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Under siege but not alone

Coronavirus | Israel faces crucial political tests in a pandemic
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/02/20, 11:43 am

Within hours late Wednesday, Israel recorded five new deaths from the coronavirus, then by midday Thursday seven more, bringing to 33 the number who have died since the virus reached the country with its first recorded case on Feb. 21. 

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Former Sen. Tom Coburn dies

by Mickey McLean
Posted 3/28/20, 11:37 am

One of the most powerful fiscal conservatives ever to serve in Congress died Friday night. Former Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., lost a long battle against prostate cancer at age 72. His family released a statement Saturday morning, saying, “Because of his strong faith, he rested in the hope found in John chapter 11 verse 25 where Jesus said, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me, will live, even though they die.’ Today he lives in heaven.”

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Understanding the stimulus bill

Money | What’s the purpose of lawmakers’ $2 trillion proposal?
by David L. Bahnsen
Posted 3/24/20, 08:59 pm

The U.S. Senate and the Trump administration have spent the better part of a week now moving the country toward a $2 trillion fiscal stimulus package designed to address the explosive economic costs of the coronavirus threat. The American economy has come to a virtual halt for the past week or so, and it’s likely to be in such a state for another couple of weeks, maybe longer. Lawmakers are under pressure to somehow prop up the economy through various mechanisms available to the legislative branch.
 

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