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Thought: I sent my one and only Son into the world because I love You. Because of love, my Son suffered, received the abuse of the crowds, soldiers and rulers. He died on the cross to be the perfect sacrifice, taking upon Himself your sins so that you may have eternal life. Won’t you conside…

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Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., is one of the many candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. But that’s not his only long-shot bid. He also wants to claim Christianity for contemporary progressive politics.

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Rash by rash and fever by fever, measles continues to spread. Health officials in Chicago are watching the case count tick upward. Nationally, measles has reached its highest level in two decades.

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The mess in Washington got stereophonically worse Wednesday, as the sounds of the capital city’s Tweeter and the Woofer reverberated through the corridors of power at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.

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There is a scene in the HBO adaptation of the Stephen Ambrose tome, “Band of Brothers,” in which the men of Easy Company, out on patrol, come across a Nazi concentration camp.

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Thought: You, yes you, are My greatest joy, My dearest love and I take great delight in serving you. Because I love you more than you can ever imagine, God

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Some call him a hero. A New York Times headline called him “A Divisive Prophet of the Public’s Right to Know.” Supporters have even gone so far as to call WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange a “journalist” who sacrificed his freedom to defend First Amendment rights.

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Firefighters and Bedford County’s Animal Response Team were called out for a downed horse in Juniata Township Friday night.

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HARRISBURG — In 2005, then Gov. Ed Rendell and his cohorts decided to, literally, tax Pennsylvania’s Turnpike Commission to subsidize mass transit mainly in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

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Thought: It’s easy to sing and praise Me when you are in the company of fellow Christians, God

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Thought: I know more about you than you know about yourself, and I love You still, more than you can imagine, God.

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There are few phrases that conjure metaphysical dread more vividly than the words “black hole.”

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The early financial success of the movie Unplanned, has the abortion horde and especially those at Planned Parenthood reeling in contempt. A concerted effort to censor and suppress the film by Twitter that suspended the movie’s account the day Unplanned was released, along with other media o…

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The casino industry and its addicted enabler — a.k.a. your elected Pennsylvania representatives — never ceases in their efforts to bring more gambling options to every corner of the Commonwealth.

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Thought: You give me your worries and cares, and I will give you My peace that is beyond human understanding. Because I love you more than you can imagine, God

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Two years too late, a senator has finally taken a tentative step toward increasing competition in the healthcare market, lowering insurance costs and removing the dead hand of Obamacare from the nation’s throat. It’s partial implementation of a plan I’ve advocated, but it repeats my mistake …

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If you’re serious about being a Christian, Easter (like the other 364 days of the year) can be a very demanding time.

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has called for an investigation into why the Federal Aviation Administration certified the Boeing 737 Max and whether the agency is getting too close to the corporations it regulates. The Texas Republican is right.

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Thought: I will never abandon you, I love you so much more than you can imagine, God

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For more than 30 years, successive U.S. administrations have called Iran what it is: a state sponsor of terrorism. Leaders of its military and intelligence agencies have been sanctioned, while the terror groups Iran supports have faced military action as well as sanctions.

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Over the weekend President Trump — frustrated with her ineffectiveness — asked for and received the resignation of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

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My little sister, Jenny, didn’t have a funeral. Her estranged, drug-dealer husband took her body from the hospital morgue after her gruesome death from prescription opioids. I never saw her again after she died. He left her ashes at a funeral home in Lockport, N.Y., unwilling to pay the bill…

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Thought: When the storms of life are raging, keep your eyes on Jesus, don’t lose your focus. I love you more and will be Your shelter when the waves of life are crashing in. God

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Social media have grown exponentially over the last 20 years, and not always in socially beneficial ways. They have become primary vehicles for spreading hate speech and, increasingly, platforms for murderers and terrorists to advertise their malevolent conduct.

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Earlier this year, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., jointly proposed a resolution outlining a broad strategy for dealing with climate change. The proposal, billed as the Green New Deal, was laughed off the public stage. The background materials providing it…

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The most troubling thing about the end of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation was the reaction of so many on the left when they learned that Donald Trump was not a Russian asset. They were, to put it mildly, disappointed.

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Trivia buffs know that singer Jerry Lee Lewis’s career was nearly destroyed when the public learned that his third wife was his 13-year-old cousin. Our ears prick up when there’s a scandalous news report of a high school teacher eloping with a freshman he has been grooming.

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That’s between you and your doctor.” It’s a sentiment based on the principle of doctor-patient confidentiality, a principle highly valued by most Americans.

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Thought: Grace and peace be yours in abundance as you follow me and keep my commandments. I love you more, God.

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Thought: Take courage My dear child and find peace in the fact that I have everything under control. I love you more, God.

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Nearly 50,000 people died from an opioid overdose in 2017. Today, Americans are more likely to die from opioid overdoses than car accidents. While the United States is beginning to see a few positive signs that overdose deaths are leveling off, this doesn’t mean we’re even close to ending th…

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Health insurance entitlements have become the new third rail of politics. Many members of Congress, both Republicans and Democrats, are so worried about alienating millions of voters that they are unwilling to tinker with the massive government takeover of health insurance — even if they mig…

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Raising and sustaining higher wages for American workers is impossible as long as the labor pool keeps expanding. Serious discussion about lasting improvements to the lives of the 40 million Americans stuck in low-paying jobs has to include an equally thoughtful discussion about limiting imm…

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In the play “Colored Mommas, Black Baby Boys,” by local playwright Roe Braddy, the childless Miss Sarah breaks down and tearfully confesses she once was a proud mother of a beautiful baby boy.

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It will likely be many months before the dust settles from the “no collusion” bomb dropped by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, but one inescapable truth emerged immediately: Never have so many been so wrong about so much for so long.

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News about a current lawsuit against Obamacare has come out within a few days of news about an old one from which it grew. The Donald Trump administration put itself on record urging the courts to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act. And a new book by Supreme Court reporter Joan Bisku…

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Thought: I will never leave you nor forsake you, God Ps. Because I love you more!

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Thought: Only you and God truly know the condition of your soul. Make sure it is well with your soul, for that will determine where you spend eternity.