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Five ways you can have fun this weekend:1. The big movies opening this week are “Insurgent,” a PG-13 sequel to “Divergent,” starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Theo James and Kate Winslet; “The Gunman,” an R thriller starring Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Jasmine Trinca and Javier Bardem; and “Do You Believe?” a PG-13 Christian-themed drama starring Mira Sorvino and Sean Astin.

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Winter gave us some great late-season fun.Overall, our winter was certainly much milder than a year ago. Daughter Julia had been waiting all winter for a bunch of snow to go sledding and build a snowman, but she had to wait until the end...

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Well guess what I did this week. I finished up the trip to the Grand Canyon which we plan to go on May 28. There will be many wonderful stops and we will do a lot of things. The most important part of the trip is to visit the Navajo Indian...

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BONNE TERRE, Mo. — Missouri's oldest death row inmate was executed Tuesday for the shooting death of a sheriff's deputy, after the U.S. Supreme Court and the governor declined to spare the 74-year-old who attorneys said had a diminished...

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"People and Words"By Edwin S. RiceSome words are known to lay about –Amount to nothing – never sprout.And like with people, just ignoreThe purpose they were...

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Students from The Schoolhouse, a private school in Independence operated by Mary Childers, entertained the Independence Kiwanis club Tuesday with Irish tunes. 

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A Sugar Creek woman who was reported missing has been found, according to police.Ronelle Dixon, 26, was found in the St. Joseph, Missouri, area unharmed on Tuesday. She was reported missing on March 13.

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JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri's lieutenant governor is accusing Justice Department officials of "fanning the flames of racial division," as the federal agency is criticizing Ferguson police for alleged racial biases following the fatal...

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As his Blue Springs South High School final four-bound boys basketball team practices Tuesday afternoon, coach Jimmy Cain stands on the sidelines and talks about junior Briley Moore-McKinney, the Jaguars' X-factor.“He's not a bad...

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