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In harrowing winter storm in Texas, the Church shows exactly why it is essential

  Over the past week, Texas has dealt with a historic cold and power crisis, but fortunately, churches in the Lone Star State have been on the front lines, providing shelter, food, safety, and compassion to the millions of citizens grappling with the harsh conditions.   Quick Facts   Millions of Texans were still without...

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New House bill calls for reparations — but some say it will further divide rather than heal America

    A recent bill working its way through the House of Representatives seeks to form the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans.   Quick Facts   R. 40, introduced by Texas Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, seeks to explore racial reparations by setting up a study commission. Jackson Lee calls the...

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Facebook ‘unfriends’ Australia over dispute, blocks users from sharing news stories

    A proposed Australian law will require tech companies to pay for news stories, but before it even came up in the Senate, Facebook moved to ban the sharing of all news stories in Australia — inadvertently blocking government accounts, charitable organizations, and businesses in the process.   Quick Facts   The proposed News...

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Reflections From A Proud Rush Baby

  I don’t remember when I started listening to Rush Limbaugh.   I was young though. In middle school, most likely. I grew up in New York City, and Rush’s flagship station then was 77 WABC in the Big Apple. When I was in the car with my dad, and it was between the hours...

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Woke Sports: Dallas Mavs owner nixes national anthem — before the NBA overrules him

  Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban recently announced that he was no longer going to play the national anthem at his team’s home games, although after a major backlash, the NBA decided to override that decision.   Cuban’s desire to cancel the national anthem, however, is fully in keeping with the fact that the NBA...

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Yes, what China is doing to the Uighurs is genocide

      The U.S. is gaining allies in its conclusion that the Chinese Communist Party’s treatment of Uighur Muslims in northwestern China meets the United Nation’s definition of genocide. In early February, a group of prominent U.K. human rights organizations and experts in international law published a formal legal opinion that agrees with the U.S. stance on this...

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What you need to know about the Myanmar coup

    On the morning of Feb. 1, the military overthrew Myanmar’s democratically elected government and seized control. Why and how did this coup happen — and what is happening now?   Why did the military seize control of the country?   After the military’s preferred party was soundly defeated in the nation’s elections in November,...

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Massachusetts drops flu vaccine mandate for students

  As government and health professionals continue to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations, Massachusetts has dropped its requirement that all children ages six months and up receive a flu vaccine if they will be attending daycare or school. Many parents protested the requirement, insisting that the final decision regarding their child’s welfare should be up to a...

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“Information bankruptcy”: Global trust in the media plunges in latest Edelman Trust Barometer

  Global trust in the media has deteriorated significantly in the last year, and it’s not something that can be blamed solely on Trumpian claims of “fake news,” according to the latest Edelman Trust Barometer of government and civic institutions. This distrust is part of a growing global trend of mistrust in government, business, media,...

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Biden plans flurry of executive action in first 10 days to erase Trump presidency

  President Joe Biden will get to work immediately in reversing the course set by the Trump administration. In the beginning days of Biden’s presidency, his priorities will be COVID-19, the economy, combating systemic racism and inequity, and climate change.   Quick Facts Biden was inaugurated as president on Wednesday, January 20. Biden plans to...

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