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Lake of the Ozarks competes in ‘Best Recreational Lake’ category

Votes can be cast through Monday in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

Lake of the Ozarks is one of the most popular and visited lakes in the Midwest. Now the area’s enthusiasts have a chance to name it one of the best recreational lakes in the nation.

Boating and floating returns at this weekend's AquaPalooza

AquaPalooza, billed as the Lake of the Ozark's largest family-friendly boating and floating event, returns to Dog Days Bar and Grill at the Lake on Saturday, July 18.

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9 poker players to win at least $1M, face off in November

The favorite among fans watching in person and at home to win the World Series of Poker’s ultimate championship has fallen short.

Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby’s Medal of Freedom

President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected the idea of revoking Bill Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations.

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George Lucas, Cicely Tyson, Eagles win Kennedy Center Honors

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away … it would be difficult to imagine a lineup of artists quite like this.

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Movie Review: Marvel's 'Ant-Man' is smaller but still not fun size

Because you have to squint pretty hard to spot the differences from Marvel movie to Marvel movie. If "Ant-Man" proves anything, it's that any diversion in this universe is likely to get stomped underfoot.

Lee's hometown celebrates release of 'Watchman'

Author Harper Lee’s hometown of Monroeville buzzed with excitement Tuesday over the release of her novel “Go Set a Watchman,” which was actually the first draft of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

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After months of anticipation, Harper Lee novel released

Shortly after sunrise Tuesday, the doors opened at the Old Courthouse Museum in Monroeville, Alabama, and a bell tolled.

Book Review: Brad Thor delivers in new thriller 'Code of Conduct'

"Code of Conduct" (Emily Bestler), by Brad Thor

Counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath dives deep into another world-shattering plot with personal ramifications in "Code of Conduct," Brad Thor's latest thriller.

Book Review: Holly Brown delivers with 'A Necessary End'

"A Necessary End" (William Morrow), by Holly Brown

The desire for a child — an occasion that should be joyful — turns into a deadly obsession in the highly stylized "A Necessary End."

Moonlight bike ride on tap Aug. 2

The annual Tour de Jeff City Moonlight Bike Ride is at 2 a.m. Aug. 2.

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From the Stacks: ‘The Girl on the Train’ is non-stop thrill ride

Rachel rides the train into London every day, even though she no longer has a job to go to. She fantasizes about a couple she sees along the way.

Alabama hometown of Harper Lee abuzz over new book

As an owner of the only secular bookstore in Harper Lee's hometown, Spencer Madrie figured he'd sell hundreds of books — maybe more — after the stunning announcement that the author was releasing a sequel to her 1960 blockbuster "To Kill a Mockingbird."

Ben Affleck debuts 'Batman v Superman' footage at Comic-Con

All is not well for Superman, audiences at Comic-Con found out on Saturday during a jam-packed and revealing Warner Bros. presentation in Hall H. The studio also debuted a first look at the comic-book movie "Suicide Squad" at the annual convention.

Harper Lee's new novel is a story of lost innocence

Like her classic "To Kill a Mockingbird," the Harper Lee novel coming out Tuesday is a coming of age story. And not just for Scout Finch.

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