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 Teddy Evans, 6, gives an enthusiastic wave to onlookers on the ground as he rides the planes and helicopters ride on the midway at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Wednesday was busy on the midway as it was Kids Day.

View a gallery of photos from families having fun at Kids Day at the fair.


Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:09 p.m.
 The Swon Brothers played a concert at the grandstand at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on Tuesday, July 2, 2014.

Danielle Bradbery, winner of “The Voice” in 2013 and third-place finishers The Swon Brothers both performed at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. See all the up-close photos here.


Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:54 a.m.

Because the repair had been done to equipment attached to my house, it was considered an “in-house” repair. It’s their wiring and connections but my problem. Go figure!

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 6:26 p.m.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 6:11 p.m.

I’m no doubt missing that inner peace that links body, mind and spirit. Only I can correct this.

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:56 p.m.

It is nearly impossible for full-time minimum wage workers to support themselves, let alone a family.

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:41 p.m.

Suicidal thoughts are usually a result of overwhelming stress, anxiety, fear, despair, depression or a combination of these. Our feelings aren’t right or wrong. They are just signals to what is going on inside us.

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:26 p.m.

I am very thankful to the Sheriff’s Department and its deputies.

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:05 p.m.
 A protester waves a Texas flag and anti-immigration signs during a protest against people who immigrate illegally, Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Conroe, Texas.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

The alarms sounded by anti-immigration forces are part of a long pattern of accusing immigrants of exposing clean, healthy Americans to filth and disease.

 Adam Kwasman, a tea party candidate for Congress, tweeted t his picture of a school bus outside Oracle, Ariz. Kwasman joined others protesting the arrival of a busload of undocumented immigrant children from Central America.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 4:12 p.m.

What kind of human being looks at a humanitarian crisis and thinks: photo op?

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 2:21 p.m.
 Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks during a general session at the California Democrats State Convention on Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:45 a.m.

How did this guy get into the Democratic Party? On immigration, many Democrats spend a third of their time impersonating Republicans.

 The U.S. Capitol building, seen through the columns on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

The only way to cure chronic deficits is to cut someone’s benefits or raise someone’s taxes. But this requires an open debate to reshape public opinion.


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 A Malaysian air crash investigator takes pictures in a wheat field at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A team of Malaysian investigators visited the site along with members of the OSCE mission in Ukraine for the first time since the air crash last week.

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
 A pro-Russian armed fighter stands in guard on the platform as a refrigerated train loaded with bodies of the passengers departs the station in Torez, eastern Ukraine, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Monday, July 21, 2014. Another 21 bodies have been found in the sprawling fields of east Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed last week, killing all 298 people aboard. International indignation over the incident has grown as investigators still only have limited access to the crash site and it remains unclear when and where the victims' bodies will be transported. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 4:33 p.m.
 In this July 12, 2014, photo, Central American migrants ride a freight train during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border in Ixtepec, Mexico. The number of family units and unaccompanied children arrested by Border Patrol in the Rio Grande Valley has doubled in the first nine months of this fiscal year compared to the same period last year.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 4:07 p.m.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 3:57 p.m.
 In this Monday, July 7, 2014, file photo, Chicago police display some of the nearly 3,400 illegal firearms the have confiscated so far this year in their battle against gun violence during a news conference in Chicago. During the news conference, police Superintendent Garry McCarthy spoke about the more than 50 people were shot in the city, including multiple deaths, during the long Fourth of July weekend.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 3:57 p.m.
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