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ISIS threatened Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, saying that Twitter’s constant deleting of ISIS-linked accounts is cause for retribution. An online message to Dorsey said, "You started this failed war. We told you from the beginning it's not your war, but you didn't get it and kept closing our accounts on Twitter, but we always come back. But when our lions come and take your breath, you will never come back to life."

Posted Mar 1, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to "the benefit of the...

Posted Mar 1, 2015 at 5:00 PM

For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow drizzle on Sunday was a time for silence, not slogans. The marchers...

Posted Mar 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM

The Kansas City VA Medical Center is in need of volunteer drivers for the Veteran Transportation Service.The goal is to find assistance throughout the community to help transport veterans that can’t find any other means of...

Posted Feb 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond. Democrats lacked the votes Friday to force Republicans to fund the...

Posted Feb 28, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power that will stop at nothing to disfigure President Vladimir Putin's image and drive him from power. Russian investigators,...

Posted Feb 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Gain practical knowledge and explore the possibilities for your small acreage at this informative conference, which is March 7 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Spratt Hall, Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph. The trade...

Posted Feb 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Romance is in the air as the board members of the Vaile Society are busily preparing for the Annual Spring Tea on March 28 from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Vaile Mansion, 1500 N. Liberty St., Independence.Seating is for tables of four, and...

Posted Feb 28, 2015 at 10:38 AM

All month I have been writing about February being National Birdfeeding Month. This is the last article in the series to review the pros and cons of using different seeds to attract different birds.The most important thing to know is that...

Posted Feb 28, 2015 at 9:49 AM

Three young men from Boy Scout Troop 692 have earned the rank of Eagle.Talan Lang, son of Peter and Sarita Lang, earned his Eagle Scout Award on March 6, 2014.Talan started his journey in third grade as a Bear in...

Posted Feb 28, 2015 at 9:07 AM

"What do you think of the legalization of marijuana?" the question was posed at a recent luncheon gathering of a group of my favorite lawyers, educators, and business people."It's legal in three states now, and it will be legal in Missouri...

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