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Many of us have ancestors who gave us an emotional claim to those who are suffering around the world, and therefore an obligation to their memory.

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The summer weather we’re having is about as close to perfect as possible. Last night we had a nice rain that cut the humidity and cooled everything and everyone off once more.My 16-year-old sister, Mary Grace, who lives next door is...

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri health officials have reported the state's first case of a mosquito-borne virus that has been spreading to the U.S. from the Caribbean.The St. Louis County Health Department announced Tuesday that a...

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It was the day I was supposed to write my column – two columns to be exact – so I could go on vacation and not have to worry about sending anything in to my editor.

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If you watch “Game of Thrones,” you know it’s a show that’s not afraid to kill off main characters suddenly and without remorse. (This is all the more shocking if you haven’t read the novels on which the show is based.) I haven’t read the books, so...

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July 31Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.Word of the Dayhinterland \ HIN-tur-land \ noun; A region remote from urban areas; backcountry. — Dictionary.com

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Danny Duffy trudged off the mound with the bases loaded and his team trailing by a run, and took a seat in the dugout to watch Jason Frasor try to bail him out.He roared when the Royals reliever struck out Chris Colabello to end the...

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The Missouri Comets will be able to keep the rivalry with the St. Louis Ambush and several other regional teams.The Major Arena Soccer League – which the Comets joined after the Major Indoor Soccer League folded after last season...

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Mike Gailey said that with a veteran Lee’s Summit Outlaws team returning for 2014, earning a trip to Sedalia for the American Legion State Tournament was the goal from day one.“After losing last year (in the Zone 2...

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The moment when Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will no longer discuss his contract situation is rapidly approaching, even though he makes it seem as if the deadline has already passed.Sure, Smith politely answers...

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