Backpack or Bomb? Responding to the Emerging Threat of Explosives in Church
- By Christian Newswire
LOVELAND, Colo. -- The FBI recently arrested ISIS-inspired Mustafa Mousab Alowemer for allegedly plotting to blow up a local church using a backpack filled with explosives.
Was this an isolated event or a precursor to future attacks?
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Annual JDRF One Walk, Upstate on September 14th aims to raise close to $200,000 for Type 1 Diabetes Research
- By Lindsey Anderson
JDRF Greater Western Carolinas anticipates around 1,000 participants to join the walk
On Saturday, September 14 the JDRF Greater Western Carolinas Chapter kicks off its 21st annual JDRF One Walk at BMW Performance Center. Aiming to raise more than $195,000 to help fund critically needed type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, the event, organized by JDRF Greater Western Carolinas volunteers, is expected to attract around 1,000 supporters, including teams representing local businesses, families, schools and other organizations. The event is one of approximately 160 JDRF One Walks nationwide that bring together hundreds of thousands of people each year who share JDRF’s vision to create a world without T1D.
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Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards More Than $62,000 in Grants For Youth Literacy Initiatives in South Carolina
- By Mary Kathryn Colbert
Youth literacy grants aim to support literacy programs for a successful 2019-2020 academic year
Goodlettsville, Tennessee — Today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of more than $62,000 for youth literacy grants in South Carolina that work to help students and educators reach their literacy goals throughout the academic year. These funds are aimed at supporting youth literacy programs within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center across the 44 states Dollar General serves. The grants awarded to South Carolina organizations are expected to positively impact the lives of more than 7,500 students.
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Pastors to Ask Chula Vista City Council & Library to Postpone Library's Drag Queen Story Time
- By Christian Newswire
Spiritual leaders, local immigration attorney and social worker, to request time for community input, saying event targeting kids 3-5 does not represent local values
CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- Over 20 Christian leaders who daily serve Chula Vista's diverse community will hold a news conference at 1:00 PM, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2019, on the steps of City Hall, Building A, to ask the Chula Vista City Council and Library to postpone a planned "Drag Queen Story Time" at a local library branch to allow more time for community input.
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Are Google, Amazon, Apple Smart Speakers Carrying On Secret Surveillance?
- By Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. - The New American
The founder of a major venture capital firm in Silicon Valley and former executive at Time Warner and AOL believes surveillance is the main objective of voice-commanded “smart speakers” such as Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Home, and others.
“I would say that there’s two or three layers, sort of problematic layers, with these new smart speakers, smart earphones that are in market now,” said John Borthwick during an interview with Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer.
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