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Take a map of Missouri and look at the 10 or so highways – whether its jammed Interstate 70 or less-traveled U.S. 65 – that run from one end of the state to the other. If you need 911 help, that might be a problem. “You cannot go on any main highway across the state and not find areas without coverage,” says Jeanie Lauer, R-Blue Springs. Across almost the entire country, emergency dispatchers immediately see the number from which an incoming 911...

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Hot videoWith barriers down and sirens blaring, a California commuter ignored all warnings and made a mad dash across the railroad tracks passing just feet in front of a Caltrain bullet train in this video of an...

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I have written this article solely for the purpose of trying to inspire anyone who cares, or says they care, about our ailing country. The following issues have gotten worse and will continue to do so until the truly responsible citizens engage,...

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Are your clothes a little more snug?If so, then you may be part of the growing number of obese Americans who Gallup-Healthways cited in its latest index of well being. Gallup’s research revealed that the national obesity rate has...

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By Glenda WindersCreators SyndicateIt’s too bad the Disney parks have laid claim to the phrase “happiest place on Earth” because I would make the argument that the title rightfully belongs to Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, Neb.

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