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Missouri senator reads 50 Cent book in sales tax filibuster

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri Senate has tabled a sales tax proposal after a senator filibustered it by reading a book about 50 Cent. Democratic Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal…

LGBT debate spurs arrests at North Carolina statehouse

By JONATHAN DREW and GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press (RALEIGH, N.C., AP) — A day of protests and arrests around North Carolina’s statehouse marked what’s likely to be weeks of impassioned debate over a…

High court nominee praises lawyers for helping the poor

by MARK SHERMAN                                                      …

Man who landed gyrocopter on Capitol lawn gets 4 months

by JESSICA GRESKO                                                      …

Prosecutor finds justification for shooting of bondswoman

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — A southwest Missouri prosecutor has ruled that an officer was justified in fatally shooting a bail bondwoman who fired at other bonding employees and police. The Springfield News-Leader…

Kansas minority students seek parallel university government

by MARGARET STAFFORD                                                      …

Missouri judge weighs trying teen as an adult in killing

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A judge is considering whether a 15-year-old should be tried as an adult in the killing of another teenager in Kansas City. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/213D69i…

UCM hosts first comedy festival

The University of Central Missouri will play host to its first comedy festival next week. The UCM Comedy and Improv Club will host the UCM Comedy Festival from 4 p.m.…

Name card pickup for spring, summer degree candidates

Undergraduate students participating in the graduation ceremonies Friday, May 6, or Saturday, May 7, can pick up their name cards beginning Monday, May 2, through Friday, May 6, in the UCM Registrar’s Office, located…

Trump spends big on television

(WASHINGTON, AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 2:33 p.m. For the first time in more than a month, Donald Trump is spending big on…