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More restrictive spring break pondered after party shooting in Fla.

A house party that dissolved into a hail of gunfire and left seven young people hurt has officials on the Florida Panhandle pondering what to do with a spring break season they say has gotten out of control.

Saudi response to Swedish criticism tests Europe's reach

Sweden’s foreign minister is hardly the first diplomat to raise concerns about Saudi Arabia’s human rights record, but when she used the word “dictatorship” in a speech last month she crossed a red line for the kingdom at a time of intense regional turmoil, igniting a diplomatic crisis.

Arab summit: Yemen airstrikes to go on until rebels withdraw

A two-day Arab summit ended Sunday with a vow to defeat Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen and the formal unveiling of plans to form a joint Arab intervention force, setting the stage for a potentially dangerous clash between U.S.-allied Arab states and Tehran over influence in the region.

Indiana governot: New law 'not about discrimination'

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that’s garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination against gays and lesbians and said Sunday it wasn’t a mistake to have enacted it.

Missouri GOP deals with partly split at Legislature midpoint

Armed with greater numbers of Republicans than ever before in the House, Missouri’s Legislature still is struggling to find consensus on high-profile legislation as lawmakers return for the second half of the session on Monday.

Lake area man killed in wreck

One Lake Ozark resident died and three were injured in a two-vehicle wreck in Camden County early Sunday morning.

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Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!'

First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life.

'Downton Abbey' to end after upcoming season

A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after “Downton Abbey” concludes next year.

Sunday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on March 29, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Jimmy Walker won his hometown Texas Open on Sunday to become the first two-time winner this season on the PGA Tour, beating fellow Texan Jordan Spieth by four strokes.

Sunday's MLS Capsules

Games played on March 29, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Jordan Allen scored in the 89th minute and Real Salt Lake won for the first time this season, beating Toronto FC 2-1 on Sunday.

Sunday's NHL Capsules

Games played on March 29, 2015

NHL ROUNDUP: Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Jason Chimera added two goals in the third period to rally the Washington Capitals to a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday.

Sunday's Men's NCAA Tournament Capsules

Games played on March 29, 2015

MEN'S NCAA TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Duke is headed to Final Four after a 66-52 victory over Gonzaga in the South Regional on Sunday.

Montero homers as Cubs beat Royals 7-0

Miguel Montero, Matt Szczur and Junior Lake homered, leading Edwin Jackson and the Chicago Cubs to a 7-0 exhibition win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.

Your Opinion: Join activities opposing the death penalty

This past year (2014 to present) the state of Missouri has executed 12 people.

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Missouri bill would allow craft beer 'growlers' in gas stations, grocers

Missouri beer lovers could get their fill of rich milk stouts and hoppy pale ales on draft at convenience and grocery stores under proposals brewing in the state Legislature.

Bills would ban gender neutral housing, unisex bathrooms

Gender-neutral university housing and many unisex public bathrooms would be banned in Missouri under bills that have been introduced in the Legislature.

Gee pitches 7 innings as Mets defeat Cardinals 3-2

Dillon Gee allowed singles to four of his first five batters, then settled in to pitch seven innings Sunday in the New York Mets' 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Your Opinion: Governor urged to release library funds

Many of your readers might be unaware that Missouri public libraries are $6 million short this year as Gov. Jay Nixon continues to withhold funds from the 2015 budget.

Music Review: Marcus Miller explores his African roots on new release

Marcus Miller, "Afrodeezia" (Blue Note)

Inspired by his work as spokesperson for UNESCO's Slave Route Project, bass guitarist, composer and producer Marcus Miller takes listeners on a groove-filled musical odyssey on "Afrodeezia." The CD explores how the rhythms and melodies brought from Africa shaped the music of the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean.

From the Stacks: ‘The Shell Collector’ is poetic short-story collection

“Everything runs into the river, he thinks...

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