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Truck collides with 10 motorcycles, killing seven

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The state of New Hampshire is in shock Sunday after a motorist plowed into a group of 10 motorcycles Friday night, killing seven. Authorities are trying to determine why the truck, which ...

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‘Darkest Hour’ a great film to honor WWII sacrifice

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Just in time for Flag Day and the commemoration of D-Day, the movie Darkest Hour is finding new fans. It’s a suspense filled historical drama about British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s handling ...

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Veteran parachutes over Normandy 75 years later

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Seventy-five years after he did it the first time, a 97-year-old veteran has once again parachuted over Normandy France. Engines throbbing, C-47 transport planes dropped group after group of parachutists, a couple ...

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Normandy remembered: ‘Lord, Let Me See One More Sunrise’

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Planes spread out across the sky, nearly wingtip to wingtip. A sniper’s bullet whizzing by the ear. Squeezing a dying soldier’s hand, so he knew he was not alone in Normandy. Across ...

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Tiny home neighborhood for veterans expands

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A homeless community continues to grow in south Kansas City but not as you might expect. It’s a neighborhood of tiny homes built to house homeless veterans from across western Missouri. Located ...

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Exhibit examines the armistice and a changed world after WWI

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The World War I armistice on Nov. 11, 1918 ended fighting on the Western Front, but the war—and its lasting effects—did not end even with the signing of the Treaty of Paris ...

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Executive Order overhauls Merchant Marine, expands vet opportunities

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President Donald Trump signed an executive order on March 4 to aid the transition of active-duty service members and military veterans into the United States Merchant Marine. The order is called “Supporting the ...

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We’re home–now what? WWI Museum looks at veterans from the Great War

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Americans are familiar with the treatment of Vietnam War veterans returning from the front lines. It was a divisive time in our nation’s history and, sadly, veterans often felt the wrath of ...

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Will the Supreme Court protect this 40-foot veteran’s cross?

The Supreme Court seemed poised Wednesday to protect a 40-foot memorial cross on public land in Bladensburg, Maryland, from a lawsuit that argues it violates the Constitution. Though the bottom-line outcome was ...

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City Union Mission campaign goal exceeded

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Kansas City stepped up for the homeless and at-risk families recently by their generosity and exceeded the campaign goal says the City Union Mission Executive Director Dan Doty. Doty announced today that ...

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Lawrence artist has hand in creating footwear for Mahomes and other Chiefs players

John Sebelius is an artist in Lawrence and a lifelong Chiefs fan. He got the chance to work with his favorite team for the NFL’s “my cause my cleats campaign.” The campaign gives NFL players ...

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When did the Second World War really start?

Today, December 7, we remember the 77th anniversary of Pearl Harbor – the date recognized as the entry of the United States into the Second World War. This summer we will mark ...

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Missouri’s medical marijuana: what it means

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With the passage of Amendment 2, and the confusion around all three ballot measures, what exactly will happen with the legalization of medical marijuana in Missouri? That’s the question that those that ...

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City Union Mission and churches to honor veterans

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City Union Mission is partnering with local churches to hold a special dinner and chapel service to remember and celebrate all U.S. veterans Sunday, Nov. 11. Cornerstone Presbyterian Church will host the chapel ...

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Vietnam vets to be honored at ceremony

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Ed “Doc” Golden says enlisting in the military did not require any one thanking him. In fact, after serving in Vietnam, he didn’t hear “thank you” for many years. America’s involvement in ...

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Chillicothe honors vets as a ‘Purple Heart City’

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Chillicothe is placing signs soon to show its support for America’s soldiers who have received the Purple Heart medal. City Administrator Darin Chappell says the signs will state the northwest Missouri town ...

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VA Ban on Christmas Trees, Carols Lifted

Officials at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salem, Va., sent an email to employees in November outlining a ban on Christmas trees, carols and cards in public areas, only to quickly reverse their ...

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