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    Five family members came from half a world away to pay their respects Saturday to ancestor Pfc. Steve Kilibarda, who fought in the U.S. Army in World War I. Fortunately, they divided the 5,300-mile trip, spending about a week in New York and arriving in Council Bluffs Friday.

    St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by Irish people all over the world, but there are some traditions you will only find in America. 1. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling The song is believed to be a traditional Irish folk song but was, in fact, written and composed by Americans. The song was originall…

    One of the most fulfilling moments of my career happened just a few days ago. It’s a story worth sharing for so many reasons, not the least of which is that it should inspire you to do something you think is impossible. It’s a tale of the three Ds: diligence, determination and dedication, mixed with a heaping spoonful of courage.

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom's latest plan for the state's homelessness crisis asks voters to fund a major expansion of housing and treatment for residents suffering from mental illness and addiction. Newsom announced Sunday that he will ask allies in the Democratic-controlled Legislature for a measure on the 2024 ballot to authorize funding to build residential facilities where over 10,000 people a year could live and be treated. The plan is the latest by the governor who took office in 2019 vowing to own the issue of homelessness in a state where an estimated 171,000 were unhoused last year.

    Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has signed a new law that will allow an anti-abortion monument to be built near the state Capitol. Sanders' office said Friday night that the Republican governor signed the bill allowing the creation of a privately funded “monument to the unborn” on the Capitol grounds. The bill was approved by the majority-Republican Legislature last week. The monument will mark the number of abortions performed in Arkansas before Roe v. Wade was struck down last year. A near-total ban on abortion took effect in the state when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the 1973 Roe decision.


    For the first time in three decades, the U.S. has a new favorite dog breed, according to the American Kennel Club. Adorable in some eyes, deplorable in others, the sturdy, push-faced, perky-eared, world-weary-looking and distinctively droll French bulldog became the nation's most prevalent p…

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