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Perspective: A story of honor on Memorial Day

Five years ago, I was approached by a constituent in my Washington, Mo., office wanting to tell her father’s story about his time defending our great nation in World War I.

Sam signs with CFL’s Alouettes

MONTREAL — Michael Sam has found a pro football job. In Canada.

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Sinkhole develops at Top of the Rock in Branson

BRANSON — A big sinkhole discovered Friday near the driving range of a southwest Missouri golf course is attracting the attention of geological experts.

Missouri softball travels to UCLA

NCAA Super Regional

The Missouri softball team begins a best-of-three super regional against UCLA today in Los Angeles.

Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks

The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation’s infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents.

California farmers strike a deal to cut water use

California regulators Friday accepted a historic offer from a group of farmers holding some of the state’s strongest water rights to voluntarily reduce their water use by one-quarter to stave off deeper, mandatory cutbacks amid one of the worst droughts on record.

Learfield to represent Butler University athletics’ multimedia

Butler University in Indianapolis has named Learfield Sports to represent Bulldog Athletics’ multimedia rights through the 2024-25 collegiate athletic season, according to a Learfield news release.

Target settlement with MasterCard fails to get bank support

A $19 million deal between Target and MasterCard to settle lawsuits stemming from the retailer’s massive pre-Christmas 2013 data breach has been scrapped, because it failed to get enough support from the affected banks and credit unions.

Wal-Mart’s push on animal welfare hailed as game changer

Wal-Mart’s push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.

Wisconsin hunters could wear pink under legislative proposal

Real men — and women — could wear pink in Wisconsin’s woods if a group of lawmakers get their way.

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Honolulu mayor vetoes expanded sit-lie ban

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has vetoed a bill that would have expanded the city’s ban on sitting and lying down on sidewalks.

Clinton received sensitive information on private email account

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified “secret” at the request of the FBI, according to documents released Friday, underscoring lingering questions about how responsibly she handled sensitive information on a home server.

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Paralyzed man uses his thoughts to control a robotic arm

A man paralyzed by a gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play “rock, paper, scissors” by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported.

Kurt Busch brings double lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — There’s no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch’s hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis.

Islamic State loyalists claim Saudi attack

A suicide bomber unleashed a blast in a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers commemorated the birth of a revered saint, killing at least 21 people and wounding dozens more in the deadliest attack seen in the kingdom in more than a decade.

Penske, Ganassi and Chevy dominate at Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power ended the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 up front — exactly where he doesn’t want to be for most of Sunday’s race.

Huertas out of Indianapolis 500 by ear problem

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Huertas was ruled out of the Indianapolis 500 on Friday after failing a routine medical exam, and veteran driver Tristan Vautier was chosen to replace him in the No. 18 car for Dale Coyne Racing for Sunday’s 99th running of the race.

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IS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists

Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday.

Na leads wet Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas — Kevin Na had gone 26 holes without a bogey at Colonial before his last tee shot Friday was swept away by flowing water after going into a rain-swollen drainage culvert.

James leads Cavs to win vs. Hawks

Take 2-0 series lead

ATLANTA — LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers took total command of the Eastern Conference final even without injured star Kyrie Irving, routing the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 on Friday night for a 2-0 lead with the series heading to Ohio.

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