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RICHARD S. MONSON: Farm Credit System hitting centennial mark

GUEST COLUMN: President Wilson signed law authorizing organization in 1916

Perhaps more remarkable than our longevity is the fact that, over the course of a century, Farm Credit has largely operated under the radar in the world of privately owned financial institutions.

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CYNTHIA TUCKER: Times changing for aging GOP voters

OPINION: For now, Donald Trump is the man to beat on the Republican side of the presidential race

Trump’s appeal won’t last. But the prejudices that are animating so many GOP primary voters are more enduring. And that’s where party leaders need to start their work.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Albany Police Chief Michael Persley passes first big test

OPINION: Rookie chief stands firm in face of commission interrogation

New Albany Police Department Chief Michael Persley earns respect in his first public challenge on the job.

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BARRY LEVINE: One quick quiz before school starts

OLD ROCKER: Check your knowledge of No. hits in the 1050s

The Isley Brothers recorded their second single, “Shout,” on July 29, 1959. The song did not achieve great chart success, but would sell more than 1 million copies and became a rock classic.

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MANDY FLYNN: You can't miss what you don't know

FEATURES COLUMNIST: Insomnia leads you to the strangest places

For millenia, residents of an isolated island have held the world at bay.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking back at Disneyland | QUIK QUIZ

HISTORY: Walt Disney's theme park, Disneyland, opened in July 1955.

Walt Disney was inspired to create a theme park while watching his daughters ride a merry-go-round.

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PERRY BUCHANAN: Seven habits of highly fit people

HEALTH AND FITNESS: Excellence is a habit, not an act

Adopt these seven habits of fit people to realize your individual goals of a healthier body.

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STEVE & COKIE ROBERTS: Don't help the terrorists

OPINION: The entire Muslim community should not be vilified over the acts of a few monsters

Domestic killers like Dylann Roof, the white supremacist gunman in Charleston, are far more common than foreign-inspired assailants like Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, the Chattanooga shooter.

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MICHAEL REAGAN: Environmentalists ignoring outlaw pot growers

OPINION: Illegal marijuana farms are uprooting ancient trees, draining streams

When California legalized the sale and production of marijuana, there were no major agribusiness firms that had ever been part of the tokin’ culture. Instead, pot outlaws that had been illegal for years were now legal, but with that old outlaw mentality.

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DICK YARBROUGH: Blessed are the peacemakers who state the obvious

OPINION: The lot of a peacemaker is a lonely one

This is where the peacemaker comes in. It is time to find some middle ground. And I think I know just the place to start: The National Statuary Hall Collection in Washington, D.C.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Signs that summer's reached the church pews

OPINION: Vacations and other distractions are felt on Sunday mornings

There are certain things that inevitably happen in the religious community when the hottest part of summer comes.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: A mature Luke Bryan's fifth album is his best yet

MUSIC REVIEW: Home-grown country music superstar's new album due for release Aug. 7

Luke Bryan’s exploration of some of life’s grown-up mysteries helps make his latest batch of songs his best album ever, a tour de force that should keep him on the country album and singles charts for the next several months.

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CAL THOMAS: Selling of baby parts should shock no one

OPINION: Video of Planned Parenthood exec draws strong reaction

The sting video included discussion centered on the sale of donated tissue from aborted fetuses. The reason no one should be shocked by any of this is because it is the inevitable outcome when moral boundaries are removed.

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TOM PURCELL: Consequences of short attention spans

OPINION: At least pay attention as well as a goldfish does

A report finds that “Heavy multi-screeners find it difficult to filter out irrelevant stimuli — they’re more easily distracted by multiple streams of media,” which explains a lot about the lack of critical thinking these days.

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T. GAMBLE: Some pig's hogging all the ice cream

OPINION: Pot-bellied pig struggles with dog days and ramps

Some Pig lived his first year in my backyard with access to the sun porch when too hot or too cold. But, alas, the good times came to an end, precipitated mainly by the fact he weighs about 250 pounds. Whoever first coined the phrase “greedy as a pig” sure knew what he was talking about.