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If it Makes You Happy
  A few years ago I read something that impressed me.  The writer suggested that we get lost in life pursuing "happiness," which tends to translate into some expected period in the future.  The aut...
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The View From Writers Roost
Cousin Dooley and his sleek, black 1950 Mercury Perhaps junior high age boys aren’t as gullible and impressionable as they were when I was that age.  In my hometown, one campus served both the high...
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Exercise Firework Safety This 4th of July
Independence Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time for picnics, patriotism, and fireworks.  Fireworks can be fun and beautiful, however, they can be dangerous if mishandled.  In 201...
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UT Poll: Most Texas Voters Support Banning Muslims, Building Border Wall
UT Poll: Most Texas Voters Support Banning Muslims, Building Border Wall by Julián Aguilar , The Texas Tribune June 28, 2016 A majority of Texas’ registered voters believe Muslims who are not U.S. ...
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Analysis: Anti-Regulation Party in Texas Has a Strong Taste for Rules
Analysis: Anti-Regulation Party in Texas Has a Strong Taste for Rules by Ross Ramsey , The Texas Tribune June 28, 2016 Editor's note: If you'd like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey's...
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New in TribTalk: Whole Woman's Health on Supreme Court Ruling
Photo by Allison Shelley New in TribTalk: Whole Woman's Health on Supreme Court Ruling by  Robert Inks June 27, 2016 The Supreme Court's decision to strike down key provisions of House Bill 2 doesn...
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'This Is A Recession" - Dallas Fed Workweek Hits 7-Year Low
by ZERO HEDGE
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The Dallas Fed Business Outlook has now been in contraction for 18 straight months. The underlying components are mixed but the average workweek has collapsed back to its lowest since Nov 2009. As ...
Five Essential Steps to Financial Independence
by NATHANIEL SILLIN
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  It's never a bad time to consider life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness but Independence Day offers us a special opportunity. For me, those concepts also have a great deal to do with financi...
Myths about gun control
by EDWIN SLATEN
Jun 26, 2016 | 3 3 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
When the government grabs guns from law abiding citizens the citizen are then defenseless but the criminals keep commiting their crimes. The Boston marathon bombing proves that. After reading the f...
The Importance of Words
by STEVE ELLISON
Jun 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Importance of Words Pastor Steve Ellison   The first 11 verses of James chapter 3 tell of the power of the tongue.  Mostly they describe the wickedness and destructive power of our speech.  Sad...
The Rise of "Placism"
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Brexit is just one part of the rise of a broader movement - the rise of "Placism." Simply put, people are saying -- "This is our place, and that is your place. We want to live as we best think in o...
Can Texas legally secede from the United States?
by ANERI PATTANI, The Texas Tribune, WFAA
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Can Texas Legally Secede From the United States? by Aneri Pattani , The Texas Tribune June 24, 2016 Hey, Texplainer: Britain voted to leave the European Union. Can Texas secede from the United Stat...
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Freshly harvested sweet potatoes are shown during the fall harvest of the White House Kitchen Garden at the White HouseBy Isma'il Kushkush WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four scientists who specialized in sweet potatoes were named the winners of this year's World Food Prize on Tuesday for their work to make foods more nutritious. Maria Andrade of Cape Verde, Robert Mwanga of Uganda and American Jan Low, who all are from the Lima, Peru-based International Potato Center, and American Howarth Bouis of the international research group HarvestPlus were honored in a ceremony at the U.S. State Department. Kenneth M. Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation, called their work "a breakthrough achievement in developing and implementing biofortification." He defined biofortification as "the process of breeding critical vitamins and micronutrients into staple crops, thereby dramatically reducing hidden hunger and improving health for millions and millions of people." The honorees' work has focused on the orange-fleshed sweet potato, an important source of vitamin A, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.


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DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said it had suspended all flights to Istanbul's main international airport on Wednesday after it was attacked by militants. "Due to last night's explosion at Ataturk Airport ... all Iranian flights are suspended until their safety and security are guaranteed," Reza Jafarzadeh, director of the public relations at Iran's Civil Aviation Organization, was quoted as saying by Fars news agency. He added that the flights might be resumed in the afternoon. (Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin; Editing by Andrew Heavens)
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