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Putin confirms his attendance at G20 summit in which Zelenskyy is set to participate
Putin confirms his attendance at G20 summit in which Zelenskyy is set to participate

40,000 Army National Guard Troops Face Vaccine Deadline This Week, and Many Could Get Booted Out
40,000 Army National Guard Troops Face Vaccine Deadline This Week, and Many Could Get Booted Out

Law Enforcement Arrests Soldier Planning Neo-Nazi Jihadist Attack Against His Army Unit
Law Enforcement Arrests Soldier Planning Neo-Nazi Jihadist Attack Against His Army Unit

46 Migrants Found Dead in Abandoned Trailer
46 Migrants Found Dead in Abandoned Trailer

Russian rocket strike hits crowded shopping mall in Ukraine as Zelenskyy fears
Russian rocket strike hits crowded shopping mall in Ukraine as Zelenskyy fears "unimaginable" toll

Amazon Using A.I. to Bring Voices of Dead Relatives Back to Life
Amazon Using A.I. to Bring Voices of Dead Relatives Back to Life

Senate passes most significant gun control legislation in decades
Senate passes most significant gun control legislation in decades

Roe v Wade: US Supreme Court overturns landmark abortion ruling
Roe v Wade: US Supreme Court overturns landmark abortion ruling

New Ukraine aid package with long-range rocket systems expected this week
New Ukraine aid package with long-range rocket systems expected this week

Moscow threatens NATO member Lithuania over transit ban on goods to Russia's European exclave Kaliningrad
Moscow threatens NATO member Lithuania over transit ban on goods to Russia's European exclave Kaliningrad

Afghanistan Quake Kills 1,000 People, Deadliest in Decades
Afghanistan Quake Kills 1,000 People, Deadliest in Decades

Nobel Peace Prize Sold for Ukrainian Kids, Shatters Record at $103.5M
Nobel Peace Prize Sold for Ukrainian Kids, Shatters Record at $103.5M

Disney Champions LGBTQ+ Agenda, Parents Push Back
Disney Champions LGBTQ+ Agenda, Parents Push Back

Transgender Women Banned from Int’l Swimming Events
Transgender Women Banned from Int’l Swimming Events

Israeli Government Collapses, Calls for New Elections: Could It Lead to a Return for Netanyahu?
Israeli Government Collapses, Calls for New Elections: Could It Lead to a Return for Netanyahu?

Why are airlines canceling so many flights?
Why are airlines canceling so many flights?

Court in Japan rules ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional
Court in Japan rules ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional

Texas GOP adopts anti-LGBTQ platform, refers to being gay as ‘abnormal’
Texas GOP adopts anti-LGBTQ platform, refers to being gay as ‘abnormal’

Atheist Group Condemns Governor for Painting Nonreligious People 'In a Deeply Unfavorable Light'
Atheist Group Condemns Governor for Painting Nonreligious People 'In a Deeply Unfavorable Light'

Julian Assange's extradition to U.S. on spying charges approved by U.K. government
Julian Assange's extradition to U.S. on spying charges approved by U.K. government

President Biden Signs Executive Order Pushing Back against State's LGBT Restrictions
President Biden Signs Executive Order Pushing Back against State's LGBT Restrictions

French, German, Italian Leaders Arrive in Kyiv
French, German, Italian Leaders Arrive in Kyiv

Nervous wait for families of U.S. vets Andy Huynh and Alexander Drueke, feared captured by Russian forces in Ukraine
Nervous wait for families of U.S. vets Andy Huynh and Alexander Drueke, feared captured by Russian forces in Ukraine

Egypt, Israel Sign Deal to Increase Gas Exports to European Union
Egypt, Israel Sign Deal to Increase Gas Exports to European Union

Over Half of Americans Are against Transgender Athletes Competing in Female Sports: Poll
Over Half of Americans Are against Transgender Athletes Competing in Female Sports: Poll

Satellite Images Suggest Iran Preparing for Rocket Launch
Satellite Images Suggest Iran Preparing for Rocket Launch

Tech companies rocked by layoffs as industry faces biggest downturn in two decades
Tech companies rocked by layoffs as industry faces biggest downturn in two decades

Public warned against using infant rockers for sleep after 14 deaths
Public warned against using infant rockers for sleep after 14 deaths

Ukraine’s International Legion boasts members from 55 countries, says spokesperson
Ukraine’s International Legion boasts members from 55 countries, says spokesperson

Wall Street Sinks into Bear Market, Recession Possible as Americans Dip into Savings Just to Pay Soaring Bills
Wall Street Sinks into Bear Market, Recession Possible as Americans Dip into Savings Just to Pay Soaring Bills

First drug to treat hair loss disorder alopecia OK'd by FDA
First drug to treat hair loss disorder alopecia OK'd by FDA


"Russian proxies" sentence 2 captured U.K. volunteers to death for fighting in Ukraine

Pelosi Delays Security Bill for Supreme Court Justices, Even After Murder Attempt Against Kavanaugh
Pelosi Delays Security Bill for Supreme Court Justices, Even After Murder Attempt Against Kavanaugh

UK Judge to Decide if 12-Year-Old Will Be Removed from Life Support, Parents Beg for More Time to Heal
UK Judge to Decide if 12-Year-Old Will Be Removed from Life Support, Parents Beg for More Time to Heal

Tour helicopter crashes in Hawaii lava field with 6 on board
Tour helicopter crashes in Hawaii lava field with 6 on board

House Passes Gun Control Bill after Buffalo, Uvalde Attacks
House Passes Gun Control Bill after Buffalo, Uvalde Attacks

South Africans rage over Ryanair nationality test in Afrikaans, language of former Apartheid rulers
South Africans rage over Ryanair nationality test in Afrikaans, language of former Apartheid rulers

Russia Draws Closer to Capture of Ukraine's Donbas Region
Russia Draws Closer to Capture of Ukraine's Donbas Region

Every patient in this experimental drug trial saw their cancer disappear, researchers say
Every patient in this experimental drug trial saw their cancer disappear, researchers say

Russia's invasion after 100 days: Ukraine goes on the offensive
Russia's invasion after 100 days: Ukraine goes on the offensive

Musk Threatens to Walk Away from Twitter Deal
Musk Threatens to Walk Away from Twitter Deal

Queen Elizabeth makes surprise appearance on balcony to close out jubilee celebrations
Queen Elizabeth makes surprise appearance on balcony to close out jubilee celebrations

Rafael Nadal wins French Open for 14th time, extending Grand Slam record to 22
Rafael Nadal wins French Open for 14th time, extending Grand Slam record to 22

Four people killed in mass shooting at Tulsa hospital; gunman also dead
Four people killed in mass shooting at Tulsa hospital; gunman also dead

Rapid Rise in LGBT Identification Is Due to it Being Trendy, Report Suggests
Rapid Rise in LGBT Identification Is Due to it Being Trendy, Report Suggests

63 Percent in U.S. Say Life Begins at Conception or at First Heartbeat: Poll
63 Percent in U.S. Say Life Begins at Conception or at First Heartbeat: Poll

Biden administration officials outline new $700 million Ukraine security package, including longer range rocket systems
Biden administration officials outline new $700 million Ukraine security package, including longer range rocket systems

LGBTQ Flashcard Showing Pregnant Man Used in NC Classroom to Teach Preschoolers About Colors
LGBTQ Flashcard Showing Pregnant Man Used in NC Classroom to Teach Preschoolers About Colors

Intercepted audio shows Russian soldiers almost blew up a top general for ordering them to the front line, Ukraine says
Intercepted audio shows Russian soldiers almost blew up a top general for ordering them to the front line, Ukraine says

Canada Introduces Law to Ban Handgun Sales
Canada Introduces Law to Ban Handgun Sales

Plane crashes into Nepal mountainside, killing at least 21 people
Plane crashes into Nepal mountainside, killing at least 21 people

European Union leaders agree to ban 90% of Russian oil by end of year
European Union leaders agree to ban 90% of Russian oil by end of year

Mona Lisa smeared with cake in apparent climate protest
Mona Lisa smeared with cake in apparent climate protest

Air Force Base Calls Off 'Drag Queen Story Time' Targeting Young Kids After Senator Takes a Stand
Air Force Base Calls Off 'Drag Queen Story Time' Targeting Young Kids After Senator Takes a Stand

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Wed, March 24, 2021 1:11pm
 
Official: Colorado Shooting Suspect Prone to Rage, Delusions

Police work on the scene outside of a King Soopers grocery store where a shooting in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Law enforcement officials and former associates of a 21-year-old accused of killing 10 people at a Colorado supermarket described the suspect as someone prone to sudden rage who was suspended from high school for a sudden attack on a classmate that left the student bloodied.

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, who is from the Denver suburb of Arvada, was booked into jail Tuesday on murder charges a day after the attack at a King Soopers grocery in Boulder. He was due to make a first court appearance Thursday.

Alissa had bought an assault weapon on March 16, six days before the attack, according to an arrest affidavit. Investigators have not established a motive, said Boulder County District...More



 

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Wed, March 24, 2021 2:45pm
 
North Korea has Conducted Short-Range Missile Test



North Korea fired short-range missiles this past weekend, just days after the sister of Kim Jong Un threatened the United States and South Korea for holding joint military exercises.

The missile tests were confirmed by two senior Biden administration officials who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity. They come as North Korea has ignored offers from the new administration to resume negotiations, and Secretary of State Antony Blinken last week pressed China to use its “tremendous influence” to convince North Korea to abandon its nuclear program.

The officials, however, sought to downplay the significance of the missile tests, noting that they are not covered by U.N. Security Council resolutions meant to deter North Korea from pursuing a nuclear program.

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Wed, March 24, 2021 3:02pm
 
Diet or Exercise? Which One Leads to Weight Loss?


People who want to lose weight need to cut calories, not increase their exercise expenditure. Although exercise is necessary for overall health, research shows increasing our movement can't make us thin. These findings come from years of research on cultures that endure strenuous physical activity each day who don't have a lot of food.

A prime example would be the Hazda people living in southeast Africa. Duke University researcher Dr. Herman Pontzer and his team first examined the Hazdas' daily energy output ten years ago.

"Of course they're so physically active," Dr. Pontzer told CBN News, "Men are walking ten miles a day, women are walking six or eight miles a day. We were sure they'd be burning so many more calories than people in the US and Europe and industrialized populations."

They were wrong.

Knocked Their Socks Off

The researchers witnessed and documented extreme levels of exercise among the hunter-gatherer people...More



 

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Wed, March 24, 2021 3:25pm
 
AstraZeneca Releases New Data Showing Vaccine to be 76% Effective

A vial and syringes of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara Sikh temple, on the day the first Vaisakhi Vaccine Clinic is launched, in Luton, England, Sunday, March 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

AstraZeneca insisted Wednesday that its COVID-19 vaccine is strongly effective even after counting additional illnesses in its disputed U.S. study, the latest in an extraordinary public rift with American officials.

In a late-night press release, AstraZeneca said it had recalculated data from that study and concluded the vaccine is 76% effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19, instead of the 79% it had claimed earlier in the week.

Just a day earlier, an independent panel that oversees the study had accused AstraZeneca of cherry-picking data to tout the protection offered by its...More



 

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Thu, March 25, 2021 10:08am
 
Arab Islamist Party Could Choose Israel's Next Prime Minister

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center,  waves after delivering a speech to supporters following the announcement of exit polls of the Israeli elections. Wednesday, March. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

With most of the votes tallied Thursday, it appears Israel’s election has resulted in yet another political deadlock, raising the possibility of a fifth consecutive election later this year. Officials are still counting absentee ballots and expect a final result on Friday.

In Israel, people do not vote for individuals, but for parties to fill Israel’s 120-seat parliament. Sixty-one is the magic number of seats each party is aiming for to seize control of the government. But since no party has ever won a 61-seat majority on its own, parties must partner together to form government coalitions.

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Thu, March 25, 2021 10:33am
 
Helping your teens process the horrific mass shooting in Colorado



As a youth leader or parent it can be difficult to know how to help our teenagers process through something as tragic as a mass shooting, like the one that happened this week in Boulder, Colorado. But when traumatic events happen, it provides an opportunity to speak into young lives in a deep and meaningful way.

This horrific shooting took 10 lives, including the life of one heroic police officer.

Think about it for a moment. People, just like you and me, stopped by the grocery store to pick up some eggs and milk and, within minutes of walking into the store, their lives were taken by a cold-blooded killer. It is unthinkable.

Please pray with me for the families of the victims. The pain and grief they are experiencing now must be excruciating.

This massacre hit way too close to home for me on several levels. For one, the shooting took place in...More



 

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Thu, March 25, 2021 2:40pm
 
Biden Finally Holds First Presidential Press Conference After Longest Delay in 100 Years

President Joe Biden speaking from the White House on Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

He's waited longer than any president in more than 100 years. But today, Joe Biden will finally take the podium in the White House press room.

On Biden's 64th day in office, the president is holding his first long-awaited press conference at 1:15 p.m. The long delay has raised questions about why it's taken so long for him to stand before reporters and answer rapid-fire questions.

The president's long-awaited appearance could be one of the most analyzed given all the talk leading up to it.

Biden's press conference is being seen as a test of his ability to think on his feet under pressure - a test that some claim Biden has purposely avoided, although the White House says he's just been laser-focused on his agenda for...More



 

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Thu, March 25, 2021 3:26pm
 
'We've Already Paid for It': GOP Rips Biden Admin for Halting Wall Construction Amid Border Crisis

With record numbers of people coming across the southern border, Republicans are criticizing the Biden administration for halting President Trump's border wall construction, sending a clear message the border is open.

"We have a tremendous flood of people coming towards our border now because that signals been put out," Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) told CBN News Wednesday.

Lankford took a trip to the southern border last week where he said he saw miles of the finished border wall left with incomplete gates.

"All the steel is there, so all it would take is a few days to be able to finish it, and President Biden stopped that," explained Lankford. "He also stopped the installation of the technology, cameras, lights, ground sensing technology, all of those things he stopped and said we don't want to install those things anymore. Literally, we've already paid for it. All the materials are there ready to go."

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Thu, March 25, 2021 3:42pm
 
How Miss USA Asya Branch Made History Twice Despite Rocky Childhood



Asya Branch always dreamed of becoming a beauty queen. She never imagined making history on two fronts, becoming the first black woman to be crowned Miss Mississippi crown as well as the first woman from her state to win Miss USA.

"Mississippi had never won Miss USA before and so going into the competition I was like, I can make history again," Branch told CBN News.

Her response to a question on gun control during last November's Miss USA competition clinched her win.

Crowned during the pandemic, Branch, a University of Mississippi grad has since moved to New York to make the most of her unprecedented reign.

"Just making sure I'm keeping myself safe as well as those around me," she explained. "So, there is a lot of virtual opportunities for me. I think that's kind of the new normal as of right...More



 

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Thu, March 25, 2021 3:59pm
 
Virginia mom slams teachers union for still balking at kids fully returning to school: 'What is the end game?'

Christy Hudson, a mother of three, argues that 'it feels like there’s no amount of science, vaccinations or even extra stimulus funds that will be enough for this association to support returning to school.'

Christy Hudson, a mother of three in Virginia, slammed the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) for raising concerns about new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) school guidance, arguing that it seems like nothing is enough for the association to support having students back in the classroom.

"It feels like there’s no amount of science, vaccinations or even extra stimulus funds that will be enough for this association to support returning to school," Hudson, the founder of Open FCPS, a coalition of parents seeking educational justice for their children in the Fairfax County Public School System, told "Fox & Friends" on Thursday.

"The goalpost for what is considered a safe return just keeps moving."

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Thu, March 25, 2021 4:47pm
 
U.S. COVID cases are climbing again. The same thing happened in Israel — before vaccination crushed the variants.

Restaurant patrons in in Tel Aviv, Israel, earlier this month as restrictions are eased following months of government-imposed shutdowns. (Ariel Schalit/AP)

It’s official: After falling for more than two straight months, the average number of daily COVID-19 cases across the U.S. has begun — just barely — to rise again, inching up from a low of 54,059 earlier this week to 57,322 on Wednesday.

In emerging hot spots such as Michigan, meanwhile, the pattern is more pronounced. There, cases have soared by 121 percent over the last two weeks, and hospitalizations are up by 81 percent over the same period.

So is this the start of the variant-driven “fourth wave” that Americans have been fearing ever since the end of our horrific holiday...More



 

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Thu, March 25, 2021 5:02pm
 
Suez Canal blockage forces operators to reroute ships

This photo released by the Suez Canal Authority on March 25, 2021, shows Lt. Gen. Ossama Rabei, head of the Suez Canal Authority, investigating the situation with the Ever Given. ((Suez Canal Authority via AP))

Ship operators have started rerouting tankers and containers away from the Suez Canal -- in some cases sending them on a two-week extended voyage around the southern tip of Africa -- as they increasingly bet on a prolonged closing of the key waterway.

"This now looks like it will take a few weeks," said Anoop Singh, the Singapore-based head of tanker analysis at shipping broker Braemar ACM.

Dredgers were working again Friday morning to remove hundreds of thousands of cubic feet of sand around the bow of the 1,300-foot Ever Given,...More



 

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Fri, March 26, 2021 3:13pm
 
Death Toll Rises to 5 as Tornadoes Strike Alabama

A house is totally destroyed after a tornado touches down south of Birmingham, Ala. in the Eagle Point community damaging multiple homes, Thursday, March 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Deadly tornadoes roared through Alabama on Thursday, toppling trees, demolishing homes, and knocking out power to thousands, part of a broad swath of violent weather sweeping across the Deep South. At least five fatalities and an unknown number of injuries were reported.

Calhoun County officials told ABC News at least five people died as a twister that cut a diagonal path across the county. The dead include three people from one family and two other individuals in the Ohatche and Wellington areas.

Sheriff Matthew Wade said, “Our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers go...More



 

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Fri, March 26, 2021 3:20pm
 
Virginia Becomes First Southern State to Abolish the Death Penalty



On Wednesday, Virginia officially became the first southern state in the U.S. to repeal the death penalty.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed the bill into law at the Greensville Correctional Center, a prison facility that features the state’s execution chamber.

“Today, Virginia ended its 400-year history of carrying out executions, becoming the first state in the South to abolish the death penalty,” Northam wrote on Instagram Wednesday. “Signing this law is the moral thing to do.”

Prior to signing the bill, Northam took a tour of the correctional center, including the execution chamber that has an electric chair, where 102 people have been executed since 1991, ABC 8 News reports.

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Sat, March 27, 2021 12:10am
 
No Party Wins Majority in Israel's Election for Prime Minister



No one party in Israel managed to earn enough votes to secure a majority in parliament in Israel’s fourth election in two years.

According to CBN News, final tallies of the votes showed that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party won 52 seats and the opposing party, the Blue and White party, group won 57 seats.

A winning party needs 61 seats in Israel’s 120-seat parliament or Knesset.

Because of the deadlock, the country could be poised to hold a fifth election later this year.

The two parties will now work to try to gain more seats by reaching out to fringe parties for support.

According to CBN News, the right-wing Yamuna party and the Arab Islamist Ra’am party are two smaller groups with seats that could give one of the main...More



 

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Sat, March 27, 2021 12:42am
 
Gunmen kill 137 people, Including 22 Children, in Raids on Niger Villages



One hundred thirty-seven people were killed by Islamist jihadi forces in Niger.

According to The Christian Post, of those dead are nearly two dozen children.

The Islamist attack took place on the southwestern border between Niger and Mali, in the Tahoua region, according to government sources obtained by The Christian Post. The jihadists were reportedly labeled unidentified insurgents and rode on motorcycles. They raided at least three villages and hamlets in the region.

According to UNICEF, 22 children were murdered by the Islamists. Some were as young as five years old.

"It is the second deadly attack on civilians in a week,” UNICEF said in a statement.

Earlier in the month, “unidentified armed groups attacked and killed at least 58...More



 

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Sat, March 27, 2021 1:06am
 
Sorting out the Israeli elections

Michael Brown holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and has served as a professor at a number of seminaries. He is the author of 25 books and hosts the nationally syndicated, daily talk radio show, the Line of Fire.

Do you have your scorecards ready? We’re going to do our best to sort out the results of this week’s elections in Israel, the fourth in a period of just two years (can you imagine that?). But first, a disclaimer: by the time you read this article, the outcome may have changed. That’s how inconclusive the final voting turned out to be.

A shift in affiliation by one of the many parties receiving votes could change things overnight. Plus, on Friday, 450,000 double-sealed votes will be counted (including military votes, votes from abroad, and votes sent in because of COVID)....More



 

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Sat, March 27, 2021 1:58am
 
Mass shootings: Serious answers to a serious problem - Richard D. Land

(Photo: The Christian Post/Katherine T. Phan)

These past few days Americans once again have been bombarded by images of their fellow citizens being gunned down in mass shootings. This time the locales were Atlanta and Boulder. As we grieve for the innocent victims and their loved ones, we once again are assaulted with the images of politicians at the local, state and federal levels sprinting to microphones and firing up Twitter to make political points for this or that public policy, most frequently either blaming racism and ethnic hostility and/or the easy access to handguns that they believe should be banned and confiscated.

We should reject all such simplistic answers and come together as Americans and insist that we and our political leaders (if they want to continue to be our leaders) engage, have a...More



 

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Sat, March 27, 2021 2:13am
 
NYC Council approves bill making it easier to sue officers for misconduct

A protester shouts

In a bid to increase police accountability and improve public safety, particularly for communities of color, the New York City Council passed a bill Thursday to end qualified immunity, which shields police officers performing discretionary functions from civil liability.

“The @NYCCouncil just voted to end qualified immunity for police officers, making NYC the first city in the country to do so. Qualified immunity was established in 1967 in Mississippi to prevent Freedom Riders from holding public officials liable even when they broke the law,” NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson announced in a statement on Twitter Thursday. ...More



 

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Sat, March 27, 2021 9:48pm
 
How to Read the News without Losing Your Mind



When I was growing up in the 1980s, my parents and grandparents watched both the local and national news every night. I distinctly remember how the news would often lead into the break with a line that was guaranteed to make sure that you didn’t change the channel during the commercial. It might be, “A food you are eating every day that is endangering your health” or “have you protected your children from this silent killer.” Either way, the line would tap into your fear and desire for safety to make sure that you were still watching on the other end of the break.

What older news programs would do a couple of times an episode is how many news outlets craft every headline in the age of social media. With so many sources of information vying for our attention, it seems that every headline is...More



 

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Sat, March 27, 2021 9:58pm
 
What I Learned about Valuing Black Women from CeCe Winans - Maina Mwaura



March is Women's History Month, and I love having the privilege of highlighting influential people's stories. One such person is Gospel music legend, CeCe Winans.

Until recently, Black women have been left out of the celebration of Women's History Month. Black women were left out of many women's rights' conversations and movements. When you look at the history of Black women, it is clear we have a lot to learn from them.

Winans recently gave me an extended interview where she looked back on her decades-long career while also providing a behind-the-scenes look into her new project, Believe for It, which is the first live recording she's done in Nashville.

During my time with her, Winans expressed the importance of valuing Black Women, always but especially during Women's...More



 

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Sat, March 27, 2021 10:08pm
 
What Mormons have right - Karen Farris

A group of Mormon women walk to Temple Square in an attempt to get tickets to the priesthood meeting at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints semi-annual gathering known as general conference in Salt Lake City, Utah April 5, 2014. | (Photo: Reuters/Jim Urquhart)

Caveat: Mormonism is a false religion. Many have been deceived with a belief system that includes Jesus Christ plus the revelation that came through Joseph Smith. But they do some things so well, and we as Christians would be wise to emulate them. Let me explain.

At age fifteen, my parents divorced, I moved from my childhood home to an apartment with my father. Every semblance of my former life was over. Even my Methodist church, where I’d gone since a baby, didn’t reach out to me. Perhaps it was my small town’s gossip mill, but since my parents both had...More



 

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Sat, March 27, 2021 10:18pm
 
Mass Shootings and a Culture Without a Conscience



There have been two mass shootings in a little over a week, on opposites sides of the country by individuals who, from what we currently know, sit on opposite sides of the ideological spectrum. Though quickly trotted out narratives have proven either obviously flimsy or flat wrong, Americans remains deeply entrenched in their corners and are seeing these issues through those lenses. All the while, yet another set of events reveals a country in moral crisis, with very little helpful guidance from media or from government officials.

Mass shootings continue to be, tragically, a regular feature of American life. Each new attack on innocent children, students, church members, employees, concertgoers, and shoppers hits before we’ve recovered from the last one. May we never become numb to the horror of...More



 

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Sat, March 27, 2021 10:29pm
 
Women Are Not Responsible for Men's Purity



On March 16th, 2021, a man named Robert Aaron Long killed eight people at three different spas in Atlanta. When questioned about his motive, this statement was given by the police:

“He apparently has an issue. What he considers a sex addiction. And sees these locations as something that allows him to go to these places, and it’s a temptation for him that he wanted to eliminate.”

Out of context, this quote about the Atlanta shooter sounds almost noble, almost righteous. If you didn’t know that eliminating sexual temptation in this case ended in the murder of eight innocent people, then it would sound like this person was taking their sin seriously.

Tragically, horrendously, what this man meant was that eliminating temptation meant eliminating the women that were tempting him—as if...More



 

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Sat, March 27, 2021 10:36pm
 
The Curious Case of Kristi Noem



A few weeks ago, South Dakota’s Governor Kristi Noem tweeted, “In South Dakota, we’re celebrating International Women’s Day by defending women’s sports!” She was referring to the state’s “Women’s Fairness in Sports” bill, which would prohibit biological males from competing in female athletics. She then added, “I’m excited to sign the bill very soon!”

As it turns out, she wasn’t so excited after all. After the legislature passed the bill, the Republican governor vetoed it. More specifically, she issued what’s known as a “style and form veto,” asking the legislature to modify the bill. The changes she requested not only gut the bill, rendering it ineffective in its original intent of protecting girls and women, but also do great damage to the legislative efforts in a number of other...More



 

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Abducted Nigerian Christian girl Leah Sharibu gives birth to second baby in Boko Haram captivity

A photo of Christian schoolgirl Leah Sharibu's family is held in Nigeria in a September 2018 video. | YouTube/International Christian Concern

Leah Sharibu, who was among 100 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in 2018, gave birth to her second child in captivity, according to reports.

The report was initially circulated by the Washington, D.C.-based U.S.-Nigeria Law Group that a trusted source had confirmed that Sharibu gave birth to two children last year.

However, Emmanuel Ogebe, convener of the U.S.-Nigeria Law Group, said in a statement reported by the Daily Post on Tuesday that while the update about Sharibu came from a "usually knowledgeable source," they "have not corroborated this by multiple sources."

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Sun, March 28, 2021 1:44pm
 
Giant Container Ship Finally Freed After Blocking Suez Canal and Global Trade for Nearly a Week



Salvage teams on Monday set free a colossal container ship that has halted global trade through the Suez Canal, bringing an end to a crisis that for nearly a week had clogged one of the world’s most vital maritime arteries.

Helped by the peak of high tide, a flotilla of tugboats managed to wrench the bulbous bow of the skyscraper-sized Ever Given from the canal’s sandy bank, where it had been firmly lodged since last Tuesday.

After hauling the fully laden 220,000-ton vessel over the canal bank, the salvage team was pulling the vessel toward the Great Bitter Lake, a wide stretch of water halfway between the north and south end of the canal, where the ship will undergo technical inspection, canal authorities...More



 

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Mon, March 29, 2021 4:42pm
 
Myanmar Sees Deadliest Day of Coup Protests Yet

Anti-coup protesters block a street to confront police crackdown in Yangon, Myanmar Sunday, March 28, 2021. (AP Photo)

Myanmar security forces opened fire Sunday on a crowd attending the funeral of a student who was killed on the bloodiest day yet of a crackdown on protests against last month's coup, local media reported.

The escalating violence — which took the lives of at least 114 people Saturday, including several children — has prompted a U.N. human rights expert to accuse the junta of committing “mass murder” and to criticize the international community for not doing enough to stop it.

The Security Council is likely to hold closed consultations on the escalating situation in Myanmar, U.N. diplomats said Sunday, speaking on condition of...More



 

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US deploys Green Berets to Mozambique; ISIS-linked militants accused of beheading children

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The United States has deployed U.S. Army Green Berets to Mozambique to train local troops as the country faces a growing insurgency that has seen children as young as 12 beheaded as well as thousands killed and displaced in the southern African country.

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New York Now Has 'COVID-19' Passport to Prove Vaccination

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A passport is designed to help you prove you're a citizen of a particular country. But now, New York state has created a passport so citizens can prove their COVID-19 vaccination status to gain access to certain locations or events.

The New York Post reports the program, which is named the "Excelsior Pass," is an app that allows New Yorkers to prove their vaccination status, or recent history of a negative COVID-19 test, in order to gain entry to events and businesses. The program launched on Friday.

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Tue, March 30, 2021 5:12pm
 
Mother raises awareness on sex trafficking after attempted abduction of 2 y-o daughter

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A Texas mother's harrowing run-in with suspected child sex traffickers who attempted to abduct her 2-year-old girl recently shared what she believes every parent needs to know so they can protect their children.

During an appearance on pro-life advocate Abby Johnson’s hit podcast, "Politely Rude," Amanda Florczykowski, a Christian mother of four from Longview, Texas, shared how in 2016, she and her 2-year-old daughter and infant son were shopping in Walmart when a strange man commented on how cute her children were....More



 

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Tue, March 30, 2021 5:26pm
 
Men and Women Are Different, and That's a Good Thing



This month, Congress halted the rollout of the Army’s new Combat Fitness Test. Unlike the old test, which dates back to before combat roles were open to female soldiers, the new test requires men and women to meet the same standards of physical fitness. That’s a problem, critics and activists say, since, so far, 54 percent of women have failed this new gender-neutral test.

Service Women’s Action Network CEO Deshauna Barber complained, “A fitness test that is so clearly biased simply cannot move forward without further review…” A letter from her organization to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees called the gender-neutral test “hasty” and “rash,” and insisted that “too many otherwise qualified soldiers are failing.” The test wrongly assumes that “every soldier is a...More



 

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Tue, March 30, 2021 9:26pm
 
US Report Reaffirms Jerusalem as Israel's Capital, Speaks of 'Occupied' Territories



The Biden administration released its first annual human rights report in which it reaffirmed its stance that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and reintroduced pre-Trump era language referring to some territory as “occupied” by Israel.

The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices examines human rights issues across the globe, including in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Both Biden and Trump reiterated that the US has recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city since 2017. Like the Trump report, Biden’s report did not define the exact boundaries of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Both reports said those boundaries must be determined through negotiations. Biden also reaffirmed Israeli...More



 

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Wed, March 31, 2021 10:08am
 
Israel Warns Citizens Against Travel to UAE Over Threats of Iranian Attacks

In this photo taken with a slow shutter speed, traffic speeds down the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, July 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Israel is advising its citizens not to travel to countries in the region, including the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, over fears that Iran will target them.

The warning comes just months after Israel signed the Abraham Accords, formally establishing ties with the UAE and several Muslim-majority nations. Other countries to avoid include Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and the Kurdish region of Iraq.

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USA Today Allegedly Fires Editor Who Called for NCAA Ban on Oral Roberts University following Tweet on Boulder Shooting



Hemal Jhaveri, the USA Today editor who called on the NCAA to ban Oral Roberts University from playing in its men's basketball tournament due to the school’s biblical stance on LGBT issues, has been fired from the publication after she made a racially charged tweet about last week’s shooting in Boulder, Colorado.

Jhaveri, who worked at USA Today for almost eight years, published a post on Medium over the weekend noting that she is “no longer employed.”

“Over eight years, I rose from a social media editor to a writer to a columnist and finally the Sports Media Group’s Race and Inclusion editor,” she began. “I was committed to USA TODAY and my subsection, For The Win, dedicating nights and weekends to...More



 

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Wed, March 31, 2021 3:00pm
 
Serena Williams Admits That Marriage with Husband Alexis Ohanian 'Is Not Bliss' Without Work



Serena Williams frequently serves relationship goals with husband Alexis Ohanian.

But the four-time Olympic gold medalist, 39, recently admitted that marriage "is not bliss" without work, as she opened up about matrimony and motherhood for Bumble's The Question Game.

"Marriage is not bliss," she admitted with a laugh when asked what was the most surprising thing she learned about marriage. "But it can be if you work at it." She also added during the video that "a dealbreaker for me in a relationship is definitely loyalty. Well, not having it, that...More



 

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Wed, March 31, 2021 3:30pm
 
CNN Runs News Article Claiming There’s 'No Consensus Criteria for Assigning Sex at Birth'



In a news report that is, as talk radio host Erick Erickson called it, “unbelievable,” a CNN journalist claimed there “is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth.”

The focus of reporter Devan Cole’s article are South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s (R) executive orders, signed this week, to ban biological males from competing on female sports teams at elementary and secondary educational institutions.

Despite the fact the article is a news report and not an opinion piece, Cole, who held internships at both CNN and the BBC prior to becoming a politics reporter for the network, claimed the phrase “biological sex” is “a disputed term that refers to sex as listed on students’ original birth...More



 

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Wed, March 31, 2021 4:52pm
 
Trafficking victims urge Visa to sever ties with Pornhub’s parent company amid investigation

Trafficking victims urge Visa to sever ties with Pornhub’s parent company amid investigation

A Pornhub logo is displayed at the company's booth at the 2018 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on January 24, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Getty Images/Ethan Miller

Sex trafficking survivors and advocates are urging major credit company Visa to stop processing payments to a company that owns several major pornography websites, just as it did with Pornhub amid an ongoing criminal investigation.

In a letter to Visa CEO Alfred F Kelly Jr., 62 victims of sexual exploitation and activists from 11 nations urged the credit...More



 

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Wed, March 31, 2021 10:29pm
 
Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Batch Fails Quality Check

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A batch of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine failed quality standards and can’t be used, the drug giant said Wednesday.

The drugmaker didn’t say how many doses were lost, and it wasn’t clear how the problem would impact future deliveries.

A vaccine ingredient made by Emergent BioSolutions — one of about 10 companies that Johnson & Johnson is using to speed up manufacturing of its recently approved vaccine — did not meet quality standards, J&J said.

J&J had pledged to provide 20 million doses of its vaccine to the U.S. government by the end of March, and 80 million more doses by the end of May. Its statement on the manufacturing problem said it was still planning to deliver 100 million doses by...More



 

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Thu, April 01, 2021 10:39am
 
Baltimore Stops Prosecuting Drug Possession, Prostitution Charges in New COVID-19 Measure



Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that Baltimore will no longer be prosecuting drug possession, prostitution, certain traffic violations deemed "minor" and other "low-level" offenses.

The city had halted the prosecution of these offenses in 2020 in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Baltimore's prisons. This week, officials announced that the city would adopt the change long term, The Christian Post reports.

Mosby's office said in a statement that the changes resulted in "a decrease in arrests, no adverse impact on the crime rate, and address the systemic inequity of mass incarceration."

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Thu, April 01, 2021 10:44am
 
Child Among 4 Dead in Shooting at California Office Building

A police officer surveys the scene after a shooting at an office building in Orange, Calif., Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

A child was among four people killed Wednesday in a shooting at a Southern California office building that left a fifth victim and the gunman critically wounded, police said.

The violence in the city of Orange southeast of Los Angeles was the nation's third mass shooting in just over two weeks.

When police arrived at the two-story structure around 5:30 p.m. shots were being fired, Orange Police Lt. Jennifer Amat said. Officers opened fire and the suspect was taken to a hospital, Amat said.

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Thu, April 01, 2021 12:11pm
 
Texas Rangers, Border Patrol Rescue 6-Month-Old Baby Girl Tossed into Rio Grande by Smugglers

A member of the South Texas Special Operations Group, Texas Rangers Division, holds the baby girl rescued from the Rio Grande. (Image credit: Texas Department of Public Safety)

A six-month-old baby girl was rescued by a special operations team of Texas Rangers from the Rio Grande River after a smuggler threw the little girl out of a raft, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced on social media Tuesday.

In a Facebook post, the Texas DPS said the South Texas Special Operations Group, Texas Rangers Division assisted the U.S. Border Patrol in Roma, Texas, with the rescue of a 6-month-old female child who had been thrown out of a raft and into the river by human traffickers.

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Thu, April 01, 2021 1:36pm
 
Biden's judicial nominees prove 'liberal dark money groups' control his administration: legal expert

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A former law clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas has alleged that President Joe Biden’s newly released list of judicial nominees proves that he's letting “liberal dark money groups” control his administration.

Carrie Severino, president of the think-tank Judicial Crisis Network, which advocates for the appointment of originalist U.S. Supreme Court justices, expressed concern about Biden’s first list of judicial nominees. The nominees on the list, released Tuesday, would fill 11 vacancies on the federal courts. Severino wrote about Judge Katenji...More



 

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Thu, April 01, 2021 2:02pm
 
Biden Administration Quietly Ramping Up Aid to Palestinians

A Palestinian flag flies over the annual Land Day rally in the Arab city of Arraba, northern Israel, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

The Biden administration is quietly ramping up assistance to the Palestinians after former President Donald Trump cut off nearly all aid. Since taking office with a pledge to reverse many of Trump's Israeli-Palestinian decisions, the administration has allocated nearly $100 million for the Palestinians, only a small portion of which has been publicized.

The administration announced last Thursday that it was giving $15 million to vulnerable Palestinian communities in the West Bank and Gaza to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. A day later, with no public announcement, it notified Congress that it will...More



 

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Thu, April 01, 2021 2:43pm
 
The Interesting Origins Of 7 Common English Idioms - Mamta Bhatt



Ever wondered where some ever-present idioms originated from in the English language? We’ve researched the interesting origins of common English idioms and traced back their fascinating and sometimes bizarre history:

1. “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride”

Definition: Literally, always being a bridesmaid and never a bride. More figuratively, it is a forlorn saying for women when they can’t find love.

Origin: This gem of an idiom was first recorded in a Victorian music hall tune, “Why Am I Always A Bridesmaid?”, by Fred W. Leigh. However, the phrase garnered popularity after a retrospectively hilarious ad for Listerine mouthwash in 1924. The slogan, “Often a bridesmaid, but never a bride”, accompanied a picture of a forlorn ‘Edna’, who, because of her halitosis (bad breath), was never being able to...More



 

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Thu, April 01, 2021 3:19pm
 
'It Sounds Very Benign': Vaccine Passport Debate Heats up as DeSantis Bans Them and Conservatives Say No



Eligibility for vaccines is expanding with more than a dozen states set to make the shots available to those 16-years-old and up.

The drug company Pfizer, partnering with German company BioNTech, says its vaccine is 100 percent effective for adolescents.

USA Today reports that Pfizer-BioNTech plans to submit their data to the Food and Drug Administration for authorization so that BNT162b2 is revised to include that age group.

As vaccinations become more widely available, a debate is heating up over so-called "vaccine passports."

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Thu, April 01, 2021 4:21pm
 
The 4 Craziest Conspiracies That Were Totally True - Richard Stockton



Imagine the United States of America ruled by a fascist dictatorship. Not the kind your uncle is always complaining about, mind you, but a real one with an actual goose-stepping il Duce type giving orders to the president on all matters of policy.

That almost happened in 1933, when a group of American businessmen tried to install a retired Marine Corps general as a shadow dictator to offset the perceived threat of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Of course, by “almost happened,” it’s more accurate to say that the conspirators were caught before they even got close to throwing the switch on their plans.

All the same, the Business Plotters, as they came to be known, did manage to give the hilariously named McCormack-Dickstein Committee a light workout as it exposed a...More



 

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Thu, April 01, 2021 4:59pm
 
New York sued for not offering ‘X’ gender option in public assistance, food stamp registration



New York is facing a lawsuit filed by people who identify as nonbinary and argue that they face discrimination because the state requires them to indicate that they are either male or female to receive public welfare benefits.

The fact that the Empire State does not provide an “X” gender option is discriminatory based on gender identity, the claimants argued in the complaint filed Monday against state and local agencies that run public assistance programs.

In 2019, New York began allowing the “X” gender option on birth certificates, and the same has been promised for driver’s licenses. But the plaintiffs assert that the state computer system used by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance is “outdated” because it compels people...More



 

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Thu, April 01, 2021 5:32pm
 
How The Internet Is Destroying Your Brain And The Negative Impact Of The Internet



Just Being Online Makes You Really, Really Depressed

It has been theorized for basically as long as the Internet has been publicly available that being online can make you seriously, clinically depressed. It’s not an assertion made without evidence, as numerous surveys of infrequent-to-addicted internet users show a positive correlation between their number of web surfing hours logged and their subsequent feelings of sadness, isolation, and alienation.

Some critics postulate that heavy use of the internet more than doubles a person’s chance of being depressed; others say that the internet might not be depression’s trigger so much as it is its refuge.

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Thu, April 01, 2021 6:14pm
 
CNN removes claim that 'there's no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth

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CNN has removed a controversial claim made in a recent news article that previously alleged that “there is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth.”

The article, which was written by CNN breaking news reporter Devan Cole, addressed South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s executive orders banning biological males who identify as females from competing in women’s sports at the K-12 and collegiate levels.

When it was originally published Tuesday, the article asserted that “it’s not possible to know a person’s gender identity at birth, and there is no consensus...More



 

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Fri, April 02, 2021 5:42am
 
Pentagon Issues New Policies Allowing Transgender People to Openly Serve in the Military



On Wednesday, the Pentagon announced that Trump-era restrictions on transgender people serving in the U.S. military have been lifted.

According to NBC News, the announcement comes following a two-month review aimed at helping Pentagon officials develop new military guidelines after President Joe Biden reversed Trump’s policy in his first week in office.

The Pentagon press secretary told reports that the new policy allows transgender people to serve openly in the military according to their chosen gender identity. Access to medical treatments for gender transitions will also be made available.

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Sat, April 03, 2021 10:43pm
 
Judge orders Lil Nas X’s Satan Shoes pulled from the market

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A federal judge has blocked the shipment of “Satan Shoes,” a collaboration between rapper Lil Nas X and New York-based company MSCHF that purportedly contain a drop of human blood in the sole, in response to a federal copyright infringement lawsuit filed by Nike.

The shoes, apparently modified Nike Air Max 97s — are decorated with a pentagram pendant and a reference to Luke 10:18: “And he said to them, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.’”

According to the website, which sells the sneakers for $1,018, the shoes also contain a drop of human blood in the sole, drawn from members of the MSCHF team. A total of...More



 

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Sat, April 03, 2021 10:58pm
 
US State Department disbands Trump-era commission that heightened importance of religious freedom

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken has formally dismissed the controversial Trump-era Commission on Unalienable Rights, which sought to elevate the promotion of religious freedom worldwide.

Blinken, who vowed to promote LGBT rights worldwide during his confirmation hearings, only briefly alluded to religious persecution in a press conference unveiling the 45th State Department country reports on human rights practices last Tuesday.

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Mon, April 05, 2021 11:02pm
 
Corruption Trial for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Begins



According to CBN News, The long-serving prime minister is facing charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust in three separate cases. Netanyahu has pled not guilty, calling the charges part of a “witch-hunt” against him.

In one case, Netanyahu is accused of receiving illicit gifts from international business executives in exchange for certain favors.

In another case, he is accused of helping the Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot increase its distribution in exchange for positive coverage in the newspaper.

In the third corruption case, he is accused of a quid pro quo relationship with the main shareholder of Israel’s telecommunications company in exchange for positive coverage in the news.

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Mon, April 05, 2021 11:06pm
 
CDC: Fully Vaccinated People Can Travel within the U.S. without Getting Tested or Quarantining



Fully vaccinated people may travel within the U.S. without getting tested or going into quarantine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last week.


According to the Associated Press, the CDC issued the updated guidance on the coronavirus pandemic Friday but urged caution.

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said she would “advocate against general travel overall,” but “if you are vaccinated, it is a lower risk.”

A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last required immunization.

Across the country, more than 100 million people in the U.S. have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Mon, April 05, 2021 11:09pm
 
Judge Orders MSCHF to Decommission Lil Nas X Satan Shoes



Lil Nas X collaborated with MSCHF to modify 666 pairs of Nike shoes to feature Satanic symbols and Bible verse Luke 10:18, which talks about Satan's fall. The shoes also reportedly contain a drop of human blood in every sole. However, because Nike themselves didn't make the shoes, a judge said they need to be axed in response to Nike's claim of intellectual ownership.

In Nike's complaint against MSCHF, they write, "MSCHF is currently taking orders for shoes it refers to as Satan Shoes, which are customized Nike Air Max 97 shoes that MSCHF has materially altered to prominently feature a satanic theme. This was done without Nike's approval or authorization, and Nike is in no way connected with this project. Below is an image of the genuine Nike Air Max 97 shoe next to MSCHF's customized Satan Shoe. The material...More



 

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Mon, April 05, 2021 11:12pm
 
President Biden Issues Proclamation Deeming April 'Second Chance Month'



On Wednesday, President Joe Biden made an official proclamation deeming April 2021 as Second Chance Month. Biden further urged “all government officials, educators, volunteers and all the people of the United States to observe with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.”


U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Rob Portman (R-OH) offered their support for the proclamation by introducing a resolution in the Senate aiming to deem April as Second Chance Month.

This is the fifth year that the largest Christian nonprofit in the U.S., Prison Fellowship, providing services and support for prisoners, former prisoners and their families, has acknowledged April as Second Chance Month. The nonprofit established this annual observance in 2017 to bring awareness of the...More



 

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Mon, April 05, 2021 11:15pm
 
J&J takes over vaccine plant where 15M of its doses were contaminated in mixup with AstraZeneca

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The Biden administration has stopped the production of the Oxford AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine at a plant in Baltimore after a contract manufacturer mixed up ingredients from the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, spoiling millions of doses of the latter's vaccine.

The contract manufacturer, Emergent BioSolutions, which had been making both vaccines, was asked Saturday to halt production, and Johnson & Johnson will now solely produce its single-dose vaccine at the plant, The New York Times reported.

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Mon, April 05, 2021 11:41pm
 
Obama the oppressor - Micheal Brown

Michael Brown holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and has served as a professor at a number of seminaries. He is the author of 25 books and hosts the nationally syndicated, daily talk radio show, the Line of Fire.

“Obama is another oppressor.” Those are not my words. Instead, they are the words of activist Julie Contreras, who “works with a group that runs shelters for undocumented children at the U.S./Mexico border.”

Contreras joined with other Hispanic immigrants who opposed renaming two Chicago-area schools after Barack and Michelle Obama. Yes, they wanted the names changed, but not from one oppressor to another.

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Mon, April 05, 2021 11:56pm
 
Putin Signs Law Allowing Him 2 More Terms as Russia's Leader



Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law allowing him to potentially hold onto power until 2036, a move that formalizes constitutional changes endorsed in a vote last year.

The July 1 constitutional vote included a provision that reset Putin's previous term limits, allowing him to run for president two more times. The change was rubber-stamped by the Kremlin-controlled legislature and the relevant law signed by Putin was posted Monday on an official portal of legal information.

The 68-year-old Russian president, who has been in power for more than two decades — longer than any other Kremlin leader since Soviet dictator Josef Stalin — said he would decide later whether to run again in 2024 when his current six-year term...More



 

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Tue, April 06, 2021 3:45pm
 
Iran Says it Has Arrested Spies for Israel, Other Nations



An unnamed Intelligence Ministry official in the country's eastern Azerbaijan province was quoted by state TV as saying that security forces had detained a group of people suspected of spying for Israel and other unspecified countries. The brief report did not provide further details on the nationalities of the suspects or provide evidence to support the espionage charges.

Iran does not recognize Israel and supports anti-Israeli armed groups across the region, such as Lebanon's Shiite militant Hezbollah group and Palestinian militant group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip.

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Tue, April 06, 2021 4:46pm
 
Justin Bieber releases surprise gospel EP featuring Pastor Judah Smith

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Superstar Justin Bieber surprised his millions of supporters on Easter Sunday by releasing his first-ever gospel EP titled Freedom.

The pop star took to social media on the day Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ to announce the release.

He shared the word "Freedom" typed on an iPhone notes app, which happens to be the EP’s cover. The caption reads, "Freedom on all platforms."

The six songs on the record include collaborations with artists like Beam, Brandon Love, Chandler Moore, Pink Sweats, Tori Kelly and Lauren Walters. Each song features a strong Christian message, including one track that features mild...More



 

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Tue, April 06, 2021 4:54pm
 
American Airlines Reports UFO While Flying Over New Mexico



Commercial flights are typically uneventful, but for a couple of pilots aboard American Airlines flight 2292 to Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday, the ride was anything but boring. At around 1:00 p.m. Central Standard Time, they spotted an unidentified flying object (UFO) soaring right over them at 37,000 feet.

According to The Drive, the flight took off from Cincinnati, Ohio without a hitch. Headed to the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the plane soon found itself at cruising altitude as passengers did their best to bide the time. Little did they know, however, that the pilots in the cockpit were dealing with the unexplainable.

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U.S. Border Patrol Arrest Two Yemeni Men on Terror Watch List Trying to Cross Border from Mexico

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Two Yemeni men on a terrorism watch list were arrested in separate incidents after illegally crossing the border from Mexico into California, the U.S. Border Patrol announced Monday.

A 33-year-old man from Yemen was stopped on Jan. 29 a few miles from the Calexico Port of Entry, according to a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP).

A cell phone SIM card was found hidden under the insole of his shoe, authorities said. He was later transferred into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to CBSN Los Angeles....More



 

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Schools Are Breaking the Law by Not Allowing Boys on Girls' Teams, Says Biden Justice Dept.



The Biden Justice Department says in a new memo that federal law and Supreme Court precedent requires schools to allow biological boys who identify as girls to play on girls’ sports teams.

The memo was issued March 26 and directed to “Federal Agency Civil Rights Directors and General Counsels.” It was written by Pamela S. Karlan of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.

A federal law known as Title IX, the memo notes, provides that “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” The definition of “activity” encompasses...More



 

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Arkansas lawmakers override governor’s veto of bill banning sex change procedures for kids

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Arkansas lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected a veto from Gov. Asa Hutchinson over a bill that would ban experimental puberty blockers, hormonal drugs and the surgical mutilation of minors suffering from gender dysphoria.

The Arkansas House voted 75-25 and the Senate 25-8 on Tuesday afternoon to override the veto on House Bill 1570, also known as the Save Adolescents From Experimentation Act.

Arkansas is the first state in the nation to ban the use of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and elective cosmetic gender surgeries — the mutilation of sex organs — on gender dysphoric youth. A handful of other states, mostly across the Southern U.S., are considering similar legislation....More



 

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Wed, April 07, 2021 11:08am
 
Traffickers Using Facebook to Reach Migrant Clients, Giving False Hopes About U.S. Accepting Them

A family from Honduras sits on the ground after they were smuggled on an inflatable raft across the Rio Grande, in Roma, Texas Saturday, March 27, 2021.<br>

Human smugglers are increasingly turning to the social media giant Facebook to fuel false hopes in migrants about immigrating to the U.S.

NBC News reports they openly promise a "100 percent" safe journey and encourage people that the Biden administration will welcome them.

The Department of Homeland Security says such social media posts spread misinformation and have contributed to the surge at the border.

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Wed, April 07, 2021 11:17am
 
Pastor’s daughter shot dead, several others injured on Easter Sunday

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Radio personality Rickey Smiley and Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin are among the leading voices condemning the fatal shooting of the beloved daughter of a local pastor and wounding of several others, including four children, Sunday night.

Areyelle Yarbough, the 32-year-old daughter of the Rev. Michael Yarbrough of Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, was shot in the head at Patton Park at about 7 p.m., AL.com reported. Five other victims, ages 21, 17, 16, 15, and 4, were also wounded. The 16-year-old boy was shot in the right hip while another female was shot in the chest.

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Wed, April 07, 2021 11:37am
 
A bipartisan proposal for voter integrity and photo ID’s - Micheal Brown

Michael Brown holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and has served as a professor at a number of seminaries. He is the author of 25 books and hosts the nationally syndicated, daily talk radio show, the Line of Fire.

At the risk of sounding Pollyannish, I believe most Americans want our elections to be fair. I believe they want all eligible voters to have an opportunity to vote, and I believe they want an accurate count of the votes. How, then, do we deal with the new Georgia voting laws, which have triggered polar opposite responses from the left and the right?

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Wed, April 07, 2021 11:43am
 
Holocaust Remembrance Day: Time for silence and for speaking up - Yael Eckstein



At 10:00 a.m. on Yom HaShoah – Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day – sirens sounded across the country, signaling that it was time to observe a minute of silence for our 6 million brothers and sisters, the victims of the Holocaust. Everything stopped. Cars came to a halt in the middle of the highway. Work stopped in workplaces. Shoppers paused in malls and grocery stores. Children stood in their classrooms. Everyone bowed their heads in respect and introspection. It was eerily silent.

This moment, which takes place each year, has great power. It unites Israelis in a deep way, both with Holocaust victims and with each other. It’s as if we are all mourning lost family members together – and, of course, many of us are. Yom HaShoah is a very intense time for the people of Israel; it...More



 

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Wed, April 07, 2021 12:22pm
 
Depressed Texas teen who killed family then himself was raised in religious family, friend says

Depressed Texas teen who killed family then himself was raised in religious family, friend says

Farhan Towhid, a chronically depressed 19-year-old Texan who formed a murder-suicide pact with his older brother and killed their parents, sister and grandmother over the weekend, was raised in a religious Muslim family but acted against his faith, according to Hasmat Mobin, president of the Bangladesh Association of North Texas.

“He was a ... religious person. He used to go to mosque. He used to go up to different places. His father used to take him. In the ninth grade, his problems [with depression] started,” Mobin, who believes the strain of the COVID-19...More



 

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Wed, April 07, 2021 1:25pm
 
Judge blocks Ohio law requiring burial or cremation of aborted babies

Judge blocks Ohio law requiring burial or cremation of aborted babies

A judge in Ohio has temporarily blocked the enforcement of a state law requiring abortion clinics to give a proper burial or cremation to aborted fetal remains.

Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Alison Hatheway issued the preliminary injunction on the Unborn Child Dignity Act on Monday, the day before the law was scheduled to take effect.

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Wed, April 07, 2021 1:32pm
 
Tensions Rise in Persian Gulf Following Attack on Iranian Ship

Tensions Rise in Persian Gulf Following Attack on Iranian Ship

An Iranian cargo ship believed to be a base for the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard and anchored for years in the Red Sea off Yemen has been attacked, Iranian state television acknowledged Wednesday.

The state TV acknowledgment, citing foreign media, marks the first Iranian comment on the mysterious incident involving the MV Saviz. The ship's long presence in the region, repeatedly criticized by Saudi Arabia, has come as the West and United Nations experts say Iran has provided arms and support to Yemen's Houthi rebels amid that country's yearslong war.

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Wed, April 07, 2021 1:54pm
 
Gympie-Gympie - The ‘Suicide Plant’ Hidden In The Australian Rainforest

The unsuspecting leaf of the gympie-gympie stinging tree.

Although the leaves of the gympie-gympie plant may look soft and fuzzy, one touch will make anybody regret they ever saw it.

That’s because this stinging bush delivers one of nature’s most painful experiences. In fact, this native to the Australian rainforest has a sting that’s so intense, it’s driven soldiers to suicide ⏤ and the British government once considered using it as a biological weapon of war.

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Wed, April 07, 2021 3:12pm
 
Pakistan's prime minister under fire for linking rise in rape cases to how women dress

 Pakistan's prime minister under fire for linking rise in rape cases to how women dress

Pakistan rights campaigners have accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of "baffling ignorance" after the former cricketer linked how women dress for a rise in rape cases. In a weekend interview on live television, Oxford-educated Khan said an increase in rapes indicated the "consequences in any society where vulgarity is on the rise."

"The incidents of rape of women... (have) actually very rapidly increased in society," he said.

He advised women to cover up to prevent temptation.

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Wed, April 07, 2021 3:24pm
 
One in three COVID-19 survivors diagnosed with neurological or mental health conditions

One in three COVID-19 survivors diagnosed with neurological or mental health conditions

A third of COVID-19 survivors suffer from long-term brain or psychiatric disorders, scientists reported Tuesday.

Researchers studied more than 236,000 patients, mostly in the U.S., finding that 34% of survivors were diagnosed with a neurological or psychological condition within six months of infection. Researchers call it the largest study to date on the connection between coronavirus and brain health.

Researchers looked at 14 neurological and mental health disorders in total. According to the observational study, published Tuesday in the journal Lancet Psychiatry, anxiety was the most common diagnosis, affecting 17% of survivors.

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Wed, April 07, 2021 3:41pm
 
Utah Governor Signs Law Requiring Biological Fathers to Pay 50% of Pregnancy Costs

Utah Governor Signs Law Requiring Biological Fathers to Pay 50% of Pregnancy Costs

A new law in Utah aims to increase the responsibility for biological fathers by requiring them to pay half of the out-of-pocket expenses related to pregnancy and childbirth.

Republican Governor Spencer Cox signed H.B. 113 into law last month, revising the Utah Child Support Act and in an attempt to bring fairness to the funding of pregnancies.

The bill's sponsor, state Rep. Brady Brammer (R) and state Sen. Daniel McCay (R) said the measure will ensure that pregnancy expenses are shared by both parties involved.

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Wed, April 07, 2021 3:55pm
 
Passenger Plane Forced To Make An Emergency Landing In Sudan After Stowaway Cat Attacked Pilot

Passenger Plane Forced To Make An Emergency Landing In Sudan After Stowaway Cat Attacked Pilot

Officials report that no one was seriously injured in the incident and that the domestic cat was probably a stray that wandered onto the plane the night before.

A flight leaving Sudan’s capital of Khartoum was rapidly forced to land last week when a stowaway cat attacked the pilot.

The Tarco Aviation flight was scheduled to take a little less than four hours and arrive safely in Qatar’s capital of Doha. It was at cruising altitude about 30 minutes to an hour after departure, however, that the surprise feline passenger appeared in the cockpit and clawed at the terrified pilot.

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Wed, April 07, 2021 4:42pm
 
Biden: All Adults Will Be Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine by April 19

Biden: All Adults Will Be Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine by April 19

President Biden has announced that all Americans will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines by April 19, Reuters reports.

In a press release obtained by Reuters, Biden reportedly said, "What we do now is going to determine how many people we'll save or lose in the months of April and May, and June, before we get to July 4... We aren't at the finish line. We still have a lot of work to do. We're still in a life-or-death race."

Further, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said on Twitter, "Governors – Democrats and Republicans – are working with (the White House COVID-19 response team) to accelerate the vaccination program."

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Thu, April 08, 2021 11:35am
 
President Biden's Massive Infrastructure Plan Faces Stiff Resistance

President Biden's Massive Infrastructure Plan Faces Stiff Resistance

The President's massive infrastructure plan faces stiff resistance in the months ahead.

Republicans calling it a big-liberal spending agenda that comes with major tax hikes, while on the left, progressive Democrats are demanding even more money to tackle things like climate change.

President Biden says he's open to negotiating the details of the $2 trillion-dollar-plus package, however, he said inaction isn't an option.

"Here's what we won't be open to: we will not be open to doing nothing," the President said Wednesday during the unveiling of his American Jobs Plan. "Inaction simply is not an...More



 

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Thu, April 08, 2021 11:52am
 
Texas Governor Greg Abbott Issues Executive Order Banning All Vaccine Passports in the State

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Issues Executive Order Banning All Vaccine Passports in the State

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) recently issued an executive order banning all government-mandated vaccine passports in the state.

"Every day Texans return to normalcy as more people get the COVID vaccine," Abbott said at the top of the announcement on Monday. He noted that this week, the Lone Star State "will surpass 13 million doses administered."

"Those shots help slow the spread of COVID, reduce hospitalizations, and reduce fatalities," he added.

"But, as I've said all along, these vaccines are always voluntary and never forced," Abbott asserted. "[The] government should not require any Texan to show proof of vaccination and reveal private...More



 

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Thu, April 08, 2021 1:07pm
 
Biden to Unveil First Major Gun Control Push

Biden to Unveil First Major Gun Control Push

President Joe Biden is preparing to unveil a series of executive actions aimed at addressing gun violence, delivering his first major action on gun control since taking office.

Biden on Thursday will also nominate David Chipman, a former federal agent and adviser at the gun control group Giffords, to be director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to senior Biden administration officials.

Biden has faced increasing pressure to act on gun control after a spate of mass shootings across the U.S. in recent weeks, but the White House has repeatedly emphasized the need for legislative action on guns. While the House passed a background-check bill last month, gun control measures face slim...More



 

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Thu, April 08, 2021 1:18pm
 
The assault on 'White America' - Hedieh Mirahmadi

The assault on 'White America' - Hedieh Mirahmadi

Whether it is a Syrian Muslim gunning down “Trump supporters” in Colorado, the attack near the Capitol by a Nation of Islam supporter, the change in laws that protect police in New York, or the campaign against the state of Georgia, we must acknowledge the widespread assault on the conservative, Christian community. I use the phrase “White America,” though ironically we are comprised of all ethnicities and races but united in our stand for biblical and democratic values that are the foundation of our country. The radical left characterizes us as “angry white people” so they can garner support for the vilification of our principles as part of a broader scheme to undermine our way of life. It is critical that we do not look at each of these issues as separate...More



 

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Thu, April 08, 2021 4:06pm
 
Carbon dioxide levels are higher than they've been at any point in the last 3.6 million years

Carbon dioxide levels are higher than they've been at any point in the last 3.6 million years

Carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane levels in the atmosphere continued to rise in 2020, with CO2 level reaching their highest point in 3.6 million years, according to calculations by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The barrier was broken despite a reduction in expected emissions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

NOAA reported that the global average of atmospheric CO2 hit 412.5 parts per million (ppm) in 2020, a rise of 2.6 ppm from 2019, the fifth-largest increase since they began measuring atmospheric CO2 levels 63 years ago. The rise happened despite an estimated...More



 

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Debating an evangelical turned atheist, Muslim apologist, and more - Dr Micheal Brown

Debating an evangelical turned atheist, Muslim apologist, and more

Earlier on Tuesday (April 6), I had the distinct joy and privilege of recording four TV shows for a new series I’m hosting called “That’s Debatable with Dr. Brown.” It will air on the new AWKNG TV network, hopefully starting sometime next month.

The debates we recorded covered four different subjects: 1) Has the Church Replaced Israel? 2) Are There Valid Reasons to Leave Christianity? 3) Does the God of the Bible Exist? 4) The Quran or the Bible: Which Is the Word of God?

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Thu, April 08, 2021 4:30pm
 
20K displaced as Myanmar airstrikes target ethnic Karen civilians, destroy homes

20K displaced as Myanmar airstrikes target ethnic Karen civilians, destroy homes

At least 20,000 people from Myanmar’s Karen ethnic group, many of whom are Christian, have been displaced due to continual airstrikes that began on March 27, two months after the military coup. A rights organization reports that military forces are also bombarding civilians in their homes.

Airstrikes by the Myanmar army have targeted civilians, schools and medical clinics in northern Karen state, according to the Free Burma Rangers, an organization that provides humanitarian services in war-torn areas.

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Megachurch Pastor Greg Laurie still can’t smell after recovering from COVID-19

Megachurch Pastor Greg Laurie still can’t smell after recovering from COVID-19

Five months after making headlines when he tested positive for COVID-19 last October, California megachurch Pastor Greg Laurie says he still hasn't regained his sense of smell and isn’t thrilled about it.

“I had a mild case of COVID. The symptoms were not very strong. I had fatigue and slight congestion and a fever that lasted only for a short time, and the fatigue [carried on] a little bit longer. I got over that actually quite a long time ago, but the one lingering effect that I still have to this day is that I’ve lost my sense of smell and I’ve not regained it again,” Laurie, who leads the multi-campus Harvest Christian Fellowship, told The Christian Post in...More



 

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Thu, April 08, 2021 10:13pm
 
US Suicides Dropped Last Year, Defying Pandemic Expectations

US Suicides Dropped Last Year, Defying Pandemic Expectations

The number of U.S. suicides fell nearly 6% last year amid the coronavirus pandemic — the largest annual decline in at least four decades, according to preliminary government data.

Death certificates are still coming in and the count could rise. But officials expect a substantial decline will endure, despite worries that COVID-19 could lead to more suicides.

It is hard to say exactly why suicide deaths dropped so much, but one factor may be a phenomenon seen in the early stages of wars and national disasters, some experts suggested.

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Fri, April 09, 2021 11:26am
 
Israel May Fully Reopen in a Month, Considers Ditching Mask Mandate

Israel May Fully Reopen in a Month, Considers Ditching Mask Mandate

Israel will fully reopen in a month if there is no spike in cases after schools return to normal, coronavirus czar Nachman Ash said Thursday.

“We want to see that the return to studies does not cause a rise in contagion,” Ash told Channel 13 news.

Government ministers voted Thursday to ease more restrictions on schools.

“We are talking about a few weeks only if the current rates are maintained,” he said. “We want to get past the [recently passed] Passover holidays and see that there are no infections in the actual schools.”

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Fri, April 09, 2021 11:37am
 
US Resumes Funding to UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees

US Resumes Funding to UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees

The Biden administration on Wednesday announced a resumption of U.S. assistance to the Palestinians, including to the U.N. agency that deals with Palestinian refugees, nearly all of which had been eliminated under President Donald Trump.

The State Department said it would provide a total of $235 million to projects in the West Bank and Gaza as well as to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA. The administration had previously announced $15 million for the Palestinians to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The resumption in assistance has met opposition in Congress from pro-Israel lawmakers, who...More



 

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Employee Kills 1, Wounds 5 At Texas Cabinet Company

Employee Kills 1, Wounds 5 At Texas Cabinet Company

A man opened fire at a Texas cabinet-making company where he worked, killing one person and wounding five others before shooting and wounding a state trooper prior to his arrest, authorities said.

Larry Winston Bollin, 27, of Iola, Texas, was booked into the Brazos County Detention Center in Bryan late Thursday, according to a Bryan Police Department statement. Jail records showed Bollin was charged with murder and being held on a $1 million bond. No attorney was listed for Bollin in the jail record.

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Fri, April 09, 2021 11:54am
 
Israel to Formally Reject ICC Probe into War Crimes

Israel to Formally Reject ICC Probe into War Crimes

Israel will formally reject the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) decision to open an investigation into alleged war crimes, claiming it did not commit such crimes against Palestinians and saying the court lacks the jurisdiction to investigate.

In February, a panel of ICC judges ruled that the court has the jurisdiction to investigate alleged war crimes committed by both Israelis and Palestinians. After that ruling, the court sent an official notice to Israel and the Palestinian Authority, giving them a month to seek deferral of the court’s probe.

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Fri, April 09, 2021 11:59am
 
Evidence for puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones as effective treatment ‘very low': NHS England

Evidence for puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones as effective treatment ‘very low': NHS England

There is little evidence to show that prescribing puberty-suppressing drugs to children and adolescents suffering from gender dysphoria is beneficial in any way, according to a review by the NHS' National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

NHS England commissioned a study into the use of puberty-blocking drugs amid heightened scrutiny of the Tavistock clinic in London, the lone gender clinic in England, and a review of the government health system's gender identity services.

NICE’s assessment found that "existing studies of the drugs were small and 'subject to bias and confounding,'" BBC Newsnight reported.

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Fri, April 09, 2021 12:50pm
 
Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Dies Aged 99

Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Dies Aged 99

Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He was 99.

His life spanned nearly a century of European history, starting with his birth as a member of the Greek royal family and ending as Britain’s longest serving consort during a turbulent reign in which the thousand-year-old monarchy was forced to reinvent itself for the 21st century.

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Fri, April 09, 2021 1:09pm
 
Archaeologists uncover 3,000-year-old

Archaeologists uncover 3,000-year-old

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of an ancient city in the desert outside Luxor that they say is the "largest" ever found in Egypt and dates back to a golden age of the pharaohs 3,000 years ago.

Famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass announced the discovery of the "lost golden city", saying the site was uncovered near Luxor, home of the legendary Valley of the Kings.

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Fri, April 09, 2021 2:23pm
 
Scientists Want To Send 6.7 Million Sperm Samples To A Vault Inside The Moon — Just In Case

Scientists Want To Send 6.7 Million Sperm Samples To A Vault Inside The Moon — Just In Case

Scientists envision millions of cryogenically frozen DNA samples buried deep beneath the surface of the Moon.

In the Bible, Noah saves animals from a great flood by bringing pairs of different species onto his ark. Now, scientists envision doing something similar — by sending 6.7 million samples of seeds, sperm, eggs, and DNA to a vault on the Moon.

A team of scientists from the University of Arizona presented the plan at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Aerospace Conference last weekend. It may sound like something from science-fiction — but it’s not that far-fetched.

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Fri, April 09, 2021 3:29pm
 
The Story Of Five-Year-Old Lina Medina, The Youngest Mother In The World

The Story Of Five-Year-Old Lina Medina, The Youngest Mother In The World

Lina Medina, the youngest mother in history, pictured with her son.

In the early spring of 1939, parents in a remote Peruvian village noticed that their 5-year-old daughter had an enlarged belly. Fearful that the swelling was a tumor, Tiburelo Medina and Victoria Losea took their little girl from the family’s home in Ticrapo to see a doctor in Lima.

To the parents’ shock, the doctor discovered that their daughter, Lina Medina, was seven months pregnant. And on May 14, 1939, Medina gave birth via C-section to a healthy baby boy. At 5 years, seven months, and 21 days of age, she became the youngest mother in the world.

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Volunteers Seal Themselves Inside A French Cave For 40 Days In ‘Deep Time’ Experiment

Volunteers Seal Themselves Inside A French Cave For 40 Days In ‘Deep Time’ Experiment

Researchers hope the experiment will provide invaluable data for submarine missions, mining expeditions, and long-term space travel — a potential reality in the 21st century.

Participants between the ages of 27 and 50 were all deemed physically and mentally fit before descending into the cave.

The past year’s pandemic-related quarantines have taught billions of people around the world what varying stages of isolation feel like. However, none of that seems comparable to the so-called Deep Time experiment now underway in France. While much of the world stayed locked down in their homes on March 14, a group of 15...More



 

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Nestle, Mars Call Bans on Biological Boys in Girls' Sports 'Discriminatory'

Nestle, Mars Call Bans on Biological Boys in Girls' Sports 'Discriminatory'

Nestle, Mars and two other major food companies said in a USA Today opinion piece this week that they oppose state-level bills that prohibit biological boys from playing on girls' teams and will speak out against similar "draconian" legislation that impacts children.

Representatives of Nestle, Mars, Unilever and Danone North America co-wrote the column, which criticizes not only bills related to sports but two other bills that have been closely watched by the Christian community: a Kentucky bill that would protect the conscience rights of religious medical personnel, and a new Arkansas law that bans gender reassignment surgery and hormones on children.

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Biden administration backtracks after expressing openness to boycotting Beijing Olympics

Biden administration backtracks after expressing openness to boycotting Beijing Olympics

After initially expressing openness to the idea of boycotting the Beijing Olympics scheduled to take place in February 2022, the Biden administration is stressing that the State Department has not had any conversations with the United States’ allies about a collective boycott.

During a press briefing Tuesday, State Department Spokesman Ned Price was asked to “detail how the State Department has been or will be involved in the administration’s decision” on whether to boycott the Beijing Olympics....More



 

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Some thoughts on African Americans, Major League Baseball, and cultural assumptions - Michael Brown

Some thoughts on African Americans, Major League Baseball, and cultural assumptions

More than 10 years ago, I was speaking with an African American pastor in New York City, talking about our respective burdens. He said to me, “You’re trying to get prayer back in the schools. I’m trying to get education back in the schools.”

He too was a believer in prayer. He simply wanted to emphasize that, in the world in which he lived where the school system was so broken, there were even more fundamental matters to address. At least in the schools where I was advocating for the option of prayer for the students,...More



 

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Judge strikes down Kansas ban on dismemberment abortions

Judge strikes down Kansas ban on dismemberment abortions

A judge has struck down a Kansas law that banned a common abortion procedure known as a dilation and evacuation abortion or a dismemberment abortion.

Shawnee County District Court Judge Teresa Watson issued the ruling on Wednesday, granting a permanent injunction against the enforcement of the law, which was passed in 2015.

According to Watson, the dismemberment abortion ban was problematic due in part to the lack of alternative abortion procedures that are considered safer for the woman.

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255 Calif. prison inmates identify as transgender, nonbinary so they can be moved to women's prisons

255 Calif. prison inmates identify as transgender, nonbinary so they can be moved to women's prisons

California has paved the way for male prison inmates to be transferred to women's prisons, which has raised concerns about the safety and welfare of both the female inmate population and female corrections officers.

Over 255 men who identify as either female or "nonbinary" have in recent months requested to be transferred to women's prisons on the basis of self-declared “gender identity,” according to multiple reports.

The onslaught of such requests was precipitated by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signing of the Transgender Respect, Agency, and Dignity Act, which requires the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to inquire of every individual to indicate their preferred pronouns, gender identity,...More



 

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Mossad Reportedly Behind Attack at Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility

Mossad Reportedly Behind Attack at Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility

Iran described a blackout on Sunday at its underground Natanz atomic facility as an act of "nuclear terrorism" and now sources say the Mossad is reportedly behind the attack.

According to The Jerusalem Post, Israeli media said the incident, which was originally described as an "accident" by Iran was committed by the Mossad.

Sources told the Post that the event does not appear to be an accident and the damage is greater than Iran had originally reported to the public.

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Iran Blames Israel for Attack on Key Nuclear Facility, Vows Revenge

Iran Blames Israel for Attack on Key Nuclear Facility, Vows Revenge

Iran blamed Israel Monday morning for a power failure at its top-secret Natanz nuclear facility on Sunday.

The comments by Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh is the first official accusation against Israel. Israel has remained quiet about the incident.

“The answer for Natanz is to take revenge against Israel,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said. “Israel will receive its answer through its own path.” He did not elaborate.

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Top 12 Mistakes To Avoid In Tax Planning

Top 12 Mistakes To Avoid In Tax Planning

Failure to plan is planning to fail. That phrase applies to many aspects of life, including taxes. Avoid tax-time failure with adequate planning while watching out for these twelve pitfalls.

1. Disorganization – If you have the stereotypical shoebox full of wadded-up receipts — or worse, if you don't keep track of receipts and tax documents at all, we wish you good luck with your filing. You're going to need it.

Keep your important tax documents and receipts filed throughout the year and avoid the potential for missing out on deductions or incurring penalties for not having the documents that you need to file a proper return.

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Man Shot, Killed During Minnesota Traffic Stop Sparks Unrest

Man Shot, Killed During Minnesota Traffic Stop Sparks Unrest

Crowds of mourners and protesters gathered in a Minnesota city where the family of a 20-year-old man say he was shot by police before getting back into his car and driving away, then crashing several blocks away. The family of Daunte Wright said he was later pronounced dead.

The death sparked protests in Brooklyn Center into the early hours of Monday morning as Minneapolis was already on edge and midway through the trial of the first of four police officers in George Floyd’s death. Brooklyn Center is a city of about 30,000 people located on the northwest border of Minneapolis.

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San Francisco Just Uprooted A Victorian House And Moved It To A New Site In One Piece

San Francisco Just Uprooted A Victorian House And Moved It To A New Site In One Piece

It took six hours and $400,000 to move the historic building six blocks.

The house was placed onto a truck with a remotely-operated hydraulic dolly.

For early risers in San Francisco, the morning of February 21 was a little different than usual, as many noticed a complete house floating by through the city streets. But this was no dream or hallucination — a team of workers actually managed to uproot and transport a 139-year-old home in one piece to a new location nearby.

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The Biden admin, the worst case scenario, and how we should respond - Michael Brown

The Biden admin, the worst case scenario, and how we should respond - Michael Brown

Joe Biden has been President of the United States for less than three months, but already, the fears of many conservatives are being realized. On many different fronts, things are going in a very wrong and dangerous direction. The question is: What can we do about it? How do we respond?

In no particular order, consider the following.

1) H.R. 1 would dramatically reshape our electoral system so as to cement Democratic rule for decades to come.

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Los Angeles mother arrested in death of her 3 young kids was in custody dispute

Los Angeles mother arrested in death of her 3 young kids was in custody dispute

The woman arrested on suspicion of killing her three young children at her Los Angeles apartment had been involved in a custody dispute with their father, CBS Los Angeles reports. Liliana Carrillo, 30, was arrested Saturday in Tulare County after fleeing the gruesome scene and leading law enforcement officers on a long-distance chase, authorities said.

The Los Angeles Times, citing court documents, reports that show Eric Denton sought custody of the children - ages 3, 2 and 6 months - on March 1.

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Scientists Find A 20,000-Year-Old Link Between Brazil’s Indigenous People And Ancient Australians

Scientists Find A 20,000-Year-Old Link Between Brazil’s Indigenous People And Ancient Australians

Researchers guess the ancient people crossing the Bering Land Bridge from Asia brought the Australian DNA with them.

Deep in the genetic codes of Indigenous people in South America, researchers have made a startling discovery: several tribes carry a piece of ancient Australian DNA.

Researchers first noted the astonishing link back in 2015, but a new study from the University of São Paulo has confirmed that Australian DNA is even more widespread in Indigenous South Americans than originally thought.

“Our results showed that the Australasian genetic signal, previously described as exclusive to Amazonian groups, was also identified in the Pacific coastal population,” noted the study’s senior researcher, professor...More



 

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Microsoft to buy speech tech company Nuance for $19.7 billion

Microsoft, on an accelerated growth push, is buying speech recognition company Nuance in an all-cash transaction valued at $19.7 billion, including the AI software company's debt.

This acquisition is the Redmond, Washington-based software giant's second largest under CEO Satya Nadella, after its $26 billion acquisition of professional networking site Linkedin, in 2016. Microsoft will pay $56 per share, a 23% premium over the closing price of Nuance on April 9.

"For Nadella & Co, this is the right acquisition at the right time with Microsoft doubling down on its healthcare initiatives over the coming years," said Wedbush Securities analysts Dan Ives and Strecker Backe in a research note.

"In our opinion, Microsoft is on the M&A warpath over the next 12 to 18 months and Nuance could be the first step in an increased appetite for deals in 2021 with Discord (video game chat community) another potential trophy for Redmond," according to the...More



 

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Biden to nominate the first woman to serve as Secretary of the Army

Biden to nominate the first woman to serve as Secretary of the Arm

President Biden will nominate Christine Wormuth to be the Secretary of the Army, the first woman to serve in that position. Wormuth's name was on a list of nominations announced by the White House on Monday.

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Arkansas House Passes Bill to Protect Teachers Who Refuse to Use Transgender Students' Preferred Names, Pronouns

Arkansas House Passes Bill to Protect Teachers Who Refuse to Use Transgender Students' Preferred Names, Pronouns

On Thursday, the Arkansas House of Representatives passed a bill that will protect teachers from repercussions if they are unwilling to use a transgender student's preferred name or pronouns.

According to House Bill 1749, which was sponsored by Republican state Rep. Mary Bentley, employees of public schools "shall not be required to use a pronoun, title, or other word to identify a public school student as male or female that is inconsistent with the public school student's biological sex."

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Judge blocks Pro-Life Activist from releasing undercover videos of abortion conference

Judge blocks Pro-Life Activist from releasing undercover videos of abortion conference

A federal judge issued a summary judgment barring pro-life activist David Daleiden’s organization from releasing hundreds of hours of undercover videos filmed during an abortion conference.

U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick for the Northern District of California issued a ruling last week in National Abortion Federation v. Center for Medical Progress, et al.

Orrick, an Obama appointee, gave the NAF a permanent injunction against the release of any CMP videos or other recordings featuring the abortion organization’s private meetings.

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Turning chemicals into code - John Stonestreet and Shane Morris

Turning chemicals into code

Back in January, at a meeting held at the Royal Society in London, a team of scientists and investors announced the largest prize ever offered to solve a scientific mystery. Organized by engineer and business consultant Perry Marshall, the whopping prize of $10 million (ten times the Nobel Prize payout) will be given to any person or team who can “arrange for a digital communication system to emerge or self-evolve without…explicitly designing the system.” The point of the contest is to learn where the genetic code came from and how it became the basis for all life.

The winning experiment, according to their website, “must generate an encoder that sends digital code to a decoder,” and transmit at least five bits of information, or roughly half as much as a comparable segment of DNA. In other words,...More



 

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Tue, April 13, 2021 1:33pm
 
U.S. deficit hits $1.7 trillion over last six months

The U.S. deficit over the past six months swelled to $1.7 trillion, according to the latest monthly Treasury report. In March alone, the United States spent nearly $660 billion more than it took in, as the United States continues to provide financial support to American workers and businesses while country digs out of the financial crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Included in the latest monthly report was part of the latest round of $1,400 stimulus payments. Since the first batch went out in mid-March, the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service have delivered more than 156 million payments, totaling approximately $372 billion, which helped contribute to the deficit, with some roughly $335 billion going out in March alone. Another round of $600 checks started going out at the end of last year.

The monthly report shows that the United States has spent more than $3.4 trillion in the first half of the fiscal year since the beginning of October. At...More



 

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Trafficking survivors detail Pornhub's 'criminal' practices at congressional briefing

Trafficking survivors detail Pornhub's 'criminal' practices at congressional briefing

A coalition of advocates and sex trafficking survivors have detailed to U.S. Congress the myriad ways one of the world's largest pornography sites has concealed the sexual abuse of children for over a decade and has "built an empire" off criminal copyright violations.

In a congressional briefing that took place last Thursday hosted by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, the advocates continued scrutiny that Pornhub has come under in recent months as it has already faced questioning from lawmakers in Canada.

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Trafficking survivors detail Pornhub's 'criminal' practices at congressional briefing



Trafficking survivors detail Pornhub's 'criminal' practices at congressional briefing

A coalition of advocates and sex trafficking survivors have detailed to U.S. Congress the myriad ways one of the world's largest pornography sites has concealed the sexual abuse of children for over a decade and has "built an empire" off criminal copyright violations.

In a congressional briefing that took place last Thursday hosted by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, the advocates continued scrutiny that Pornhub has come under in recent months as it has already faced questioning from lawmakers in Canada.

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Tue, April 13, 2021 3:40pm
 
U.S. recommends "pause" for Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine to review blood clot cases

U.S. recommends

The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in the administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.

In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating clots in six women that occurred in the days after vaccination. The clots were observed along with reduced platelet counts - making the usual treatment for blood clots, the blood thinner heparin, potentially “dangerous.”

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How Nikola Tesla’s Death Brought A Tragic End To The Iconic Inventor’s Groundbreaking Career

How Nikola Tesla’s Death Brought A Tragic End To The Iconic Inventor’s Groundbreaking Career

When Nikola Tesla died on Jan. 7, 1943, he had only the company of his pigeons and his obsessions — then the FBI came for his research.

Throughout his life, Nikola Tesla sought to solve some of science’s greatest mysteries. The brilliant inventor had lived a remarkable life — churning out innovations like alternating-current electricity and presciently imagining a world of “wireless communication.” But when he died alone and broke in 1943 in New York City, he left behind a wealth of mysteries and what-ifs.

In short order, U.S. government agents promptly swept into the hotel where Tesla had been living and gathered his notes and files. Many believe...More



 

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Black pro-life group slams MLB’s decision to pull All-Star Game out of Georgia

Black pro-life group slams MLB’s decision to pull All-Star Game out of Georgia

The leaders of a black pro-life group have written a letter to Major League Baseball slamming the sports franchise for pulling its annual All-Star Game out Atlanta in the wake of backlash against an election reform bill recently passed in Georgia.

Kevin McGary and Neil Mammen, the co-founders of Every Black Life Matters, an organization that works to “protect black life from conception to death,” wrote an open letter to the MLB asking, “Where is the same courage as Branch Rickey?” They were referring to the late Branch Rickey, who signed Jackie Robinson as the...More



 

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Israeli-Owned Ship Reportedly Attacked Amid High Tensions with Iran

Israeli-Owned Ship Reportedly Attacked Amid High Tensions with Iran

An Israeli-owned cargo ship off the coast of the United Arab Emirates was reportedly attacked on Tuesday.

The Iranian-backed al-Alam TV said an Israeli cargo ship called the “Hyperion Ray” came under missile fire. No one claimed responsibility for the attack, but Israeli officials believe Iran is responsible.

Israel’s Channel 12 News said the ship was en route to Kuwait and the missile strike caused minor damage. However, a spokesperson for the Hyperion Ray said the vessel was not damaged and it continued on its route.

The NYT also reported that Israel has asked Washington for help in protecting the Hyperion Ray.

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Kazakhstan Set To Chemically Castrate First Of 2,000 Convicted Pedophiles

Kazakhstan Set To Chemically Castrate First Of 2,000 Convicted Pedophiles

Kazakhstan is set to initiate a new, controversial punishment for some of the country’s convicted pedophiles: chemical castration.

An unidentified sex offender from the Turkestan region will be the first to receive a chemical castration, which will be administered under the supervision of Kazakhstan’s health ministry, News.com.au reported.

Chemical castrations are a one-time injection of the drug Cyproterone, a steroidal anti-androgen drug developed to fight cancer. It does not involve the removal of any sexual organs like surgical castration does. Instead, the hope is that the injection of the drug will lower a pedophile’s sexual urges and libido...More



 

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Vaccinated Tourist Groups Can Begin Visiting Israel Again on May 23

Vaccinated Tourist Groups Can Begin Visiting Israel Again on May 23

Israel will begin allowing a limited number of vaccinated tourists to enter the country beginning on May 23, the Health Ministry and Tourism Ministry announced in a joint statement.

The announcement comes more than a year after Israel closed its borders to foreigners to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

The lift of restrictions only applies to tourists who come in groups. Individual travelers will be allowed to enter at a later stage. All tourists and pilgrims who enter the country must present a negative COVID-19 test before boarding their flight to Israel. Once they land they must take another PCR test in addition to a serological test to prove they have been...More



 

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NCAA won't hold championships in states that bar biological males from competing in women's sports

NCAA won't hold championships in states that bar biological males from competing in women's sports

The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced that states with laws or policies prohibiting transgender-identified biological males from competing in women’s sports will lose opportunities to host championship events and tournaments.

The NCAA Board of Governors released a statement Monday stating that it “firmly and unequivocally” supports “transgender student-athletes” being able “to compete in college sports.”

“Our approach — which requires testosterone suppression treatment for transgender women to compete in women’s sports — embraces the evolving science on this issue and is anchored in participation policies of both the International Olympic Committee and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic...More



 

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Pentagon Develops Microchip That Detects COVID When Inserted Under Skin

Pentagon Develops Microchip That Detects COVID When Inserted Under Skin

Medical researchers at the Pentagon have been working to develop what is, in essence, a microchip capable of detecting a COVID-19 infection when inserted under the skin.

While it might sound like science fiction — or akin to the unfounded conspiracy theory that the COVID-19 vaccines currently in circulation are laced with microchips — the technological development is entirely true.

The “subdermal implant,” as scientists are calling it, is now in the late-stage testing phase and was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, a top-secret Pentagon unit established during the Cold War to study emergent technologies for military use, “60 Minutes” reported.

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Queen Elizabeth carries out 1st in-person royal duty since Philip's death

Queen Elizabeth carries out 1st in-person royal duty since Philip's death

Queen Elizabeth on Tuesday carried out her first official in-person royal duty since the death of her husband, Prince Philip. According to the Court Circular — a daily list of events attended by the queen and her family— the monarch hosted a ceremony where the Earl Peel formally stood down as Lord Chamberlain, whose office organizes royal ceremonies.

During the private event held at Windsor Castle, the Queen accepted her former royal aide's wand and office insignia, according to the Court Circular.

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Lawsuit seeks to overturn New York incest laws as parent wants to marry adult child

Lawsuit seeks to overturn New York incest laws as parent wants to marry adult child

A lawsuit that has been filed anonymously in New York is seeking to overturn the state’s prohibition on incest as one parent is seeking to marry a descendant.

The parent behind the legal action seeks to legally marry their own adult child and argues that banning marriage of this kind would “diminish their humanity.”

According to The New York Post, the lawsuit was filed anonymously because the plaintiff is seeking “an action that a large segment of society views as morally, socially and biologically repugnant.”

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Amazon reverses ban on book helping parents rescue kids from transgenderism after pushback

Amazon reverses ban on book helping parents rescue kids from transgenderism after pushback

With no notification given, Amazon banned a new book aimed at helping parents sever the influences of gender ideology and then reversed its decision in its latest move against voices that scrutinize transgenderism.

The online retail giant blocked the book Desist, Detrans, & Detox: Getting Your Child Out of the Gender Cult by Maria Keffler, the co-founder of the recently-formed Partners for Ethical Care, from being sold on its platform six days after its publication.

The book's removal comes on the heels of a similar move earlier this year when Amazon scrubbed scholar Ryan Anderson's book, When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment, which had until...More



 

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Thu, April 15, 2021 2:33pm
 
Expert: Ex-Cop Justified in Pinning George Floyd to Pavement

Expert: Ex-Cop Justified in Pinning George Floyd to Pavement

The defense for a former police officer charged in George Floyd's death challenged the heart of the case against the officer, calling a use-of-force expert who testified that Derek Chauvin was justified in pinning Floyd and said it might have gone easier if the Black man had been “resting comfortably” on the pavement.

Taking the stand Tuesday at Chauvin's murder trial, Barry Brodd, a former Santa Rosa, California, officer, stoutly defended Chauvin's actions, even as a prosecutor pounded away at the witness, banging the lectern at one point during cross-examination and growing incredulous...More



 

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Fatal Shooting of 13-Year-Old by Police Sparks Public Outcry

Fatal Shooting of 13-Year-Old by Police Sparks Public Outcry

Disturbing bodycam video released Thursday after public outcry over the Chicago police shooting of a 13-year-old boy shows the youth appearing to drop a handgun and begin raising his hands less than a second before an officer fires his gun and kills him.

A still frame taken from Officer Eric Stillman's jumpy nighttime body camera footage shows that Adam Toledo wasn't holding anything and had his hands up when Stillman shot him once in the chest about 3 a.m. on March 29. Police, who were responding to reports of shots fired in the area, say...More



 

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‘Republicans Stole’ the Supreme Court, Dems Say in Introducing Court-Packing Bill

‘Republicans Stole’ the Supreme Court, Dems Say in Introducing Court-Packing Bill

Claiming Republicans “stole” the Supreme Court majority, U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and a coalition of Democrats introduced a court-packing bill Wednesday that would expand the high court from nine to 13 seats and, presumably, transform it into a left-leaning body for generations.

The Judiciary Act of 2021 is only two pages and less than five paragraphs but would have a seismic impact on the courts and the nation, affecting everything from abortion rights to religious liberty to laws related to the Second Amendment.

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Israel to Lift Outdoor Mask Mandate on Sunday ​​​​​​​

Israel to Lift Outdoor Mask Mandate on Sunday ​​​​​​​

Israelis will no longer be required to wear masks outside beginning on Sunday, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein announced on Thursday.

The mask mandate will remain for public indoor spaces.

“The masks are intended to protect us from the coronavirus,” Edelstein said. “After professionals decided this was no longer required in open spaces, I decided to enable taking them off.”

Edelstein credited Israel’s successful vaccine rollout with the country’s significant decrease in infection.

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End Times Author Says Asteroid Will Hit Earth in 2029, Unleashing a Deadly 'Alien Micro-Organism'

End Times Author Says Asteroid Will Hit Earth in 2029, Unleashing a Deadly 'Alien Micro-Organism'

An End Times author said he believes an asteroid will strike the Earth in 2029 and spread a virus that will lead to the rise of the Antichrist.

Thomas Horn, author of The Wormwood Prophecy, told Jim Bakker on the Jim Bakker Show that he believes it is “more likely than not” that the seven years of Great Tribulation could start in 2025, The Christian Post reports.

He said an asteroid named Apophis by NASA will hit Earth on April 13, 2029.

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Reporter Grills White House Spokesperson: Why Does Biden 'Insist that Pro-Life Americans Pay for Abortions?'

Reporter Grills White House Spokesperson: Why Does Biden 'Insist that Pro-Life Americans Pay for Abortions?'

President Biden’s reversal of Trump-era pro-life policies on abortion set off a pointed exchange Wednesday between White House press secretary Jen Psaki and a Catholic reporter, who asked her a series of questions that are rarely raised during press briefings.

At issue was a decision by the Biden administration to overturn a Trump policy that prohibited Title X money from going to family-planning clinics that “perform, promote, refer for, or support abortion as a method of family planning.” It also required recipients to financially and physically separate their abortion services from their non-abortion...More



 

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Mon, April 19, 2021 11:05am
 
Biden Backtracks on 15,000 Refugee Admissions Amid Criticism, Says Increased Cap by May 15

Biden Backtracks on 15,000 Refugee Admissions Amid Criticism, Says Increased Cap by May 15

President Joe Biden announced earlier on Friday that he would limit the refugee admissions this year to 15,000 - a cap previously set by the Trump administration. But after receiving criticism from human rights advocates and some Democratic lawmakers, the president changed course that same day.

The White House issued a follow-up statement indicating that Biden would set a "final, increased refugee cap" for the remainder of this fiscal year by May 15.

Biden had previously pledged to increase the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. and take in more than 60,000 people fleeing from oppressive conditions, The New York Times reports.

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Florida Teacher Diane Tirado Was Fired For Giving Zeros To Students That Failed To Hand In Their Work

Florida Teacher Diane Tirado Was Fired For Giving Zeros To Students That Failed To Hand In Their Work

“It’s absurd to give someone something for nothing and to do that is creating a future that is pretty darn bleak."

An eighth-grade teacher in Florida has gone on the offensive against her former school after she claimed to have been fired for doling out “zero” grades to students who failed to hand in their homework.

Social studies teacher Diane Tirado, 52, was fired from West Gate K-8 School in Port St. Lucie in south Florida after she had been working there for just two months.

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Former Vice President Mike Pence Is Recovering Well after Surgery for Pacemaker Implant

Former Vice President Mike Pence Is Recovering Well after Surgery for Pacemaker Implant

Former Vice President Mike Pence underwent surgery for a pacemaker implant on Wednesday at Inova Fairfax Hospital and is now doing well.

A statement obtained by CSPAN reads, “Over the past two weeks, former Vice President Pence experienced symptoms associated with a slow heart rate and, upon consultation with his doctors, underwent a procedure yesterday at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, Virginia, to implant a pacemaker. The routine surgery was successful, and he is expected to fully recover and return to normal activity in the coming days.”

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Biden Administration Reverses Trump-Era Regulations on Fetal Tissue Research

Biden Administration Reverses Trump-Era Regulations on Fetal Tissue Research

An advisory board that reviews applications for federal funding for projects that use fetal tissue from aborted babies has been disbanded.

According to The Christian Post, the National Institutes of Health announced recently that the independent board would be dissolved. The board was initially established by former President Donald Trump.

Under the Trump administration, the independent ethics board reviewed applications for NIH grants.

"HHS is reversing its 2019 decision that all research applications for NIH grants and contracts proposing the use of human fetal tissue from elective abortions will be reviewed by an Ethics Advisory Board," a statement from the group said.

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Tue, April 20, 2021 1:06pm
 
We don’t have a gun violence problem - Robin Schumacher

We don’t have a gun violence problem - Robin Schumacher

Yes, you heard me.

It’s time everyone stops saying that America has a gun violence problem. Our situation is nowhere near as superficial as that.

We have a violence problem, period, irrespective of what instrument is used in the commission of a crime. That, in turn, is just one part of the overall ethical crisis being experienced in the country; a climax of having our morals siphoned off, slowly but surely, through the rejection and removal of God and value for human life from society.

This comes as no surprise for anyone familiar with how Scripture characterizes our times: “But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,...More



 

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Tue, April 20, 2021 1:09pm
 
Medical Ruling: Capitol Cop Sicknick Died of Natural Causes

Medical Ruling: Capitol Cop Sicknick Died of Natural Causes

Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was injured while confronting rioters during the Jan. 6 insurrection, suffered a stroke and died from natural causes, the Washington, D.C., medical examiner's office ruled Monday, a finding that lessens the chances that anyone will be charged in his death.

Investigators initially believed the officer was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher, based on statements collected early in the investigation, according to two people familiar with the case. And they later thought the 42-year-old Sicknick may have ingested a chemical substance — possibly bear spray — that may have contributed to his death.

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Tue, April 20, 2021 1:30pm
 
Apple Reinstating Parler to App Store After Its Removal Following the Capitol Riot

Apple Reinstating Parler to App Store After Its Removal Following the Capitol Riot

Apple announced in a letter Monday it will allow Parler to return to its App Store after the pro-free speech app was removed in early January in the wake of the riot inside the U.S. Capitol.

The decision was first revealed in a letter to top Republicans on the Senate and House antitrust subcommittees, including Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.).

What did Apple say?

Timothy Powderly, senior director for government affairs at Apple, explained in his letter to lawmakers that the tech company stands by its decision to remove Parler over posts he said violated Apple’s rules barring “objectionable content.”

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Jury finds Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd

Jury finds Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd

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A jury has found former Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the death of George Floyd. The decision was announced Tuesday afternoon after jurors spent just over eight hours in deliberation over two days.

Judge Peter Cahill said the sentencing phase will be held within the next eight weeks and bail was revoked, with Chauvin being remanded into custody immediately....More



 

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Wed, April 21, 2021 9:41am
 
Negotiators See Signs of Progress in Iran Nuclear Talks, Will Reconvene Next Week

Negotiators See Signs of Progress in Iran Nuclear Talks, Will Reconvene Next Week

Diplomats working in Vienna on a solution to bringing the United States back into the nuclear deal with Iran and world powers are taking a break from talks to consult with their leaders amid continued signs of progress, Russia's delegate said Tuesday.

Mikhail Ulyanov said after a meeting of the deal's so-called Joint Commission of senior officials with representatives from France, Germany, Britain, China and Iran that they had noted "with satisfaction of the progress in negotiations to restore the nuclear deal."

“It was decided to take a break to allow the delegations to do homework and consult with the capitals,” he tweeted. “The Commission will meet again early next week.”

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Email records shed light on how FDA spent thousands on 'fresh' aborted baby parts

Email records shed light on how FDA spent thousands on 'fresh' aborted baby parts

E-mails obtained by a conservative government watchdog group shed more light on how the federal government spent thousands on fetal tissue derived from aborted babies for several years to create “humanized mice."

The conservative advocacy group Judicial Watch announced that it obtained 575 pages of email records displaying the dialogue between the Food and Drug Administration and the California-based Advanced Bioscience Resources related to fetal tissue procurement. The agency sought to test “biologic drug products.”

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Wed, April 21, 2021 12:42pm
 
Prehistoric Cannibalized Remains In Spanish Cave Identified As 11-Year-Old Girl

Prehistoric Cannibalized Remains In Spanish Cave Identified As 11-Year-Old Girl

The Spanish archaeological site of Atapuerca is famous for containing the earliest evidence in Europe of the species that preceded humankind. It even yielded the nearly million-year-old remains of a whole new species in 1994 — as well as evidence that some of them had been cannibalized. One of those victims became famous as “The Boy of Gran Dolina.” However, new evidence shows that this boy was actually a girl.

The remains were remarkable despite the initial mistake, according to LiveScience. They revealed a new species of early hominins dubbed Homo antecessor, which lived in Europe between 800,000 and 1.2...More



 

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Wed, April 21, 2021 1:03pm
 
Colombian woman challenges court order forcing her to remove video supporting traditional marriage

Colombian woman challenges court order forcing her to remove video supporting traditional marriage

A social media star from Colombia is asking the nation’s constitutional court to overturn a national court ruling that ordered her to take down an online video wherein she expressed her belief in traditional marriage.

In the contested YouTube video, Erika “Kika” Nieto shared her views about marriage being only between a man and a woman, adding that she tolerates other perspectives. Yet the national court demanded that the YouTube star with millions of followers remove the video after an activist complained.

“Everyone should be free to share their beliefs in public. I want to be authentic with my followers without being censored or fearing criminal sanctions just for posting a video,” Nieto said in a statement...More



 

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Thu, April 22, 2021 10:23am
 
Israel Says it Strikes Targets in Syria After Missile Attack

Israel Says it Strikes Targets in Syria After Missile Attack

A missile launched from Syria was fired into southern Israel early Thursday, setting off air raid sirens near the country’s top-secret nuclear reactor, the Israeli military said. In response, it said it attacked the missile launcher and air-defense systems in neighboring Syria.

The incident, marking the most serious violence between Israel and Syria in years, pointed to likely Iranian involvement. Iran, which maintains troops and proxies in Syria, has accused Israel of a series of attacks on its nuclear facilities, including sabotage at its Natanz nuclear facility on April 11, and vowed revenge. It also threatened to complicate U.S.-led attempts to revive the international nuclear deal with...More



 

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Thu, April 22, 2021 1:39pm
 
India marks record rise in COVID cases for a day for any nation, more than 314,000

India marks record rise in COVID cases for a day for any nation, more than 314,000

India reported a global record of more than 314,000 new infections Thursday as a grim coronavirus surge in the world's second-most populous country sends more and more sick people into a fragile health care system critically short of hospital beds and oxygen.

The 314,835 infections added in the past 24 hours raise India's total past 15.9 million cases since the pandemic began. It's the second-highest total in the world next to the United States, which has roughly double that with nearly 32 million, according to Johns Hopkins University. India has nearly 1.4 billion people.

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Thu, April 22, 2021 1:48pm
 
Senate GOP needs to stop rubber stamping Biden's radical agenda - Connor Semelsberger

Senate GOP needs to stop rubber stamping Biden's radical agenda - Connor Semelsberger

As the old adage goes, personnel is policy. Nearing his 100th day in office, President Biden has made it abundantly clear that he plans to implement a radically liberal social agenda in America, demonstrated by who he's nominated to run the federal government.

Biden has already filled his entire cabinet faster than both Presidents Trump and Obama did before him. He accomplished this despite his nominees being, arguably, the most pro-abortion in history, and working with a 50-50 Senate in which Democrats had little to no room for error. While some Republicans stood up...More



 

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Thu, April 22, 2021 2:33pm
 
Pastor Paraded, Injured, Forced into Hindu Ritual

Pastor Paraded, Injured, Forced into Hindu Ritual

Pastor Sanjay Bhandari had taken his wife for a medical check-up earlier this month when they decided to visit her sister in the same area in Karnataka state, southwest India – only to be attacked as they were drinking tea.

“While we were still having tea, a few men barged inside the house and, grabbing me by my shirt collar, they dragged me outside, accusing me of carrying out conversions,” Pastor Bhandari told Morning Star News. “I tried very hard to explain that it was my relatives’ house, and that we were only paying them a casual visit, but the men refused to listen.”

The Hindu extremists in Halaga village, near Belgaum city, Belgaum District also ignored the pleas of his wife’s family that day, April 5. The men took Pastor...More



 

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Thu, April 22, 2021 2:42pm
 
House Democrats pass ‘No Ban Act’ to prevent future presidents from instituting a 'Muslim ban'

House Democrats pass ‘No Ban Act’ to prevent future presidents from instituting a 'Muslim ban'

The Democrat-led House of Representatives passed two bills in response to former President Donald Trump’s efforts to stem illegal immigration and limit travel from countries tied to terrorist activity, the latter of which was pejoratively called a "Muslim ban."

Even though President Joe Biden lifted Trump's travel ban by executive order in January, the House passed the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act, also called the NO BAN Act or H.R. 1333, by a vote of 218-208 Wednesday.

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Fri, April 23, 2021 10:05am
 
Connecticut House Approves Bill to End Religious Exemptions for Vaccines

Connecticut House Approves Bill to End Religious Exemptions for Vaccines

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives in Connecticut has passed a bill aimed at ending the state’s religious exemption from immunization requirements for schools, starting with the 2022-23 school year.

According to the Associated Press, the bill passed a 90-53 vote early Tuesday morning following more than 16 hours of debate and now heads to the state Senate.

At present, no date has been set for the Senate, also led by Democrats, to vote on the legislation.

The House vote marked the furthest the bill has progressed in Connecticut, after years of debate by lawmakers regarding the concept.

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Fri, April 23, 2021 10:17am
 
Russia Orders Troop Pullback but Keeps Weapons Near Ukraine

Russia Orders Troop Pullback but Keeps Weapons Near Ukraine

Russia's defense minister on Thursday ordered troops back to their permanent bases following massive drills amid tensions with Ukraine, but said they should leave their weapons behind in western Russia for another exercise later this year.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomed the Russian pullback along their border.

After watching the drills, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu declared the maneuvers in Crimea and wide swathes of western Russia over and ordered the military to pull the troops that took part in them back to their permanent bases.

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Fri, April 23, 2021 10:22am
 
SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, 4 astronauts set for liftoff to space station

SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, 4 astronauts set for liftoff to space station

After a one-day delay, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is slated for a pre-dawn launch Friday to boost a Crew Dragon capsule carrying four astronauts into orbit for a one-day trip to the International Space Station.

Liftoff from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center is targeted for 5:49 a.m. EDT Friday, setting up an automated rendezvous and docking at the space station early Saturday....More



 

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Fri, April 23, 2021 10:37am
 
Buddhist Monk In Search Of Enlightenment Cuts Off Own Head With Homemade Guillotine

Buddhist Monk In Search Of Enlightenment Cuts Off Own Head With Homemade Guillotine

A Buddhist monk in Thailand hoped to be reincarnated as a “higher spiritual being.” So, he built a guillotine and chopped off his own head.

The monk, Thammakorn Wangpreecha, carefully planned his sacrifice for five years. On his 68th birthday, he took his makeshift guillotine to a Buddhist statue of Indra, which depicts the god holding its own head, and decapitated himself.

“Chopping his head off was his way of praising Buddha,” said Wangpreecha’s nephew, Booncherd Boonrod. The man discovered his uncle’s decapitated body on April 15 at the Wat Phu Hin temple in Nong Bua Lamphu province, in northeastern Thailand.

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Fri, April 23, 2021 10:44am
 
Coach 'Forced' Soccer Player off Team Because She 'Refused to Kneel' for National Anthem, Suit Says

Coach 'Forced' Soccer Player off Team Because She 'Refused to Kneel' for National Anthem, Suit Says

A former Virginia Tech soccer player alleges in a new federal lawsuit that her coach stripped her of her starting position – and eventually “forced her off the team” – because she refused to kneel for the National Anthem.

The lawsuit by former women’s soccer player Kiersten Hening alleges that head coach Chugger Adair engaged in a “campaign of abuse and retaliation” against her. News of the lawsuit was first reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

“Hening’s stance was costly – too costly,” the lawsuit, filed in March, reads. “Her coach dislikes Hening’s political views. Because she refused to kneel, he benched her, subjected...More



 

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Fri, April 23, 2021 2:27pm
 
Has socialism harmed no one? - Jerry Newcombe

Dr. Jerry Newcombe is a key archivist of the D. James Kennedy Legacy Library, a spokesman and cohost of Kennedy Classics.

George Santayana famously said that those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it. That was demonstrated when a Florida representative made a remarkable claim last week on the floor of the state House of Representatives. He claimed socialism never killed anyone.

Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D), representing the University of Central Florida area (Orlando), defended “democratic socialism” with this amazing statement: “These are semi-allegations that socialism has killed people around the world. My question is, ‘Are you at all concerned that by focusing on democratic socialism, which has exactly resulted in no deaths, no one being physically harmed, and not addressing the very real...More



 

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Sat, April 24, 2021 6:44pm
 
Over 100 Injured in Violent Clash Close to Jerusalem between Jewish Extremists, Palestinians and Police

Dozens were injured Thursday near Jerusalem's Old City after Jewish extremists, Palestinians and Israeli police clashed.

Dozens were injured Thursday near Jerusalem's Old City after Jewish extremists, Palestinians and Israeli police clashed.

According to CBN News, the fighting started when hundreds of activists from the far-right Jewish supremacist group Lehava marched in the Old City, chanting "Death to Arabs" and "Arabs get out."

Another crowd of Palestinian counter-activists confronted the Lehava group. Police became involved to try to keep the groups from each other, but both sides began throwing bottles and rocks at each other.

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Sat, April 24, 2021 10:11pm
 
Black-owned businesses near ‘George Floyd Square’ plead for help amid rising crime, police ban

Black-owned businesses near George Floyd Square are struggling to survive amid rising crime inside the autonomous zone that has been the scene of two fatal shootings.

Black-owned businesses near George Floyd Square are struggling to survive amid rising crime inside the autonomous zone that has been the scene of two fatal shootings.

Violent crime has been on the rise in Minneapolis, Minnesota, since 2020. In the area surrounding the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue, near where Floyd died last May, there were 19 fatal and non-fatal shootings last year, 14 of which were from May 1–Aug. 31, 2020.

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Mon, April 26, 2021 9:53am
 
Biden Recognizes Atrocities Against Armenians as Genocide

President Joe Biden has formally recognized that the systematic killings and deportations of hundreds of thousands of Armenians by Ottoman Empire forces in the early 20th century were “genocide” — using a term for the atrocities that his White House predecessors have avoided for decades over concerns of alienating Turkey.

President Joe Biden has formally recognized that the systematic killings and deportations of hundreds of thousands of Armenians by Ottoman Empire forces in the early 20th century were “genocide” — using a term for the atrocities that his White House predecessors have avoided for decades over concerns of alienating...More



 

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Mon, April 26, 2021 10:04am
 
Sex abuse survivors demand Google stop directing users to sexual violence on porn sites

Advocacy groups and victims of sexual exploitation are demanding that Google, the world's most-used search engine, stop directing its users to porn sites amid ongoing scrutiny of how those sites contribute to sex trafficking and child sexual abuse

Advocacy groups and victims of sexual exploitation are demanding that Google, the world's most-used search engine, stop directing its users to porn sites amid ongoing scrutiny of how those sites contribute to sex trafficking and child sexual abuse.

This call comes as the public is becoming more aware of the role porn sites play by giving traffickers and abusers a venue to profit off their crimes.

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Mon, April 26, 2021 1:32pm
 
43 major companies oppose Texas bills to protect girls' sports, ban trans experimentation on kids

Companies that do business in Texas have signed a statement opposing two bills that would ban boys who identify as female from competing in girls' sports and ban the use of experimental puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and the genital mutilation of minors suffering from gender dysphoria

Companies that do business in Texas have signed a statement opposing two bills that would ban boys who identify as female from competing in girls' sports and ban the use of experimental puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and the genital mutilation of minors suffering from gender dysphoria.

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Mon, April 26, 2021 1:47pm
 
Biden Gets Low Approval Rating during First 100 Days In Office, Poll Shows

As President Joe Biden marks his first 100 days in office, a new research poll indicates that he has one of the lowest approval ratings of any president in modern history

As President Joe Biden marks his first 100 days in office, a new research poll indicates that he has one of the lowest approval ratings of any president in modern history.

The ABC News/The Washington Post poll found Biden’s approval rating (52 percent) to be the third-lowest for any president in their first 100 days in office since Harry Truman’s presidency in 1945.

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Tue, April 27, 2021 9:10am
 
US Marks Slowest Population Growth Since the Depression

U.S. population growth has slowed to the lowest rate since the Great Depression, the Census Bureau said Monday, as Americans...

U.S. population growth has slowed to the lowest rate since the Great Depression, the Census Bureau said Monday, as Americans continued their march to the South and West and one-time engines of growth, New York and California, lost political influence.

Altogether, the U.S. population rose to 331,449,281 last year, the Census Bureau said, a 7.4% increase over the previous decade that was the second-slowest ever. Experts say that paltry pace reflects the combination of an aging population, slowing immigration and the scars of the Great Recession more than a decade ago, which led many young adults to delay marriage and...More



 

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Tue, April 27, 2021 11:52am
 
Italian Hospital Worker Got Away With Not Going To Work For 15 Years — And Made $648,000 In The Process

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The Arnaldo Pugliese Ciaccio hospital in Italy’s Calabrian city of Catanzaro.
The Arnaldo Pugliese Ciaccio hospital in Italy’s Calabrian city of Catanzaro.

Taking a day off from work can be a rejuvenating experience, particularly after a series of long shifts at a hospital. One Italian hospital worker in the Calabrian city of Catanzaro, however, turned his break into a lifestyle — and skipped work for 15 years.

According to The Guardian, 66-year-old Salvatore Scumace managed to stay home every day since 2005 while still earning his monthly salary, amounting to a total of approximately $648,000.

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Tue, April 27, 2021 12:41pm
 
Texas, North Carolina to gain congressional seats, according to 2020 Census

Several southern and western states will be seeing an increase in their political clout in the House of Representatives

Several southern and western states will be seeing an increase in their political clout in the House of Representatives, according to the first results from the Census Bureau's decennial survey.

The bureau released its apportionment counts Monday, as well as the total population for each state, according to the 2020 Census. Apportionment determines which states gain or lose congressional districts based on their total population.

The counts also set each state's share of votes in the Electoral College, which is determined by the number of representatives in their congressional delegation.

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Tue, April 27, 2021 12:54pm
 
Suspected Rhino Poacher Trampled To Death By Stampeding Elephants

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Elephant herds are generally peaceful, and will only attack humans if threatened or harassed.
Elephant herds are generally peaceful, and will only attack humans if threatened or harassed.

A man attempting to poach rhinos met a sticky end on a South African game reserve. While fleeing from park rangers, the poacher was trampled by a stampede of elephants — and died from his injuries.

The poacher, who remains unidentified publicly, was with two accomplices at South Africa’s Kruger National Park on the hunt for rhinos. Park rangers pursued the three poachers and managed to capture one. He said that his partner had run into a herd of elephants — and that he wasn’t sure if he’d managed to escape.

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Tue, April 27, 2021 3:22pm
 
Iranian Minister Says John Kerry Told the Regime About Israeli Covert Operations

Republicans are outraged after Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, claimed in a leaked conversation that former US Secretary of State John Kerry shared information about...

Republicans are outraged after Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, claimed in a leaked conversation that former US Secretary of State John Kerry shared information about Israel’s covert operations with Iranian leaders.

The Iranian foreign minister said in the recording, reported by The New York Times on Sunday, that Kerry told him Israel had attacked Iranian targets in Syria “at least 200 times.” As Secretary of State, Kerry spoke with Zarif constantly while the US and Iran negotiated the 2015 nuclear accord. Zarif claimed in the 3-hour leaked...More



 

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Tue, April 27, 2021 3:48pm
 
US Governor Signs Bill Stripping Medical Licenses of Abortion Doctors

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed three pro-life bills into law Monday, including one that prohibits abortions if a heartbeat is detected and another that suspends the medical license of doctors who perform an abortion

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed three pro-life bills into law Monday, including one that prohibits abortions if a heartbeat is detected and another that suspends the medical license of doctors who perform an abortion.

House Bill 2441, which passed the House 80-19 and the Senate 37-10, requires medical personnel to determine if an "unborn child has a heartbeat" before performing an abortion. It prohibits abortions if a heartbeat is detected, although it includes exceptions to protect the life of the mother and if an abortion would "avert serious risk of substantial and...More



 

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Wed, April 28, 2021 9:32am
 
Two-thirds of voters oppose Democrat push to add four seats to Supreme Court, new poll finds

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A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, November 15, 2016.

A little over two-thirds of Americans oppose the idea of expanding the number of justices on the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a new poll.

The survey of over 1,100 U.S. registered voters was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy, Inc. and sponsored by the conservative legal nonprofit First Liberty Institute, which is devoted to protecting religious freedom rights.

The poll gauged the opinions of voters about the debate over adding seats to the nine-justice Supreme Court days after President Joe Biden established a commission to look into adding...More



 

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Wed, April 28, 2021 9:42am
 
Biden talks Equality Act, American Families Plan, white supremacist threat in Congress speech

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President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress as Vice President Kamala Harris (L) and Speaker of the House U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (R) look on in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol April 28, 2021 in Washington, D.C.

In his first speech before a joint session of U.S. Congress Wednesday night, President Joe Biden urged the legislative branch to support his progressive agenda, unveiled his American Families Plan and warned of the threat posed by white supremacy.

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Thu, April 29, 2021 2:51pm
 
British Tax Researcher Appeals Court Ruling Against Her for Saying Men Cannot Be Women

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A British tax researcher, who was fired from her job after stating on social media that men cannot become women, is appealing her case following a ruling against her in which the judge said that her views are "unworthy of respect" in a democracy.

Mary Forstater was dismissed from her position at the London Office of the Centre for Global Development in 2019 for saying in an online conversation that men identifying as transgender "cannot change into women."

Forstater had also mentioned convicted rapist Karen White — formerly biological man Stephen Wood who was transferred to a women's prison where he went on to assault female inmates — as a "man." She challenged her termination in an employment hearing after being accused of...More



 

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Thu, April 29, 2021 3:01pm
 
Muslim Countries Should Boycott U.S., West Until They Ban the Insulting of Islam, Pakistan PM Says

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Pakistan’s prime minister is urging Muslim-majority countries to join together and boycott the West until the United States and other democratic countries criminalize offensive speech against Islam.

Prime Minister Imran Khan made the comments on Monday during a televised address to the nation, comparing opposition to so-called blasphemy laws to Holocaust denial, Al Jazeera reported.

“We need to explain why this hurts us, when in the name of freedom of speech they insult the honor of the prophet,” Khan said, according to Al Jazeera. “When 50 Muslim countries will unite and say this, and say that if something like this happens in any country, then we will launch a trade boycott on them and not buy their...More



 

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Fri, April 30, 2021 12:22pm
 
Russian Defense Minister Announces Plan To Resurrect A 3,000-Year-Old Scythian Army Through Cloning

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The oldest remains unearthed in the “Valley of the Kings” date back to the ninth century B.C.

Just two decades ago, archaeologists in Siberia made the discovery of a lifetime. Buried in the Republic of Tuva were the remains of 3,000-year-old Scythian warriors with their horses. Not content to let them rest, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has now announced plans to clone them.

Shoigu, a Tuva native, revealed these intentions during last week’s online session of the Russian Geographical Society, according to Ancient Origins. Shoigu not only leads that organization but is one of the...More



 

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Fri, April 30, 2021 1:49pm
 
Virginia Woman Using Online DNA Service To Find Biological Mother Accidentally Cracks 40-Year-Old Double Murder

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Pamela Dianne Duffey (left) and William Everette Lane (right) were around 21 and 20 years old when they were killed.

It was November 1980 when an archaeologist in Ludlow, California, discovered a shallow grave in the vast Mojave Desert. It contained the nude bodies of a man and woman who had both been beaten and then shot to death, but a lack of IDs at the scene left their murders unsolved for decades — until now.

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Fri, April 30, 2021 4:08pm
 
Kanye West Raises 1 Million Dollars for the Family of the Late Rapper DMX

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Rapper and outspoken Christian Kanye West was recently able to raise one million dollars for late rapper DMX's family.

DMX, who died of a heart attack on April 9, was also a passionate Christian.

To raise money for DMX's mourning family, West, who is also a fashion designer, launched a fundraiser selling limited edition t-shirts. The shirts were designed by luxury brand Balenciaga and included a picture of DMX with his rapper logo and crosses on either side of the shirt. On the back of the shirt, it read, "in loving memory," with the sleeves showing the date he died.

The shirt sold out despite being having a hefty price tag of $200.

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Sat, May 01, 2021 10:53pm
 
Donald Trump Says He Is '100 Percent' Considering a 2024 Presidential Run

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In a recent interview with Fox News, Former President Donald Trump said he is ‘100 percent' thinking about running for president again in 2024.

Trump's comments were made during an interview with host Maria Bartiromo on Thursday morning, following President Biden's speech before a joint session of Congress Wednesday night.

According to The Blaze, Trump added that his 2024 presidential platform would probably be centered on immigration, protecting the Second Amendment, tax policy and energy independence. Regarding the border, Trump told Bartiromo that it "has to be brought back to where I had it."

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Sat, May 01, 2021 11:50pm
 
US State Bans Critical Race Theory from Being Taught In Public Schools, Including Universities

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On Wednesday, Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed a nondiscrimination bill into law, preventing worldviews such as Critical Race Theory from being taught in public schools.

The legislation, House Bill 377, forbids public schools and universities from teaching that "any sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin is inherently superior or inferior." It also bars teaching that "individuals, by virtue of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin, are inherently responsible for actions committed in the past by other members of the same sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin."

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Sun, May 02, 2021 12:20am
 
Democrats call out Biden, Harris for not addressing border crisis

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Unaccompanied minors ride atop the wagon of a freight train, known as La Bestia (The Beast) in Ixtepec, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, June 18, 2014

Two border-state Senate Democrats have called out President Joe Biden for failing to make policy changes to fix the border crisis a priority in his first 100 days in office.

Vice President Kamala Harris has also been criticized by Republican lawmakers for refusing to go to the border. Instead, Harris will speak with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on May 7 to discuss a tree planting proposal in Central America in an attempt to provide more jobs and reduce migration. This proposal doesn't address the influx of...More



 

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Sun, May 02, 2021 11:55pm
 
How do you lovingly terminate staff?

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Sutton Turner is the chief operating officer of Vanderbloemen, which serves teams with a greater purpose by aligning their people solutions for growth: hiring, compensation, succession and culture.

For twenty-five years of leading different companies and churches, I have learned the hard way how to lovingly terminate staff. In my role as pastor or as a CEO/COO I would love to say that I have always terminated staff in a loving way. But, I have not.

One of the greatest lessons I learned as an Executive Pastor at Mars Hill Church was to lead as a pastor and not a professional. Over time, Jesus taught me a lot from and with Pastor Dave Bruskas as he led our staff through the pastoral epistles (1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus) each week. By the grace of God, in the end, we got closer to...More



 

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Mon, May 03, 2021 12:03am
 
Netanyahu Offers to Step Aside, Let Bennett be PM First in Rotation Deal

In this Feb. 16, 2021 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the Leumit Health Care Services vaccination facility in Jerusalem. (Alex Kolomoisky/Pool via AP, File)
In this Feb. 16, 2021 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the Leumit Health Care Services vaccination facility in Jerusalem.

With just one day to go before his mandate to form a government expires, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he has offered to step aside and allow Yamina Party head Naftali Bennett to serve as prime minister first in a rotation agreement.

“I told Naftali Bennett I am willing to accept his demand for a rotation deal in which he will serve first as prime minister for one year. Yamina party members will...More



 

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Mon, May 03, 2021 9:24pm
 
Germany Busts Massive Darknet Child Porn Site Used by 400,000 Around the World

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German prosecutors announced Monday they have busted one of the world's biggest international darknet platforms for child pornography, used by more than 400,000 registered members.

Frankfurt prosecutors said in a statement together with the Federal Criminal Police Office that in mid-April three German suspects, said to be the administrators of the “Boystown” platform, were arrested along with a German user. One of the three main suspects was arrested in Paraguay.

They also searched seven buildings in connection with the porn ring in mid-April in Germany.

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Mon, May 03, 2021 9:32pm
 
Israelis Attack Palestinian Village After Terror Attack

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Conflict breaks out between Palestinians and Jewish settlers early Monday.

Israelis from a settlement community attacked a Palestinian village early Monday morning, setting fires and throwing rocks at residents in an apparent act of revenge for a terror attack the day before, Israeli media reported.

The clashes broke out in the Palestinian village of Jaloud in the West Bank - biblical Judea and Samaria. The alleged attackers were Israelis from the nearby settlement of Shiloh, according to the left-wing human rights group B'Tselem.

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Mon, May 03, 2021 9:40pm
 
‘A valley of death’: Indian pastor says 2nd COVID wave has hit nearly every family

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Family members and ambulance workers in PPE kits (Personal Protection Equipment) carry the bodies of victims who died of the COVID-19 coronavirus at a crematorium in New Delhi, India, on April 27, 2021.

Christian groups are calling for prayers and providing aid to India as nearly 400,000 new cases are being recorded daily and over 3,000 are dying every day amid a buckling healthcare system.

“Every Indian has someone or other in their family who has been affected,” the Rev. Moumita Biswas from the Church of North India told...More



 

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Tue, May 04, 2021 9:58am
 
Caitlyn Jenner Endorses Bans on Boys in Girls' Sports: It 'Is a Question of Fairness'

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Supporters of laws banning biological boys from competing in girls’ sports now have an unlikely ally: transgender activist and California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner.

Jenner, who was born male but began identifying as female in 2015, was asked by TMZ about proposals and laws in multiple states that ban biological boys who identify as transgender from competing alongside girls.

Jenner endorsed the bans.

“This is a question of fairness, and that’s why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls’ sports in school. It just isn’t fair,” Jenner told TMZ. “And we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools.”

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Tue, May 04, 2021 10:07am
 
Millions of Americans to Face Severe Weather Risks Through Tuesday

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The first week of May is beginning quite active on the severe weather front, with hundreds of millions of Americans across the eastern half of the nation at risk for dangerous thunderstorms.

The severe weather dangers on Monday and Tuesday follow an outbreak of tornadoes across Mississippi to end the weekend, including one large nighttime tornado that struck the city of Tupelo. Potent storms with hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes were also reported across Colorado's Front Range and the central Plains Sunday.

Forecasters expect the storms early this week to pose similar hazards over much broader and even more populated areas.

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Tue, May 04, 2021 10:12am
 
Biden Lifts Trump Refugee Cap After Delay, Backlash

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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden wave after stepping off Marine One on the Ellipse near the White House, Monday, May 3, 2021, in Washington.

President Joe Biden is formally lifting the nation's refugee cap to 62,500 this year, weeks after facing bipartisan blowback for his delay in lifting former President Donald Trump’s limit of 15,000.

That refugee cap is for people fleeing from problems like religious or political persecution, and they must go through proper channels.

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Tue, May 04, 2021 10:25am
 
Canadian dad jailed for objecting to teen daughter taking testosterone is released on bail

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LGBT activists and their supporters rally in support of transgender people on the steps of New York City Hall, in New York City, October 24, 2018.

A Canadian father who was jailed after breaking a gag order for publicly objecting to his trans-identifying teenage daughter being prescribed testosterone has been released.

Robert Hoogland of British Columbia was sentenced to six additional months in jail last month after he decided to break a court order that forbade him from identifying himself publicly, voicing his objections to his teenage daughter taking testosterone. Hoogland, who is referred to as "CD" in court documents, was released on bail with several conditions....More



 

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Tue, May 04, 2021 10:32am
 
Companies censor shareholder questions about anti-religious liberty law at annual meetings

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Morning commuters are seen outside the New York Stock Exchange, July 30, 2012.

We are now in “proxy season,” the period starting in April in which many publicly traded companies have their annual shareholder meetings. As chief economist for a financial firm that has substantial investments in a broad range of companies, I have been attending these meetings with the particular purpose of asking management about the Equality Act – a proposed law that has been endorsed by a shocking number of publicly-traded companies. The Equality Act is radical in many ways, but most of all in that it directly and explicitly overrules the Religious Freedom Restoration Act....More



 

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Tue, May 04, 2021 3:20pm
 
Bill and Melinda Gates to divorce after 27 years of marriage

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Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced after 27 years of marriage, the couple announced in a joint statement Monday.

"After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage. Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives," the statement said.

"We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next...More



 

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Tue, May 04, 2021 3:45pm
 
Meet Mauro Morandi, The ‘Italian Robinson Crusoe’ Who Lived Alone On A Deserted Island For 32 Years

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Mauro Morandi, a.k.a. “the Italian Robinson Crusoe.”

Mauro Morandi led a comfortable life as a gym teacher in Modena, Italy, before his sense of adventure took him to sea in 1989. But when his expedition failed and he landed on the remote Isle of Budelli off the coast of Sardinia, he decided to become the deserted island’s caretaker — and has voluntarily lived alone there ever since.

Now, however, the 81-year-old hermit has been evicted from the island as officials plan on turning the area into an environmental observatory.

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Tue, May 04, 2021 4:22pm
 
A ‘Token of Friendship’: Israel Begins Sending Virus Aid to India

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Workers load medical aid onto an Air India plane to be flown to India, at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

Israel sent a shipment of life-saving medical supplies to India on Tuesday to help the country fight a devasting new outbreak of the coronavirus.

"You're witnessing now yet another milestone of the bond, the unbreakable bond between Israel and India,” Gilad Cohen, Deputy Director-General for Asia and Pacific Affairs at Israel's foreign ministry said at Ben Gurion airport. “Israel is standing now by India and sending medical equipment, oxygen...More



 

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Wed, May 05, 2021 12:07pm
 
Record number of people died by physician-assisted suicide in the Netherlands in 2020

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Doctor Stephane Mercier visits a patient at the palliative care unit of the AP-HP Paul-Brousse hospital in Villejuif near Paris.

A record number of people were euthanized in the Netherlands last year.

Some who died suffered from psychiatric issues, according to Dutch News NL. Both the Netherlands and neighboring Belgium are known for their progressive euthanasia laws that have expanded the scope beyond patients suffering from a terminal disease.

Each year, the RTE Regional Euthanasia Review Committees analyze all deaths by euthanasia to check whether they met the six criteria dictated by the law for euthanasia or...More



 

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Wed, May 05, 2021 5:34pm
 
Donald Trump Launches New Communications Platform following Social Media Ban

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After months of being banned from social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, former President Donald Trump, this week, launched a new communications platform where he will be able to communicate directly with his followers.

According to Fox News, the platform, From the Desk of Donald J. Trump, was launched on Tuesday, where Trump can post comments, pictures, and videos.

On Tuesday, Trump posted a video beginning with the words "In a time of silence and lies," followed by sound bites of news reports describing his permanent suspension from Twitter.

"A beacon of freedom arises. A place to speak freely and safely," the video continues, showing the new platform's name.

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Wed, May 05, 2021 6:02pm
 
Chuck Norris Honors His 100-Year-Old Mom for Mother's Day: 'My Mother Has Prayed for Me all My Life'

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In this Dec. 2, 2010, file photo, actor Chuck Norris stands following a ceremony in Garland, Texas.

Movie and television star Chuck Norris recently paid tribute to his mother who turns 100 years old this week.

In an exclusive article for WND.com, Norris wrote about how his mom Wilma Norris Knight was born into poverty in rural Wilson, Oklahoma on May 4, 1921. It's "where I grew up too," he added.

"I can't believe it, and neither can my mom," the actor wrote. "She turns 100 years young this week on May 4. Wow! I looked at her a few days ago and said, 'You're a...More



 

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Wed, May 05, 2021 6:06pm
 
Facebook Votes to Keep Banning Trump as Trump Makes Big Announcement About His New Online Voice

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Facebook's Oversight Board ruled Wednesday to continue banning former President Donald Trump from Facebook and Instagram, a measure put in place against him after the Capitol Hill riot on Jan. 6.

The board insisted the company "review this matter to determine and justify a proportionate response that is consistent with the rules that are applied to other users of its platform," adding that an indefinite period of time for a suspension "was not appropriate."

For now, the decision will guarantee that Trump remains blocked from posting on the social media sites.

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Wed, May 05, 2021 6:12pm
 
Woman from Mali Gives Birth to 9 Babies, She Was Only Expecting 7

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Ain Borja private clinic in Casablanca, Morocco

A Malian woman has given birth to nine babies after only expecting seven, Mali’s Minister of Health said Wednesday.

The 25-year-old Halima Cisse gave birth to the babies by cesarean section on Tuesday in Morocco after being sent there for special care, the West African country's top health official announced.

“The newborns (five girls and four boys) and the mother are all doing well,” Mali’s health minister said in a statement.

Cisse had been expecting seven babies. Malian doctors, under government orders, sent her to Morocco for the births because hospitals in Mali, one of the...More



 

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Wed, May 05, 2021 6:16pm
 
Holocaust Survivor Who Testified Against Eichmann Dies at 91

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Holocaust survivor Joseph Zalman Kleinman testifies in the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann.

Joseph Zalman Kleinman, a Holocaust survivor who survived the Auschwitz death camp and testified against Adolf Eichmann in the Nazi commander's trial in Jerusalem, died Tuesday, Israeli media reported. He was 91.

The cause of death was not immediately released. Kleinman was one of fewer than 180,000 remaining Holocaust survivors in Israel.

Kleinman was born in Slovakia in January 1930 and was deported by Nazi Germany to the camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau at the age of 14. His father, mother and sister were killed at Auschwitz, one of the...More



 

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Wed, May 05, 2021 6:24pm
 
23 Tornadoes Hit the South, Midwest in 24 Hours, More Dangerous Weather Is on the Way

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At Least 23 tornadoes ravaged the South and Midwest on Tuesday, causing property destruction across the region.

CBN News reports that people's homes were destroyed as tornadoes struck Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Kentucky, and Colorado. Multiple people were also killed.

Among the dead was a 55-year-old woman in Georgia who died when a tree smashed into her home. Another Georgia man was killed as powerlines and a tree fell onto his car.

According to WKRN, more than 30 homes were destroyed in Kentucky, and downed trees and powerlines caused "significant damage," according to Kentucky officials. The Kentucky Tornado touched in Tompkinsville. One woman lost her house. It was the first new house she had purchased in 40...More



 

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Thu, May 06, 2021 10:23am
 
Trump speaks at pro-life summit, calls Biden one of the most 'radical' presidents

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President Donald Trump speaks during his speech at the 2018 Campaign for Life Gala hosted by the Susan B. Anthony List

Addressing a crowd of pro-life activists, former President Donald Trump reportedly described his successor, President Joe Biden, as one of the most "radical" presidents in United States history.

Trump was one of several rumored 2024 presidential hopefuls who addressed the Susan B. Anthony List’s Pro-Life Leaders Summit in Palm Beach, Florida, this week.

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Thu, May 06, 2021 10:32am
 
Harry Potter event canceled over JK Rowling's comments on gender

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The seven-book print set of Harry Potter books autographed by author J.K. Rowling are seen at the National Braille Press in Boston, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007. Rowling rarely signs books, and the copies being auctioned, as part of the nonprofit's annual fundraiser, by the Boston based press are the only known signed complete set in the U.S.


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Thu, May 06, 2021 10:49am
 
US Backs Waiving Intellectual Property Rules on Vaccines

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In this March 3, 2021, file photo, pharmacist Madeline Acquilano draws a syringe of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn.

The Biden administration on Wednesday joined calls for more sharing of the technology behind COVID-19 vaccines to help speed the end of the pandemic, a shift that puts the U.S. alongside many in the developing world who want rich countries to do more to get doses to the needy.

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'Life Is Winning': Over 500 Pro-Life Bills Have Been Introduced, 61 New Laws Enacted in 2021

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According to a new report by a pro-choice research organization, more than 500 pro-life bills have been introduced at the state level so far this year.

The Guttmacher Institute, a former branch of Planned Parenthood, published the report on Friday, The Christian Post reports.

Despite the federal government being under Democratic control, there has been a surge of pro-life legislation at the state level in 2021. Additionally, more than 60 have been enacted nationwide.

"2021 is on track to become the most devastating antiabortion state legislative session in decades," Elizabeth Nash and Lauren Cross of the Guttmacher Institute said in a statement.

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Thu, May 06, 2021 3:56pm
 
Belgian Farmer Accidentally Redraws Country’s Border By Moving Stone Blocking His Tractor

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The historic stone dates back to 1819, when it was originally put in place.

A Belgian farmer accidentally encroached on the country of France recently when he moved a hefty stone out of the way of his tractor — and inadvertently grew his country’s border by seven and a half feet.

According to The Daily Mail, the farmer’s mistake only became clear when a local history buff noticed that the 300-pound historic stone, which has marked Belgian’s border since 1819, was out of place while out for one of his routine walks.

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Thu, May 06, 2021 4:25pm
 
23 Tornadoes Hit the South, Midwest in 24 Hours, More Dangerous Weather Is on the Way

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At Least 23 tornadoes ravaged the South and Midwest on Tuesday, causing property destruction across the region.

CBN News reports that people's homes were destroyed as tornadoes struck Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Kentucky, and Colorado. Multiple people were also killed.

Among the dead was a 55-year-old woman in Georgia who died when a tree smashed into her home. Another Georgia man was killed as powerlines and a tree fell onto his car.

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Sweden halts use of puberty blockers in gender-confused kids due to serious health risks

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Sweden's flag is seen near the Stockholm Cathedral in Gamla Stan or the Old Town district of Stockholm, Sweden, June 9, 2010.

Doctors at a prominent Swedish hospital that treats children suffering from gender dysphoria announced they will no longer prescribe cross-sex hormones or drugs that suppress puberty.

The Karolinska University Hospital said that as of April 1, puberty blockers would no longer be given to youth younger than 16. In the hospital’s statement, first released in March outlining the policy change and later reported to English-speaking media Wednesday, the medical institution noted that the...More



 

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Fri, May 07, 2021 9:44am
 
Two Palestinians Killed After Attacking Israeli Police

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Weapons seized by Israeli Border police after terror attack. May 7, 2021.

Israel authorities said on Friday that three Palestinians opened fire on a Border Police base in the northern West Bank – biblical Samaria — not far from the Sea of Galilee.

The Border Police and an Israeli soldier returned fire, killing two of the attackers and wounding a third, who was rushed to a nearby hospital.

“The terrorists fired at the gate of the base. Border Police officers and an IDF soldier responded by firing and neutralizing the three terrorists,” police said in a statement.

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Fri, May 07, 2021 2:21pm
 
Pro-life group celebrates 20,000 babies' lives saved from abortion; over 4,000 during pandemic

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A pro-life organization recently celebrated the milestone of rescuing 20,000 preborn babies from abortion since its launch. Over one-fifth of the lives were saved last year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Human Coalition, a leading pro-life organization that seeks to rescue abortion-determined mothers and their children from abortion, saved its first preborn child from abortion on June 22, 2010, and saved 14 more babies in that year.

Over a decade later, over 20,000 children have life because of Human Coalition’s intervention in the lives of women seriously considering abortion, and the organization has served over 214,000 women and families.

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COVID Cases Drop 11 Percent in 1 Week in U.S., but Vaccinations Are Reaching a Plateau

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There is encouraging news in the war against COVID-19. The numbers of new cases in the U.S. are dropping, the number of those fully vaccinated is rising and research is finding the vaccines may be effective in adolescents.

But the U.S. is not taking its foot off the gas because health officials insist vaccination is the only way to get back to some semblance of normal. Some stats indicate the U.S. death toll from COVID is around 580,000, closing in on 600,000. Advocates say getting vaccinated is still a matter of life and death.

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The American family is endangered - Richard D. Land

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Dr. Richard Land, BA (magna cum laude), Princeton; D.Phil. Oxford; and Th.M., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, was president of the Southern Baptists’ Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (1988-2013) and has served since 2013 as president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC.

Yesterday was the 69th observance of the National Day of Prayer, which was made an official federal government event on the first Thursday of every May by President Truman’s official act in 1952. The movement for the National Day of Prayer was led by a young Billy Graham as a response to the crises produced by the dawn of the Atomic Age and the Korean War.

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Fri, May 07, 2021 3:11pm
 
2,000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy Turns Out To Be A Pregnant Woman In World First

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Archeologists peer at the female mummy in her coffin.

Wrapped in bandages and buried in pyramids, Egyptian mummies often seem like close-lipped envoys of an ancient era, filled with secrets they cannot tell. Recently, researchers found that one mummy held at the National Museum of Warsaw had more secrets than most. Not only was she a woman — but she was between 6.5 and 7.5 months pregnant.

“It’s like finding a treasure trove while you are picking up mushrooms in a forest,” said Dr. Wojciech Ejsmond, an archeologist and co-director of the Warsaw Mummy Project. “We are overwhelmed with this discovery.”

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Fri, May 07, 2021 3:30pm
 
Afghan 1st vice president says negotiating with Taliban, still "shoulder-to-shoulder with al Qaeda," was a mistake


Taliban militants parade down a road in Afghanistan's Laghman province in April 2021.

Taliban fighters reportedly captured another district in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday. The siege was part of a wider offensive against Afghan security forces across the country, as U.S. troops pull out.

The second highest ranking political leader in the country told CBS News' Charlie D'Agata that some fundamental mistakes were behind America's decision to withdrawal forces from the country after 20 years of war.

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Fri, May 07, 2021 3:45pm
 
Snow White’s kiss and further proof that the Left has lost its mind - Michael Brown

Michael Brown holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and has served as a professor at a number of seminaries. He is the author of 25 books and hosts the nationally syndicated, daily talk radio show, the Line of Fire.
Michael Brown holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and has served as a professor at a number of seminaries. He is the author of 25 books and hosts the nationally syndicated, daily talk radio show, the Line of Fire.

In the midst of the constant flood of national and international news, you may have missed this story. There is a problem with Disneyland’s new Snow White ride. A big problem. A really big problem.

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Fri, May 07, 2021 4:46pm
 
Theologian denounces contemporary worship: It ‘harms discipleship,’ ‘doesn't mature believers’

David McWilliams, senior minister of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Lakeland, Florida, gives remarks at the Gospel Reformation Network conference held May 5-6, 2021, at Briarwood Presbyterian Church of Birmingham, Alabama, titled “O Church, Arise: A Passionate Plea for Biblical and Confessional Fidelity.” | Screengrab: briarwood.org/grnstream
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Fri, May 07, 2021 4:55pm
 
Transgender Weightlifter Expected to Compete as Woman in the Tokyo Olympics

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According to The Guardian, Hubbard will represent New Zealand during the Olympic games.

Hubbard qualifies for the games after the International Olympic Committee amended the qualification rules because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The New Zealand wrestling team has not confirmed Hubbard’s spot on the team, but a source with the International Weightlifting Federation confirmed to The Guardian that Hubbard would compete this summer. The team will be formally nominated in June.

Hubbard, 43, will also be the oldest weightlifter to compete at an Olympics. Hubbard is ranked 4th out of 14 qualifiers in the super heavyweight category at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Mon, May 10, 2021 1:22pm
 
Births in US fall to lowest total since 1979 amid fear of 'demographic earthquake'

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Women sit with their babies in the water during a heat wave at the Astoria Park Pool, New York, July 21, 2011.

The birth rate and fertility rate in the United States fell to a new historic lows in 2020 although some believed the pandemic would lead to a baby boom, according to a provisional report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

The drop is related to the pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic but larger social factors are also contributing to the precipitous decline in births, some say.

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Mon, May 10, 2021 1:49pm
 
Biden admin. bans sexual orientation, gender identity discrimination in healthcare

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., November 12, 2019.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced that the agency will interpret federal civil rights law to include a ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, leading critics to say it could require hospitals and doctors to perform sex-change surgeries.

In an announcement Monday morning, HHS explained that it will interpret Title IX’s explicit prohibition on sex discrimination to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Tue, May 11, 2021 9:43am
 
Israel strikes Gaza, Hamas fires rockets after hundreds of Palestinians wounded in clashes

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Streaks of light are seen as Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepts rockets launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, as seen from Ashkelon, Israel, on Monday, May 10, 2021.

Israel's army on Monday said it launched airstrikes on Gaza in response to rockets fired by Hamas militants after hundreds of Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli police at a religious site in Jerusalem.

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Tue, May 11, 2021 10:30am
 
Prophet leaves wife to ‘pursue his own desires’

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Jeff Jansen (R) and his wife, Jan (L)

Global Fire Ministries founder Jeff Jansen, who was among several self-styled prophets to wrongly predict former President Donald Trump would win a second term, has left his wife and family to “pursue his own desires" and remains “unrepentant and unremorseful,” his ministry announced.

Last Wednesday, the Tennessee-based evangelical ministry announced that Jansen was asked to step down as co-senior leader of the operation because his “unscriptural” conduct disqualified him from leadership.

Global Fire Ministries is now led by Jansen’s wife, Jan, to whom he has been married for nearly 26 years.

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Tue, May 11, 2021 1:17pm
 
The Grisly Story Of Harold Shipman, The British Doctor Who Killed His Patients For Pleasure

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Though Harold Shipman was convicted of 15 murders, it’s speculated that he killed upwards of 250 people.

Doctors are supposed to give people support when they are at their most vulnerable, but Dr. Harold Shipman used his position to take advantage of his patients – and in a cruelly ironic twist, became one of the most prolific serial killers in English history.

Exploiting their trust, Shipman would first diagnose his patients with illnesses they didn’t have and then injected them with a lethal dose of diamorphine. Unbeknownst to perhaps 250 people, their visit to the office of Harold Shipman would be their...More



 

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Tue, May 11, 2021 1:40pm
 
Parent Pulls First-Grader from Class after Teacher Reads from Book Promoting Transgenderism

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A first-grade teacher in Washington State is under fire from parents after reading a book promoting transgenderism to children.

According to an anonymous tip received by Young America's Foundation, a conservative youth advocacy organization, Jennifer Miller, a first-grade teacher at Geneva Elementary School in Bellingham, Washington read to her students from the book I am Jazz.

The book, published in 2014, was co-authored by LGBT activist Jessica Herthel and trans-identified reality TV star Jazz Jennings. It details how a two-year-old biological male named Jazz transitioned to female with the support of his parents.

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Tue, May 11, 2021 5:45pm
 
California Bill Forces Stores to Sell Gender-Fluid Clothes and Toys: 'Let's Get Rid of Labels'

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A California bill that would force retail stores to sell gender-neutral clothes and toys in a separate section sailed through two committees in April and is favored to pass a third committee this week.

The bill, AB 1084, would require stores with 500 or more employees that sell childcare items, clothing or toys to maintain a “gender-neutral section” of the store with gender-neutral items, clothes and toys, according to the text of the legislation.

Stores that fail to comply could be fined $250 for the first violation and $500 for each subsequent violation.

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Wed, May 12, 2021 7:08pm
 
Child safety advocates urge Facebook to cancel launch of Instagram for kids under 13

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The Instagram and Facebook logos are displayed at the 2018 CeBIT technology trade fair on June 12, 2018, in Hanover, Germany.

Child safety advocates and campaigners against sexual exploitation are urging Facebook to scrap its plans to launch an Instagram platform for children younger than 13.

A cohort of advocates under the banner of the Campaign for a Commercial-free Childhood are urging Facebook to cancel its plans to launch a version of Instagram designed for pre-teens, highlighting the social ills and perils of overuse of digital technology. The campaigners include advocacy groups from around the world and concerned individuals, including the creators of the 2020 documentary film that scrutinizes...More



 

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Fri, May 14, 2021 2:44pm
 
Biden FDA Says it May Legalize 'Abortion by Mail' and Reverse Decades-Old Restriction

The Biden administration said in a court filing last week it may reverse a 21-year-old restriction on the abortion pill

The Biden administration said in a court filing last week it may reverse a 21-year-old restriction on the abortion pill and allow it to be distributed by mail, even after the pandemic ends.

The news came nearly one month after the acting commission of the Food and Drug Administration announced that the FDA would allow the abortion pill to be mailed during the pandemic “under the supervision of a certified prescriber.”

But that temporary lift on the restriction may become permanent. The Clinton administration’s FDA approved the abortion pill in 2000 and required it to be dispensed in person. Every administration since then upheld the requirement.

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Fri, May 14, 2021 2:48pm
 
Disney Plus to Feature Gay Couple in The Proud Family Reboot

Disney has announced it will be bringing back its animated sitcom The Proud Family

Disney has announced it will be bringing back its animated sitcom The Proud Family, with the inclusion of some new characters, including two interracial gay dads who are adoptive parents of a teenage racial activist.

The upcoming series, titled The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, follows up from the original show, which ran for two seasons on the Disney Channel from 2001 to 2005.

The entire original voice cast will be reprising their roles, including Kyla Pratt as protagonist Penny Proud, Tommy Davidson as Oscar Proud, Paula Jai Parker as Trudy Proud, Jo Marie Payton as Suga Mama, Karen Malina White as Dijonay Jones, Soleil Moon Frye as Zoey Howzer, Alisa Reyes as LaCienega Boulevardez, and Cedric the Entertainer as Uncle Bobby Proud.

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Fri, May 14, 2021 2:55pm
 
Israeli forces mulling ground invasion as Hamas fires over 1,500 rockets

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Israel’s military is considering the possibility of launching a ground campaign in the Gaza Strip as the Israel Defense Forces claim Iran-backed Hamas has fired over 1,500 rockets into Israel since Monday.

An IDF spokesperson said that plans for a potential ground operation in Gaza would be presented to the IDF General Staff for approval on Thursday as Hamas continues targeting two major cities of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv with rockets, according to Times of Isreal. Before Monday, missiles had not been fired into Jerusalem since 2014.

Hamas launched another round of around 100 rockets on Thursday as the violence and attacks continue to escalate.

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'A Return to Normalcy': CDC Says Vaccinated Americans Can Ditch the Masks

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

New guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control say fully vaccinated people can now safely participate in most indoor and outdoor activities without wearing a mask or social distancing.

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Fri, May 14, 2021 3:24pm
 
'Catastrophic Situation' Grips Police Departments as Cops Quit in Droves Saying 'It's Not Worth It'

It's been a year since tens of thousands of people hit the streets

It's been a year since tens of thousands of people hit the streets demanding an end to police brutality and racism in the wake of George Floyd's murder.

A year later, the effects of those protests are taking a toll on police departments as experienced cops are retiring or quitting in droves.

It's happening from coast to coast.

"Police departments all across the country now experiencing an exodus of officers from the force," said a reporter with NewsNation Now.

In Washington, DC a record 313 police officers have retired or quit since last June.

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Fri, May 14, 2021 4:23pm
 
Army chaplain punished after Facebook post on transgender military ban appeals reprimand

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U.S. Army soldiers pray on September 11, 2011 during a protestant service at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Ten years after the 9/11 attacks in the United States and after almost a decade war in Afghanistan, American soldiers gathered for church services in prayer and solemn observance of the tragic day.

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Fri, May 14, 2021 4:29pm
 
Pro-Israel Prayer Page Pulled from Facebook After Radical Islamists Targeted It with Extreme Hate Speech

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A pro-Israel Facebook page, the Jerusalem Prayer Team, has been pulled down after being flooded by anti-Semitic posts from radical Islamists.

The pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel posts had targeted the prayer page which was the largest pro-Israel Facebook site in the world. It was also the largest Facebook site on religion in general with 78 million followers. Michael Evans II, who owns the Jerusalem Prayer Page, reports to CBN that Facebook has taken it down.

Evans had been hosting a global prayer event daily to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. On Thursday, May 13th alone he had 1 million engagements and 43 million impressions with a great number of people posting anti-Israel statements and pictures, attacking the site, including 790,000 comments viewed.

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Mon, May 17, 2021 1:38pm
 
Netanyahu defends Gaza strikes, says Israel will do "whatever it takes to restore order"

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Smoke rises after Israeli forces destroyed a building in Gaza City where Al-Jazeera and The Associated Press had their offices, on May 15, 2021.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday defended his country's continuing airstrikes in Gaza, arguing Israel will do "whatever it takes to restore order" in the region and bring an end to rocket attacks by Hamas.

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Mon, May 17, 2021 2:10pm
 
Supreme Court to determine if states can ban abortions before viability; pro-lifers hail ‘landmark opportunity’

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Protesters on both sides of the abortion issue gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building during the Right To Life March, on January 18, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in the case of a Mississippi law banning abortion in most circumstances before an unborn baby is viable. One pro-life group has hailed the court's decision to hear the case as a "landmark opportunity."

In an order released Monday morning, the Supreme Court granted certiorari, or agreed to review a lower court decision, in the case of Thomas Dobbs, et. al. v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

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Tue, May 18, 2021 1:16pm
 
France Bars Schools from Using Gender-Neutral Words, Calls Them a 'Threat to the Language'



In a ruling issued last week, France's education ministry banned schools from teaching about the use of gender-neutral pronouns, arguing that they are a threat to understanding the French language.

The Daily Mail reported that the ruling came after gender equality advocates sought to include "midpoints" or "full stops in the middle of written words." This would have allowed for male and female forms to be represented at the same time.

But the country's 400-year-old education authority, the Academie Francaise or the French Academy, which is responsible for preserving the French language, rejected the proposal, calling it "harmful to the practice and understanding of [the French language]."

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Tue, May 18, 2021 1:37pm
 
Six Rockets Fired from Lebanon Miss Israel, IDF Retaliates

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Indonesian U.N peacekeepers stand guard at the Lebanese side of the Lebanese-Israeli border in the southern village of Kfar Kila, Lebanon, Saturday, May 15, 2021. Israel warned Lebanese authorities not to allow protesters to breach the border.

Six rockets were fired at Israel from Lebanon Monday but fell inside Lebanese territory.

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Tue, May 18, 2021 2:34pm
 
More than 120 priests die in 2 weeks amid COVID-19 outbreak in India

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A family member mourns next to the body of a COVID-19 coronavirus victim in a hospital in Mahua on May 18, 2021, after Cyclone Tauktae hit the west coast of India with powerful winds and driving rain, leaving at least 20 people dead.

Father Victor David, parish priest of Our Lady of Happy Voyage in Howrah, India, died from COVID-19 last Thursday at the Mercy Hospital hours after Sister Pranita Rai, principal of St. Teresa’s School in Kidderpore, died from the virus too.

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Wed, May 19, 2021 12:50pm
 
Pence: Attacks on Israel Are the 'Direct Result of the Weakness' Shown by Biden

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The outbreak of violence in the Israel-Hamas conflict is “a direct result” of the actions taken by the Biden administration since the inauguration, former Vice President Mike Pence says in a new column.

Hamas has fired more than 3,000 rockets into Israel since the conflict erupted May 10, and Israel has responded with daily airstrikes. About 90 percent of rockets headed toward population centers have been intercepted by Israel’s iron dome air defense system.

Pence, in a National Review column, says the violence is due to Biden reversing the policies of the Trump administration.

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Wed, May 19, 2021 1:07pm
 
'Historic': Atheist and Secular Groups Meet with Biden White House Officials

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Representatives of six major atheist and secular organizations met for the first time last week with Biden administration officials as part of a discussion that one participant called “historic.”

The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, including executive director Melissa Rogers and deputy director Josh Dickson, held a virtual meeting with representatives of six groups: American Atheists, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the American Humanist Association, Center for Inquiry, Ex-Muslims of North America and the Secular Coalition for America.

The Secular Coalition for America, which set up the meeting, labeled it “historic” and “productive.”

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Parents Confront Virginia School District after Discovering Pornographic Books Were Made Available to Their Kids

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In a video posted to Twitter by Media Research Center, a group of mothers confronted the Loudoun County School Board in Virginia after discovering that the district had made pornographic books available to their children.

In the video, the parents read excerpts from the books featuring material that could be objectionable to some readers, detailing situations ranging from brutal sexual assault to underage teenagers engaged in multiple sexual activities.

According to CBN News, the excerpts the parents read were from the county's 9th grade reading assignment choices. The first mother read from a book that detailed a violent, abusive and torturous sexual assault on a woman as if it were a casual sexual experience between two people. The mother read the horrific passages from the book where the boy self-described his...More



 

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Israel's Iron Dome has blocked thousands of incoming rockets. Here's how it works.

Israeli soldiers near an Iron Dome missile defense system in the southern city of Ashkelon on May 15, 2021. JACK GUEZ/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES
Israeli soldiers near an Iron Dome missile defense system in the southern city of Ashkelon on May 15, 2021.

Over 3,150 rockets have been fired by Palestinian militant group Hamas from Gaza into southern and central Israel over the past week, targeting both Israeli population centers and border villages. Approximately 90% of those Hamas rockets have been intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system, according to Israeli officials.

Bystander videos have documented the anti-missile system in action: curving streaks of light, nearly resembling firecrackers, meet rockets mid-trajectory. Seconds later, a bright flash and loud...More



 

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Black Lives Matter calls for Palestinian liberation, stands in ‘solidarity’ amid Hamas attacks

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Members of Israeli security and emergency services work on a site hit by a rocket in Ramat Gan near the coastal city of Tel Aviv, on May 15, 2021, following the launching of rockets from the Gaza Strip controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement towards Israel. - An Israeli man was killed after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza hit the central city of Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv, police and medics said.

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Thu, May 20, 2021 3:27pm
 
Canadian Church Ordered by Government to 'Immediately Close' for Violating Restrictions

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A Calgary, Alberta, church received an order to close Monday from the provincial government, one day after its pastor was arrested for organizing a church service in defiance of COVID-19 health restrictions.

Alberta Health Services, the health department for the province of Alberta, on Monday ordered Fairview Baptist Church in Calgary to close for violating current health restrictions that limit church services to 15 people.

The order noted that “there were between 100 and 150 people observed leaving the church” on Sunday and that “the pastor and church attendees were observed unmasked.” Additionally, church attendees “were not maintaining at least 2 meters physical distance from other households when exiting the building,” the order said.

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Texas to lift mask mandate for public schools after reporting zero COVID deaths for first time in over a year

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Texas governor Greg Abbott speaks during an interview on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 14, 2015.

Two months after President Joe Biden derided state officials like Texas Gov. Greg Abbott as exhibiting “Neanderthal thinking” for lifting statewide mask mandates, the state celebrated zero covid deaths for the first time in over a year on Sunday.

Abbott signed an executive order Tuesday following the health update that bans city and county governments and public school districts from imposing mandatory mask mandates, starting June 5, and makes public officials subject to a $1,000 fine if they impose such mandates.

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Fri, May 21, 2021 9:23am
 
'This is a Nightmare': 4th Extreme Weather Event Within a Year Wears on Residents

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Cars sit stalled on a flooded McNeese Street during heavy rains in Lake Charles, La., Monday, May 17, 2021.

Residents of Lake Charles, Louisiana, are now picking up the pieces from a fourth significant weather event in less than a year.

Blue tarps still cover a handful of damaged roofs in the area after hurricanes Laura and Delta, which were followed by a deep freeze in February that froze pipes and caused drinking water concerns. Then on Monday, a slow-moving storm passing over Louisiana dumped over a foot of rain in just a few hours.

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Cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza holds after 11 days of deadly fighting

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Smoke billows from a building targeted during an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City May 20, 2021.

The Israeli government and Hamas said they had agreed to a cease-fire late Thursday after 11 days of violence that saw over 200 Palestinians and 12 Israelis killed in the worst fighting in the region in years.

A statement put out by the Israeli prime minister's office said the security cabinet had "unanimously" agreed to accept an Egyptian proposal for a "mutual cease-fire," but did not specify when it would start.

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Fri, May 21, 2021 10:15am
 
San Diego Woman Killed When Man Committing Suicide Jumps And Lands On Her

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With the pandemic slowing and restrictions easing, Taylor Kahle was having a beautiful Sunday on April 25. The 29-year-old San Diego woman went on a second date with a charming man and visited the zoo. After dinner, they walked along 10th Avenue and J Street — when a falling man who leapt from a building killed her.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner confirmed the man was in his 20s or 30s, according to People. While he hasn’t been identified yet, he had been seen “hanging from the outside railing” at the top of a nine-story parking garage before he committed suicide. Tragically, he took more than his own life in the process.

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LAPD arrests man accused of attacking Jews outside restaurant amid rise in anti-Semitism nationwide

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Pro Palestinian protesters burn the Israeli flag as they face off with a group of Israel supporters and police in a violent clash in Times Square on May 20, 2021, in New York City. Despite an announcement of a cease fire between Israel and Gaza militants, dozens of supporters of both sides of the conflict fought in the streets of Times Square. Dozens were arrested and detained by police before they were dispersed out of the...More



 

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Questions remain centuries after disappearance of England’s first colony on Roanoke

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Elizabeth II, a 69-foot replica of an Elizabethan-era ship used by the first English colonists in America, at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo, North Carolina.


The site of the first English colony in America sits largely overshadowed by the famed beaches on the barrier islands that form North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

In some ways this is fitting, given that the colony on Roanoke Island — explored in 1584 and later settled first in 1585 and then again in 1587 — is called the Lost Colony.

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Mon, May 24, 2021 3:02pm
 
21 runners die after extreme weather hits ultramarathon trail in China

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In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers walk into the accident site to search for survivors in Jingtai County of Baiyin City, northwest China's Gansu Province, Sunday, May 23, 2021.

Twenty-one people running a mountain ultramarathon have died in northwestern China after hail, freezing rain and gale-force winds hit the high-altitude race, state media reported Sunday.

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Mon, May 24, 2021 3:57pm
 
The Mind-Boggling Tale Of Shanti Devi, The Indian Child Who Claimed She Lived Twice

Goodreads Shanti Devi claimed to recall her previous life in shocking detail, and her account drew the attention of reincarnation researchers the world over.
Shanti Devi claimed to recall her previous life in shocking detail, and her account drew the attention of reincarnation researchers the world over.

Religion and philosophy have long discussed the possibility of souls, but it was the claims of a young girl named Shanti Devi from Delhi, India, that made a rather convincing case for reincarnation in the 1930s.

Shortly after she learned to speak, Devi regaled her parents with stories of her past life in a town neither she nor her parents had ever been to.

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Mon, May 24, 2021 4:16pm
 
'I Still Felt Incomplete': CBS' 60 Minutes Spotlights Ex-Transgender Community

A subject within the LGBT community that rarely gets mainstream media coverage

A subject within the LGBT community that rarely gets mainstream media coverage was spotlighted Sunday by CBS’ 60 Minutes, which examined individuals who come out as transgender and then – months or years later – change their minds.

“Detransitioning,” as it is called, is a taboo subject within the transgender community, even though a Reddit “detransition” support group has more than 19,000 members.

Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes interviewed more than 30 people who had detransitioned. Five were featured on the program. Their message: The medical community needs to make it more difficult to change genders and have surgery.

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Tue, May 25, 2021 9:19am
 
Biden Absent From Notre Dame's 2021 Commencement After 4,300 People Sign Petition Uninviting Him

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President Joe Biden did not speak at the University of Notre Dame's 2021 commencement Sunday, although he was originally invited to the event.

A White House spokesperson told the Catholic News Agency that the president could not attend due to a scheduling conflict, after 4,300 members of the college community signing a petition asking the university president not to invite him.

The letter addressed to the Rev. John I. Jenkins, the university president, draws attention to Biden's "pro-abortion and anti-religious liberty agenda."

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European Union agrees to sanction Belarus after plane diversion

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The Ryanair plane with registration number SP-RSM, carrying opposition figure Raman Pratasevich which was traveling from Athens to Vilnius and was diverted to Minsk after a bomb threat, lands at the International Airport outside Vilnius, Lithuania, Sunday, May 23, 2021.

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Tue, May 25, 2021 11:15am
 
Georgia can't ban supporters of Israel boycott from doing business with the state, judge rules

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A federal judge has ruled against a Georgia law requiring organizations and individuals who contract with public entities to declare that they will not support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.

Last Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Mark Cohen for the Northern District of Georgia issued a ruling in Abby Martin v. Steve Wrigley, et. al.

At issue is Georgia Southern University inviting pro-Palestinian journalist Abby Martin to speak at an event and requiring her, by law, agree to not voicing support of a boycott of Israel.

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Wed, May 26, 2021 9:59am
 
The Complicated Story Of Norma McCorvey, The ‘Jane Roe’ From Roe V. Wade

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Norma McCorvey sitting in her Dallas office in 1985.

In 1973, the Supreme Court announced its ruling in the monumental Roe v. Wade case, which legalized abortion in the United States. “Roe” was “Jane Roe,” a pseudonym given to the pregnant woman who sued District Attorney Henry Wade of Dallas County, Texas. Her real name was Norma McCorvey.

To many, McCorvey was a difficult figure to understand. Although she started out fighting for a woman’s right to choose, McCorvey eventually switched sides to become an anti-abortion activist.

It took a deathbed confession in 2017 to reveal the true motivation behind her change of mind — and the complexity of the woman behind the pseudonym “Jane Roe.”

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Wed, May 26, 2021 12:06pm
 
Democrats warn Supreme Court that overturning Roe v. Wade will 'fuel' court-packing push

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The annual March for Life concludes at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S. January 27, 2017.

Democrats are vowing that any action by the United States Supreme Court to alter the legal precedent on abortion will add “fuel” to the push among some in their party to add seats to the nation's highest court.

Congressional Democrats issued the warning after the Supreme Court announced that it would decide on the constitutionality of Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban by hearing the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The state of Mississippi is asking the court to review a lower court decision finding that the ban on abortions more than 15 weeks into a pregnancy is unconstitutional....More



 

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Wed, May 26, 2021 1:31pm
 
Blinken Says U.S. to Reopen Consulate to Palestinians, Fatah Warns: 'We Will Continue the Cycle of Blood and Killing'

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced plans on Tuesday to reopen the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem. The decision reverses the Trump administration's move in 2019 to merge the consulate under the embassy.

For years, the consulate served as an autonomous office in charge of diplomatic relations with the Palestinians. Former President Donald Trump downgraded its operations and placed them under the authority of his ambassador to Israel when he moved the embassy to Jerusalem.

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Wed, May 26, 2021 5:51pm
 
Ohio Town Passes Ordinance Banning Abortions within City Limits

One Ohio town passed an ordinance Tuesday banning abortions and imposing a fine of $1,000

One Ohio town passed an ordinance Tuesday banning abortions and imposing a fine of $1,000 to anyone who violates the new law.

The Lebanon City Council unanimously passed the resolution to make the community of 20,000 a "sanctuary city for the unborn," MSN reports.

"We are clearly saying in our community we do not think it is in our best interest to open a clinic or a hospital that does abortions," said Mayor Amy Brewer. "We are elected to make decisions based on what's good for our community today."

The ordinance, which took effect immediately, was supported by six of the seven city council members. Councilwoman Krista Wyatt opposed the measure, then resigned before the meeting.

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Thu, May 27, 2021 10:01am
 
An Australian Hoarder Killed A Man Who Broke Into His House — Then Lived With His Corpse For 15 Years

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Bruce Andrew Roberts was a wealthy recluse in the Greenwich neighborhood of Sydney, Australia. His property was known as “the creepy house on the corner.” He was a chronic hoarder, and his house was riddled with boxes, broken equipment, newspapers, and trash when he died, at age 60, in 2017.

What neighbors didn’t know was that his house also contained the mummified corpse of a man he had murdered in 2002, according to a recent inquest by the Coroner’s Court of New South Wales.

The victim was 39-year-old Shane Snellman. Placed into a Catholic convent as a child, he was raised across several boys’ homes. Snellman delved into serious crime at age 15 when he allegedly killed a homeless man. He was acquitted, but he struggled with drug use and was in and...More



 

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Thu, May 27, 2021 11:41am
 
Arab Woman Gets Kidney from Jewish Man Murdered by Anti-Israel Rioters

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A Jewish man killed during an eruption of Mideast violence has given new life to an Arab woman in bitter times.

Yigal Yehoshua, 56, died May 17 after being pelted with rocks amid clashes between Arabs and Jews in Israel's mixed city of Lod.

The ethnic violence was triggered by protests and clashes in Jerusalem that also ignited an 11-day Gaza War.

In Lod and other mixed cities inside Israel, groups of Arabs and Jews fought each other in the streets, torched cars and businesses, and savagely beat up anyone from the other side who crossed their path.

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Thu, May 27, 2021 2:09pm
 
Biden's Whopping $6T Budget Equals Highest War Time Spending, Hikes Taxes by $3T

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In this April 15, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

President Biden releases his first budget today that includes historic levels of spending not seen since WWII and is sure to face problems on Capitol Hill.

The president previewed his plan at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland Thursday calling for record spending to keep up with countries like China and Japan.

"We must be number one in the world to lead the world in the 21st century," he said.

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Fri, May 28, 2021 3:54pm
 
Facebook Backtracks, No Longer Censoring the 'Man-Made' COVID-19 Theory as a 'Wacko' Idea

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The Facebook app is shown on a smart phone, Friday, April 23, 2021, in Surfside, Fla.

Facebook said Wednesday it will no longer remove claims from its apps that COVID-19 could be man-made or manufactured in a lab. The social media giant says it's taking the step "in light of ongoing investigations into the origin of COVID-19 and in consultation with public health experts."

The move comes as pressure is increasing worldwide to investigate the origins of the pandemic, including the possibility that it came from a lab in Wuhan, China. Since the pandemic began, Facebook has been cracking down on posts that its so-called "fact-checkers" disagreed with. It's been changing what it allows on the topic and...More



 

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Fri, May 28, 2021 4:09pm
 
Lawmakers Slam Human-Animal Chimeras Grown in Test Tubes

Democrats in the U.S. Senate voted Thursday to kill a Republican attempt to ban scientists from creating types of human-animal chimeras to be used in medical research

Democrats in the U.S. Senate voted Thursday to kill a Republican attempt to ban scientists from creating types of human-animal chimeras to be used in medical research.

Forbes Magazine reports Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) and U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) proposed the amendment to a technology bill. It failed in a vote of 49 to 48.

The proposed "Human-Animal Chimera Prohibition Act" (HR 3542/S.1800), which would prohibit research involving human-animal combinations that blur human-animal species distinctions.

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Fri, May 28, 2021 4:20pm
 
4 Female Athletes Appeal Judge's Decision that Allows Boys to Win Girls' Races

Four Connecticut female athletes filed an appeal Wednesday in a high-profile case involving state

Four Connecticut female athletes filed an appeal Wednesday in a high-profile case involving state rules that allow biological males who identify as female to compete in girls’ sports.

The four women are challenging a Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference policy that permitted two transgender athletes, Andraya Yearwood and Terry Miller, to win a total of 15 state track titles.

U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny dismissed the lawsuit in April in a 29-page decision.

Alliance Defending Freedom, which is representing the four female athletes, filed a notice of appeal and said it would take the case to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Fri, May 28, 2021 4:33pm
 
Bill Cosby denied parole

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa. Cosby has been denied parole, Thursday, May 27, 2021, after refusing to participate in sex offender programs during his nearly three years in state prison in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa. Cosby has been denied parole, Thursday, May 27, 2021, after refusing to participate in sex offender programs during his nearly three years in state prison in Pennsylvania.

Actor Bill Cosby won't be paroled this year after refusing to participate in sex offender programs during his nearly three years in state prison in Pennsylvania.

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Sat, May 29, 2021 2:00pm
 
As USA Today Censors Girl Athlete, Most Americans Say Trans Athletes Should Play on Teams That Match Birth Gender

A new study shows a majority of Americans believe transgender people's participation in sports should be based on their birth gender

A new study shows a majority of Americans believe transgender people's participation in sports should be based on their birth gender rather than their gender identity.

As CBN News has reported, more than 30 states have introduced bills that would restrict transgender youth from access to girls' sports.

Governors in Idaho, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, and West Virginia have already signed bills outlawing transgender students from competing in girls' sports teams in public schools.

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Sat, May 29, 2021 5:13pm
 
‘Rugrats’ reboot to feature Betty as lesbian single mom, will be more 'liberally intended show'

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A reboot of the children's cartoon series "Rugrats" premiered on Paramount Plus Thursday. The revived series features a lesbian single mom.

The reboot of a children’s cartoon series will feature a lesbian single mom, making it one of several modern interpretations of children’s shows making overtures to the LGBT community.

“Rugrats,” a children’s cartoon which aired on Nickelodeon for more than a decade before concluding in 2004, was relaunched Thursday in the form of a new series of the same name on the streaming service Paramount Plus. The original “Rugrats” followed a group of toddlers “as they explore the world and beyond from their pint-sized and wildly imaginative point of...More



 

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Sun, May 30, 2021 5:38pm
 
Children Using Fake IDs to Post Explicit Sexual Content on OnlyFans

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A new investigative report has found children are using fake IDs to publish explicit photos and videos on a leading adults-only platform.

According to the BBC, OnlyFans patrons are required to “pose next to an ID card and then submit a photograph holding it up to their face” before they can begin posting on the content-sharing site. However, some kids as young as 13 years old are duping the platform’s age verification apparatus.

The news outlet’s investigation into OnlyFans, which boasts some 120 million users, found a 17-year-old girl from England using the platform to sell sexually explicit videos of herself. The girl made roughly $7,000.

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In major shift, China raises per-couple children limit to 3 from 2

In a dramatic shift, China has raised the number of children each couple can have to three from two

In a dramatic shift, China has raised the number of children each couple can have to three from two. The move is a major bid to reverse the country's falling birth rate and turn around an aging population in the world's most populous nation.

Chinese leaders have been concerned about the impact of both trends on the country's economic future.

The change was given the green light during a politburo meeting overseen by President Xi Jinping, according to the official news agency Xinhua.

China scrapped its longstanding one-child policy in 2016 in favor of a two-child limit, but that didn't spark a continued rise in births.

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Naomi Osaka fined $15,000 and threatened with suspension for avoiding media at French Open

Naomi Osaka has been fined $15,000 after not appearing at a press conference at the French Open

Naomi Osaka has been fined $15,000 after not appearing at a press conference at the French Open, the tournament organization announced Sunday. In addition to the fine, the No. 2-ranked, four-time Grand Slam winner could face harsher penalties if she continues to refuse to speak to the media.

"Naomi Osaka today chose not to honor her contractual media obligations. The Roland-Garros referee has therefore issued her a $15,000 fine, in keeping with article III H. of the Code of Conduct," the four Grand Slam tournaments said Sunday in a joint statement.

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Netanyahu could lose prime minister job as rivals try to join forces

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seen Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

A former ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said that he would seek to form a coalition government with the Israeli leader's opponents, taking a major step toward ending the rule of the longtime premier.

The dramatic announcement by Naftali Bennett, leader of the small hardline Yamina party, set the stage for a series of steps that could push Netanyahu and his dominant Likud party into the opposition in the coming week.

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Kamala Harris pays tribute to fallen soldiers after backlash over Memorial Day tweet

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Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks to the National League of Cities via video conference Monday, March 8, 2021, from the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House.

Vice President Kamala Harris paid tribute to fallen members of the U.S. Armed Forces one day after she faced criticism from numerous people for referring to Memorial Day as a long three-day weekend without mentioning the significance of the national holiday.

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US Embassy to Vatican flies LGBT rainbow flag to mark Pride Month

US Embassy to Vatican flies LGBT rainbow flag to mark Pride Month

The United States Embassy to the Holy See is flying the rainbow flag to mark LGBT Pride Month, a move critics say shows disregard for the historic teachings of the Church.

“The U.S. Embassy to the Holy See celebrates #PrideMonth with the Pride flag on display during the month of June," the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See tweeted Tuesday. "The United States respects the dignity and equality of LGBTQI+ people. LGBTQI+ rights are human rights."

The move comes as Pride Month festivities launch worldwide this month.

The U.S. embassy is not located inside the borders of the Vatican City city-state but is in the same compound as the U.S. embassy to Italy.

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Parents Outraged after School Shows Their First Graders Sex Education Videos about Masturbation

Parents of first graders at a prestigious private school in New York City are speaking out

Parents of first graders at a prestigious private school in New York City are speaking out after mature videos featuring animated nudity about masturbation and gender identity were shown to their children.

According to the New York Post, among the courses given are "How-to" sex workshops in which kids are coached on how to consent to sex and about so-called "Fake abstinence" – refraining from sex until the next stable boyfriend or girlfriend. The outpouring of outrage at the private school comes during increased scrutiny and parental opposition to the forced sex-ed indoctrination being taught in schools throughout the country.

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Florida Gov. DeSantis says 'to Hell' with NCAA events after signing transgender sports bill

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks during a press conference about the opening of a COVID-19 vaccination site at the Hard Rock Stadium on January 06, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed a bill barring biological males who identify as females from participating in female sporting events sponsored by public institutions and vowed not to back down to pressure from the NCAA amid threats to pull tournaments from states that enact such legislation.

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Biden’s Budget Replaces the Phrase ‘Pregnant Women’ with ‘Birthing People’

“Birthing people” – a gender-neutral phrase coined by the Left but panned by many on the Right

“Birthing people” – a gender-neutral phrase coined by the Left but panned by many on the Right – landed in President Biden’s 2022 proposed budget.

The phrase is viewed as inclusive among its supporters, who say it encompasses the transgender community as well as biological females. But critics say it denies biology and wrongly replaces simpler words and phrases – like “mothers” and “pregnant women.”

The phrase was the topic of a social media debate in May when House Democratic leaders, on multiple occasions, said “birthing people” during a House Oversight Committee hearing.

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Thu, June 03, 2021 10:39am
 
Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Calls for 'End' to Israel

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Patrisse Cullors, an embattled co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, once called for an “end” to Israel, describing the Jewish state as an “imperialist project.”

Cullors made the inflammatory remarks during the 2015 panel discussion “Globalizing Ferguson: Racialized Policing and International Resistance,” a forum hosted by Harvard Law School.

“Palestine is our generation’s South Africa,” she said. “And if we don’t step up boldly and courageously to end the imperialist project that’s called Israel, we’re doomed.”

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A Missing Man Was Just Found Dead Inside A Giant Papier-Mâché Dinosaur Sculpture In Barcelona

Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images A local photographing the monument, now the site of a tragedy — with flowers left behind in tribute.
A local photographing the monument, now the site of a tragedy — with flowers left behind in tribute.

Earlier this month, Spain ended its national state of emergency and eased lockdown and curfew restrictions. People took to the streets in celebration. But the celebration was cut short this week when police discovered the body of a man in a giant papier-mâché dinosaur sculpture.

According to The Washington Post, a father and son pair spent the Saturday of May 22 strolling through the modernist Cubic Building complex in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, on the outskirts of Barcelona. Soon, they noticed a stench emanating from the stegosaurus statue.

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Trump shuts down new media platform permanently after less than a month online

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021, in Orlando, Florida.

Former President Donald Trump’s new communications platform launched after being banned from social media was permanently removed from his website after less than a month online.

Trump launched the “The Desk of Donald J. Trump” communications platform on May 4 as a way of posting comments, images and videos and having one-way communication with his followers after he was banned from major social media platforms.

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CBS, Hallmark Reject Pro-Life Ad that Shows Ultrasounds, Babies: 'Too Controversial'

Three major television networks have rejected a 30-second commercial by a national pro-life group

Three major television networks have rejected a 30-second commercial by a national pro-life group that promotes the humanity of the unborn.

The commercial by the Susan B. Anthony List is part of an initial $2 million television ad campaign and shows images of ultrasounds and newborn babies as a narrator talks.

But the ad won't be airing on CBS, Hallmark or CMT (Country Music Television) after being rejected, according to The Daily Wire.

CBS told Susan B. Anthony List that "issue-oriented advertisements that are designed for the purpose of presenting views or influencing legislation on issues that are controversial by general public consensus are unacceptable."

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Fri, June 04, 2021 10:18am
 
Arrested journalist weeps on Belarus state television

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In this handout photo released by ONT channel on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, dissident journalist Raman Pratasevich speaks in a video from a detention center in Minsk, Belarus.

The dissident Belarusian journalist and opposition activist who was arrested after his airline flight was diverted to Minsk wept Thursday in an interview on state television, saying he was fully cooperating with investigators and declaring that he respects the authoritarian president he opposed for years.

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How Elvis Presley Convinced Americans To Take The Polio Vaccine

RB/Redferns/Getty Images Elvis Presley was 21 years old during the October 1956 public health stunt.
Elvis Presley was 21 years old during the October 1956 public health stunt.

While innovations in technology and medicine inspire hope in humanity, existential threats like climate change and global pandemics still inspire fear and force people to step up. At times, meaningful activism some from unexpected places — like Elvis Presley using his stardom to normalize lifesaving vaccines.

When Presley appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in October 1956, he was on the verge of unprecedented fame. It was the most popular program on TV, with more than a third of America’s 168 million citizens having watched his previous appearance. The king had returned to roll up his sleeves, but not to make fans swoon.

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President Biden Issues Official Proclamation Recognizing June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden issued a proclamation in recognition of Pride Month

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden issued a proclamation in recognition of Pride Month, which is held in June to bring awareness to the LGBTQ+ community.

Biden began by highlighting how the push for LGBTQ+ rights has grown since the 1969 Stonewall riots, where members of the gay community fought back against cops who raided The Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village, New York City. The incident has since motivated people to fight for LGBTQ+ rights in the United States.

In Tuesday’s proclamation, which Biden declared as “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month”, called on Americans to “recognize the valuable contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals across America” and “reaffirm our commitment to standing in solidarity with LGBTQ+...More



 

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Nickelodeon Casts First Openly Transgender Teen for Kids' Show

Nickelodeon, owned by ViacomCBS, has cast its first openly transgender teenage actor to star in a live-action kids’ series

Nickelodeon, owned by ViacomCBS, has cast its first openly transgender teenage actor to star in a live-action kids’ series.

The 13-year-old Sasha Cohen, who was born female but now identifies as male, will appear in the June 19 episode of “Danger Force,” according to Variety. Cohen also co-wrote and directed the episode.

Cohen’s appearance in the series comes less than two years after actor Michael D. Cohen — no relation — came out as transgender. Born female, Cohen transitioned to identifying as male some 20 years ago.

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David Dushman, last surviving soldier who helped liberate Nazi's Auschwitz death camp, dies at 98

Ukrainian veteran David Dushman mourns during a 2015 memorial service in Berlin, Germany, for Soviet Red Army members who fought during World War II. NURPHOTO/NURPHOTO/GETTY
Ukrainian veteran David Dushman mourns during a 2015 memorial service in Berlin, Germany, for Soviet Red Army members who fought during World War II.

David Dushman, the last surviving soldier who took part in the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz in 1945, has died at the age of 98. Dushman, a Red Army soldier who later became an international fencer, died on Saturday, the International Olympic Committee said in a statement.

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This Isolated Bolivian Tribe Has The Healthiest Brains And Hearts On Earth

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Tsimané Health and Life History Project Team A member of the Tsimané tribe in Bolivia.

The secret to good health may lie deep in the Bolivian Amazon. There, researchers have discovered that people of the Tsimané tribe have remarkably healthier hearts and brains than Westerners.

Scientists already had a clue that the Tsimané, a tribe of about 16,000, had excellent health. A 2017 study demonstrated that they had the healthiest hearts in the world. Now, a 2021 study has confirmed that the Tsimané don’t only have healthier hearts — their brains are more robust, too.

The 2021 study examined 746 Tsimané adults between the ages of 40 and 94. The Tsimané — who traveled as long as two full days from their isolated villages to Trinidad,...More



 

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Mon, June 07, 2021 2:58pm
 
Scottish teachers union sparks outrage over plans for transgender Jesus play

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Trans-identified actor Joe Clifford performs in his play, "The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven."

A Scottish teachers union's decision to promote a controversial play depicting Jesus Christ as transgender in celebration of June, what LGBT activists call "Pride Month," has outraged Christians who've long opposed the play, noting that “true biblical Christianity is becoming marginalized through political correctness.”

The union, called Education Institute of Scotland, which claims to represent around 80% of the country’s lecturers and teachers, plans to hold an LGBT event where they will feature excerpts of “The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven,” as the production is titled, according to The...More



 

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Mon, June 07, 2021 3:16pm
 
U.S. Army Turns to Astrology to Recruit Young People Based on Their Zodiac Sign

Soldiers from Alpha Battery “Wardog”, 3-7 Field Artillery Battalion, 25th Infantry Division Artillery boards an Osprey for a live fire mission as part of a joint operation training exercise on Dec. 09, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jessica Scott)
Soldiers from Alpha Battery “Wardog”, 3-7 Field Artillery Battalion, 25th Infantry Division Artillery boards an Osprey for a live fire mission as part of a joint operation training exercise on Dec. 09, 2020.

The U.S. Army has always tried to recruit young people using their social media accounts, but now they are targeting young people's rising interest in astrology.

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The feminization of the modern man - Solomon Green

Recently, I was having a discussion with one of my female acquaintances and we approached the subject of masculinity

Recently, I was having a discussion with one of my female acquaintances and we approached the subject of masculinity. She told me about how she had gone on a few dates last month with no second dates being on the horizon. She looked at me with a look of hopelessness and sadness and said, “You know Solomon, I always wanted someone similar to my dad. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I think men today just aren’t what they used to be”.

She’s not alone and many other girls just like her ask relatively the same question: “What is up with men today?” And questions like this are certainly reasonable. Are modern men weaker than men belonging to previous generations? If so, who or what is to blame?

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Wed, June 09, 2021 1:02pm
 
Death Toll Rises After Burkina Faso Village Attack

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The death toll from the deadliest attack in Burkina Faso in years has risen to at least 132 people and countless others wounded, security officials said Monday.

Jihadis on Friday night launched an assault on civilians in Solhan village in the Sahel’s Yagha province, shooting people and burning down homes and the market, the government said. Many of the wounded were taken to hospitals in Dori town and the country’s capital, Ouagadougou. Nearly 800 people have fled to the nearby town of Sebba, according to an internal report for aid workers seen by The Associated Press.

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FDA approves new drug to fight obesity

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Illustrative: In this May 8, 2014, file photo, an overweight person is seen in New York.

America has a new weapon in the fight against obesity. The FDA on Friday approved a new weight-loss drug, Wegovy, for people who are either obese or overweight and have at least one weight-related medical problem.

"We have to think about obesity no different than hypertension, than high cholesterol, than diabetes," said Dr. Domenica Rubino, the director of the Washington Center for Weight Management and Research.

Rubino said people taking existing obesity medications lose an average of about 7% to 9% of their body weight. "People who require 10%, 15%, 20% weight loss, we need tools," she said.

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Wed, June 09, 2021 2:43pm
 
Arizona Plans To Execute Death Row Prisoners With ‘Zyklon B’ — The Gas The Nazis Used At Auschwitz

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The guard station on death row at the Arizona State Prison in Florence, where officials are resuming use of the state’s “refurbished” gas chamber.

The guard station on death row at the Arizona State Prison in Florence, where officials are resuming use of the state’s “refurbished” gas chamber.

According to a report obtained by The Guardian, the state of Arizona is making plans to use a deadly gas called hydrogen cyanide, also known as Zyklon B, to execute death row prisoners. Nazis infamously used Zyklon B to murder hundreds of thousands of people at Auschwitz.

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Embracing Trump Policy, Biden Aims for More Arab States to Make Peace With Israel

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President Joe Biden gestures as he speaks to American service members at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, England, Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

The Biden administration is laying the groundwork for a renewed push to encourage more Arab countries to sign accords with Israel and working to strengthen existing deals after last month's devastating war in the Gaza Strip interrupted those diplomatic efforts.

The embrace of the so-called Abraham Accords is a rare carryover of a signature Trump administration policy by President Joe Biden and other Democrats.

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Texas hospital suspends nearly 200 workers for refusing to get COVID-19 vaccine

Houston Methodist is sidelining almost 200 workers for two weeks without pay for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19

Houston Methodist is sidelining almost 200 workers for two weeks without pay for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The suspensions come a day after dozens protested the policy outside one of its medical centers in Baytown, Texas.

The hospital system — a medical center and six community hospitals — had set a Monday deadline for all employees to be fully immunized against the coronavirus, with nearly 25,000 employees getting their shots in time, Dr. Marc Boom, Houston Methodist CEO told employees in a Tuesday memo...More



 

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Discovery In Mexico Indicates The First Americans Arrived 20,000 Years Before We Thought

Radiocarbon-dating of a set of bones found in a cave used by early man might suggest humans arrived in America 20,000 years earlier than believed, long before the migration across the Bering Land Bridge.
Radiocarbon-dating of a set of bones found in a cave used by early man might suggest humans arrived in America 20,000 years earlier than believed, long before the migration across the Bering Land Bridge.

Until recently, it was widely believed that the first humans settled in America after crossing the Bering Land Bridge from Asia about 10,000 years ago. But a new study out of Mexico this week shatters that hypothesis.

Indeed, a team of anthropologists from Iowa State University now believe that humans arrived in America 30,000 years ago — and did so by sea.

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The True Story Of Simone Segouin, The French Teenager Who Fearlessly Hunted Nazis During World War II

Facebook Simone Segouin poses for photographers during the liberation of Chartres.
Simone Segouin poses for photographers during the liberation of Chartres.

It’s a common misconception that World War II was fought entirely by professional armies and that civilians cowered in their homes, were caught in the crossfire, or taken to concentration camps. The story of Simone Segouin reveals the truth — that people of all stripes resisted the Nazi’s brutal invasion.

Segouin was only 14 years old when Nazi Germany invaded her homeland of France and forced her to drop out of school. As part of the French Resistance, however, she would receive a different type of education. Segouin not only learned how to wield machine guns, but derailed trains, killed and captured Nazis, and liberated her hometown of Chartres — all while barely an...More



 

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Biden administration buys 500 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses for global use

At the G-7 meeting this week in Britain, President Joe Biden will announce his global vaccine strategy and according to the Washington Post it will include a purchase of 500 million Pfizer COVID-19 doses for donation to needy countries.(WH.gov)
At the G-7 meeting this week in Britain, President Joe Biden will announce his global vaccine strategy and it will include a purchase of 500 million Pfizer COVID-19 doses for donation to needy countries.

The Biden administration is purchasing 500 million doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to donate to the global supply, the White House said Thursday. That will provide enough shots to fully vaccinate 250 million people.

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Israeli Oral COVID Vaccine Demonstrates ‘Promising Results’ as Booster Shot

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OurCrowd investment funding Migal Research institutes Migvax project

An Israeli pharmaceutical company developing on an oral vaccine for the coronavirus has announced that it produced “promising results” during preclinical tests and could be an effective booster shot for those who have been previously vaccinated.

The vaccine is being developed by researchers at the Galilee Research Institute (MIGAL) and its affiliate company MigVax.

The oral vaccine, MigVax-101, was tested on rats during preclinical trials and triggered a “markedly higher” concentration of antibodies against the coronavirus than rats that received a placebo booster.

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Fri, June 11, 2021 3:55pm
 
Scientists Thaw Live Organisms That Have Been Frozen In Siberian Permafrost For 24,000 Years

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Microscopic animals have come back to life after being frozen for millennia before, but Bdelloid rotifers have brains and guts — making their survival a remarkable discovery.
Microscopic animals have come back to life after being frozen for millennia before, but Bdelloid rotifers have brains and guts — making their survival a remarkable discovery.

The Bdelloid rotifer is a notoriously resilient creature. Previous studies have shown that the microscopic animal can survive frozen for up to 10 years. While that is certainly remarkable enough, a recent batch recovered from Siberian permafrost was found to be 24,000 years old — and once scientists thawed them out, the creatures were alive and thriving.

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More COVID-19 deaths have already been reported in 2021 than in all of 2020

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A coronavirus death in India.

More people worldwide have died of COVID-19 so far this year than during all of last year, according to data tallied by Johns Hopkins University. So far, 3.77 million deaths have been reported since the pandemic began — with 1.89 million reported in 2021 exceeding the 1.88 million deaths counted as of December 31, 2020.

While the true toll of the pandemic last year may have been far higher — in part the result of data lags, missed cases, and incomplete reporting — the figure serves as a stark reminder of the raging pandemic that continues to claim millions o