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More than 7,000 migrants died in 2016

refugees Germany

More than 7,000 people died on migratory routes this year, the highest annual number ever recorded by the International Organization for Migration. The casualties increased this year despite a reduction in the number of migrants, the organization said. The central …

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2016 Year in Review | Notable deaths

Joey and Rory Feek

They lived lives of preaching, ministry, writing, music and service — these are some of those who had a left a mark on our culture and world for Christ. Jane Stuart Smith 90, Jan. 14 • Opera singer from Virginia …

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We’re giving away our kids’ Christmas toys

We’re giving away our kids’ Christmas toys

My oldest son was two years old when he received his first “big” gift: a Thomas the Train track set. It had everything a two-year-old – or even a 22-year-old – could have wanted. Fifty-two wooden pieces. A bridge. A …

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Kerry slams Israel, Netanyahu condemns ‘biased’ speech

John Kerry and Benjamin Netanyahu

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry slammed the Israeli government over settlement building, warning that the two-state solution is “in jeopardy,” in a lengthy speech Wednesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu swiftly called “almost as unbalanced” as the United …

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American psychiatrists speak out against euthanasia

The largest organization of psychiatrists in the world has rejected its members’ involvement in euthanasia for non–terminally ill patients. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) assembly and board of trustees approved a position statement in December for the organization’s 25,000 member psychiatrists, …

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