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Celebrities and YouTube personalities combine with a music compilation from this year’s hottest music to review some of the most 2014 moments of the year.

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Local movie fans were among those who came out in strong numbers, at least initially, to see “The Interview,” the comedy that’s been at the center of an international incident.“We had a good weekend,”...

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It's hard not to resist the temptation to make a resolution or two for the New Year, in spite of the fact that most resolutions rarely last into spring. Only about half of us bother to make a New Year's resolution. Of those who do, only one in...

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The Amtrak River Runner pulls out after its early afternoon stop in Independence on Monday. It makes four stops daily. Amtrak says 8,991 people got on or off the train Independence in fiscal year 2014, easily the lowest among the River...

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Independence police continue to look for those who might have helped organize Friday night’s incident when hundreds of teenagers and young adults converged at Independence Center.Police also are developing strategies to deal with...

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WEEK IN RELIGIONAlthough same-sex marriages are not legally recognized in Japan, one Buddhist temple located in Kyoto has started offering symbolic ceremonies to same-sex couples.

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Check out our rundown of what’s hot and what’s not in news, lifestyles, entertainment and life in general, and you can consider yourself all caught up as you head into the new year.

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Yesterday, when I sat down at the computer to write my column, I looked around and saw pieces of Christmas everywhere. Shreds of wrapping paper, curling ribbon, priority boxes, laundry, and unopened mail are scattered across the room.The...

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LIBERTY – Some days it’s just good to have a hat so you can tip it to the opposing team.Truman’s boys basketball team ran into a Blue Springs South machine that clicked on most cylinders in Friday’s Cardinal...

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