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Daily News Update: Intel confirms China hiding deaths; Cats can get virus

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The world may reach a sad milestone today as it inches closer to passing 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases. More than 932,000 cases with 42,600 deaths have been reported as of this ...

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Pandemic causing outbreak of prayer

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More than half (55 percent) of American adults say they have prayed for an end to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new prayer survey by the Pew Research Center. Large majorities ...

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Transcript of Tuesday night’s somber coronavirus press conference with Trump, Pence

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Metro Voice regularly provides you with the transcripts of President Trump’s statements and press conferences. Below is the transcript from the Tuesday, March 21 coronavirus press conference with the President, Vice President ...

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Expert: How churches can weather the coronavirus financial storm

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The coronavirus pandemic may have a severe impact on the finances of churches, ministries and nonprofit organizations. Phil Cooke, a Christian media consultant in Los Angeles, recently shared his advice on how ...

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She bragged she wasn’t social distancing, now she has coronavirus

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A 21-year-old Tennessee woman who bragged on social media about not taking the coronavirus outbreak seriously now says she can’t breath after contracting the virus. Ireland Tate joked about not following instructions ...

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Chinese Doctor Ai Fen, who alerted world about virus, has disappeared

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A prominent Chinese doctor in Wuhan who was among the first to alert other medics and the world about the early spread of COVID19 virus has disappeared. The news is sparking concerns ...

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Congressman discusses benefits of stimulus package

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The massive stimulus package passed by Congress last week will help small businesses keep employees on the payroll, according to Rep. Sam Graves. “And as long as they continue to keep them ...

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Faith groups call for releasing prison inmates during pandemic

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The close quarters of Missouri jails and prisons presents a high risk for the transmission of the coronavirus. Faith leaders joined other groups in calling for many of these inmates to be ...

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People seeking God during pandemic, according to leader of online ministry

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The global pandemic has people searching for answers, and many of them are looking to God, according to a leading online ministry. “Fear is a natural response to a situation like this ...

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Jerry Falwell Jr. criticized for reopening dorms at Liberty University     

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Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, has made the controversial decision to allow students to move back into campus dorms despite the coronavirus threat. “The university has decided to move most ...

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Hobby Lobby responds to criticism for staying open during coronavirus crisis

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The Christian-owned retailer Hobby Lobby is trusting God and taking necessary precautions during the coronavirus pandemic, CEO David Green wrote to the company’s employees. “While we do not know for certain what ...

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Operation BBQ and Plowboys help employees

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Local restaurants have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic and are looking for creative ways to help both their employees and the community. Plowboys Barbeque is responding in classic Kansas City ...

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Arrest warrant issued for Florida megachurch pastor who ignored virus orders

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A Florida TV station is reporting that an arrest warrant has been issued for the pastor of a Tampa megachurch. Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne is facing charges after refusing to close its doors ...

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A view from Israel: Trump leadership leads to high approval ratings

President Trump has been accused of almost everything – from colluding with the Russians, to withholding money from Ukraine in a quid pro quo, and, most recently, downplaying the coronavirus threat in ...

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When you care enough: Hallmark Cards donating two million greeting cards

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Hallmark Cards is donating two million free greeting cards to encourage people to send to friends, family and others who now, more than ever, need to feel loved and supported. The company ...

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While elective surgeries banned, some states still prioritize abortion

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A growing number of states have banned elective surgeries in order to focus all resources on fighting the coronavirus. Some abortion providers and states, however, have determined abortion to be an essential ...

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Dolly Parton: virus a ‘Lesson from God…keep faith’

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Country singer Dolly Parton has said she believes the COVID-19 virus is a “lesson from God” that will make everyone “a better person,” in an encouraging video on social media. The singer, ...

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Missouri National Guard called up, begins deployment

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Missouri’s National Guard has is being mobilized across the state. Governor Mike Parson Friday signed the executive order to begin the full call up of the Missouri National Guard to assist with ...

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Chart of current coronavirus cases and deaths in U.S.

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Here’s the current number of coronavirus cases and deaths across the United States. As of March 28. USA State Total Cases New Cases Total Deaths New Deaths Active Cases Source New York ...

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Ford, GMC, Honda to re-open plants in April

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Ford Motors is going back to work. The company announced Thursday that it is restarting production in April of its most profitable vehicles. The move is to generate cash that has been ...

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Church reports 34 coronavirus cases among staff and members

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A coronavirus outbreak at one church underscores the importance of social distancing for local congregations. First Assemblies of God Church in Greers Ferry, Ark., has reported 34 cases of the illness with ...

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19 suggestions for loving your neighbor

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Many Christians are seeking the proper balance between staying safe and helping their neighbors. The National Christian Foundation offers 19 ideas for loving your neighbor during the pandemic. Shop locally: Call local businesses ...

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Our readers share their binge-worthy entertainment

We are listing alternate activities for our readers since events are cancelled across the country. Like you, we are getting accustomed to the new normal. We asked our readers to give us ...

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‘Church at the Drive-In’ idea is revived

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Churches across Missouri are finding creative ways to stay connected with their members, and one idea is by holding church at the drive-in theatre. Pleasant Hill Christian Church in Potosi is meeting ...

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Churches find creative way to serve their communities during coronavirus pandemic

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Churches across the nation are helping their neighbors by finding simple but creative ways to serve communities during the pandemic, according to Christianity Today. Ed Stetzer, the Billy Graham Chair of Church, ...

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