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Some family roots are better left buried

A popular topic of discussion among my friends is the DNA mail-in service that provides a snapshot of one’s ancestry. After sending a simple swab of saliva to a laboratory, they discovered with a high degree of certainty their ancestral origins.

Mary Sanchez

Women are already proving their worth in combat

Congressional debate over requiring women to register for the draft, or eliminating the selective service all together, will be discussed this year. Meanwhile, military leaders are integrating elite posts as women are completing the training necessary to compete for combat jobs previously closed to females.

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Trump deals the woman card

If Hillary Clinton “were a man,” Trump said, “and she was the way she is, she would get virtually no votes.” Do not ask yourself how many votes Trump would get if he were a woman and he was the way he is.

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Yael T. Abouhalkah announces a contest to praise Gov. Sam Brownback 01:01

Yael T. Abouhalkah announces a contest to praise Gov. Sam Brownback

Yael T. Abouhalkah offers a plan to repeal Gov. Sam Brownback's destructive policies 01:15

Yael T. Abouhalkah offers a plan to repeal Gov. Sam Brownback's destructive policies

Yael T. Abouhalkah 'sounds like a broken record' on Kansas' pitiful new jobs report 00:33

Yael T. Abouhalkah 'sounds like a broken record' on Kansas' pitiful new jobs report

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