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FCA’s Fields of Faith set for October 9 at nation’s high schools

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Hundreds of thousands of high school athletes are taking a stand for Christ as the new school year kicks off. Nearly 250,000 students, coaches and community members are expected to come together ...

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High school students see higher grades, fewer absences with later start times

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As teenagers still work off their sleep habits developed over the summer, new research shows that later school start times pay big rewards. The new study finds that children not only log ...

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Black unemployment hits historic low even with trade war

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The unemployment rate among black Americans reached 5.5 percent in August—a historic low. That’s even down from 6 percent the month before and a substantial 0.4 percentage point below the previous record in May ...

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Teen Vogue using Snapchat to show kids how to get abortions

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Teen Vogue, known for providing kids with explicit articles on sex, is now using the social media platform Snapchat to advise them on how to get an abortion. The new social media ...

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Netflix cuts graphic suicide scene from season finale

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Amid continued public and media criticism, Netflix has decided to cut “13 Reasons Why” of its most graphic suicide scene to date. The television show’s season finale sees main character Hannah Baker ...

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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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Kids have greater porn access during the summer

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If you’re a parent, summer means planning trips to the pool, grandparents, family vacations, play dates, and juggling an even balance between the demands of your job and family. While it’s a ...

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Man with Nazi swastika tattoo saved by Jewish teens

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A man with a Nazi swastika tattoo would have drowned were it not for a group of Jewish teenagers in Massachusetts. The young Yeshiva boys were walking around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir ...

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ADHD 7 times higher in preschoolers who get over 2 hours screentime

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Preschoolers who spend more than two hours per day with screentime on smartphones and tablets are seven times more likely to develop the symptoms of ADHD, according to shocking new research. The ...

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Boys and Girls Club honors two Kansas Youths of the Year

The Boys and Girls Club of Topeka recognized two of its top teens in the state Wednesday night. The Club held their annual Youth of the Year banquet at the Ramada Convention Center in Topeka. Students ...

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The Church is divided – is there hope?

I have a fellow minister friend who has an effective and growing ministry to teens and college students.  One of his challenges to them is to stop yelling at each other on ...

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Tebow’s movie beats Oscar winning film, lands in top 10

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It’s a hit! That’s what folks in Hollywood are admitting to, referring to the movie Tim Tebow produced, “Run the Race.” The film, for which Tebow is a producer, landed in the ...

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Overland Park teen attacked in Oak Park Mall over Trump hat

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An Overland Park man has lost his job after greeting a 14-year old teen with expletives as the teen entered the Oak Park Mall store wearing a “Make America Great Again hat.” ...

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Missing person: dangerous online game popular with teens

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The new social media game ‘missing person’ is gaining in popularity an, frightening parents and angering police departments. The trend involves teenagers disappearing from their families for up to 48 hours to ...

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Video: Catholic students defend selves after receiving death threats

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The Catholic students who were falsely accused of targeting a Native American demonstrator in Washington, DC have faced a massive wave of extremist, left-wing attacks. The mob of ranting, unhinged social media ...

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‘Social Animals’ spotlights perilous life of teens and Instagram

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Not that long ago, I was young and hip. I knew about the latest trends, the latest songs, the latest gadgets. It was my life. But the process of growing older and ...

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Birthright International Celebrates 50 Years

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At the annual convention of Birthright in June Birthright International received the “Legacy Award” from Heartbeat International, commemorating 50 years of Birthright and recognizing Birthright International as the first pregnancy center in ...

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Man in Bolivar church van tragedy loses wife to brain aneurysm

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Five months after he was left partially blind and seriously injured while on a church trip last summer, a Christian man and his family from Kansas were devastated again when his wife ...

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3 kinds of students who leave Christianity after high school

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“I just don’t believe what you believe anymore.” These are words that no Christian parent or youth leader ever wants to hear. After this bombshell hits and the shockwaves subside, we wonder ...

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As a dad, Kirk Cameron tackles kids and smartphones

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When Kirk Cameron was a teenager starring in the nation’s number one sitcom “Growing Pains,” smart phones were still over a decade away. Metro Voice caught up with the veteran actor turned ...

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‘Searching’ is a thriller with an urgent message

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On a normal Thursday night, David Kim received a call from his daughter, Margot, informing him that she would be studying all night with a group of friends. The next day she ...

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Teens prefer texting vs. talking in person

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Text messaging is now the most popular form of communication among teenagers, according to a survey conducted by Common Sense. Teenagers overwhelmingly preferred in-person communication six years ago, with almost 1 in 2 saying ...

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Teen loses best friend killed in church van crash

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The bonds of friendship are difficult to break. Even in death. Nearly one week ago, three teens from the Overland Park area died on their way to a church float trip. A ...

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Church will give Hummer to one passionate youth group teen

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A summer church youth group promotion has caught the attention of a community­–and the area’s teenagers. One lucky student will win a free Hummer at the end of August as part of a ...

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Is ‘screen time’ causing more ADHD in kids?

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Teens who report high-frequency digital media use are twice as likely to develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports. Christian mental health practitioners say ...

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