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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 and disappear people across international borders. The covert operation, named after the continent's largest vulture, was launched in the 1970s by six South American dictatorships that used their secret police networks in a coordinated effort to...

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NEW YORK (AP) " A small World War II vintage plane celebrating its 75th anniversary crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey on Friday, but the pilot suffered only minor injuries and was rescued, authorities said. The...

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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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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) " Leftist rebels have freed a Spanish journalist who went missing in a lawless region of Colombia, ending a weeklong saga that recalled some of the most-volatile days of a long-running conflict that many in the country had...

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I grew up in a town so small the only time we saw a stranger was when somebody got lost. We could recognize people by their car (pickup, usually) and knew who would invariably stop in the middle of the street to gab. They were like those...

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