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South African rhino survives horrific attack by poachers

The rhino’s rescuers gave her a name: Hope.

Russians plan to use prison labor for World Cup

Russian authorities want to use prison labor to drive down the costs of holding the 2018 World Cup.

Book Review: Chris Harrison proves he understands romance in new book

"The Perfect Letter" (Dey Street Books), by Chris Harrison

Leigh Merrill appears to have it all. She's an accomplished book editor at a prestigious publishing house who lives in a fabulous New York City apartment with an ideal boyfriend. But when she's faced with a marriage proposal, the only thing Leigh can think about is her one true love, Jake, who broke her heart.

Teacher’s prom role: Sewing-kit ace who fixes fashions

Math teacher Carol Pitkewicz sees a common thread running through prom fashion over her decades at a Long Island high school. And she has that thread in her purse.

Nobel winner John Nash, wife killed in NJ crash

Inspiration for movie 'A Beautiful Mind'

John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie “A Beautiful Mind,” has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86.

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Helias graduates told to 'live for others'

160 students pick up diplomas on Sunday

At Helias Catholic High School’s graduation Mass on Sunday, the Rev. Nicholas Reid told the school’s 160 graduates that the point of their lives is to live for others.

School district seeks to recruit minority employees

Like the rest of the state, Jefferson City’s school district has struggled to recruit minority employees.

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JCPD struggles to attract diverse applicants

The Jefferson City Police Department does not believe its staff reflects the diversity of the community, but officials are struggling to attract more minorities to the profession.

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Storms flood Plains, Midwest, killing 3, forcing evacuations

Record rainfall wreaked havoc across a swath of the Plains and Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people in Texas from their homes.

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Come see Charlie in ‘Flowers for Algernon’

The latest production for Scene One Theatre is the drama “ Flowers for Algernon.”

Character program honors local schools

Jefferson City Public Schools’ Southwest Early Childhood Center (SWECC) was selected as a National School of Character by (formerly the Character Education Partnership) in Washington, D.C., a national character education advocate.

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Blair Oaks’ Elder celebrates state golf title

Tanner Elder entered the final hole of the Class 2 state golf championships not quite knowing where he stood in the individual standings.

Memorial Day Holiday closings

Because of today’s Memorial Day holiday, federal, state, county and city offices will be closed except for emergency services, such as law enforcement and fire protection.

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Journalism students aim to dispel myths about veterans

Wishing living U.S. military veterans a "Happy Memorial Day" might be well-intentioned but misses the mark on an occasion meant for remembering those who lost their lives.

Classes on tap at farmers market

A variety of classes surrounding plants and gardens will be offered at the Lincoln University Extension Farmers Markets at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays beginning June 6.

Family will ask feds to investigate fatal police shooting

The family of a man who was shot and killed by a Springfield police officer plans to ask the federal government to investigate the case.

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Kansas logs first sighting of tropical piratic flycatcher

A small bird that's typically found hundreds of miles away in Mexico and South America apparently made its way to western Kansas, watchers say, giving the Sunflower State a couple of possible firsts in the birding world.

Perspective: Observe a moment of silence at 3 p.m. Monday

Some Americans have no idea what Memorial Day is all about. Some have forgotten or maybe just don’t think about it.

Perspective: Learning from our military heroes

It is a patriotic time of year in which we can appreciate our country’s history and the honorable actions of our veterans. We should also learn from their example.

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In the coalfields, dilapidated sites make way for renewal

Inside a 1920s-era warehouse in the heart of a once-bustling coalfields hub, Brandon Blankenship saws through 8-foot boards pulled up from the building's floor, looking each one up and down for "a face that's not splintered — smooth with no breaks — and an intact tongue and groove." Portions that pass muster wind up in neat stacks for reuse by the crew remodeling the warehouse into office space, or for sale to builders looking to add a rustic touch to homes and restaurants.

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