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January 16th, 2019
young woman in a pew in church
By: Griffin Paul Jackson – christianitytoday.com – January 15, 2019 Slightly fewer young adults are dropping out of church after high school, but those who do have more serious reasons for leaving than a decade ago. In a 2017 LifeWay Research survey released today, 66 percent of Americans between 23 and 30 years old said they stopped attending church on...
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January 14th, 2019
School busses in Atlanta tell of human trafficking
By: Vanessa Bouché & Mark Daku – washingtonpost.com – January 11, 2019 Friday is human trafficking awareness day, a time dedicated to reflecting on the fact that an estimated 40.3 million people in the world are still in modern forms of slavery. The United Nations defines human trafficking as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of people by improper...
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January 8th, 2019
father-son silhouette
By: David French – nationalreview.com – January 7, 2019 Yesterday afternoon, immediately after the Dallas Cowboys’ hard-fought victory over the Seattle Seahawks, Fox’s Erin Andrews interviewed Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott. She asked Elliott what he thought when he saw Prescott take off for a key run that set up the winning touchdown. “It’s simple,” Elliott...
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January 8th, 2019
burned out matches
By: Anne Helen Petersen – buzzfeednews.com – January 5, 2019 “I tried to register for the 2016 election, but it was beyond the deadline by the time I tried to do it,” a man named Tim, age 27, explained to New York magazine last fall. “I hate mailing stuff; it gives me anxiety.” Tim was outlining the reasons why he,...
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January 3rd, 2019
san-francisco-skyline-golden-gate-bridge
By: Victor Davis Hanson – nationalreiew.com – January 1, 2019 California ranks first among the states in the percentage of residents over 25 who have never finished the ninth grade— 9.7 percent of California residents, or about 4 million Californians. It also rates 49th in the number of state residents who never graduated from high school — or about 18...
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December 31st, 2018
notable deaths in 2018
By: CNN Library – cnn.com – December 31, 2018 Here is a look back at the events of 2018. Notable US Events: January 4 – The Dow closes at 25,075.13, the first ever close above 25,000. January 11 – During a White House meeting on immigration reform, President Donald Trump reportedly refers to Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries.”...
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December 18th, 2018
Christmas decoration
By: Dennis Prager – dailysignal.com – December 11, 2018 Is “Merry Christmas” a thing of the past, a greeting from a bygone era, a remnant of a past with which we no longer want to be associated? We might not be there yet, but if current trends continue, we’re not far off. If so, it’s a shame, a further coarsening...
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December 3rd, 2018
Graffiti is removed from the Arc de Triomphe
By: Peter Allen & Tim Stickings – dailymail.co.uk – December 2, 2018 Violent protesters took over the Champs-Elysees and torched cars, smashed windows and attacked police Emmanuel Macron visited the Arc de Triomphe today as soon as he returned from the G20 in Buenos Aires The protests began as a rebellion against fuel prices but have grown into weeks of...
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November 30th, 2018
Drug paraphernalia
By: Mike Strobbe (& Federica Narancio) – stream.org – November 29, 2018 Suicides and drug overdoses pushed up U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live. Overall, there were more than 2.8 million U.S. deaths in 2017, or nearly 70,000 more than the previous year, the Centers for Disease Control and...
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November 28th, 2018
light exercise can help detox
By: Jayne O’Donnell – usatoday.com – November 27, 2018 With alcohol consumption and spending increases in America, these cities are purchasing the most alcohol. USA TODAY On day three of Lowell Cauffiel’s final detox from alcohol, a giant rabbit in a tuxedo and top hat tapped on the window of his second-floor bedroom. Cauffiel, a bestselling true crime author, Hollywood...
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