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America is struggling mightily to rein in China. The Trump administration is trying to reduce America’s trade imbalance with China, which has helped fund the regime’s frightening military buildup, as well as stop China from stealing our intellectual property. But some experts fear China may …

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The Democratic National Committee assigned the 20 presidential candidates for next week’s debates to the two nights by lot in hopes of avoiding the 2016 Republican bias towards candidates leading the polls. They didn’t totally succeed.

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Thought: God expects and desires us to live a righteous life, not a religious life.

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Nothing evokes a bygone era quite like walking into a tavern or social club and being greeted with the stale odor of cigarettes, both lit and smoked long ago.

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Much of politics is name recognition, presentation and marketability. Recently the House passed The Equality Act. A great name.

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Even as children are dying at the U.S.-Mexico border, congressional Democrats are hiding from a bill to resupply devoured resources to relieve the misery of thousands of immigrants, and what we have is proof of something important. Democrats can be inhumane, uncaring and a national disgrace.

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Thought: Being all that God wants you to be is the true measure of success.

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Four years later, Emanuel AME Church and the nine men and women who lost their lives there in a horrific shooting have become symbols. So have the victims’ families and friends and their fellow parishioners.

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Thought: Favor with God is a benefit of living a righteous lifestyle.

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John K. Coyle of Bedford is shown in this photo taken in early 1970s. John is a retired New York Police Department officer who served almost 21 years. He was based in Harlem. He turns 90 years old today, June 20. He and his wife, Sally, who submitted the photo, work out daily at ProCare with…

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I have become an angry Catholic. While I have been a faithful, life-long member of my church, and a long-time parishioner within the Archdiocese of Baltimore, I don’t think I could get any more cynical about my church’s leadership.

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Those of a certain age may remember when Ronald Reagan’s opponents said he was too old to run for president. When he was inaugurated in 1981, he was 69, a record until 2016, when Donald Trump was sworn in at 70.

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In early June, Diane Mueller fled her flooded home near St. Louis, for the second time in two years. She hopes it won’t happen again.

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Elizabeth Warren fans rejoice: The Massachusetts senator and surging presidential candidate just nabbed the top seed in the easiest, breeziest debate bracket possible.

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As President Donald Trump mulls a comprehensive response to what he says was an Iranian attack on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf last week, his smarter critics are not questioning Iran’s likely culpability. Instead, they are asking, “What did you expect?”

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Thought: We must learn to trust God all of the time.

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FORT WORTH, Texas — There are a lot disappointing elements in the story of Georgia Clark, the Fort Worth Carter-Riverside High teacher whose recent social media tirade about unauthorized immigrants prompted FWISD’s board of trustees to recommend that she be terminated.

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Thought: A godly father is an inspiration to his children. Happy Father’s Day 2019!

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Thank you, Beijing, for making it clear to Americans how short-sighted we have been for many years.

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You think there’s not a lot goin’ on/But look closer, baby, you’re so wrong...” — from the theme to Canada’s brilliant “Corner Gas” TV show.

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First graders at Robert Smith School in Yellow Creek in the 1956-57 school year are, front row, from left, Connie Blake, Denise Blake, Kathy Eichelberger, Rodney Smith, Cynthia Gates, Cheryl Hall, Carrie Strait, James Reed, Gregory Snyder, Abraham Hoover, Mary Ann Smyers and Larry Diehl; sec…

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Recently, I found myself standing in front of my old house in Philadelphia. From 1966, when I was 4, until 1969 when we moved to Delaware County, I lived in the two story quasi-Victorian on the 5400 block of North 12th Street. In the 50 years since we left, I’ve re-imagined that house a mill…

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As Pennsylvania continues to stagger toward another round of gerrymandering state legislative and congressional seats, California has announced that the online application process is open for state residents who want to be part of the 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission.

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My dad turns 86 next month. He never thought he’d live so long — or see as many Father’s Days as he has — because his parents both died far too young.

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Thought: Dads, always do your best and leave the rest in the hands of God.

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Modern politics can be summed up this way: Republicans frequently refer to Ronald Reagan, while Democrats prefer to conjure memories of Franklin Roosevelt.

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Jon Stewart returned to TV this week just as we left him: sitting behind a desk, anxiously clicking his pen as he carefully crafted an argument and called for justice. It could’ve been a monologue aired on any episode of “The Daily Show.” Almost. But instead of Comedy Central, Stewart appear…

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State lawmakers are heading into budget negotiations with wages rising, record low unemployment, and state revenues surpassing projections—an economic windfall largely due to federal tax reform. With all this great economic news, it would be easy to grow complacent.

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The world’s automakers want President Trump to strike a deal with California. On Thursday, 17 car companies, including General Motors, Ford, Honda and Toyota, sent a letter to the White House urging the president to find a middle ground in his planned rollback of tailpipe pollution standards…

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Hardly a week seems to pass without a major news story about another controversy in bioethics: A scientist in China uses CRISPR to produce genetically-edited twins, an Italian surgeon recruits a potential patient for a human head transplant, a Nebraska woman gives birth to her own granddaughter.

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Thought: Dads, don’t get too busy to stop and take time for your family. When it comes down to it, the time you spend with your family is more important than material things.

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The government shutdown that Trump says could last “a long time” without funding for a border wall may hurt farmers by delaying the administration’s ability to steer through the approval for year-round sales of a 15 percent ethanol blend for gasoline before the summer begins. That’s up from …

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Thought: Dads, Make sure the foundation of your life and family is built on the Solid Rock, Jesus Christ.

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In the wake of the tragic shooting in Virginia Beach, Va., that claimed the lives of 12 people, Gov. Ralph Northam has called for a special legislative session to address gun-related violence. Using the shooting as a call to action, he then proposed a variety of restrictions on lawful gun ow…

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An old debate looks poised to make one of its frequent comebacks: How much, if at all, should the Federal Reserve concern itself with the value of the dollar? Oddly enough, it’s a question on which President Donald Trump and Senator Elizabeth Warren seem to agree.