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Protester leaves Shell ship north of Seattle; 1 remains

One of two protesters who affixed themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle left the vessel Sunday, but the other remained suspended from its anchor chain in an effort to draw attention to climate change and the risks an oil spill could pose in the remote waters off northwestern Alaska.

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Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies

Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died. Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday. No other details were provided.

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Carl Edwards races to first victory for new JGR team

Carl Edwards won for the first time in two seasons — and the first time since joining Joe Gibbs Racing — moving in front 20 laps from the end to take the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night.

Your Opinion: Revise policy for ‘adults’ and interns

Until men and women in positions of power can learn to curb their appetites for extra-curricular activity, telling a 19-year-old not to “fraternize” just makes the forbidden fruit that much more appealing.

Your Opinion: Holts Summit parent faces district issue

Why does it make sense to have Holts Summit children in the Jefferson City schools when it is a different county?

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Juan's World! Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain. Roger Penske called the driver in late 2013, when Montoya found himself without a job after seven frustrating seasons in NASCAR that had turned one of the baddest drivers on the planet into a struggling also-ran.

Sunday's MLS Capsules

Games played on May 24, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Vincent Nogueira and C.J. Sapong scored a quick pair of second-half goals and the Philadelphia Union beat the New York Red Bulls 2-0 on Sunday for their second straight victory.

Federer 'not happy' about on-court fan's French Open selfie

Roger Federer was not amused. As Federer finished an interview after his first-round French Open victory Sunday, an overzealous fan left his seat and approached the 17-time major champion right there on the main stadium court in search of the most modern of mementos — a cellphone selfie.

Your Opinion: Signs insufficient for out-of-state visitors

I have had problems the last three times when I am ready to return to the St. Louis airport because there are no signs directing drivers to St. Louis.

Jefferson City police seeking armed robbery suspect

Jefferson City police are seeking a man accused of armed robbery at a convenience store on Saturday night.

Steady rain swelling Missouri, Kansas streams, rivers

Heavy storms across Missouri and Kansas have been pushing streams and rivers out of their banks, and forecasters say more rain is likely this week.

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Flash floods in Texas, Oklahoma kill 2; 100s of homes gone

Record rainfall was wreaking havoc across a swath of the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people to flee.

Sunday's MLB Capsules

Games played on May 24, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Trevor Bauer pitched into the eighth inning and the Cleveland Indians extended their winning streak to six games with a 5-2 victory over the slumping Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.

Sunday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on May 24, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Chris Kirk made a par-saving 7-foot putt after an errant tee shot at the 18th hole, avoiding a playoff at Colonial and winning by a stroke Sunday for his fourth PGA Tour victory.

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Wacha improves to 7-0, Cards end 3-game skid by beating KC

Unbeaten Michael Wacha won for the seventh straight time this year and the St. Louis Cardinals ended their season-worst three-game losing streak by beating the Kansas City Royals 6-1 Sunday.

Your Opinion: Defend the right to free speech

While driving to work recently I heard about a high school English teacher in Martinville, Illinois, that was suspended indefinitely for stepping on a flag in class to teach his students about free speech.

From the Stacks: ‘Around the World’ travels unfamiliar sites in honest look at world

Fifty years ago, Albert Podell embarked on a motor journey around the world as co-leader of the Trans World Record Expedition, which he detailed in a book — still in print — titled “Who Needs a Road?”

Your Opinion: War continues on Christians

I’m writing to illustrate just another more frequently occurring example of how quickly we are turning our country over to the Muslim religion.

Your Opinion: Congressman seeks pay hike

I recently submitted an opinion letter, and it was published by you concerning the issue of what I believe is the rapidly growing cancer of ‘Entitlement Mentality’ in this country.

Your Opinion: Protect Missouri from overreach

If it becomes the law of the land, the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed “Clean Power Plan” will drive up the price of electricity in Missouri and lead to the destruction of good-paying jobs in energy-intensive industries like manufacturing.

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