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Author Announces Publication of New Memoir

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Paul W. Sybert reflects on a lifetime of challenges and faith in God and the human spirit"God is good and the Rapture is near," Sybert writes. "God answers prayer."This a stroke recovery book of accepting help from other people.Contact: Paul Sybert, 831-238-4753, psybert@yahoo.com  MONTEREY, Calif., July 29, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- In "The Kindness of Strangers: Treasures of the Heart" (published by iUniverse), author Paul W. Sybert shares the de Source: Paul Sybert
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Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower 2014 Live Stream, Peak Dates: Watch Online July 29-30 Meteor Shower Video

The Christian Post - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:04pm
The Delta Aquarids meteor shower 2014 will peak on July 29-30, and analysts have indicated that the absence of a bright moon in the sky could help create an extremely good viewing experience for skygazers.
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Pastor Speaks on Voting Rights at Bipartisan Senate Briefing on Capitol Hill

Christian Newswire - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 5:05pm
Contact: Dr. H. David Schuringa, Crossroad Bible Institute, 800-668-2450 WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Dr. David Schuringa (pictured), president of Crossroad Bible Institute, joined Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rand Paul (R-KY) to voice his support for the Democracy Restoration Act (DRA) at a bipartisan Senate briefing in the Dirksen Building. Serving on a six-member panel that included civil rights leaders and law enforcement experts, Dr. Schuringa offered the packed he Source: Crossroad Bible Institute
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Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Breakaway Illinois Diocese over Episcopal Church in Property Suit

The Christian Post - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:45pm
An appeals court has ruled in favor of a small diocese in Illinois that broke away from The Episcopal Church over theological differences, including the appointment of openly gay Gene Robinson as bishop.
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President Obama Nominates Rabbi David Saperstein as Religious Freedom Ambassador, First Non-Christian Since Job Was Created

The Christian Post - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:45pm
President Obama has nominated Rabbi David Saperstein to be the next ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom at the State Department, a position that has been vacant since late last year. The announcement on Monday also marks the first time that a non-Christian will hold the job, which was created in 1998.
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Film Depicts Fall of American Churches

Christian Newswire - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:59pm
Contact: Becky Hodges, 970-292-4245, bhodges@group.com LOVELAND, Colo., July 28, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- A new documentary film that reveals the decline of the American church focuses on the spiritual climate in the United States. The film, titled "When God Left the Building," will be screened August 4 at the Acme Theater in Hollywood, California. The film's director, Thom Schultz, will accompany the film and lead a live talk-back session following the screening. "The America Source: Group Publishing
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4th Circuit: Virginia gay marriage ban an ‘impermissible infringement’

World Magazine - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:50pm
A federal court in Virginia struck down that state’s traditional marriage law this morning, striding lock-step with other courts who have ruled same-sex marriage cannot be banned. The state’s same-sex marriage bans “impermissibly infringe on its citizens’ fundamental right to marry,” Judge Henry F. Floyd wrote for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Virginia voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2006 designating marriage as only between one man and one woman. State
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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Virginia's Marriage Amendment; Says Constitutional Rights of Gays Trump State Marriage Laws

The Christian Post - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:30pm
Virginia's amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman was struck down Monday after a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond ruled 2-1 that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry that trumps state marriage laws.
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Contrasting Views of Marriage: The Benefits of Same-Sex Marriage

The Christian Post - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 2:59pm
In thinking about the issue, "How should marriage be defined?" I want to begin with two Vermonters, Ann and Ellen, who have been together as a couple for more than thirty years.
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Study confirms childhood trauma more common in soldiers

World Magazine - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 2:52pm
Military members and veterans are more likely to have faced childhood trauma than civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the notion that, for some, enlistment serves as an escape from troubled upbringings. The study, published online last week by the Journal of the American Medical Association’s JAMA Psychiatry , is the largest yet to examine the frequency of bad childhood experiences among military men and women. One of its more striking findings: More
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The Book that Everyone Read During World War I

Christian Newswire - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 2:45pm
Contact: Andrea Rhodes, +44(0)118-952-1428 SWINDON, England, July 28, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- 100 years ago, on 28 July 1914, the first shots of World War I were fired. Over the following four years, 16 million lives were lost as 65 million men from 32 countries were drawn into the conflict. The book that was read and cherished by people on both sides of the conflict was the Bible. To commemorate the First World War centenary, Bible Society in England and Wales has been looking back a Source: United Bible Societies
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Obamacare in peril: ‘The president needs the courts to save him’

World Magazine - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 2:35pm
Same day, same issue, two different decisions. Last week, federal appellate judges were at odds over what the law behind Obamacare says and what it means. At issue is whether Obamacare subsidies to buy health insurance flow to all states or only to those states that set up their own insurance exchanges.  The law says it should be the latter, but the IRS interpreted the law to give subsidies to all comers. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., ruled the IRS was
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Poverty-fighting ministries in eastern Kentucky?

World Magazine - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 2:12pm
The suggestion box is open for an upcoming story I’m working on regarding poverty in Appalachia. Here’s the background: In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty” after visiting impoverished regions of Appalachia, particularly eastern Kentucky. (Massive federal programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and free school lunches followed.) Here’s the problem: Fifty years later, living conditions have improved in many parts of Appalachia, but significant
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Christian aid workers stricken with Ebola in Liberia

World Magazine - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:52pm
A Liberian doctor has died and two American aid workers are ill as West Africa’s Ebola outbreak worsens.  Dr. Samuel Brisbane, a top Liberian health official, treated patients at the country's largest hospital, the John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center in Monrovia. He died Saturday at Monrovia’s Eternal Love Winning Africa hospital and Ebola treatment center. [image|number=2|float=left] The hospital compound, run by Christian aid groups, is where two American Christians also
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Globe Trot: Ramadan ends but jihadist-led violence continues

World Magazine - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:29pm
EID AL-FITR: Today marks the end of Ramadan and the beginning of the three-day Eid al-Fitr celebration to end the season of fasting. President Barack Obama issued a statement citing Muslim contribution to strengthening the democratic fiber of the United States and “the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict, and disease.” But it doesn’t look as if the
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You Won't Believe What This Restaurant Owner Did for His Employees After a Fire Burnt His Business to the Ground

The Christian Post - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:19pm
When a fire razed Bruce Kroll's Culver's Restaurant in Platteville, Wisconsin, last November his 40 employees weren't sure if they still had jobs. When Kroll told them what he would do for them, however, they were stunned.
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Midday Roundup: Palin-vision coming to a computer near you

World Magazine - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:10pm
Small screen star. Can’t get enough Sarah Palin? For $9.95 a month, consumers can access her new online channel, billed as a “direct connection” between the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate and her supporters. “Are you tired of the media filters?” Palin asks in a promotional video on the site. “Well, I am. I always have been. So we’re gonna do something about it.” Her site features a rolling total of the national debt and a to-the-second countdown
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Court Rules in Favor of 9/11 Cross, Against Atheist Lawsuit

The Christian Post - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:00pm
An appeals court has ruled against an atheist organization who was suing to have a cross removed from the National September 11 Museum.
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Fear of the Bible is completely justified

World Magazine - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:45am
The Green family of Oklahoma City has attracted a lot of attention lately and may be in for more, due to their most cherished project. Reports The New York Times : “[T]the family is looking to build a permanent presence on the Washington [D.C.] landscape by establishing a sprawling museum dedicated to the Bible—just two blocks south of the National Mall.” Several years ago Steve Green, son of Hobby Lobby’s founder and now president of the family-owned company, employed experts to
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Massachusetts scrambles to reset abortion center ‘buffer zones’

World Magazine - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:38am
After the U.S. Supreme Court’s 9-0 McCullen v. Coakley ruling struck down Massachusetts’s abortion center “buffer zone” law in June, the state legislature rushed another, slightly watered-down version through the House last week. Gov. Deval Patrick, who pushed for the replacement, is expected to sign it shortly, after final negotiations between the House and Senate. The original law stipulated a 35-foot buffer-zone around abortion facilities. The new bill stipulates a 25-foot buffer
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