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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
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By Shayne LooperMore Content NowMost drivers have no idea what happens when they turn the key in their car’s ignition. They don’t know how turning the key makes the car move. They don’t understand the battery’s role in the process, or the operation of the starter motor or how it engages the engine and “turns it over.” Nor do they know how the engine makes the wheels turn at varying speeds.

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James Rodriguez of Colombia made a huge splash at the World Cup, becoming the tournament’s breakout star, and now it’s paying off for the 23-year-old. Rodriguez just signed a contract with soccer powerhouse Real Madrid that is reportedly...

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When Pat Kitchens became Leavenworth Police Department chief six years ago, there was clearly an area that needed improvement — the city's animal control facility.

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Last week, Leavenworth County commissioners voted unanimously not to allocate funding for The Guidance Center in the county's 2015 budget.

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Adding to the discussion about whether children need to work harder to achieve the standards set by the Common Core curriculum is a renewal of the controversy over innate ability vs. practice. A recent paper in the journal Psychological Science...

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Tip of the Week

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Tip of the Week

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July 22Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.Word of the Daycohort \ KOH-hort \ noun; A group; also, a companion or associate. — Dictionary.com

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My favorite line of the Pilot episode of TNT’s new drama “The Last Ship” is said by Naval Commander Tom Chandler (Eric Dane) to Dr. Rachel Scott (Rhona Mitra). After spending four months in the arctic sea under radio silence conducting what turns...

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