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    North Korea to meet for talks with South Korea after high tensions

    PAJU, South Korea — On a day of escalating tensions and heated rhetoric on the Korean peninsula, the two sides were meeting Saturday at the historic “truce village” inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), South Korean officials said. The high-level talks included, from the North, Kim Jong Un’s deputy, Hwang Byeong Seo and Kim Yang Gon, […]

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    KFC replaces Darrell Hammond’s Colonel Sanders with Norm Macdonald

    Norm Macdonald is your new KFC Colonel Sanders. The “Saturday Night Live” veteran and “Last Comic Standing” judge has taken over KFC brand ambassador duties from fellow “SNL” alum Darrell Hammond, who began appearing in the company’s ads last May. In the new ads, Macdonald claims Hammond’s Colonel was not the “real” Colonel and that he knows “how you […]

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    Illinois governor signs bills affecting veterans

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed several bills affecting veterans including a measure establishing a discount card and another offering property tax breaks for those with military-related disabilities. The Republican governor’s office released a statement Sunday saying six bills had been signed in honor of Veterans’ Day at the Illinois State Fair. […]

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    Aug. 7 marks National Purple Heart Day

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- August 7th marks National Purple Heart Day. People around the world are thanking all of the brave men and women who sacrificed so much for our country. The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who are wounded by an instrument of war in the […]

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    Items left at The Wall: Vault of priceless Vietnam Memorial mementos now online

    WASHINGTON — Conversations that take place at The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Mall here, are reminders of how intense the memories, emotions and experiences are that this polished black granite wall stands to soothe and heal. They’re also reminders of a new chapter in the memorial’s life that its founder hopes will […]

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    Police: Woman puts note with rent payment to save herself from captivity, rape

    Lenexa, KS (KCTV) — A 34-year-old Lenexa man is accused of holding a woman captive for four months and raping her at least twice during the ordeal. Tuesday afternoon, Anthony Darryl Allen appeared before a Johnson County judge who set Allen’s bond at $500,000. If he posts bond, Allen must be on house arrest and […]

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    Washington battle rages over Iran nuclear deal’s fate

    WASHINGTON– The sides facing off over the Iran nuclear deal are pulling out all the stops in an epic Capitol Hill battle. Anti-deal advocacy groups flush with cash are flooding congressional offices with calls and emails, running ads in national media and employing other campaign-style tactics to sway skeptical lawmakers before a mid-September vote on […]

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    Marines walk to raise awareness of suicide rates among veterans

    SAN DIEGO, CA (KTVI) – A group of U.S. Marines took to the beach to raise awareness of the suicide rate among veterans. They walked more than 13 miles carrying almost 50 pounds on their backs, or 22 kilometers with 22 kilograms, for the 22 veterans who commit suicide every day on Saturday, Buzzfeed reports. And […]

  • Armed citizens stand outside recruiting center to prove a point

    WENTZVILLE, MO (KTVI) – A Navy veteran and his wife stood for several hours baking in Friday’s warm temperatures outside an armed forces recruiting station in Wentzville, holding signs and four loaded guns. They were trying to make a point about Second Amendment rights for members of the military. The shooting deaths of four Marines […]

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    Veterans’ advocate sues Madison County for right to work

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) – A southwestern Illinois veterans’ advocate is suing Madison County after he was barred from his office following a violent incident his lawyer blames on post-traumatic stress disorder. The Belleville News-Democrat reports officials won’t allow Iraq War veteran Bradley Lavite to work in the Edwardsville county administration building after a March disorderly […]

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    American Zach Johnson triumphs at British Open

    ST ANDREWS — After throwing up only the second Monday finish in its 144-year history, perhaps it was inevitable the Open Championship would make us wait that little bit longer to uncloak its winner. When it did, Zach Johnson emerged clutching the Claret Jug after a three-way playoff to end one of its most dramatic […]

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    Reopened U.S., Cuban embassies to focus on diplomacy, not subterfuge

    HAVANA, Cuba — One bitter holdover of the Cold War will slip into the history books at 12:01 a.m. Monday, when the United States and Cuba re-establish diplomatic relations. For the first time since severing ties in 1961, they’ll reopen embassies in each other’s capitals. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla will travel to the […]