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Graduate assistant accused of assaulting teenager over hijab

A University of Missouri graduate teaching assistant is accused of grabbing a teenage family member by the hair and pulling her out of school because she wasn't wearing a traditional headscarf worn by some Muslim women.

Newspaper: Agencies deleting emails of former administrators

A southwest Missouri newspaper's recent attempts to obtain emails from three former public officials in Joplin resulted in two denials because the records were wiped clean soon after the leaders left office.

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Words of the wild

Jefferson City man reflects on life of outdoor writing

Inside Cliff Keeler’s Jefferson City home are signs of an outdoorsman.

#GivingTuesday: Global campaign filters down to JC

United Way, Lincoln and Salvation Army will work to raise funds

Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are household terms. Now, there’s a global push for a new day to be added to your vocabulary: #GivingTuesday.

Missouri volleyball makes NCAA Tournament

The University of Missouri volleyball team earned an at-large berth Sunday in the NCAA Tournament.

College coaching carousel turns into roller coaster

This coaching carousel is more like a roller coaster and this weekend there was enough action to make those trying to keep up dizzy.

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Year after death, Michael Brown's lies in relative obscurity

Michael Brown once told an uncle that the world would know his name one day, and he was right. Fifteen months after the black 18-year-old’s killing by a white Ferguson police officer made him a key figure in the debate over the treatment of blacks by U.S. law enforcement, though, Brown lies buried in relative obscurity.

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Jays to open wrestling season today with dual against Lebanon

The calendar is about to turn to December.

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Bengals rout Rams 31-7

The Rams switched quarterbacks again, but nothing else changed.

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Chiefs hold off Bills to extend winning streak

The Kansas City Chiefs kept ignoring questions about the playoffs all week, even though Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills really was a matchup of wildcard contenders.

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New Navy destroyer’s seaworthiness questioned

The largest destroyer built for the U.S. Navy cuts an imposing figure: massive, with an angular shape, hidden weapons and antennas, and electric-drive propulsion. But underneath the stealthy exterior resides a style of hull that fell out of favor a century ago in part because it can be unstable.

Storm lingering in southern Plains; more flooding possible

A deadly storm that has caused flooding and coated parts of the southern Plains in ice during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend dumped more rain on already swollen rivers in parts of North Texas and Arkansas on Sunday and made driving dangerous in parts of Oklahoma.

Trump drops event with black pastors after some object

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has cancelled a press conference in which his campaign said he would be endorsed by as many as 100 black evangelical religious leaders. Many of those invited to the event say they had no intention of endorsing the billionaire businessman and former reality television star.

Attorney: White House fence jump was act of protest

A college student who jumped over the White House fence while draped in an American flag was committing civil disobedience and had no plans to harm himself or others, his attorney said Sunday.

Embattled Planned Parenthood

Long a lightning rod in US culture wars

As a leading defender of abortion rights and comprehensive sex education, Planned Parenthood deals daily with some of America’s most contentious issues, and is well accustomed to receiving verbal threats.

Colleges trying to find ways to deal with racial incidents

Officials were slow to handle racial incidents at the University of Missouri, and that contributed to protests, a student hunger strike, a threatened boycott by the football team and ultimately, the resignations of two administrators.

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Tens of billions promised to boost clean energy tech

Government and business leaders are banking on clean energy technology to fight global warming, kicking off this week’s high-stakes climate change negotiations by pledging tens of billions of dollars for research and development.

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Earth is a wilder, warmer place since last climate deal made

This time, it’s a hotter, waterier, wilder Earth that world leaders are trying to save.

‘No more baby parts’ — Reclusive suspect’s words draw focus

Robert Lewis Dear told authorities “no more baby parts” after being arrested for the shooting of a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic, according to a law enforcement official, part of a rambling statement that investigators are parsing to understand the reasoning behind an assault that left three dead.

Your Opinion: Words have no power

At the recent events at MU and other colleges people have been talking about being offended by words and even just the presence of a person.


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