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SCHIP passage to add 4 million

On his 16th day in office, President Barack Obama signed a bill expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance Program by $32 billion, providing coverage to an additional 4 million children in families with incomes too high to receive Medicaid but who cannot afford to buy health insurance. “Today marks a tremendous victory,” said Katie Paris […]

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Darwin ‘turns’ 200

By Bob Allen ABP Two hundred years after his birth in 1809, British naturalist Charles Darwin remains controversial. His theory of evolution became the linchpin of modern science, but a majority of Americans believe God created humans in their present form. And church-state battles continue to rage over whether teaching about evolution ought to be […]

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Harvard-educated paleontologist chooses the Bible over evolution

By Bob Allen ABP In his 2006 best-selling nonfiction book, “The God Delusion,” British biologist Richard Dawkins said he is hostile toward religion because of what it did to Kurt Wise. Wise, a Harvard graduate who studied under paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould, gave up his dream of teaching at a major university because he could […]

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Darwin revealed in upcoming film called ‘Creation’

The Good News The human side of Charles Darwin will be portrayed in an upcoming movie called “Creation,” based on Randall Keynes’ book, “Annie’s Box.” (Keynes is Darwin’s great-great grandson.) The film will portray Darwin as man who is struggling to balance his agnosticism, his love for his deeply religious wife and making sense of […]

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Dairy cows improve lives

KOLKATA, India– A dozen widows and abandoned women in India’s West Bengal state are now better able to care for their families, thanks to a new development project funded by a $22,000 donation from the World Hunger Fund. The project focused on women in two villages who were living in desperate poverty, some with small […]

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Evangelist hosts vehicle giveaway

Last fall, when Carol Gray entered the drawing to win a new vehicle at ThreeMinuteStory.com, she said she prayed “selfishly” to win before confessing her selfishness to God. Gray’s prayer was answered – and then some. Before evangelist Ronnie Hill handed Gray the keys to a new Chrysler 300 LX, more than a dozen people […]

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Habitat for Humanity founder dies

Millard Fuller, who with his wife Linda founded Habitat for Humanity International in 1976, died Feb. 3 following a brief illness. He was 74. “Millard Fuller was a force of nature who turned a simple idea into an international organization that has helped more than 300,000 families move from deplorable housing into simple, decent homes […]

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Americans say religion is important

An analysis of more than 350,000 interviews conducted by Gallup in 2008 finds Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana and Arkansas to be the most religious states in the nation. Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts are the least religious states. The large data set of interviews conducted as part of the Gallup Poll Daily […]

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Assyrian Christians appeal to White House

 ABP A Middle Eastern ethnic umbrella organization has written President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden asking them to push for an autonomous region for Assyrian Christians in Iraq.  The Assyrian Universal Alliance released letters Feb. 10 appealing to Obama and Biden to urge Iraq to establish a self-administered region in ancestral Assyrian lands under […]

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Logos Hope’ launches into Life service

Operation Mobilization’s largest vessel sets sail from Denmark MOSBACH, Germany– Logos Hope, Operation Mobilization’s newest vessel, launched into Life service, departing from Køge, Denmark on Thursday, Feb. 19, following a massive project of conversion and outfitting. The ship’s first port of call will be Gothenburg, Sweden, then ports in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Faroe Islands […]

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