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Appeals panel won't lift hold on Obama immigration action

A federal appeals court refused Tuesday to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s executive action that could shield as many as 5 million immigrants illegally living in the U.S. from deportation.

7 injured in pair of Monday accidents

Two Belle residents were injured in a one-car accident at 9:25 p.m. Monday on Route D, east of Missouri 89 in Osage County.

Man charged with homicide in central Missouri man's death

A 27-year-old man is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of a central Missouri man.

Cardinals' Gonzales sidelined by shoulder injury

Cardinals pitching prospect Marco Gonzales won't throw for about three weeks and will get a cortisone injection for a shoulder injury.

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Floodwaters rise in Houston; search goes on for the missing

Floodwaters kept rising Tuesday across much of Texas as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested highways that serve the nation's fourth-largest city.

Book Review: Engaging biography softens up movie tough guy Robert Ryan

"The Lives of Robert Ryan" (Wesleyan University Press), by J.R. Jones

Actor Robert Ryan spent a good deal of his life promoting peace, civil rights and other social causes. In his long film career, he did something more daring: He willingly became the face of the very evils he denounced.

Jason Vargas activated from disabled list, to start for KC

Jason Vargas is being activated from the 15-day disabled list and is going to start for the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night against the New York Yankees.

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Greek debt, dollar lead a broad sell-off in US stocks

The stock market endured its worst day in three weeks on Tuesday as investors fretted over Greece’s debt crisis and a surge in the U.S. dollar.

Body found in Missouri River

Man's body believed to be the same as officials searched for near Rocheport Monday night.

Missouri Senate hires attorney for 'harassment complaint'

The Missouri Senate has hired a lawyer in response to a "workplace harassment complaint."

Minor flooding on parts of Missouri River

Minor flooding continues along parts of the Missouri River, and the water level is expected to remain high through the week.

Your Opinion: Response to Fleener on Social Security

Is Social Security in trouble because of its disability program? Without citing any sources Don Fleener says it is.

Your Opinion: Biblical disobedience repeated in America

In my daily Bible studies I have been reading in 1 Samuel the account of the people of Israel turning against God’s rule over them through the judges and demanding instead a king to rule over them like the nations around them.

Our Opinion: A challenge to get active, enjoy Missouri

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has been known to credit the first lady, in some endeavors, as his better half.

NCAA announces field for baseball championships

There was joy in Springfield, not so much in Columbia.

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More than a fair exchange

Cultural differences benefit exchange students as much as their studies

She may technically be a junior, but Anja Krupchenko is an elite student.

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Mid-Missourians pay homage on Memorial Day

For nearly an hour Monday morning, a crowd of more than 200 people at Jefferson City’s National Cemetery watched and listened quietly as family members, friends and fellow veterans honored the lives of 130 military veterans who died in the past year.

St. Elizabeth’s Juergensmeyer to be inducted Wednesday

Diane Juergensmeyer, the longtime head softball coach at St. Elizabeth High School, will be inducted Wednesday into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Springfield.

Florida seeks repeat title in softball

One of five SEC teams advancing to WCWS

OKLAHOMA CITY — Defending champion Florida leads five Southeastern Conference schools in the field for the eight-team Women’s College World Series.

Fatima rolls past Mountain Grove in Class 3 sectional

Fatima didn’t have a big inning at the plate Monday in its Class 3 sectional game against Mountain Grove. Luckily for the Comets, a bunch of little innings works, too.

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