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U.S. orders embassy staffers' families to leave Ukraine amid Russian military buildup
U.S. orders embassy staffers' families to leave Ukraine amid Russian military buildup

NASA Captures Sun Sending Powerful Solar Flare Into Space
NASA Captures Sun Sending Powerful Solar Flare Into Space

Russia Rejects UK Claim of Trying to Replace Ukraine Leader
Russia Rejects UK Claim of Trying to Replace Ukraine Leader

Australian Open defending champ Naomi Osaka upset by Amanda Anisimova, 20-year-old American ranked 60th in the world
Australian Open defending champ Naomi Osaka upset by Amanda Anisimova, 20-year-old American ranked 60th in the world

Democrat Voting Bill Fails in the Senate, Preserving Filibuster
Democrat Voting Bill Fails in the Senate, Preserving Filibuster

U.S. and NATO to surge lethal weaponry to Ukraine to help shore up defenses against Russia
U.S. and NATO to surge lethal weaponry to Ukraine to help shore up defenses against Russia

My Mom Was a Nurse - She Quit Her Job the Day She Saw What an Abortion Is Really Like
My Mom Was a Nurse - She Quit Her Job the Day She Saw What an Abortion Is Really Like

California Dept. of Education Removes Prayers to Aztec Gods from Ethnic Studies Curriculum
California Dept. of Education Removes Prayers to Aztec Gods from Ethnic Studies Curriculum

Three officers charged in shooting death of 8-year-old Fanta Bility near Philadelphia
Three officers charged in shooting death of 8-year-old Fanta Bility near Philadelphia

US Boosts Military Aid to Ukraine as Russia Tensions Soar
US Boosts Military Aid to Ukraine as Russia Tensions Soar

Federal appeals court keeps Texas abortion ban in place, sends case to state supreme court
Federal appeals court keeps Texas abortion ban in place, sends case to state supreme court

Town officials want to ban Chick-fil-A from NJ highway rest stop, citing CEO's views on marriage
Town officials want to ban Chick-fil-A from NJ highway rest stop, citing CEO's views on marriage

Details emerge about suspected gunman in Texas synagogue hostage standoff
Details emerge about suspected gunman in Texas synagogue hostage standoff

Djokovic Faces Deportation as Australia Revokes Visa Again
Djokovic Faces Deportation as Australia Revokes Visa Again

Prince Andrew stripped of royal patronages and military affiliations as sex abuse lawsuit moves ahead
Prince Andrew stripped of royal patronages and military affiliations as sex abuse lawsuit moves ahead

Senate Unanimously Moves to Honor 14-Year-Old Emmett Till, Murdered by White Supremacists, and His Mother
Senate Unanimously Moves to Honor 14-Year-Old Emmett Till, Murdered by White Supremacists, and His Mother

Supreme Court blocks COVID-19 vaccine mandate for businesses, allows mandate for health workers
Supreme Court blocks COVID-19 vaccine mandate for businesses, allows mandate for health workers

American families fall deeper into debt as prices rise, median incomes slide: study
American families fall deeper into debt as prices rise, median incomes slide: study

In 1st, US Surgeons Transplant Pig Heart into Human Patient
In 1st, US Surgeons Transplant Pig Heart into Human Patient

Two Oklahoma inmates say they'd prefer firing squads over lethal injections for their executions
Two Oklahoma inmates say they'd prefer firing squads over lethal injections for their executions

Parents Speak Out: NCAA Rules Let Trans Swimmers Trample 'All over Biological Women'
Parents Speak Out: NCAA Rules Let Trans Swimmers Trample 'All over Biological Women'

Abortion Is the Leading Cause of Death Worldwide for Second Year in a Row
Abortion Is the Leading Cause of Death Worldwide for Second Year in a Row

Nearly 12,000 non-US citizens may have registered to vote in Texas: audit
Nearly 12,000 non-US citizens may have registered to vote in Texas: audit

Big Daddy Weave’s Jay Weaver dies from COVID-19
Big Daddy Weave’s Jay Weaver dies from COVID-19

NASA Hires 24 Theologians to Examine Implications of Contact with Aliens
NASA Hires 24 Theologians to Examine Implications of Contact with Aliens

USA Swimming Official Resigns after 30 Years over Trans Athlete Policy
USA Swimming Official Resigns after 30 Years over Trans Athlete Policy

Ghislaine Maxwell Found Guilty on 5 Counts in Sex Trafficking Case
Ghislaine Maxwell Found Guilty on 5 Counts in Sex Trafficking Case

Fauci says it’s 'safe enough' to reopen schools as teachers unions demand remote learning amid omicron
Fauci says it’s 'safe enough' to reopen schools as teachers unions demand remote learning amid omicron

Georgia Couple Welcomes Quadruplets Born 7 Weeks Premature
Georgia Couple Welcomes Quadruplets Born 7 Weeks Premature

Vasectomies as an 'act of love'? Scholar fears population control agenda at play
Vasectomies as an 'act of love'? Scholar fears population control agenda at play

Vasectomies as an 'act of love'? Scholar fears population control agenda at play

Vasectomies as an 'act of love'? Scholar fears population control agenda at play
A demonstrator holds up a placard during a demonstration against Poland's near-total ban on abortion in Berlin, Germany, on Nov. 7, 2020. | Tobias Schwarz / AFP via Getty Images

Amid heightened debates over abortion jurisprudence, an increase in men undergoing vasectomies is manifesting with the urological surgeries being promoted as “acts of love.” However, one scholar contends that promoting vasectomies in response to abortion restrictions reveals an ideological underbelly.

The Washington Post reported Monday that in light of an abortion case that was recently argued before the U.S. Supreme Court that has the potential to change abortion legal precedent in the country, there has been an uptick in social activity suggesting that vasectomies are a way men can show...More



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Georgia Couple Welcomes Quadruplets Born 7 Weeks Premature

Georgia Couple Welcomes Quadruplets Born 7 Weeks Premature

A couple in Georgia celebrated a Christmas miracle after the wife gave birth to quadruplets, who were all born seven weeks premature.

On Dec. 15, Mariah and Jose Marquez met their three sons and daughter for the first time. The couple has been trying to have more children for years, but Mariah struggled with fertility issues.

"I found out pretty young that I had some fertility issues," Mariah told WSAV–TV. "We tried for about four years and just nothing really worked."

Despite having difficulties...More



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Wed, December 29, 2021 11:18pm
 
Fauci says it’s 'safe enough' to reopen schools as teachers unions demand remote learning amid omicron

Fauci says it’s 'safe enough' to reopen schools as teachers unions demand remote learning amid omicron
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss the ongoing federal response to COVID-19 on May 11, 2021, in Washington, D.C. | Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images

The White House’s Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci says it’s “safe enough” for kids to return to school after the holiday break although the omicron variant of the coronavirus is infecting Americans at an “unprecedented” rate,

“If you look at the safety of children with regard to infection, we have most of the teachers, [an] overwhelming majority of them are vaccinated. We now can vaccinate children from 5 years of age and older,” Fauci told “This...More



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Mon, January 03, 2022 10:32pm
 
Ghislaine Maxwell Found Guilty on 5 Counts in Sex Trafficking Case

Ghislaine Maxwell Found Guilty on 5 Counts in Sex Trafficking Case

Ghislaine Maxwell, the longtime associate of serial sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, has been convicted of five counts of abuse and trafficking of underage girls.

This week, the jury found Maxwell guilty on five of the six counts for allegedly conspiring with and aiding Epstein as he sexually abused underage girls from 1994 to 2004.

The jury deliberated about 40 hours over six days. According to ABC News, Maxwell did not show any visible emotion as the verdict was read.

"A unanimous jury has found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty of one of the worst crimes imaginable – facilitating and participating in the sexual abuse of children," U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said in a statement following the verdict. "I want to commend the bravery of the girls – now grown women –...More



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Mon, January 03, 2022 10:43pm
 
USA Swimming Official Resigns after 30 Years over Trans Athlete Policy

USA Swimming Official Resigns after 30 Years over Trans Athlete Policy

A longtime USA Swimming official has resigned in protest after the University of Pennsylvania allowed a trans-identifying biological male to compete on the school’s women’s swimming team despite competing for three years on the men’s team.

“I told my fellow officials that I can no longer participate in a sport which allows biological men to compete against women,” Cynthia Millen wrote in a resignation letter, according to Swimming World.

“Everything fair about swimming is being destroyed,” she lamented. “If Lia came on my deck as a referee, I would pull the coach aside and say, ‘Lia can swim, but Lia can swim exhibition or a time trial. Lia cannot compete against those women because that’s not fair.’”

Millen, who resigned on Dec. 17, was...More



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Mon, January 03, 2022 10:58pm
 
NASA Hires 24 Theologians to Examine Implications of Contact with Aliens

NASA Hires 24 Theologians to Examine Implications of Contact with Aliens

NASA recently hired two dozen theologians at the Center for Theological Inquiry (CTI) in Princeton, New Jersey, to offer religious guidance to people if contact with aliens were ever to occur.

According to Relevant Magazine, Carl Pilcher, the former head of NASA’s Astrobiology Institute, said NASA enlisted the theologians to “consider the implications of applying the tools of late 20th (and early 21st) century science to questions that had been considered in religious traditions for hundreds or thousands of years.”

Rev. Dr. Andrew Davison, a University of Cambridge religious scholar and one of the 24 theologians on the new project, agreed that if humans were ever to make contact with aliens, it would “be useful to have thought through the implications in...More



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Mon, January 03, 2022 11:06pm
 
Big Daddy Weave’s Jay Weaver dies from COVID-19

Big Daddy Weave’s Jay Weaver dies from COVID-19: ‘My heart's broke for my family'
Jay Weaver of Big Daddy Weave performs onstage during the 2016 Dove Awards at Allen Arena, Lipscomb University on Oct. 11, 2016, in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Dove Awards) | Getty Images for Dove Awards/Terry Wyatt

Big Daddy Weave’s Jason Weaver, better known as Jay, has died from complications due to COVID-19 after many years of battling other health conditions.

Big Daddy Weave frontman Mike Weaver took to Facebook on Sunday to announce that his younger brother and bandmate “went to be with Jesus” on Jan. 2. He was 42. The late artist was a founding member of the band. He played bass guitar and sang with the Christian group.

“Even though COVID may have taken his last breath, Jesus was right there to catch him,” Weaver...More



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Tue, January 04, 2022 10:46pm
 
Nearly 12,000 non-US citizens may have registered to vote in Texas: audit

Nearly 12,000 non-US citizens may have registered to vote in Texas: audit
Large boxes of envelopes are seen as absentee ballot election workers stuff ballot applications at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections office in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 4, 2020. | LOGAN CYRUS/AFP via Getty Images

An audit conducted by the Secretary of State’s office in Texas has revealed that while more than 11,000 non-citizens were possibly registered to vote at the time of the 2020 presidential election, votes cast by non-citizens did not affect the outcome of the election.

The Phase 1 progress report of the audit, released Friday, detailed the results of an analysis and investigation of the presidential election results in four of the state’s most populous counties that cast 35% of the total votes: Collin, Dallas, Harris and Tarrant. According to CNN,...More



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Wed, January 05, 2022 9:45pm
 
Abortion Is the Leading Cause of Death Worldwide for Second Year in a Row

Abortion Is the Leading Cause of Death Worldwide for Second Year in a Row

According to statistics from the health database Worldometer, abortion was the leading cause of death worldwide for the second year in a row.

The findings were provided by the internet archive tool, the Wayback Machine. The tool provided the last available snapshot of Worldometer’s data on how many abortions were performed by New Year’s Eve. Worldometer, which determines how many abortions occurred using data from the World Health Organization, found that approximately 42.6 million babies were aborted worldwide in 2021, The Christian Post reports.

The analysis also found that 13 million people died from communicable diseases, making it the second-leading cause of death last year. Other global leading causes of death included cancer (8.2 million people), smoking-related...More



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Mon, January 10, 2022 4:01pm
 
Parents Speak Out: NCAA Rules Let Trans Swimmers Trample 'All over Biological Women'

Parents Speak Out: NCAA Rules Let Trans Swimmers Trample 'All over Biological Women'

Several parents of University of Pennsylvania swimmers are speaking out about a high-profile transgender athlete who has broken multiple records, arguing that the NCAA must change its rules in order to bring fairness back to meets for biological females.

At issue is University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, a transgender woman who formerly competed for the men's team but now swims in women's meets. Thomas, who was born male, set pool, meet and program records in December at the Akron Zippy Invitational in the 1,650-yard freestyle, the 200 freestyle and the 500 freestyle.

Thomas' winning times have sparked a nationwide debate about transgender athletes – particularly about transgender women who formerly trained as men. For example, Thomas' won the 1,650 by...More



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Tue, January 11, 2022 10:37am
 
Two Oklahoma inmates say they'd prefer firing squads over lethal injections for their executions

Two Oklahoma inmates say they'd prefer firing squads over lethal injections for their executions
February 5, 2021 photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Gilbert Postelle. OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS VIA AP


Undated photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Donald Anthony Grant. OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS VIA AP

Two Oklahoma death row inmates facing executions in the coming months offered firing squad as a less problematic alternative to the state's three-drug lethal injection, one of...More



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Wed, January 12, 2022 10:30am
 
In 1st, US Surgeons Transplant Pig Heart into Human Patient

In 1st, US Surgeons Transplant Pig Heart into Human Patient
In this photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, members of the surgical team show the pig heart for transplant into patient David Bennett in Baltimore on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. (AP Photo)

In a medical first, doctors transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life and a Maryland hospital said Monday that he's doing well three days after the highly experimental surgery.

While it’s too soon to know if the operation really will work, it marks a step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants. Doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center say the transplant showed that a heart from a genetically modified animal can function in the human body...More



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Wed, January 12, 2022 4:30pm
 
American families fall deeper into debt as prices rise, median incomes slide: study

American families fall deeper into debt as prices rise, median incomes slide: study
Whole Foods grocery store worker Adam Pacheco (L) stacks vegetables while customers shop in the produce section at the Whole Foods grocery store in Ann Arbor, Michigan, March 8, 2012. | REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

With the rising cost of housing, food, gas, transportation and medical care, more Americans are now falling deeper into debt as median incomes fell 3% over the last two years, according to NerdWallet’s annual study on credit card and other forms of household debt.

In its 2021 American Household Credit Card Debt Study released Tuesday, NerdWallet found that U.S. households are a collective $15.24 trillion in debt, representing a 6.2% increase from 2020 to 2021. Some 70% of that debt or $10.67 trillion represents mortgage debt which increased by 8.22%, the sharpest rise in...More



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Thu, January 13, 2022 5:24pm
 
Supreme Court blocks COVID-19 vaccine mandate for businesses, allows mandate for health workers

Supreme Court blocks COVID-19 vaccine mandate for businesses, allows mandate for health workers
U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington, U.S., November 27, 2017. | REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates for large businesses that took effect this week while allowing another mandate for healthcare workers to proceed.

In a pair of per curiam decisions released Thursday, the high court offered a mixed message on President Joe Biden’s efforts to mandate vaccination against COVID-19.

In the case of Ohio et al v. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, et al., the Supreme Court issued a temporary stay blocking a requirement for businesses with 100 or more employees to require their employees to get vaccinated or tested regularly.

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Fri, January 14, 2022 9:26am
 
Senate Unanimously Moves to Honor 14-Year-Old Emmett Till, Murdered by White Supremacists, and His Mother

Senate Unanimously Moves to Honor 14-Year-Old Emmett Till, Murdered by White Supremacists, and His Mother
This undated file photo shows Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black Chicago boy, whose body was found in the Tallahatchie River near the Delta community of Money, Miss., on Aug. 31, 1955. (AP Photo, File)

The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved a measure to award the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously to Emmett Till, the Chicago teenager murdered by white supremacists in the 1950s, and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, who insisted on an open casket funeral to demonstrate the brutality of his killing.

In 1955, Till, who was then just 14, was abducted, tortured, and killed after witnesses accused him of whistling at a white woman at a grocery store in rural Mississippi, a violation of the South's racist...More



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Fri, January 14, 2022 9:46am
 
Prince Andrew stripped of royal patronages and military affiliations as sex abuse lawsuit moves ahead

Prince Andrew stripped of royal patronages and military affiliations as sex abuse lawsuit moves ahead
Britain's Prince Andrew attends with Britain's Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, (2ndR) and Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (R) the ceremonial funeral procession of Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh to St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London, on April 17, 2021. CHRIS JACKSON/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Britain's Prince Andrew has been stripped of royal patronages and military affiliations — with the queen's approval — a day after a U.S. district judge rejected his motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Virginia Giuffre that alleges he sexually abused her when she was 17.

"The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public...More



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Fri, January 14, 2022 9:58am
 
Djokovic Faces Deportation as Australia Revokes Visa Again

Djokovic Faces Deportation as Australia Revokes Visa Again
Defending men's champion Serbia's Novak Djokovic practices on Margaret Court Arena ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, on Jan. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)

Novak Djokovic faces deportation again after the Australian government revoked his visa for a second time, the latest twist in the ongoing saga over whether the No. 1-ranked tennis player will be allowed to compete in the Australian Open despite being unvaccinated for COVID-19.

Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said Friday he used his ministerial discretion to cancel the 34-year-old Serb’s visa on public interest grounds — just three days before play begins at the Australian Open, where Djokovic has won a record nine of his 20 Grand Slam...More



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Fri, January 14, 2022 10:14am
 
Details emerge about suspected gunman in Texas synagogue hostage standoff

Details emerge about suspected gunman in Texas synagogue hostage standoff
A law enforcement vehicle sits in front of the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue on January 16, 2022 in Colleyville, Texas, after a hostage standoff ended safely. GETTY IMAGES

More details are emerging Monday about the suspected gunman responsible for the Texas synagogue hostage standoff, following a high-level law enforcement conference call led by FBI director Christopher Wray, notes of which were obtained by CBS News.

The suspect, 44-year-old Malik Faisal Akram, a British citizen who is believed to have come to New York in late December, said he bought the gun used in the attack "on the street," according to notes from the call, which included officials from the FBI, Department of Homeland...More



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Tue, January 18, 2022 4:11pm
 
Town officials want to ban Chick-fil-A from NJ highway rest stop, citing CEO's views on marriage

Town officials want to ban Chick-fil-A from NJ highway rest stop, citing CEO's views on marriage
Drink and sandwich containers are seen on a customer’s table during the grand opening of a Chick-fil-A freestanding franchise restaurant in Midtown, New York October 3, 2015. | Reuters/Rashid Umar Abbasi

Local officials in New Jersey are speaking out against a proposal to build a Chick-fil-A restaurant on the Garden State Parkway, alleging that the CEO's views on LGBT issues make it unworthy for placement along a taxpayer-funded highway.

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority announced earlier this month that the main building at the Brookdale South service area in Bloomfield, one of several service plazas along the Garden State Parkway, will be demolished and replaced with a new building.

The new building will house a “Chick-fil-A, Burger King,...More



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Wed, January 19, 2022 11:02am
 
Federal appeals court keeps Texas abortion ban in place, sends case to state supreme court

Federal appeals court keeps Texas abortion ban in place, sends case to state supreme court
An exam room at the Planned Parenthood South Austin Health Center is shown following the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas law imposing strict regulations on abortion doctors and facilities in Austin, Texas, U.S. June 27, 2016. | (Photo: Reuters/Ilana Panich-Linsman)

A federal appeals court has kept Texas’ heartbeat abortion ban in place and sent the lawsuit against the legislation to the Republican-controlled state supreme court, a move celebrated by pro-life activists and opposed by abortion-rights proponents.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled 2-1 on Monday to send abortion clinics’ challenge against the Texas Heartbeat Act passed last year to the Texas Supreme Court, which will likely allow the law to...More



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Wed, January 19, 2022 11:29am
 
US Boosts Military Aid to Ukraine as Russia Tensions Soar

US Boosts Military Aid to Ukraine as Russia Tensions Soar
A Ukrainian soldier is seen at fighting positions on the line of separation from pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk, Ukraine, Monday, April 12, 2021. (AP Photo)

As U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Ukraine, the Biden administration said Wednesday it’s providing an additional $200 million in defensive military aid to the country amid soaring fears of a Russian invasion.

A senior U.S. State Department official said the assistance was approved in late December as part of American efforts to help Ukraine protect itself. Until Wednesday, however, the administration had refused to comment on it. The official wasn't authorized to discuss the matter publicly before Blinken's meetings in Kyiv and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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Wed, January 19, 2022 1:27pm
 
Three officers charged in shooting death of 8-year-old Fanta Bility near Philadelphia

Three officers charged in shooting death of 8-year-old Fanta Bility near Philadelphia
Protesters call for police accountability in the death of 8-year-old Fanta Bility at the Delaware County Courthouse in Media, Pennsylvania, on January 13, 2022. MATT ROURKE / AP

Nearly five months after the shooting death of 8-year-old Fanta Bility, three police officers in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania, were charged in connection with her death.

Following a grand jury investigation, officers Devon Smith, Sean Dolan and Brian Devaney were each charged with voluntary and involuntary manslaughter and 10 counts of reckless endangerment.

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer said he initially determined the fatal bullet was from an officer's gun in September....More



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Wed, January 19, 2022 1:36pm
 
Pastor's lost Bible shows up 15 years later, brings man to Jesus: 'The Word is alive and powerful'

Pastor's lost Bible shows up 15 years later, brings man to Jesus: 'The Word is alive and powerful'

When Paul Daugherty, pastor of the Oklahoma-based Victory Church, lost his Bible over a decade ago, he never thought he would ever see it again. To his surprise, 15 years later, his Bible was recovered — and it led someone to Christ.

The Tulsa-based megachurch pastor took to social media to share his discovery in a post titled “Crazy Story.”

“Meet Clayton – he found this old Bible at a shelter 10 years ago and started reading it, and saw the name P. DAUGHERTY on the front cover not knowing who that was but seeing all kind of little journal notes, and underlines and scribble thoughts next to Scripture verses from the Old Testament to the New Testament,” Daugherty wrote.

It was the written, scribbled thoughts and notes in the Bible...More



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Wed, January 19, 2022 1:53pm
 
California Dept. of Education Removes Prayers to Aztec Gods from Ethnic Studies Curriculum

California Dept. of Education Removes Prayers to Aztec Gods from Ethnic Studies Curriculum

In response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of parents, The California Department of Education will no longer be teaching students two religious chants to Aztec gods from its ethnic studies curriculum.

The Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC), which was adopted last May, featured a section called “Affirmation, Chants, and Energizers,” which included an invocation of five Aztec deities called “In Lak Ech Affirmation.”

According to The Christian Post, the affirmations addressed the deities by their names and traditional titles, acknowledged them as sources of knowledge and power, called on their assistance, and expressed thanksgiving to them.

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Thu, January 20, 2022 5:36pm
 
My Mom Was a Nurse - She Quit Her Job the Day She Saw What an Abortion Is Really Like

by Jeff Hunt

My Mom Was a Nurse - She Quit Her Job the Day She Saw What an Abortion Is Really Like
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I remember standing in my kitchen fighting with my mom over the issue of abortion. She was pro-life. While a nurse in New York City, she once served a doctor who performed an abortion. She promptly quit after seeing an abortion take place on a young teenage girl. It was clearly murder in her eyes.

I, on the other hand, was pro-choice. Abortion allowed for equality for women. A man doesn’t have to carry around a child during an unplanned pregnancy. Why should a woman? What about her career? What about her future? This was the coming age of feminism and pro-life, religious radicals stood in the way.

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Fri, January 21, 2022 11:44am
 
U.S. and NATO to surge lethal weaponry to Ukraine to help shore up defenses against Russia

U.S. and NATO to surge lethal weaponry to Ukraine to help shore up defenses against Russia
FILE: FARAH, AFGHANISTAN - 2018/03/08: An Mi-17 helicopter of the Afghan Air Force, equipped with gun on the side door, sitting on the tarmac of the main road somewhere in Bolo Bluk district, Farah province. PHOTO BY FRANZ J. MARTY/SOPA IMAGES/LIGHTROCKET VIA GETTY IMAGES

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will make another effort Friday to convince Russia to back away from its aggressive positioning around Ukraine, but the low expectations for success are reflected in the U.S.' decision this week to surge lethal weaponry to Ukraine's military in an effort to quickly shore up its defenses.

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Fri, January 21, 2022 11:56am
 
Democrat Voting Bill Fails in the Senate, Preserving Filibuster

Democrat Voting Bill Fails in the Senate, Preserving Filibuster

A bipartisan Senate majority blocked the Democrat's attempt to pass a voting bill and change the filibuster on Wednesday night.

Democratic senators Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin of West Virginia joined all Senate Republicans in preventing the passage of the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act.

According to the Associated Press, the Democrat's bill would have made Election Day a national holiday, provided access to early voting and mail-in ballots and allowed the Justice Department to get involved in states with a record of voter interference, among other things.

The bill had previously passed the Democrat-led Congress.

While Manchin and Sinema supported the legislation, they were unwilling to join their Democratic colleagues' attempt to alter the 60-vote threshold....More



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Fri, January 21, 2022 1:20pm
 
Australian Open defending champ Naomi Osaka upset by Amanda Anisimova, 20-year-old American ranked 60th in the world

Australian Open defending champ Naomi Osaka upset by Amanda Anisimova, 20-year-old American ranked 60th in the world
Amanda Anisimova of the U.S. shakes hands with Japan's Naomi Osaka after winning their third round match at the Australian Open on January 21, 2022
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Defending champion Naomi Osaka didn't make it to a much-anticipated fourth-round contest against top-ranked Ash Barty at the Australian Open. Amanda Anisimova, a 20-year-old American ranked 60th in the world, ensured that so-called final-before-the-final won't happen when she beat the four-time major champion 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) Friday.

"I knew I had to be playing sharp if I wanted to give myself a chance," said Anisimova, who took out...More



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Fri, January 21, 2022 2:14pm
 
Russia Rejects UK Claim of Trying to Replace Ukraine Leader

Russia Rejects UK Claim of Trying to Replace Ukraine Leader
Members of Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces, volunteer military units of the Armed Forces, train in a city park in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday rejected a British claim that Russia was seeking to replace Ukraine’s government with a pro-Moscow administration and that former Ukrainian lawmaker Yevheniy Murayev was being considered as a potential candidate.

Britain’s Foreign Office on Saturday also named several other Ukrainian politicians it said had links with Russian intelligence services, along with Murayev who is the leader of a small party that has no seats in parliament.

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NASA Captures Sun Sending Powerful Solar Flare Into Space

NASA Captures Sun Sending Powerful Solar Flare Into Space
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured a mid-level solar flare on Thursday, revealing a sudden explosion on the sun's surface.

The phenomenon, which was categorized as an M5.5 class flare, is caused by strong magnetic forces and tends to be a concern for astronomers.

According to NASA, the event can affect electrical power grids on Earth and cause regional blackouts, as well as pose health hazards to spacecraft and astronauts.

Even though Thursday's solar flare had the potential to disrupt high-frequency radio communications and radio contact, the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) says no incidents were reported.

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U.S. orders embassy staffers' families to leave Ukraine amid Russian military buildup

U.S. orders embassy staffers' families to leave Ukraine amid Russian military buildup
An instructor trains members of Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces, volunteer military units of the Armed Forces, in a city park in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. Dozens of civilians have been joining Ukraine's army reserves in recent weeks amid fears about Russian invasion. EFREM LUKATSKY / AP

The State Department has ordered families of U.S embassy employees in Kyiv, Ukraine, to leave the country and authorized some U.S. government employees to depart due to the potential of Russian military action.

Russian military action anywhere in Ukraine would severely impact the embassy's ability to provide consular services, including assistance to U.S. citizens in departing Ukraine, a...More



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