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Arkansas dominates Kansas State, Bill Snyder in Liberty

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Some days, Bill Snyder must feel older than others. Snyder’s Kansas State team was the latest to get clobbered in a bowl, losing 45-23 to Arkansas in the Liberty Bowl. There were some close bowls early, but lately, teams such as Alabama, Stanford, Michigan and LSU have turned the games into one-sided affairs. Snyder, the 76-year-old coach who is contemplating his future, has seldom had worse afternoons than Saturday. Snyder has lost 101 times in his career (295 games total),…

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Alan Williams: Freedom … worth the fight!

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Happy Independence Day!!!!! We all hope for an America that celebrates the foundational principles of freedom. Today we celebrate the bedrock principle upon which our nation was built 239 years ago: FREEDOM. If we take a look across our community, state and nation you will find a strong spirit of independence and freedom that flows through us as a great nation. America’s great experiment in liberty and independence has continued to stand the test of time and the freedoms we celebrate remain…

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Rain-free Fourths of July make for more Republicans, and other holiday stats

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The U.S. Census Bureau is nothing without mountains of data about America, and the Fourth of July is no different. So, here are some “red, white and blue” stats to chew on for the holiday: In July 1776, about 2.5 million people lived in the newly independent nation. Today, America has grown to 318.4 million. The U.S. imported about $206.3 million worth of fireworks from China in 2013. In comparison, fireworks exports came to just $10.2 million, with Israel buying $2.7 million, the most of any…

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