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During his speech at the Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom event at the United Nations on Monday, Sept. 23, President Donald Trump stated, “Today, with one clear voice, the United States of America calls upon the nations of the world to end religious persecution.”

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MISSION, Kan., Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Adding a four-legged friend to the family is no small decision, and it's easy to get distracted by sweet eyes pleading to be taken home. Becoming a dog parent is a major commitment, so it's important to do your research and make well-informed choices before deciding on a new dog.

As we move towards November, we move towards Veterans’ Day and my mind moves towards those who help keep our nation safe and free. It is a time we honor those who serve and who have served. Truth is, they deserve honor every day, but it is encouraging to know that November 11, 2019, and the weekend are set aside across the nation to intentionally give honor and gratefulness to veterans.

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ATCHISON, Kan., Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- MGP Ingredients (Nasdaq: MGPI) has partnered with Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) in Maryland and District of Columbia (D.C.) to launch their proprietary spirits brands: TILL American Wheat Vodka, George Remus Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Remus Repeal Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Rossville Union Straight Rye Whiskey, and Eight & Sand Blended Bourbon Whiskey. All brands are wholly-owned by MGP Ingredients, a leading distiller with operations in Atchison, Kansas and Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), a leading provider of hybrid colocation and mega scale data center solutions, today announced an expansion and extension of its unsecured credit facility, with improved pricing and enhanced covenant flexibility. The unsecured credit facility, as amended, is comprised of a term loan in the amount of $225 million with a 5-year maturity ("Term Loan A"), a term loan in the amount of $225 million with a 5.5-year maturity ("Term Loan B"), a term loan in the amount of $250 million with a 7-year maturity ("Term Loan C") and a 4-year $1 billion revolving credit facility ("Revolving Credit Facility"). The Revolving Credit Facility also has a one-year extension option. Interest rates can vary based on leverage levels. The current interest rate on Term Loan A and Term Loan B is LIBOR plus 1.2% and the current rate on the revolving credit facility is LIBOR plus 1.25%. This pricing represents a 10 basis point reduction from the interest rate on QTS' credit facility prior to the amendment. The current interest rate on Term Loan C is LIBOR plus 1.5%, reflecting the 7-year maturity.

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OLATHE, Kan., Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Kansys is pleased to announce a deal with Ericsson to acquire their Enterprise and Cloud Billing ("ECB") business. ECB is a charging solution primarily developed to monetize any product or service, including IoT services. Terms of the deal will not be disclosed, and closing is anticipated in October 2019.

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LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- FACTS, a Nelnet company and leading provider of service and technology solutions for private K-12 schools, today launched FACTS Family App, a new mobile application that allows private K-12 families to access student information, receive communications, and make school payments through their phone.

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MISSION, Kan., Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) If the thought of training your pet cat seems like a difficult feat, consider the daunting task of training one of nature's biggest cats.

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The Dairy Store has been serving up scoops and smiles to students and families on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus since 1917. What started as a small shop that offered all-you-can-drink milk for a nickel has since grown into a go-to spot for handmade ice cream in Lincoln.

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MISSION, Kan., Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Winters with heavy snowfall can be magnificent, but they can also be challenging for homeowners. Accumulated snow and ice have the potential to damage many aspects of your home and property, including exterior components of your propane system.

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LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- JoAnn M. Martin, CPA, FLMI, will retire from Ameritas Mutual Holding Company and Ameritas Holding Company as chief executive officer and Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. as chair, effective Jan. 10, 2020. The Boards of Directors named William W. (Bill) Lester to succeed Martin.

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LENEXA, Kan., Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- After guiding Lakeview Village through the last 10 years as President and Chief Executive Officer, Jamie Frazier has retired and turned over the CEO reins to the community's Chief Financial Officer, Robbie Clausen. Frazier joined the Life Plan Retirement Community in early 2009, just as it was feeling the impact of the 2008 recession. Working with Clausen as CFO, and Mary Schworer as Chief Operating Officer, the management team guided the community through revitalization and many milestones, including:

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OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP; and "Union Pacific" or the "Corporation") today announced the commencement of private offers to exchange certain of its outstanding notes and debentures as set forth in the table below for a combination of new notes due 2060 (the "New Notes") and cash (the "Exchange Offers"). The outstanding notes and debentures to be exchanged pursuant to the Exchange Offers are collectively referred to as the "Existing Notes."

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OLATHE, Kan., Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers(TM), a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, announced today Tint World® of Lenexa, under the ownership of local entrepreneur Austin Gurba and co-owners Evan Gurba and Bob Peel, has moved to a larger location in Olathe following years of business success.

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Arts Outreach will host its annual fundraiser dedicated to food and fun, "Real Men Cook," on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 6-10 p.m. at Monty and Pat Roberts’ Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang.

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Arts Outreach will host its annual fundraiser dedicated to food and fun, "Real Men Cook," on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 6-10 p.m. at Monty and Pat Roberts’ Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang.

Arts Outreach will host its annual fundraiser dedicated to food and fun, "Real Men Cook," on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 6-10 p.m. at Monty and Pat Roberts’ Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang.

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For a big chunk of Husker Nation, the hottest item on next Friday's agenda for the University of Nebraska Board of Regents’ agenda will be — without a doubt — the $155 million expansion of Memorial Stadium.

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Josh Moenning, the mayor of Norfolk, joked to a crowd of about 30 people on Thursday afternoon that Norfolk has become a second home to Lt. Gov. Mike Foley, as he made another visit here Thursday.

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Two men whose organizations have opposing views on legalizing medical marijuana in Nebraska made their arguments to people attending a Good Talks for the Good Life series Thursday night. 

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Pledging to continue to deliver tax relief and tax reform, Sen. Lou Ann Linehan of Elkhorn announced Thursday she will seek reelection to a second term in the Legislature. 

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It's been three years since Kurdish forces once backed by the United States pushed the self-proclaimed Islamic State from the Nineveh Plain in northern Iraq, an area populated by Yazidis, Christians and other minority groups.

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Horses are big and fast and maybe just a little bit intimidating to you. Maybe it’s your daughter who is not even 100 pounds yet and the thought of her controlling a 1,000-pound animal is terrifying.

You might even admit to it, your sweaty palms and rapid breathing around the horse tends to back this up.

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Horses are big and fast and maybe just a little bit intimidating to you. Maybe it’s your daughter who is not even 100 pounds yet and the thought of her controlling a 1,000-pound animal is terrifying.

You might even admit to it, your sweaty palms and rapid breathing around the horse tends to back this up.

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