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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months.

Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks; Obama disagrees

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that an emerging agreement between Iran and the United States would all but guarantee Tehran gets nuclear weapons and would be a very bad deal, drawing an extraordinarily blunt rebuttal from President Barack Obama.

Tuesday's NBA Capsules

Games played on March 3, 2015

NBA ROUNDUP: LeBron James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA's career list, and the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to a 110-79 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.

Tuesday's NHL Capsules

Games played on March 3, 2015

NHL ROUNDUP: Cory Schneider made 33 saves, and the playoff-hopeful New Jersey Devils beat NHL-leading Nashville 3-1 on Tuesday night, sending the Predators to their season-worst fourth straight loss.

Kerry working on Iran nuke deal as Netanyahu criticizes it

As senior U.S. and Iranian officials worked in Switzerland Tuesday to reach a nuclear deal, Israel’s leader warned against reaching an accommodation with Tehran, declaring to the U.S. Congress that Tehran aims for Mideast dominance and won’t let any such pact thwart its plan.

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Shamburger leads Missouri past Auburn on Senior Night

Keith Shamburger scored 21 points, tying his season high, and drained a 10-footer with 10.9 seconds remaining on senior night to lift Missouri over Auburn 63-61 on Tuesday.

US: Ex-CIA chief admits mishandling classified information

Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose once-bright political future was all but destroyed over an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to sharing classified material with her, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

Tuesday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules

Games played on March 3, 2015

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Dez Wells scored six straight points after Rutgers tied the game late in the second half and No. 10 Maryland won its sixth straight game, a much-harder than expected 60-50 victory over the Scarlet Knights on Tuesday night.

Columbia council withdraws proposal to ban plastic bags

The Columbia City Council has withdrawn a proposal to ban the use of plastic bags at groceries, convenience stores and pharmacies.

4 hurt, 10 briefly escaped in riot at Nevada juvenile camp

Authorities are investigating a riot at a juvenile rehabilitation camp in northern Nevada where two buildings were set on fire, four staff members hurt and 10 youths briefly escaped before they were recaptured over the weekend.

Firefighters wake up to smoke in station, then battle blaze

Firefighters are used to alarms in the middle of the night, but the smoke doesn’t usually come to their front door.

Columbia man, 88, pleads guilty to fatally stabbing wife

An 88-year-old Columbia man has pleaded guilty in the stabbing death of his 86-year-old wife.

Man sentenced to life in prison for Columbia homicide

A man who arranged the shooting death of a disabled man he cared for has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Music Review: Iron & Wine releases choice archive material

Iron & Wine, "Archive Series Volume No. 1" (Black Cricket Recording Co.)

The songs from Iron & Wine's first album, "The Creek Drank the Cradle," were cherry-picked from material Sam Beam had been recording at home for years before catching the attention of Sup Pop Records in 2002.

US stocks fall broadly a day after Nasdaq passes 5,000 mark

U.S. stocks fell from record highs on Tuesday and the Nasdaq dropped below 5,000 a day after passing that milestone for the first time since the dot-com era 15 years ago.

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Officials: Report finds patterns of racial bias by Ferguson police

A Justice Department investigation will allege sweeping patterns of discrimination within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court, law enforcement officials familiar with the report said Tuesday.

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Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth's eulogy of Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich

The complete eulogy delivered by former U.S. Sen. John Danforth at the funeral for Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich:

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Danforth cites political bullying in Schweich eulogy

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth denounced the ugly nature of American politics Tuesday while eulogizing Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, suggesting that political bullying and an anti-Semitic whisper campaign led his friend to kill himself.

Your Opinion: Auditor praised for inspiring youth

Missouri State Auditor, Tom Schweich, was a tremendous inspiration for many sophomores throughout the state of Missouri.

Your Opinion: Negative ads hurt people, our nation

We have just witnessed politics at it’s worst!

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