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Baseball, wings and Ellen: Meet the Miss America hopefuls

This year, Georgia is from Oklahoma — Georgia Frazier, that is, a cancer survivor and daughter of a former New York Yankees pitcher who holds an inauspicious World Series record.

Record viewers for Travers Stakes

STAMFORD, Conn. — The second-place finish of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at the Travers Stakes was watched by 3.4 million viewers on NBC.

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From the Stacks: ‘Wild’ author’s ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ anthologizes advice column for life

Before Cheryl Strayed became a household name from the tremendous success of her memoir, “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” she was the anonymous advice columnist, “Dear Sugar,” on

Vin Scully: 2016 will be final season in booth for Dodgers

Vin Scully said Saturday that 2016 will be his last season in the broadcast booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers, which would mark the end of his record 67-year tenure with the same franchise.

Book Review: 'Friction' by Sandra Brown is gripping page-turner

"Friction" (Grand Central Publishing), by Sandra Brown

What starts as a custody battle soon dissolves into a conspiracy in Sandra Brown's latest romantic thriller, "Friction."

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Movie Review: 'No Escape' is taut but deeply troubled

Not since Saigon in the 1970s has an American operation in Southeast Asia been as ill-conceived as "No Escape," a taut, well-made and entirely dubious thriller.

Book Review: Book calls Kanye West music & pop culture changer

"Kanye West: God & Monster" (The Overlook Press), by Mark Beaumont

Anyone who's glanced at a tabloid recently knows Kanye West as a flashy rapper who is married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian. But "Kanye West: God & Monster" by Mark Beaumont argues West's talent and influence stretch well past the gossip headlines.

Fox News chief: Donald Trump owes Megyn Kelly an apology

Fox News chief Roger Ailes said Tuesday that Donald Trump owes the network’s Megyn Kelly an apology for an unprovoked Twitter attack that “is as unacceptable as it is disturbing,” but Trump isn’t backing down.

Book Review: Brizzi examines life and love in '100 Days of Happiness'

"100 Days of Happiness" (Pamela Dorman Books/Viking), by Fausto Brizzi

Italian director, screenwriter and film producer Fausto Brizzi adds "author" to his list of credits with "100 Days of Happiness." In this novel, Brizzi encourages readers to analyze their lives, tackling tough questions about the realities of life, love and reconciliation.

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‘Grounded’ lands on Scene One stage

Scene One Theatre in Jefferson City is presenting the drama “Grounded” by George Brant.

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LU, Downtown Association to again host ‘Blue Tiger Fest’

Lincoln University students are in the spotlight again this year, in the annual “Blue Tiger Fest” co-sponsored by LU and the Downtown Jefferson City Association.

Electronic dance music festival offers ‘break from the norm’

A Jefferson City man’s love for electronic dance music spurred his motivation to bring a festival celebrating the genre to the area.

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From the Stacks: ‘The Martian’ resurrects stranded-on-Mars thriller

“The Martian” is nothing new. Astronauts land on Mars, something goes wrong, problem must be fixed. Yet, from the start, this book is fresh and different.

19 hospital workers to share $1 million Powerball prize

A $1 million Powerball prize will be split 19 ways — $52,631 before taxes for each — after a group of workers at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis shared a winning ticket for the Aug. 12 drawing.

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Movie Review: 'American Ultra' offers Eisenberg as stoner who can smoke 'em down

The likably awkward chemistry of Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg remains intact in "American Ultra," a violent stoner action-comedy that's half "Pineapple Express," half "The Bourne Identity," and not as good as either.


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