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Missouri lawmaker on probation for pharmacy violations

By SUMMER BALLETINE (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri state Rep. Lynn Morris’ pharmacist’s license has been placed on probation for a third time, most recently because Morris wrote prescriptions…

Toughest words aren’t tough enough for 2 spelling bee champs

By BEN NUCKOLS (OXON HILL, Md., AP) — For the second straight year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended with co-champions each holding onto one side of the golden trophy…

Craft breweries get OK in Kansas City, Missouri strip malls

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Kansas City, Missouri’s city council has voted to allow craft breweries to operate in neighborhood strip malls and storefronts. Kansas City media outlets report the…

Hannibal landmark to house vintage car museum

(HANNIBAL, Mo., AP) — A Civil War-era building soon will be housing a classic car museum in the Mississippi River city of Hannibal, Missouri. The Hannibal Courier-Post (http://bit.ly/1d2a4mz) reports that…

Man with 1st name ‘God’ settles with credit rating agency

(NEW YORK, AP) — A New York City man whose first name is God has settled a lawsuit with a credit reporting agency that had refused to recognize his name…

Missouri school moves contentious statue of Native Americans

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A controversial statue has been relocated by Saint Louis University after complaints from faculty and students that it symbolizes white supremacy. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1BqrhvV)…

St. Joseph National Military Heritage Museum fires staff

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo., AP) — The board of the National Military Heritage Museum in St. Joseph has fired the museum’s director and two part-time staffers, citing financial concerns. Supporters of…

Lawsuit: St. Louis suburb’s courts violate rights of poor

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A federal lawsuit seeking class-action status accuses a St. Louis suburb of violating the rights of the poor by jailing them because they can’t pay small…

Twice-caught fugitive’s clean life led to decades of freedom

By KANTELE FRANKO (COLUMBUS, Ohio, AP) — In 55 years as a fugitive, Frank Freshwaters got caught twice. The first time, in 1975, the escaped inmate’s good behavior helped him…

Swollen rivers cause Texas cities to worry about flooding

By JUAN A. LOZANO and SETH ROBBINS (HOUSTON, AP) — While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas has tapered, many cities remain in danger, and officials have warned about…

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