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Technology camp on tap at St. Martins

St. Martins Catholic School will host its first-ever Jaguar Technology Summer Camp for fifth- through eighth-graders from 8 a.m.-noon Monday through June 12.

Superintendent of Joplin school district to resign in June

The man who led the Joplin school district as it rebuilt from devastating destruction after the May 2011 tornado say he will retire at the end of June.

Geologists believe Branson sinkholes connected to cave

Geologists believe that two massive sinkholes at a Branson golf course are connected to a large cave previously found on the property.

Southern Missouri school officials face religious lawsuit

Joplin school officials are being sued over claims they violated the U.S. Constitution by allowing students to go on a field trip earlier this month at a Christian ministry.

Grichuk could cut into Jay’s playing time for Cardinals

ST. LOUIS — Jon Jay was the St. Louis Cardinals center fielder and primary leadoff man when he went on the 15-day disabled list with a wrist injury.

Missouri gets permanent men's basketball SEC rivals

The Southeastern Conference has announced a men’s basketball scheduling model that will start with the 2015-16 season.

New Bloomfield 'excited to be a part of that final four'

Wildcats advance to Class 2 state baseball semifinals

The postseason ride will continue for the New Bloomfield Wildcats. Next stop: about 80 miles east for the Class 2 state semifinals.

Man kills self after California police standoff; family safe

An all-day standoff in a San Diego-area apartment complex that began with a gunman killing his neighbor Thursday ended with the man killing himself after two children and his wife emerged unharmed, police said.

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Heavy rain eases Texas drought, but high water could linger

This week’s record rainfall in Texas eased the state’s drought and swelled rivers and lakes to the point that they may not return to normal levels until July, scientists said Thursday.

US to “fine tune” Iraq strategy in light of Ramadi debacle

Pentagon leaders are trying to “fine tune” U.S. strategy for ousting the Islamic State group from Iraq, focusing on faster and better training and arming of Sunni tribes whose combat role is central to reversing the extremists’ advances, senior U.S. officials said Thursday.

Thompson’s father says son will return for Finals

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is feeling better and is on track to return for the NBA Finals next week after taking a knee to his head from Trevor Ariza that caused “concussion-like symptoms.”

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Iconic Martha’s Vineyard lighthouse begins move inland

A Martha’s Vineyard lighthouse that is among the most endangered historic landmarks in the U.S. began its gradual march away from a rapidly eroding cliffside on Thursday.

Study says girls seek sisterhood — not just marriage — in IS

The notion young women are traveling to Syria solely to become “jihadi brides” is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalized, new research suggests.

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Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militants

In contrast to the Iraqi army’s failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country’s northeast under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes.

UNC-Chapel Hill building to drop name of prominent KKK head

Trustees at the country’s oldest public university decided Thursday to rename a University of North Carolina classroom building so it no longer carries the name of a 19th century Ku Klux Klan leader.

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Virginia panel issues proposals to fight campus sex assaults

Late last year, the University of Virginia became the epicenter in the debate over campus sexual assaults, sparked by a sensational national magazine story — later discredited — that claimed to give an account of a gang rape at a fraternity there.

Blatter won’t resign from FIFA

ZURICH — As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer’s world governing body.

Pope joining gallery of murals on Philadelphia buildings

Philadelphia boasts a large and colorful cast of characters painted on buildings across the city — and now Pope Francis will join the crowd.

Guns, training gun found where police say sheriff shot woman

Investigators recovered multiple guns as well as a fake training gun from the empty model home where police said a Georgia sheriff shot and critically wounded a woman, according to law enforcement documents.

Judge: No juror misconduct in Ga. peanut trial convictions

A federal judge Thursday refused to throw out criminal convictions in a salmonella outbreak traced to a Georgia peanut plant after the court investigated defense attorneys’ claims of jury misconduct.

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