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Abuse in isolation

Family | With most of the United States in lockdown, some children are in more danger
by Mary Jackson
Posted 4/03/20, 05:22 pm

The coronavirus pandemic has most families under strict orders to stay at home to protect themselves and others. But for children at risk of abuse, the mandates might trap them with someone who means them harm.

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Essential services?

First Amendment | Some churches fight stay-at-home orders on First Amendment grounds
by Steve West
Posted 3/31/20, 05:28 pm

With New York City engulfed by the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday pleaded with congregations not to gather for worship—and threatened severe repercussions if they did.

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With travel bans, adoptions grind to a halt

Family | The coronavirus pandemic keeps families and children waiting
by Mary Jackson
Posted 3/27/20, 06:28 pm

An email sent to Nightlight Christian Adoptions staff members on Tuesday urged everyone to pray for 17 parents and their adopted children in various foreign countries. Amid the rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic, many are stranded, separated from family members, quarantined, or unable to obtain the necessary paperwork to travel back to the United States with their adopted children.

“We’ve done everything we know to get them home, and we continue trying,” wrote Lisa Whitaker, international program coordinator at Nightlight, which has locations in 10 states.

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