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‘Lincoln Speaks’ exhibit shows words’ transformative power

By CHRISTOPHER SULLIVAN (NEW YORK, AP) — Pages of handwritten speeches, terse military communiques jotted by the Civil War commander in chief, many documents signed with the familiar “A.Lincoln” —…

Show Me Justice Film Festival set for April 9-10

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Films from around the world will be featured at the fifth annual Show Me Justice Film Festival April 9-10 at the University of Central Missouri. Films selected…

Lawmakers weigh in on ‘net neutrality’

By ANNE FLAHERTY (WASHINGTON, AP) — A decision to impose tough new regulations on cable and wireless companies that provide Internet service to Americans wasn’t influenced by politics, a top…

Religions scholar is keynote speaker for social justice week

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – An author and religions scholar will be the keynote speaker for the upcoming Politics and Social Justice Week March 30-April 8 at the University of Central Missouri. Reza…

Agency ends probe into publication of Harper Lee’s new novel

By KIM CHANDLER (MONTGOMERY, Ala., AP) — Alabama investigators looked into whether the recent deal to publish Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” sequel involved financial fraud, but they have…

Ferguson chief resigns in wake of scathing federal report

By JIM SALTER and JIM SUHR (FERGUSON, Mo. AP) — The police chief in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson resigned Wednesday in the wake of a scathing Justice Department…

Has rough season for college hoops taken luster off March?

By DAVE SKRETTA (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — On a cold night on Tobacco Road, North Carolina and Duke went back and forth in an overtime thriller. It was gripping,…

One-act plays open this week in the BlackBox Theatre

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Studio theatre one-act plays open this week with three productions. The one-act plays are sponsored by the University of Central Missouri’s Department of Theatre and Dance and are directed,…

Ringling Bros. says circuses to be elephant-free

By TAMARA LUSH (POLK CITY, Fla., AP) — Animal rights activists were stunned when the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced it would eliminate elephants…

Key figures in fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri

(FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police…