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Number of “F” grades soaring as schools close

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Many people have speculated that school lockdowns are hurting students and grades, and new research backs them up. The number of students receiving “F” marks is soaring this year in the Fairfax, ...

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‘The Case for Christmas’ available free online starting Nov. 30

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Former journalist and atheist Lee Strobel uses his legal and journalism training to investigate whether the account of the birth and divinity of Jesus is logically and historically credible, in the free ...

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Study finds virtual learning destroys student achievement

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Is virtual learning, as a result of the pandemic, dumbing-down America’s schoolchildren? That’s the finding of a new study of student outcomes conducted by Virginia’s largest school system. The study compared this ...

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Kansas and Missouri in bottom half of most charitable states: study

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As the giving seasons begins, Missouri and Kansas have a ways to go to catch up with the most charitable states in the nation. Missouri ranked No. 24 and Kansas came in ...

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U.S. divorce rate hits 50-year low, but marriage rates plummet

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The U.S. divorce rate is the lowest it has been in a half century, according to data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The new data show that 14.9 marriages per ...

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Study: Third of Covid-19 deaths cannot be attributed to the disease

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The Washington Examiner is reporting on a new study that has discovered that a third of U.S. COVID-19 deaths could not be directly attributed to the coronavirus. The data was obtained through ...

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Family Research Council documents state funding of abortion industry

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A new study by the Family Research Council gives Missouri and Kansas credit for attempting to defund the abortion industry but also points out where work remains to be done. Missouri has ...

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How the sound of religion has changed in the pandemic

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Things sound different in a lockdown. The silence of usually bustling streets, the two-tone whirr of ambulance sirens and the sudden awareness of birdsong, all formed an aural backdrop to the coronavirus ...

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Study of 100 British schools shows ‘very little evidence that the virus is transmitted in schools’

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Imagine state governments announcing they plan to shut down schools until there is a cure for breast cancer. That is essentially the logic they are employing to shut schools because of a ...

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Majority of churchgoers say they have trouble understanding Bible on their own

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More than half of all churchgoers say they have trouble understanding the Bible on their own, a new LifeWay Research study found. “Churchgoers are ready to defend the Bible as true and ...

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Israel finds weekend business closures do not slow spread of Covid-19

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Israel will end its mandatory closure of businesses and synagogues each weekend after a study found it had no impact on curbing the spread of Covid-19. The Times of Israel reports Health ...

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Study: Easily offended are bad employees and hypocrites

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A new study has found that millennials who are easily offended are the worst employees. The report, from San Diego State University, says that easily offended people never get anything done and ...

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How you can help find a solution to COVID-19

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The human immune system holds important clues about how people naturally detect and defend against disease. For COVID-19, many people have been able to defeat the virus because of their natural defense ...

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Oops. CDC makes big correction about spread of Covid-19

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After originally recommending the country go on lockdown because of the “easy” spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a big “oops” regarding how the agency now ...

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Saint Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute studying effects of COVID-19 on heart patients

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Saint Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute in Kansas City this week will begin collaborating on a study to determine the effects of COVID-19 on patients with pre-existing heart conditions. George Clinical, whose U.S. ...

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Noted Israeli scientist: COVID-19 to wind down after 70 days

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COVID-19 will run its course in about 70 days, regardless of government measures, according to a prominent Israeli scientist. Isaac Ben-Israel is a physicist, mathematician, retired major general and head of two ...

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Study: Coffee really does make dessert better

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We now know why many people will pair a cup of coffee with their favorite dessert. A new study is lending some scientific credibility to the time-honored tradition of serving coffee after ...

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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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Study: Ringing a cancer bell at end of treatment does more harm than good

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We’ve all seen the commercials. A cancer patient rings a bell, triumphantly proclaiming they’ve “beat” cancer. But is that celebratory moment doing more harm than good? Since 1996, the practice has become ...

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Study: We’re brewing our coffee wrong

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You’re brewing your morning coffee all wrong. That’s according to a new study published last week in the academic journal Matter. It took scientists and mathematicians to discover the proper process and ...

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Study on pets finds Evangelical Christians and Catholics more likely to own a dog

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By their pets ye shall know them. That is one of the takeaway messages from a recent study about the relationship between pet ownership and religion, first published in the “Journal for ...

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Reading more in 2020 offers wide-ranging benefits

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A popular New Year’s resolution is to watch less television and read more books. Reading offers a number of benefits according to a story on Beliefnet. Reading is fun. One of the ...

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Study: New friendships get more difficult to find with age

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Studies have found that having a strong circle of friends is good for your health, and longevity. But new studies find that developing new friendships gets more difficult with age. According to ...

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Study that asserted religious kids were ‘less generous’ retracted for bad numbers

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A scholarly scientific article made national headlines in 2015 for showing the negative impact a religious upbringing has on a child’s generosity — except it turns out the opposite is true, and it ...

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News Briefs: Study finds prejudice down under Trump; No Taliban talks; China and 5G; Police union backs Trump

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Here’s your daily news briefs Study says prejudice down under Trump Contrary to media reports, new recent research by a leading university has found that hate crimes and prejudice against other races ...

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