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Here are five ways to have fun this weekend.1. The big movies opening this week are “Sex Tape,” an R comedy starring Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz that is decidedly a family-unfriendly film (unless everyone is grown up); “The Purge: Anarchy,” an R horror movie sequel; and “Planes: Fire & Rescue,” an animated PG film in the “Cars” franchise.

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Tip of the WeekYou know your gifts of cash, time and household items may be tax deductible, but what do you need to do to verify that and maximize your deduction?

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By Tracy BeckermanMore Content Now“I want a hot dog!” My husband thrust his menu under my nose and pointed to an admittedly delicious looking picture of a hot dog.“No, I NEED a hot dog,” he clarified. “I need THIS hot dog!”

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Reader question: Monty, we are getting our house ready to put on the market. The advice from different agents has generated a variety of contrasting opinions about how to prepare the house for showings. We feel like two of the agents are asking for...

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July 16Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.Word of the Daycrux \ KRUHKS \ noun; The essential point or feature. — Dictionary.com

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The Lee’s Summit Outlaws have claimed the American Legion Zone 2 West title for 2014.The Outlaws swept the Independence VFW Post 1000 Bears 11-1 and 13-0 in a pair of five-inning mercy-rule games Monday night at Legacy Park to...

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Yes, it was a record.The National Weather Service reports that the temperature fell to 54 degrees Tuesday morning at Kansas City International Airport, setting a record low for July 15. The old record was 56, set in 1990.It could...

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Delve into the world of elephant mating rituals with PBS' Sex in the Wild.On...

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Editor's note: The Examiner will be announcing the members of the Missouri Mavericks' Top 10 all-time team over the next two weeks. Each sports section will feature a member of the team, as voted on by fans on the Mavericks...

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Back Yard Burgers customers in Independence, Blue Springs and Lee’s Summit joined the fight against childhood cancer and other deadly diseases in a recent campaign. Back Yard Burgers patrons raised $7,550 for St. Jude Children’s...

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