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Chinese exec’s arrest comes at sensitive time, part of years-old clash with U.S. over tech giant

VCG/VCG via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — American and Chinese leaders are now in an international showdown over the U.S.-orchestrated arrest of a top executive at Huawei Technologies, the Chinese telecom giant that has become the world’s biggest supplier of network equipment for phone and internet services. The executive, Meng Wanzhou, was being detained in Canada after …

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Church of England issues new guidelines on welcoming trans people into the faith

ChrisHepburn/iStock(LONDON) — The Church of England has issued new guidance saying that it “welcomes and encourages the unconditional affirmation of trans people” and offers clergy ways to help them celebrate the sacrament of baptism in a meaningful, inclusive way. The pastoral guidance will be incorporated into a revised edition of Common Worship, the Church of …

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What Makes You Country? Luke Bryan’s sons Bo and Tate demonstrate the answer in new video

ABC/Image Group LALuke Bryan’s sons, 10-year-old Bo and 8-year-old Tate, are his co-stars in his new video for “What Makes You Country,” which premieres later this week. The American Idol judge teased the music video on his socials, sharing a short clip set around a campfire where the boys ask if they can go play a game of Spotlight. Luke also shared …

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NACD is pleased with farm bill Conservation Title

The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is happy with the continued investment in the Senate-passed farm bill Conservation Title. “The biggest priority for us was making sure that the Conservation Title maintained funding from the 2014 Farm Bill levels,” said Coleman Garrison, director of government affairs at the NACD. “That has occurred in this …

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Senate passes 2018 Farm Bill, House next

The 2018 Farm Bill has is now up to the House after Senators overwhelmingly supported it Tuesday.  Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts encouraged his colleagues to support the bill.  “It’s a good bill that accomplishes what we set out to do.  Provide, again, provide certainty and predictability for farmers and families and rural communities.” Before the …

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Nuns accused of embezzling $500K removed from public ministry, religious order says

KABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) — Two nuns accused of embezzling at least $500,000 in tuition, fees and donations from a Southern California Catholic school have been removed from public ministry, according to the religious order they were serving under. Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and Sister Lana Chang allegedly stole the funds by depositing checks for tuition and …

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