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U.S. woman pedals a bike 184 mph, smashing record held by men for more than 100 years

Click here: A 45-year-old American woman shattered a two-decade-old cycling speed record Sunday, pedaling 183.9 mph across Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats in the slipstream of a specially designed racecar. The record for paced cycling speed was previously held by Dutch rider Fred Rompelberg, who hit a top speed of 167 mph in 1995. 2-minute video of record run below.

Hispanics flourishing in Trump economy

Click here: President Trump’s economy is the rising tide that is lifting all boats. This is especially true for Hispanics, who were among the biggest victims of the low-growth, high-regulation economy under President Obama. Last week, the Census Bureau announced new household income numbers, which showed that median income for Hispanic households grew by 3.7 percent, adjusted for inflation, last year. That’s more than double the increase seen by all households. More Hispanics moved into the upper-income brackets, and fewer remained in the lower ones. That’s welcome news as the nation celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month.
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Not a spare seat to be found as President Donald Trump addresses a packed U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa June 21, 2017.

What Is Hezbollah?

When listing the world’s most notorious terrorist organizations, why is it that Al-Qaeda, ISIS and Boko Haram so quickly spring to mind, while Hezbollah is frequently forgotten? In this short 5-minute video, Tony Badran, Research Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, explains how the backing of Iran has served to legitimize Hezbollah on the world stage, while simultaneously making the group all the more dangerous.

Falcons chalk up Homecoming win, 36-31

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West Burlington’s student section performs a “White Out” at the start of their homecoming game against Central Lee Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington / Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 36-31.
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Central Lee’s Tyler Hopp (20) fumbles the ball after being hit by West Burlington / Notre Dame Defensive Lineman Tyler Graham (79) Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington / Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 36-31.
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West Burlington / Notre Dame Running Back Tanner Snodgrass (20) looks for way through four Central Lee tacklers during their homecoming game Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington / Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 36-31.
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West Burlington / Notre Dame Head Coach Jay Eilers (pointing) directs his team from the sidelines during their homecoming game Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington / Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 36-31.
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West Burlington / Notre Dame Head Coach Jay Eilers high fives Austin Mixer (52) after the Falcons scored their first touchdown to start the scoring during their homecoming game Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington / Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 36-31.
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West Burlington / Notre Dame’s Austin Mixer (52) recovers a Central Lee fumble during their homecoming game Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington / Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 36-31.
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West Burlington / Notre Dame Wide Reciever Rylie Koenig (12) carries the ball against Central Lee Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington / Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 36-31.
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West Burlington / Notre Dame Running Back Dreyton LaVeine (28) advance the ball against Central Lee Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington / Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 36-31.
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West Burlington Marching Band plays during halftime of the homecoming game Friday night in West Burlington.
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West Burlington Marching Band plays during halftime of the homecoming game Friday night in West Burlington.
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West Burlington Marching Band plays during halftime of the homecoming game Friday night in West Burlington.
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West Burlington Homecoming King Tucker Moore raises his hands as he fires up the crowd during the second half of their game against Central Lee Friday night in West Burlington.
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West Burlington / Notre Dame’s Carson Chiperez (8) returns a Central Lee kickoff Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington / Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 36-31.
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West Burlington / Notre Dame Defensive Lineman (dark) are ready for Central Lee (white) hike Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington / Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 36-31.
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Central Lee’s Chase Stutes (75) horse collars West Burlington / Notre Dame Quarterback Anthony Hoffman (13) Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington / Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 36-31.
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West Burlington / Notre Dame Running Back Tanner Snodgrass (20) straight arms Central Lee’s David Vance (76) Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington / Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 36-31.
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West Burlington / Notre Dame Running Back Tanner Snodgrass (20) protects the ball against Central Lee Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington / Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 36-31.
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West Burlington / Notre Dame Running Back Brady Oleson (24) is wrapped up by Central Lee’s David Vance (76) Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington / Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 36-31.
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West Burlington / Notre Dame Defense lines up at the goal line to try to stop Central Lee Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington / Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 36-31.
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West Burlington / Notre Dame Cheerleaders cheer their team on late in the game Friday night in West Burlington.
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The Great Fake! West Burlington / Notre Dame’s Tanner Snodgrass (20) convincingly fakes an inside run against Central Lee as Quarterback Anthony Hoffman (13) runs around end for the go ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington / Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 36-31.
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West Burlington / Notre Dame Quarterback Anthony Hoffman (13) sheds the tackle by Central Lee’s Conner Moore (88) on his way to the goal line for the go ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington / Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 36-31.
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West Burlington / Notre Dame Quarterback Anthony Hoffman (13) looks for the goal line to put the Falcons ahead for good in the fourth quarter Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington / Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 36-31.
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West Burlington / Notre Dame Quarterback Anthony Hoffman (13) celebrates with teammates after putting the Falcons ahead for good in the fourth quarter Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington / Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 36-31.
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West Burlington / Notre Dame Defensive Lineman Dreyton LaVeine (28) stops Central Lee’s Dalton Westercamp (5) on fourth down in the final seconds of fourth quarter to seal the Falcon victory Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington / Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 36-31.
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West Burlington / Notre Dame’s Austin Cox (23) celebrates with teammate after defeating Central Lee Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington / Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 36-31.
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West Burlington / Notre Dame’s Quintin Williams (7) celebrates with Homecoming King Tucker Moore after defeating Central Lee Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington / Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 36-31.

West Burlington Homecoming Pep Rally 2018

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West Burlington Homecoming Royalty Candidates Kinnady Atwater and Tanner Snodgrass are introduced at the start of the Homecoming Pep Rally Thursday night in West Burlington.
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West Burlington Homecoming Royalty Candidates Michenna Hunt and Cole Williams take time for a selfie as they are introduced at the start of the Homecoming Pep Rally Thursday night in West Burlington.
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West Burlington Homecoming Royalty Candidates Iliyah Moore and Reece Richards are introduced at the start of the Homecoming Pep Rally Thursday night in West Burlington.
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West Burlington Cheerleader Haley Avery is hoisted in the air to start the cheering at Thursday night’s pep rally in West Burlington.
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West Burlington junior Addyson Kellen takes her turn in the tricycle race at Thursday night’s pep rally in West Burlington.
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West Burlington junior Tessa Snodgrass celebrates a junior class win Thursday night’s pep rally in West Burlington.
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West Burlington senior Lexy Davis has a go at racing while balancing a funnel on her head at Thursday night’s pep rally in West Burlington.
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Melissa Mixer had the winning bid of $500 for an autographed football during the auction at Thursday night’s pep rally in West Burlington.
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West Burlington Junior Class (right) wins the tug-of-war contest over the Freshman class (left) at Thursday night’s pep rally in West Burlington.

West Burlington Homecoming Parade 2018

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