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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, August 28, the 240th day of 2014. There are 125 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On August 28, 1964, two days of race-related rioting erupted in North Philadelphia over a false rumor that white police officers had beaten to death a pregnant black woman.On this date:In 1609, English sea explorer Henry Hudson and his ship, th...

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Work to become a better investor

On Sept. 1, we observe Labor Day — a celebration of the American worker. Of course, you work hard at your own job, but, when you think of it, every worthwhile endeavor in life requires significant effort — and that’s certainly the case with investing. The harder you work at it, the more likely you are to make progress toward your goals.So as you think about investing, consider the following areas in which you will need to apply yourself:

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Obama golfs while the world burns

President Obama has officially become the laughingstock of the world, happily ensconced in the wonderland of Martha’s Vineyard on one of his many vacations, while a junior varsity terrorist group runs amok lopping off heads of everyone in their path, the borders remain a sieve, Gaza remains a battleground, and the Russians toy with taking the Ukraine among a few crises that are boiling over.It is utterly appalling that Obama, the king of optics, would make a perfunctory state...

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Social media users mum on opinions

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.The study, done in conjunction with Rutgers University in New Jersey, challenges the view of social media as a vehicle for debate by suggesting that sites like Facebook and Twitter might actually encourage self-censorship. Researchers said they detect what the...

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Mortgage fraud settlement a big boost for state

In 2008, the weight of lies and greed that built the subprime mortgage industry finally grew so heavy that it collapsed and took the economy with it.Tens of thousands of Kentuckians still suffer the aftershocks from losing their homes and/or their jobs and from the sluggish economy that, six years later, is still not safely back on track.So it was more than welcome news Thursday that the Kentucky Retirement Systems, thanks to the efforts of hard working attorneys in the ...

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, August 27, the 239th day of 2014. There are 126 days left in the year.Today’s Highlights in History:On August 27, 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson accepted his party’s nomination for a term in his own right, telling the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, “Let us join together in giving every American the fullest life which he can hope f...

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Air Force changing recruiting

The Air Force has come a ways in reforming recruit training since sex-abuse scandals rocked the service’s boot camp at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. And it is now making equally important strides with recruiters.An Express-News article by Sig Christenson on Monday shed some light on the Air Force’s revamped training program for recruiters — Inspire, Dissuade, Detect, Deter and Hold Accountable, also known as ID3A.It was bad enough when sexual abuse o...

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Why government openness matters

One of the fundamental lessons of the 9/11 tragedy was that our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was asleep at the switch or ignorant of the dangers that Al Qaeda posed, but because the agencies charged with our safety did not share what they knew, either up and down the chain of command or with each other. The attacks were preventable with shared information.

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SOAR questions linger

HAZARD – Does surface mining harm the health of people in the east Kentucky coal field? And why haven’t more elected officials participated in this summer’s meetings to gather ideas to diversify and improve the economy of Appalachian Kentucky?Those were the two biggest questions raised Friday as 18 leaders of the Shaping Our Appalachian Region initiative gathered in Hazard for a meeting of chairs of the SOAR working groups that have been holding “listening s...

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, August 26, the 238th day of 2014. There are 127 days left in the year.Today’s Highlights in History:On August 26, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson was nominated for a term of office in his own right at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Kinks’ single “You Really Got Me” was released in the United States by Reprise (rih-PREEZR...

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Foley’s horrifying death

The beheading of American journalist James Foley was horrifying. My prayers are with his family. May God comfort Foley’s soul in eternity.Foley was one of our sons, brothers and friends. He was an American. I don’t see how we can sleep in this country until we destroy ISIS.ISIS is a world cancer and must be eliminated. I realize they are a long way from America, but cancer spreads fast.Cancer is never welcome in any part of the human body. Cancer g...

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Monday, August 25, the 237th day of 2014. There are 128 days left in the year.Today’s Highlights in History:On August 25, 1944, during World War II, Paris was liberated by Allied forces after four years of Nazi occupation. Romania declared war on former ally Germany.On this date:In 1718, hundreds of French colonists arrived in Louisiana, with some set...

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, August 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On August 23, 1914, Japan declared war against Germany in World War I.On this date:In 1305, Scottish rebel leader Sir William Wallace was executed by the English for treason.In 1775, Britain’s King George III proclaimed the Ame...

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Friday, August 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On August 22, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war against Belgium.On this date:In 1485, England’s King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field, effectively ending the War of the Roses.In 1787, inventor John Fitch de...

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Dr. Harold Pease Columnist

Many may not realize that Congress had prayer today before they deliberated. In a typical workweek, Monday through Friday, prayer is said every morning in the U. S. Senate and in the U. S. House of Representatives. Each House invites and pays a Christian minister to pray each day for a week that they are in session.Ministers apply for this privilege and they come from every sector of the country. This has been so since the 1st Congress in 1789 some 225 years ago and will continue a...

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