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Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Ebola has now come to New York City, so why is President Obama sending more and more American military — including the National Guard — to West Africa? Nationally syndicated columnist and author Diana West will weigh in. Also: How do we know the soul is real, and why does it matter? Dr. J.P. Moreland, distinguished professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, will join Janet to discuss his book, “The Soul.” And what should you expect when you are adopting? Author Mary Ostyn will stop by to talk about it and her book, “Forever Mom.” That and more — join us! 1-800-343-9282.

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Articles of Interest

Abortions for 14-year-olds without parental consent? Fred Duval’s breathtaking attack on the family

Our children are precious. This is a simple truth that anyone of science, faith or political persuasion – or has even simply cared for a child in any capacity – can agree with. From the minute they are conceived, to their first words and steps, to their first day of school, and all the way up to the day they leave home and beyond, we as parents and guardians treasure each moment as we watch them grow. We keep watch over them, protect them and pray that they will be shielded from as many bumps as possible as they embark upon life’s journey. Sometimes, however, a child’s path takes unexpected and unfortunate twists and turns. When these events occur, it is most important that the family be empowered as a child’s first responder. With compassion, the power of love, and above all, God’s grace, the family can come together and work through such challenges to provide the greatest benefit to the child. This is our solemn duty. We have an obligation to ourselves, to each other and to our children’s future to carry out this duty.

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It’s Official: Ebola’s In NYC

Dr. Craig Spencer tested positive for the Ebola virus on Thursday evening, making him the first diagnosed case in New York City. Spencer was rushed to Bellevue Hospital in an ambulance staffed by workers with hazmat gear on Thursday and has been put in isolation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a preliminary test for Ebola Thursday evening that came back positive. The physician came down with a fever of 103 degrees and gastrointestinal symptoms on Thursday morning, indicating that it’s possible that he was somewhat symptomatic and able to spread the disease while he was travelling the night before.

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Barack Obama, Bewildered Bystander

The president is upset. Very upset. Frustrated and angry. Seething about the government’s handling of Ebola, said the front-page headline in the New York Times last Saturday. There’s only one problem with this pose, so obligingly transcribed for him by the Times. It’s his government. He’s president. Has been for almost six years. Yet Barack Obama reflexively insists on playing the shocked outsider when something goes wrong within his own administration.

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Pennsylvania’s Largest Obamacare Insurer Hiking Premiums

Now Pennsylvania’s largest health insurer is reporting that it’s hiking premiums for individual Obamacare policies by double digits in 2015. Highmark Inc., Pennsylvania’s Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer, is requesting to increase its prices for 180,000 people in the fall. They’ve requested increases of between 13.4 percent and 15 percent, according to Pennsylvania’s Trib Live. (RELATED: Biggest North Carolina Insurer Ups Obamacare Premiums By Double-Digits) The Pennsylvania state insurance department reviews health insurance rate increases above 10 percent. So far, Geisinger Health is looking to hike prices between 14.8 percent and 19.4 percent and Independence Blue Cross is asking for a 14.9 percent boost. Aetna and UPMC Helath Plan do not have any public filings.

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Videos

Janet Mefferd Interviews Allen West about ISIS in Iraq

Janet talks with former Congressman Allen West about how the United States should handle ISIS in Iraq.

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From the Blog

Mark Driscoll resigns from Mars Hill Church

“All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like a flower of the grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord endures forever.” (I Peter...

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