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Family of Americans held in Iran want any deal to free them

The Daily Beast ‘This Is Some Crazy Nightmare’: Mom Recounts Last Moments With Her 3 Kids Who Died in Texas Power Outage Courtesy of Jackie NguyenLast Monday, Jackie Pham Nguyen was grateful to still have power at her Texas home.Her kids—Colette, 5, Edison, 8, and Olivia, 11—played in the snow that morning before coming inside … Read more

Sullivan says U.S. has started communicating with Iran over detained Americans

The New York Times His Lights Stayed on During Texas’ Storm. Now He Owes $16,752. SAN ANTONIO — As millions of Texans shivered in dark, cold homes over the past week while a winter storm devastated the state’s power grid and froze natural gas production, those who could still summon lights with the flick of … Read more

Would Americans Have More Babies if the Government Paid Them?

A Republican senator, Mitt Romney, joined Democrats this month in supporting an idea: a monthly child allowance for parents. One reason, he said, was to increase the number of births. Family policies have lots of goals, including decreasing child poverty, helping parents manage work and family, and improving children’s health and education. But would a … Read more

100 million Americans brace for more cold, ice and snow

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Winter weather that has overwhelmed power grids unprepared for climate change and left millions without electricity in record-breaking cold kept its grip on the nation’s midsection Wednesday. At least 20 people have died, some while struggling to find warmth inside their homes. In the Houston area, one family succumbed to carbon … Read more

Black Americans attend church and pray more often

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Americans attend church more regularly than Americans overall, and pray more often. Most attend churches that are predominantly Black, yet many would like those congregations to become racially diverse. There is broad respect for Black churches’ historical role in seeking racial equality, coupled with a widespread perception they have lost … Read more

No Americans killed in Iraq rocket attack

National Review The Times Corrects the Record on Officer Sicknick’s Death, Sort Of A few days ago, the New York Times quietly “updated” its report, published over a month earlier, asserting that Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick had been killed by being struck with a fire extinguisher during the January 6 riot. According to the … Read more

Most Americans Pray But Disagree about How Prayer Works

NEWS PROVIDED BYThe Presidential Prayer TeamAug. 4, 2020 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 4, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ — Since the advent of the Coronavirus crisis millions of Americans have addressed the fears and challenges raised by COVID-19 through prayer. As part of a new two-dimensional national survey of U.S. adults commissioned by The Presidential Prayer Team, a … Read more