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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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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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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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Participation in Kansas KidWind Challenge quadruples, then gets cancelled due to COVID-19

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Many Kansas students were happy when school was cancelled, but others were disappointed. Among the latter were the many students across the state that were involved in the Kansas KidWind Challenge. Now, ...

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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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State Department working to bring home 50,000 stranded Americans

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It’s unprecedented in American history – an “airlift” to rescue and bring home U.S. citizens stranded overseas by the coronavirus. State Department officials are working to bring more than 50,000 Americans after ...

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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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US Military deploys 200 troops to New York

President Donald Trump is deploying more than 200 military troops to New York. Medical personnel from the 531st Hospital Center at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, will arrive in the city Thursday to assist ...

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Here’s some good news: God still cares

It’s easy to focus on what is wrong right now. Yet, God is not sitting on the sidelines. He is at work, as He always is, showing mercy and granting help. So, ...

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Following Kansas virus guidelines, Dennis Wilson died after originally being refused test

The wife of a Kansas man who died over the weekend of COVID-19 wrote about his suffering in anguished Facebook posts that describe how he went to two walk-in clinics and a hospital before ...

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Free educational resources for homeschooling during crisis

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With schools shut down, many parents are being thrust into the brave new world of homeschooling for the first time. Free help and resources are available from several Christian organizations. One company, ...

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Party over: Spring break students now testing positive

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CBS News is reporting that those partying college students seen on Florida beaches during spring break last week are now testing positive for their stupidity.  As of Monday night, five students from ...

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Famous chefs to prepare meals for local homeless

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City Union Mission will become a four-star restaurant Tuesday with a little help from some famous local chefs. On March 24, Michael Smith and his team from the Farina and Extra Virgin restaurants will prepare a ...

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Missouri lawmakers argue over funding for coronavirus response

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Missouri lawmakers are sparring over an emergency spending plan passed by the House. The plan includes $33 million in federal funds and also frees up another $7 million in state funding that ...

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21 million fewer cellphone users in China may reveal true death toll

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The Communist government of China revealed on March 19 that cellphone users dropped by 21 million in the past three months.  Organizations that monitor China, its media and its medical establishment say ...

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