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A humanitarian undertaking

The state militia — commonly referred to as the National Guard — not only augments the nation’s armed forces when mobilized by the president, but also responds to local emergencies under the authority of the state’s governor.

100 Man Luncheon looking for volunteers

Wanted: a few good father figures to spend time over lunch Tuesday with youngsters from Central Missouri Community Action’s (CMCA) Head Start program.

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At the roots of his music

With his knack for turning old trash into musical treasure, Travis Naughton is having way too much fun for a man who’s trying to sing the blues.

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Pope Francis, huge crowd celebrate Easter

Marking Christianity’s most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.

Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout

Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming militant Ukrainian nationalists and Russian state television stations aired pictures of supposed proof of their involvement in the attack that left at least three people dead.

Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll that may eventually exceed 300.

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Capital City Players put on ‘Lend Me a Tenor’

The fast-paced comedy by Ken Ludwig “Lend Me a Tenor” is a show that Capital City Players believe will snap audiences out of the winter blues.

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School, theater team up for ‘Tom Sawyer’

Lighthouse Preparatory Academy and Stained Glass Theatre are partnering to produce the musical “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”

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Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

“Just Do It” has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but some parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York’s Common Core standardized English tests.

4-year-old half siblings die in accidental NY fire

A basement blaze that killed 4-year-old half siblings was accidentally set by children playing with fire, authorities said Sunday.

Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.

Lawmakers urge tighter sanctions on Russia

Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United States and European efforts to persuade it to back off its confrontation with Ukraine.

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Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

Program on human trafficking slated

Missouri River Regional Library and Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition will present a program on human trafficking at 7 p.m. May 8 at the library.

Pre-registration deadline for race nears

The pre-registration deadline for the Save A Baby 5K Walk/Run in Jefferson City is Wednesday.

On 29th birthday, Seabrook gets suspended for three games for hit on Backes

The Chicago Blackhawks felt the repercussions of Brent Seabrook’s hit on David Backes again Sunday.

Schaefer takes fourth

Matthew Schaefer of Truman State finished fourth in the unseeded 800-meter run Thursday at the Kansas Relays.

Raithel sets record at Relays

Dan Raithel set a stadium record Friday in the men’s hammer throw at the Mules Relays.

Hawkins wins pair

Adriel Hawkins of Missouri S&T won a pair of events, one in a school-record time, Saturday at the Dewey Allgoood Invitational.

Thomas Jefferson sweeps

Thomas Jefferson swept the titles in an eighth-grade quadrangular Thursday.

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