outbreak is changing numerous things about how church services are held, right down to communion. Blessed Communion in Chicago, the world’s leading provider of individually sealed, prefilled communion cups, is ...

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Hope Faith Ministries seeks donations to help homeless

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The coronavirus pandemic is especially tough on Kansas City’s homeless, and Hope Faith Ministries is stepping up to meet essential needs. The ministry seeks donations to assist its ongoing work. READ: Chiefs ...

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Transcript of Tuesday night’s somber coronavirus press conference with Trump, Pence

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Metro Voice regularly provides you with the transcripts of President Trump’s statements and press conferences. Below is the transcript from the Tuesday, March 21 coronavirus press conference with the President, Vice President ...

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Guidelines for Kansas City’s stay-at-home order

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Beginning Monday Night at midnight, Kansas City and most suburbs will enter into a mandatory stay-at-home order. Below is the official announcement with guidelines and instructions from Mayor Quintin Lucas. Kansas City ...

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Four good reasons to keep up with home maintenance

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After a busy work week, it can be hard to get motivated to complete chores and home maintenance around the house. And knowing what tasks to do and when to do them ...

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Do armed members make church-goers feel more safe?

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In the aftermath of several high-profile church shootings, most pastors say their congregations have taken some precautions to protect those in attendance. That includes peppering armed members throughout the church. Since 2000, ...

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Travel ban extended to six new nations over poor security

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After weighing growing security concerns, the Trump administration has extended a travel ban for six additional nations. President Donald Trump signed the authorization for the countries who have failed to comply with ...

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Warren, Buttigieg want over-the-counter abortion drugs

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Seven Democratic presidential candidates, including front runners Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg, want to remove safeguards on dangerous abortion drugs and allow them to be sold over the counter. The New York ...

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Area highways very busy for Thanksgiving travel

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A record 55 million Americans are traveling this week, journeying 50 miles or more away from home to celebrate Thanksgiving with three storms spanning the country. How will holiday travel affect Kansas and Missouri drivers? Those ...

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Missouri has one of nation’s highest murder rates

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The Show-Me State has one of the nation’s highest murder rates – and it is climbing rapidly. Missouri had 7.9 murders per 100,000 residents in the period from 2013 to 2017, trailing ...

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Severe burns after generic phone charger touches necklace

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A young woman suffered severe neck burns after her necklace came in contact with her generic cell phone charger, prompting experts to warn about the potential dangers of using these products. The ...

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El Paso witness carried lost children to safety

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A witness to the mass shooting at the El Paso Walmart risked his own life as he carried kids to safety after they were caught in the crossfire. Glen Oakley was at ...

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National Night Out activities help keep neighborhoods friendly and safe

Safe Streets is about to embark on its 23rd year of National Night Out in the Topeka/Shawnee County community. This annual event, which will be held Saturday, August 10, brings neighborhoods together ...

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Lawrence School Board votes to inhibit apprehension of illegal immigrants

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The Lawrence, Kansas Public School Board has voted to obstruct Federal law enforcement with a resolution targeting Immigration and Customs Enforcement efforts to apprehend individuals who are in the country illegally. The ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Netting or Not?

The debate is on. After two kids have been hit with foul balls beyond the netting at Major League games this year, is Major League Baseball going to do anything about it? ...

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Tablet burns through mattress as child sleeps

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An 11-year-old British boy had a “lucky escape” when a tablet burned through his mattress down to the springs, but never developed into a full fire as it continued to smolder as ...

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Church bus crash leaves two dead in Colorado

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A dozen people remain hospitalized Monday after a deadly bus crash involving a church group on Sunday, June 23 in Pueblo, Colorado. KRQE in Albuquerque reports that 10 kids and 5 adults ...

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