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Methodists plan church split

by Kent Covington
Posted 1/06/20, 10:29 am

United Methodist Church leaders from around the world have revealed plans to resolve disagreements over same-sex marriage and homosexual clergy by splitting the church and forming a new denomination. The proposal announced on Friday outlines an amicable divorce after delegates in St. Louis last year voted 438-384 to uphold Biblical marriage.

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Netanyahu wins primary in Israel

by Kent Covington
Posted 12/27/19, 11:24 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bested challenger Gideon Sa’ar by a landslide in his party’s primary election on Thursday. Sa’ar, a Likud lawmaker, argued he had a better chance of forming a new government after the parliamentary election coming up in March.

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Snow storm downs plane in South Dakota

by Kent Covington
Posted 12/02/19, 11:09 am

Harsh wintry weather is preventing federal investigators from reaching the site of a plane crash in South Dakota that killed nine people over the weekend. Three others on board the single-engine aircraft are hospitalized in critical condition. The plane took off from Chamberlain, S.D., around noon on Saturday for Idaho Falls, Idaho, before crashing in an area under a winter storm warning. The passengers, ages 7 to 81, belonged to the same family and were returning from a hunting trip, according to local media.

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