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‘Living’ tackles life and death in a poignant drama

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Living is aptly titled. It’s a deceptively simple, even nondescript name, to be sure—easily forgotten and, perhaps, easily overlooked. But as the movie tells us, so is living itself. We all, by the ...

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Darryl Strawberry, MLB star-turned-preacher, now bats for Israel

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Darryl Strawberry, a former star of the New York Mets who became an Evangelical minister, is headlining a pro-Israel event in the city where he shot to fame. As a panelist at ...

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5 IRS changes you need to know this year

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With the tax filing deadline fast approaching, the changes made by the IRS are under closer scrutiny. Here’s a list of what’s new concerning tax limits, standard deductions, credits and more. Standard ...

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Experts: Update your smartphone security today

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Security experts are urging smartphone users to update their systems as soon as possible due to multiple security “vulnerabilities” of hackers having access to their devices. Many updates have been released for ...

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U.S. marriage rate dropped almost 60 percent in last 50 years

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The U.S. marriage rate has declined by nearly 60 percent in the past century, a new study by the National Center for Family & Marriage Research found. Although national marriage rates fluctuated ...

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Tips for navigating Kansas City’s new airport terminal and parking

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The new airport terminal at Kansas City International is open. In addition to our earlier review of the new facility, here are some tips before you fly, drop-off, or pick-up a friend. ...

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Metro Voice tours Kansas City’s new airport terminal

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On February 28, Kansas City will unveil its brand new airport terminal, a 1.1 million-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that promises to provide a better experience for travelers. That’s good news for the area’s ...

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4 troubling signs in the economy

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Officially, the U.S. is not in recession with critics saying the government altered the definition in 2021. But signs in the economy continue to tell a different story. Home Sales Existing home ...

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Used car prices in historic spike as new car prices up 42%

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February is seeing the sharpest increase in used car prices in 14 years as the economy continues to struggle under historic inflation. From January through the Feb. 15, wholesale used-vehicle prices increased ...

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iPhones, other Apple products added to Homeland Security warning list

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A government alert has been issued to Apple product users this week due to a vulnerability for iPhones, iPads, and MacOS devices as Apple announced it was releasing security updates for those ...

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Silver Dollar City’s Fire In The Hole coaster to close at end of 2023

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It’s one of the most iconic roller coasters in the nation. Now, Fire In The Hole at Branson’s Silver Dollar City will have its very last season amusing adults and thrilling children. ...

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U.S. puts Mexico on ‘do not travel’ list with with Iran, Iraq and Syria

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Thinking of vacationing in Mexico? Think again. The U.S. State Department has advised against travel to most of its tourist regions because of kidnappings and crime. The U.S. issued its highest-level warning for the ...

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Kansas City’s AMC Theatres to charge you more for better seats

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Moviegoers looking for good seats soon will have to pay more at Kansas City-based AMC Theatres. The three-tiered seating system announced this week includes “value sightline, standard sightline and preferred sightline sections,” ...

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Marriage, children reduce risk of dementia, Norwegian study finds

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Researchers have found another benefit of marriage — a reduced risk of dementia. Researchers, predominantly from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, looked at the marital status of adults aged 44 through ...

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The Chosen meets Hamilton: ‘His Story the Musical’ seeks auditions

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In what’s being called “The Chosen meets Hamilton,” the new production His Story: The Musical is getting a lot of attention while opening up auditions. His Story: The Musical utilizes contemporary pop music ...

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IRS says millions of Americans missing this tax credit

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Millions of Americans are eligible for a tax credit that last year averaged more than $2,000, according to a statement just relased by the IRS. Some 20 percent of those entitled to ...

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Winter storm cancels flights from Texas to New England today

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Another massive storm stretching from Texas, throught southern Missouri to Pennsylvania is canceling flights across the south, midwest and east. There have been 1,729 cancellations as of 7:01 a.m. ET on Jan. ...

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Travel warning issued for Cancun after attacks against Uber and passengers

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American tourists in Cancun, Mexico are being caught in the crosshairs of a violent turf war between Uber drivers and a competing taxi firm. A rash of attacks on passengers and their ...

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Democrats want to mint $1 trillion coin to further spending

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In recent years, left-leaning economists and Democrat lawmakers have floated the idea of minting a $1 trillion platinum coin that would then be deposited in its bank account at the Federal Reserve, ...

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Safe Kids Kansas Announces new Take it from a Teen Video Challenge

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Safe Kids Kansas, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and program sponsor State Farm announce Take It from a Teen video challenge, an opportunity for Kansas high schoolers to share their ...

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National Parks announce free admission days for 2023

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All national parks will be offering free admission to anyone who wants to enter on five different days in 2023. Here are the fee-free days for 2023: Jan. 16 — Martin Luther King Day ...

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Republicans push to abolish IRS, federal income taxes

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The IRS and federal income taxes could be abolished by legislation soon to be put forth by Congressional Republicans. Both would be replaced by a simple national consumption tax. Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Ga.) will ...

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Israel’s Pool of Siloam will be open to visitors for first time

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Veteran travelers to the Holy Land will have something new to see on future trips. The site where Jesus Christ healed a blind man by the Pool of Siloam will be excavated ...

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Drink up in 2023: Coffee and tea can be part of healthy diet

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Many people are making resolutions to live healthier lifestyles in 2023. The good news is that giving up coffee or tea doesn’t need to be one of them. “They’re actually both incredibly ...

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Missouri offers wealth of travel options close to home in 2023

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Cold winter days are a great time to daydream about travel plans for the coming year. The “Springfield News-Leader” recommends several locations close to home in Missouri. Elephant Rocks State Park. Elephant ...

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