National

20 suicides a day - Vets

  

By Jeff McCoy

Mccoy@themissionstribune.com

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Congress introduces bill to prevent veteran suicides

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Commander John Scott Hannon was a retired Navy Seal Team Commander. He was highly decorated, being awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Navy, Marine Corps Achievement Medal and Joint Meritorious Service Award, and Bronze Star Medal (Gold Star in lieu of the Second Award). 

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Pope appoints Gregory to Washington D.C.

  

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Replaces Cardinal Wuerl

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Past president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta, has been named as the new archbishop of Washington. He is the first African-American prelate to lead the archdiocese in the nation’s capital. Archbishop Gregory replaces Cardinal Donald Wuerl who resigned last October over protest of how he handled sexual abuse charges as bishop of Pittsburgh over 35 years ago.


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Down syndrome abortion ban bill introduced in Arkansas


By Jeff McCoy

 

  



Arkansas Senate approved Bill 2. The bill bans abortions from being performed if a child was diagnosed with Down syndrome. The bill was introduced by Sen. Trent Garner, R-El Dorado and came after Sen. Breanne Davis R-Russellville introduced a resolution designating a day as “World Down Syndrome Day” in Arkansas.

Davis knows about Down syndrome. Her 7-month-old daughter was born with Down syndrome and Davis brought her to the floor of the Senate to make her proposal. Through tears, she stated, "While receiving a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis for my daughter, while it was one of the scariest things in my life, what Everly has shown our family over the last seven months is that while she has Down syndrome, there is absolutely nothing down about it."

 

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Investigation into Rep Omar wrapping up

  

Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., wasted no time in becoming the center of conversations throughout the nation as she entered Congress. Anti-Semitic statements and comments about the 911 terrorist attacks have put the Muslim democrat at odds with many Americans. She has even clashed with Democratic Party leaders. Now she is possibly facing another problem. The Minnesota Campaign Finance Board has completed an investigation into allegations that she misappropriated campaign funds while working as a state legislator. 


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Pa House prayer draws fire

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Jesus “our only hope”

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By Jeff McCoy

State Representative Stephanie Borowicz (R) came under fire for praying to Jesus in the state house before Movita Johnson-Harrell, the first Muslim woman ever elected to the Pennsylvania General Assembly was sworn in. In her prayer, she described Jesus as “our only hope” which immediately drew criticism from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and other state leaders. 


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Georgia House passes Pro-Life bill

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“Georgia values life” – Gov Kemp

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Another heartbeat abortion ban

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 If Republican governor Brian Kemp signs the “Heartbeat Abortion Ban” it will be one of the strictest abortion bans in the country and is expected to be challenged immediately. Other states have passed similar laws but have seen them reversed in court. Pro-life  groups are hoping that eventually, one case will make it to the U.S. Supreme Court, a court that now includes President Donald Trump appointees Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, 

 

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