Faith at the OlympicsRIO’S best kept secret 

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More faith would help marriage not Trump, or Clinton 

The New York Times Style Section recently ran a report called “Uneasy Bedfellows,” describing marriages that reached the point of dissolution because of arguments concerning Donald Trump. When I discussed the subject on the air, one astute caller noted that none of the couples featured in the story seemed to share a religious outlook, and he suggested that if they did, they could far more easily handle their political disputes.My caller makes a good point.

( When Politics Trumps Faith, Marriage Suffers )

Your son will learn to problem-solve.’ Arkansas school puts helicopter parents on notice


If you’re a parent racing to deliver your son’s forgotten algebra assignment to Catholic High School for Boys in Arkansas, Principal Steve Straessle has a little advice: stop and turn around.
The all-boys private school in Little Rock has long had a rule barring parents from coming to the school to drop things off — such as forgotten lunches, assignments and sports equipment — for their children, but parents occasionally forgot about it and had to be turned away at the front door. So the school decided to post a sign as a reminder as this school year got underway.
Adorned with a red stop sign, the placard reads: “If you are dropping off your son’s lunch, books, homework, equipment etc., please TURN AROUND and exit the building. Your son will learn to problem-solve in your absence.”

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Lincoln doctor’s insurance-free practice keeps focus on patients

LINCOLN (AP) — Dr. Todd Johnson of Lincoln is a modern-day pioneer, starting the first membership-based, insurance-free medical practice in Nebraska.
Access Family Medicine opened in mid-July and provides what is called direct primary care, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.
His patients pay a monthly membership fee for an old-fashioned relationship with their family doctor, undiluted by insurance rules and paperwork.

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 Pen pals for 70 years

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but this is ridiculous.Lois Csontos-Nielsen and Freda Jones have been friends for 70 years. They have been in each other’s presence exactly four times — an average of once every 17½ years.

This odd friendship is the equivalent of an arranged marriage.

In 1946, when Lois was 12, she saw a story in the Weekly Reader that said young people in England were looking for pen pals in the United States.

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Back to school gifts for kids, really 

Every summer as back-to-school season approaches, it seems we parents are bombarded (and our junk folders are filled) with gobs of email alerts about exciting ways to get ready for the kids’ return to the classroom.
As I sat poring over said emails, I saw the usual reminders from Pinterest about how to make a memorably crafty scrapbook-worthy photo capture of that first day back. Better Homes & Gardens magazine hit me with their list of fun ways to jazz up the kiddos’ lunch boxes. And, of course, there were the mountains of “deals” to have those kids looking straight-up on-point for their fall fashion debut.
But then I noticed one in particular that gave me pause — a link to list of “great back-to-school gifts.”
Gifts?
I immediately thought maybe it’s the style now to get a cute little classroom-themed knickknack for the teacher or candy for the teacher’s aide — but no. This was a list of gifts for your student.

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President Clinton would be bad news for Hyde and unborn babies 

Hillary Clinton’s plan to overturn the pro-life Hyde Amendment would mean that 33,000 more preborn babies would be aborted every year in the United States.( Read more )

A 12 year old suicide bomber ( we should not be shocked ) 

A messianic Jewish leader says she wasn’t surprised to learn a would-be suicide bomber, arrested in Iraq over the weekend, is only 12 years old. 
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Badly injured in a crash 20 years ago, Omaha officer pushes himself toward a difficult goal

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“Catholic” Group Sends Cakes to Thank Planned Parenthood Staff After It Sells Aborted Babies

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