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An SUV driver accused of deliberately running down a Muslim teenager in Kansas City was charged Friday with first-degree murder in a case that's being investigated by federal authorities as a possible hate crime.Ahmed H. Aden, 34, of Kansas City, was charged Friday in Jackson County in the crash outside a Somali community center that killed 15-year-old Abdisamad Sheikh-Hussein. Prosecutors are requesting a $250,000 bond. No attorney is listed for Aden in online court records.A...

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State Rep. Noel Torpey, an Independence Republican, is leaving office to become executive director of an organization that advocates for consumers on energy issues.Torpey has served two terms in Jefferson City and last month was elected to...

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It's the perfect gift for the diehardSons of Anarchyfan: a comprehensive retrospective book...

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Reaction from pop culture figures to New York's police chokehold grand jury decision on social media and elsewhere.

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 Community of Christ First Presidency: Stephen M. Veazey, Becky L. Savage, K. Scott MurphyIndependenceTo the editor:The Community of Christ First Presidency...

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City priorities seem backwardsMarty PetersonBlue SpringsTo the editor:I recently read an article in The Examiner that our mayor and City Council...

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Bill Cosby's star has officially been tarnished. Following weeks of reputation-damaging allegations of...

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