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2019 brings West Burlington Arnold High School’s 56th Commencement

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Commencement Processional Leader Tessa Snodgrass looks for the cue to lead the Class of 2019 Graduates in to the gym Sunday afternoon in West Burlington.
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West Burlington Senior Kinnady Atwater leads the Class of 2019 in the gym at the start of West Burlington’s 56th Commencement Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington’s Tyler Dameron, Alexis Davis, and Makenna Davis, are ready to graduate Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington Seniors and Chorus of 2019 perform before a packed house at the beginning of the High School’s 56th Commencement Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington Seniors and Chorus of 2019 perform at the beginning of the High School’s 56th Commencement Sunday afternoon.
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Anna Rheinschmidt (left) and Alexis Davis (right) deliver the senior address during West Burlington’s 56th Commencement Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington Senior Reese Richards (right) accepts Salutatorian award from Principal Bruce Snodgrass (left) during West Burlington’s 56th Commencement Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington Senior Alexis Davis (right) accepts the Valedictorian award from Principal Bruce Snodgrass (left) during West Burlington’s 56th Commencement Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington Senior Elizabeth Logan (right) is awarded the W.E. Arnold Scholarship by Principal Bruce Snodgrass (left) during West Burlington’s 56th Commencement Sunday afternoon.
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Tanner Snodgrass hugs his mother after giving her a flower during West Burlington’s 56th Commencement Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington’s Class of 2019 faces the audience after graduating Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington High School Valedictorian Alexis Davis savors the moment after graduating Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington Class of 2019 celebrates at the end of commencement ceremonies Sunday afternoon.

D-Day

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in northern France. Their goal: to liberate Western Europe from Nazi tyranny. From a distance, it might seem that victory was pre-ordained, but no one felt that way at the time. British military historian Peter Caddick-Adams tells the incredible story of what happened on that monumental day in this short 5-minute video.

Academic Hoax

Three people conducted what they call a ‘grievance studies’ experiment. They wrote fake papers on ridiculous subjects and submitted them to prominent academic journals in fields that study gender, race, and sexuality. They did it to “expose a political corruption that has taken hold of the universities,” say the hoaxers. They were surprised when seven papers were accepted. One claimed that “dog humping incidents at dog parks” can be taken as “evidence of rape culture.” It was honored as “excellent scholarship.”

DNA tests reveal 30% of so-called ‘migrant families’ were unrelated

Click here: 30% of rapid DNA tests of illegal immigrant adults who were arriving at the southern border with children revealed the adults were not related to the children. “There’s been some concern about, ‘Are they stepfathers or adopted fathers?'” the official said. “Those were not the case. In these cases, they are misrepresented as family members.” .

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Why Do You Support Israel?

Israel is one of the most free and most prosperous countries in the world. Not only is Israel a booming economy and a wellspring of innovation, it is the only democracy in the Middle East. So why is it so controversial to support the Jewish state? Stephen Harper, the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada, lays out several fundamental truths about America’s most critical ally in this short 5-minute video.

There are 17,617,000 government employees and they are paid better than private sector workers.

Click here: Government employees salaries are 14.2 percent higher than private-sector workers and 6.1 percent higher than the self-employed. Government workers have the highest median earnings at $53,435, higher than both private sector workers and the self-employed. Private sector worker median earnings were $46,797. Self-employed median earnings were $50,383. The median earnings of state and local government workers ($51,202) were higher than the median earnings in any of the four categories of private-industry and self-employed workers. But federal government workers had the highest median earnings of all ($66,028).

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