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Pray for courage to work toward a safer world

I woke up Wednesday to images I have prayed I would never see again: a member of Congress and a congressional aide, shot. Children and bystanders scrambling for cover. Fear. Danger. Rage, apparently, from the shooter, at a quiet neighborhood field where my former colleagues were having baseball practice before Thursday night’s charity game.

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United for a while against the danger of incitement

“He was hunting us.” Those were the words of Republican Congressman Mike Bishop describing the depraved gun assault on members of Congress while they were innocently fielding ground balls and practicing base hits on a suburban Virginia field. The politics of personal destruction became literal.

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What is President Trump’s motive?

If Democrats and Republicans agree on very little these days, at least they are in accord on this: President Donald Trump is a raging narcissist. And that makes just about everyone curious as to why he was so darned concerned about Michael Flynn.

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It’s not the crime, it’s the Trump culture

The first important part of James Comey’s testimony was that he cast some doubt on reports that there was widespread communication between the Russians and the Trump campaign. That was the suspicion that set off this whole chain of events and the possibility that could have quickly brought about impeachment proceedings.

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Danger of Trump motto: ‘I alone can fix it’

It began as a rumble and has swelled to a chorus. Anonymous White House aides, outside well-wishers and Republican apparatchiks are all begging President Donald Trump to stop tweeting. The Wall Street Journal editorial page, which has performed acrobatic contortions attempting to coax normality and actual results from the current president, erupted with frustration at what it called the “cycle of Twitter outbursts and pointless personal feuding that may damage his agenda and the powers of the Presidency.”

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Trauma, taxes and Trump

In the middle of his speech trashing the climate accord, President Donald Trump suddenly blurted out that his “tax bill is moving along in Congress.” This was something of a surprise since, A) there is no tax bill and, B) nothing is moving along in Congress.

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Quack and rescue: Trio of firefighters remove 10 ducklings from storm drain

Firefighters Eric Bottoms, Andy Kenner and Lt. Dave Sullivan were called from the Shilito fire station to the Lowe's parking lot for a rather cute rescue mission.
Caitlyn Stroh cstroh@herald-leader.com/ Photos courtesy of Andy Kenner
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Quack and rescue: Trio of firefighters remove 10 ducklings from storm drain

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Pro baseball arrives in Nicholasville with Thoroughbred Baseball League

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Man's best friend makes a splash at DockDogs competition

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Pride festival brings color, music and message of inclusiveness to downtown Lexington