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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) " Ray Harroun never could have envisioned the speed, science and styling behind the cars on the starting grid for the 100th Indy 500, not when he was piloting the Marmon Wasp to victory in the inaugural race back in 1911. His black-and-gold car looked like a battering ram on wheels, rather than the sleek, fighter-jet-like cars of today. Harroun puttered around at an average speed of 74 mph, roughly 160 mph behind the pole-winning speed of James Hinchliffe this year,...

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NEW YORK (AP) " A small World War II vintage plane taking part in celebrations of its 75th anniversary flew a partial loop while smoke spewed from it and then crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey on Friday, and divers...

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) " Argentina's last dictator and 14 other former military officials were sentenced to prison for human rights crimes, marking the first time a court has ruled that Operation Condor was a criminal conspiracy to kidnap...

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VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) " Authorities on Friday narrowed their frantic search for a missing teenager to a remote area about 65 miles from where she was last seen being dragged by an armed acquaintance who later died in a gun battle with...

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Editor’s Note Gloria will return in her regular format next week. This week, Gloria and her mother wanted to share two favorite recipes from their Flat Rock community.   FLAT ROCK PUDDING Serves 8 to...

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Community breakfast at First Christian  The First Christian Church is hosting a community breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28, in Fellowship Hall, 125 S. Pleasant St., Independence. The cost is $3.50 for...

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The two long columns of soldiers had been on the March since first light. Their length was such that the distance that separated the first man's footprints from the last's left a deep rut on the sides of the road. They marched mile after...

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  COLLEGES BS South grad named Nebraska High Scholar Ethan Frazier of Lee's Summit was among more than 1,800 University of Nebraska-Lincoln students honored during individual college...

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The recently conducted End of Year Awards Ceremony was a special evening for many student-cadets of the Independence School District’s Army JROTC program. The Corps of Cadets (representing cadets from Van Horn, Truman and Chrisman high...

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) " The Latest on severe weather in the Plains and flooding in Texas following heavy rains (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Heavy thunderstorms that caused flooding in Central and Southeast Texas halted all flights coming...

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