Aug 30 (Reuters) – A U.S. Army sergeant stationed in Hawaii will serve 25 years in prison after admitting he attempted to provide material support to the Islamic State militant group, federal prosecutors said.

Ikaika Erik Kang, 35, was working as a military air traffic controller based at Schofield Barracks in Oahu when he was arrested last year after an investigation that involved undercover agents and sources who posed as Islamic State operatives and sympathizers, the FBI has said.

via US army sergeant in Hawaii admits supporting Islamic State – AOL News

US army sergeant in Hawaii admits supporting Islamic State – AOL News

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Two of John McCain’s one-time political rivals will be delivering eulogies at his funeral on Saturday, and both were reportedly surprised to be asked to do so, notes CNN.

Former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama had been his opponents in often brutal races for the high office—Bush in 2000 primary and Obama in the 2008 presidential election.

According to CNN, their invitations to speak at the service were extended in the spring by McCain personally. The media outlet further notes, “neither of the two former presidents were especially close to McCain in life.”

via Obama and Bush were reportedly surprised when asked to eulogize McCain – AOL News

Obama and Bush were reportedly surprised when asked to eulogize McCain – AOL News

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On Aug. 25, 2018, over 20,000 people came to Stone Mountain, the largest Confederate monument in the country, as part of the OneRace movement for racial healing and unity.

Author Jack Alexander spoke to the crowd and cited two previous instances in the Scripture, the Israelites leaving Egypt and the 400 silent years at the end of the Old Testament, when “400 years of suffering and silence was enough” and then God did something new.

via The Mind-Blowing Prophetic Symbolism of Ezekiel 9 Coming to Pass in US — Charisma News

The Mind-Blowing Prophetic Symbolism of Ezekiel 9 Coming to Pass in US — Charisma News

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Why whooping cough is making a comeback

After a week with a dry cough, Karen Andes’ son started experiencing middle-of-the-night coughing fits so severe, he couldn’t talk. He returned home from his first trip to the urgent care clinic in mid-July with an inhaler and a five-day course of steroids.

The coughing fits didn’t abate, and after a few days, the Decatur teenager jumped out of bed and got his mom’s attention by clapping his hands, unable to get any words out. He gasped for air, tears running down his face.

via Did you get whooping cough vaccine? Don’t assume you’re protected

Did you get whooping cough vaccine? Don’t assume you’re protected

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9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

via PHILIPPIANS CHAPTER 2 KJV

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For many of us, being persecuted for our faith will never be a serious consideration. Sure, we might get ridiculed for believing in something that many deem to non-existent, we might be shouted-down for our views on moral or sexual ethics, but few of us will have our lives put in jeopardy as a result of our devotion to Jesus. The same cannot be said for many Christ-followers living in Egypt, who are regularly risking their lives for the cause of God’s kingdom.

via ‘It Made Me Search for Jesus’: Egyptian Teenager Inspired to Faith After His Father Was Brutally Martyred – Faithwire

‘It Made Me Search for Jesus’: Egyptian Teenager Inspired to Faith After His Father Was Brutally Martyred – Faithwire

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Columbia, SC (WLTX) – A cow in Oconee County has tested positive for rabies after potentially exposing three people to the disease.

Those people have been referred to their doctors for consultation, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

The exposure reportedly occurred as the victims provided general care to the cow, which was sent to the University of Georgia for testing after it appeared sick.

via Rabid Cow Exposes Three People To Disease in South Carolina | wltx.com

Rabid Cow Exposes Three People To Disease in South Carolina | wltx.com

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Atheists who failed to remove the national motto “In God We Trust” from U.S. coins and bills following an appeals court defeat have called their loss “utterly revolting.”

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul, Minnesota, upheld in a 3-0 decision on Tuesday a lower court ruling from December 2016 that found that the national motto on money did not violate First Amendment free speech and religious rights.

via Atheists Fail to Remove ‘In God We Trust’ From Money After Court Defeat, Call It ‘Utterly Revolting’

Atheists Fail to Remove ‘In God We Trust’ From Money After Court Defeat, Call It ‘Utterly Revolting’

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A Russian town has been invaded by a plague of flying bugs dubbed an ‘insect apocalypse’.

Swarms of midges have filled the air and covered all exposed surfaces in the port city of Taganrog, some 40 miles from the Ukrainian border in southern Russia.

Insects landing on the roads have created a slippery layer about one inch deep, leaving cars skidding and pedestrians falling over.

via ‘Insect apocalypse’ sweeps through Russian town in horrifying footage | Daily Mail Online

‘Insect apocalypse’ sweeps through Russian town in horrifying footage | Daily Mail Online

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