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The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences this morning announced the 2014 Emmy nominations. The shows up for Outstanding Drama are "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones," "House of Cards" and "Mad Men." Outstanding Comedy nominees are "The Big Bang Theory," "Louie," "Modern Family," "Orange is the New Black," "Silicon Valley" and "Veep."

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Small ball paid big dividends for Blue Springs Post 499 Fike Wednesday.Sacrifice bunts – including a perfectly executed RBI suicide squeeze by leadoff man Zack Ehlen – led the 26th annual American Legion Wood Bat Invitational...

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Although Sue Meyer’s ceremonial first pitch was a bit off the target to her husband John, the former longtime Blue Springs Post 499 Fike pitching coach made a request Wednesday night at the opening ceremonies of the 26th annual American...

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Mike Rooney has seen plenty of baseball and knows well enough to appreciate any win, even if the longtime American Legion manager can be quick to find some fault in a mercy-rule victory.In their American Legion Wood Bat Invitational opener...

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When Independence Post 21’s Nick Adrales took his last at-bat Thursday afternoon, he was “hoping to kind of ignite something,” he said.That didn’t happen.With Post 21 trailing the Warrensburg Post 131...

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It's the little late-night talk show that could. Next week, Watch What Happens Live...

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A local executive of American Medical Response told a city of Independence committee on Wednesday that the ambulance company does a good job of serving the community and responded to recent criticism about response...

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When the oldest son came home talking about how he’s studying terrorism in school, I didn’t even wait until after dinner to pull out the pictures. I knew if I hesitated, I’d never tell him what it had been like that Wednesday in Oklahoma City. 

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July 10Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.Word of the Daylouche \ LOOSH \ adjective; Of questionable taste or morality. — Dictionary.com

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