Steve Nedved

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Dec 11

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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Dec 11

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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Dec 11

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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Dec 11

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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Dec 11

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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Dec 11

“Take It from Me,” Jordan Davis is 2018’s Top New Artist, according to “Billboard”

ABC/Image Group LAIn 2018, there was no shortage of new acts who made impressive strides on the country chart: Devin Dawson, Russell Dickerson, Morgan Wallen, Mitchell Tenpenny, Jimmie Allen, and Morgan Evans, are just a few of them. But who was the most successful? According to Billboard, 2018’s Top New Artist is Jordan Davis. The Louisiana native accomplished the feat largely on the …

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Dec 11

One dead, 10 injured in shooting in France, local authorities say

pixinoo/iStock(STRASBOURG, France) — At least one person has been killed and 10 injured in a shooting in France, according to local authorities. The local prefecture in Strasbourg, about 300 miles east of Paris, wrote on Twitter than an individual opened fire in the center of the city on the Rue des Orfèvres around 8 p.m. …

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Dec 11

Jimmie Allen’s “Best Shot” rebounds for a third week at #1, putting him in the company of FGL and Blake Shelton

ABC/Image Group LAAfter falling to #2 last week, Jimmie Allen’s “Best Shot” returns to the top of Billboard’s Country Airplay chart for its third week at #1. It’s a rarity for a song to return to the top of the country chart after it’s started its descent. The last time that happened was back in 2008 with Jimmy …

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Dec 11

Indiana teen pleads not guilty in stabbing death of classmate pregnant with his child

St. Joseph County Prosecutors Office(SOUTH BEND, Ind.) — A 16-year-old Indiana high school football player arrested in the stabbing death of a classmate pregnant with his child pleaded not guilty to murder charges Tuesday. Aaron Trejo, 16, is charged as an adult in the killing of 17-year-old Breana Rouhselang, who was six months pregnant. Her …

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Dec 11

Three law enforcement officers wounded in shooting while trying to serve warrant: Sheriff

KTRK-TV(HOUSTON) — A sheriff’s deputy and two officials from the Texas attorney general’s office were hurt in a shooting while trying to serve a felony warrant in Houston, authorities said. The “primary suspect” is “possibly barricaded” at the scene and a second man is in custody, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted Tuesday afternoon. The …

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