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Tom Schweich

Late Missouri auditor's campaign returns $480,000 to donors

Schweich amassed more than $1 million to run for governor in 2016 before fatally shooting himself Feb. 26. 

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Missouri S&T begins to use crowdfunding for Mars project

Project aims to send students to a Mars rover design competition.

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Pickup crash in Jasper County kills man from Lamar

Pickup man was driving left the road, hit an embankment and overturned. 

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Stephanie Dee Eggebrecht

Branson Police Department

Branson PD issues endangered alert for missing teen

Girl, 15, was last seen early Friday morning at her home in Branson

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Creative art district hopes to transform part of Springfield

Moon City Creative District aims at creating an art district that gives artists the opportunity to create and sell their art from where they live.

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Small park has a big meaning to the community

On Saturday Stockton will mourn the loss of a community leader with a special ceremony. Brian Barham, the owner of a local construction company, died in a truck crash last November when his tire blew out and the truck hit a tree. After his death, the Stockton community came together to finish a project he wasn’t able to.

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Pictures: Driver moves pickup in nick of time to keep gas station from burning near Springfield

The driver of a pickup got a big scare on Friday afternoon at a gas station west of Springfield. The pickup burst into flames right after the truck was filled with gasoline.  

It happened about 4:30 at the Briarwood One station along U.S. 60 (Sunshine Street) between West Bypass and the James River Freeway.  Harold Kuschmeader, the owner, had just finished filling up when he spotted smoke near the…

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Truck fire at gas station

Driver moves pickup in nick of time to keep gas station from burning

It happened about 4:30 at the Briarwood One station along U.S. 60 (Sunshine Street) between West Bypass and the James River Freeway.

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PHOTOS: Getting ready for Saturday's Safe and Sound

Businesses and organizations taking part in Saturday's Safe and Sound event got their booths set up on Friday. Safe and Sound takes place Saturday morning and afternoon at the e-Plex at the Ozark Empire Fair. 

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WATCH Storms return to weekend forecast for the Ozarks

WATCH: Storms return to weekend forecast for the Ozarks

KSPR Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lighty maps the severe weather expected through the weekend.

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(img1)Dog Flu

Highly contagious dog flu sweeps the Midwest

At least 1000 cases have been reported.

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(img1)BOONE COUNTY JAIL VIDEO

New hires at jail will increase safety across the board

New hires at The Boone County Jail are expected to increase safety across the board. 

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Tom Schweich

Late Missouri auditor's campaign staff returned $480,000 to donors after suicide

Tom Schweich amassed more than $1 million to run for governor in 2016 before fatally shooting himself on Feb. 26.

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Missouri 125 railroad bridge drawing

RR bridge construction will close Missouri 125 for 5 months

During construction, part of Missouri 125 between Strafford and Rogersville will be closed beginning in mid- to late May and could remain closed until early November.

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Community closeup Spring book sale

Community closeup: Spring book sale

Adam Hooper and Kathleen O'Dell, from the Springfield-Greene County Library District, fill us in on next week's enormous book sale, and where it's all happening.

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Thousands of northwest Arkansas residents lost power on Friday morning

According to the power company's website at 10:00 a.m., about 15,000 people in Washington and Madison counties were without electricity.

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Diaper change

Diaper changers could set new world record on Saturday

Participants at 286 sites in 20 countries, will attempt to break last year’s world record of 8,459 babies changed at one time around the world.

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KSPR And sound

'Safe and Sound' Saturday 2015: KSPR Personalities Schedule

Come join us at 'Safe and Sound' Saturday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

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Missouri Senate approves change to license office bidding

The revenue department has awarded contracts to run offices that issue vehicle and driver's licenses in part based on how much of the profit bidders promise to pay back to the state.

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Female winner of St. Louis marathon stripped of title

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that officials determined that Kendall Schler crept onto the GO! St. Louis Marathon's course last weekend after the last checkpoint and didn't run the entire 26.2 miles. 

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Jesse Hall - MU

Organizations urge University of Missouri to protect Jewish students

Anti-Semitic messages found in dormitory on Columbia campus.

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Police in Ferguson

National Guard: Ferguson protesters the 'enemy'

Missouri National Guard used military terms to refer to citizens during riots.

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McCaskill questions Navy leaders on drone piloted from Missouri

Missouri senator asks about E/A 18 Growler, stresses on remote pilots at Whiteman AFB.

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Spring cleaning time for your electronic devices

It's time for spring cleaning of your computers and smartphones

By keeping everything up to date, you are less likely to have your information stolen.

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MU students kept in dark as deadly campus shooting unfolds

A deadly shooting at the University of Missouri has students in an uproar as they claim to have been kept in the dark while those tense moments unfolded. Many students say they did not get the proper alerts.

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Study: More people engaged in end-of-life planning

The MU researchers looked at trends in advance care planning from 2002 to 2010, using data from the Health and Retirement Study.

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Public gets second chance to weigh in on education standards

The meeting is planned for Monday in the State Board of Education meeting room in Jefferson City

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Missouri man pleads guilty to threatening to 'kill everyone'

Platte County prosecutor Eric Zahnd says Zachary Caples' girlfriend called 911 at 4:15 a.m. Jan. 5, 2014, to report Caples had physically abused her and threatened to kill anyone who came to the home.

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Ben & Jerry's releasing its first beer with New Belgium Brewing

For the first time ever, Ben & Jerry’s is officially lending its trailblazing flavoring skills to beer.

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(img1)Remembering a role model

Remembering a role model

On Saturday Stockton will mourn the loss of a community leader with a special ceremony. Brian Barham, the owner of a local construction company, died in a truck crash last November when his tire blew out and the truck hit a tree. After his death, the Stockton community came together to finish a project he wasn’t able to.

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WATCH Storms return to weekend forecast for the Ozarks

WATCH: Storms return to weekend forecast for the Ozarks

KSPR Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lighty maps the severe weather expected through the weekend.

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(img1)Dog Flu

Vacationers with dogs can spread flu between states

More than 1000 cases have been reported

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Community closeup Spring book sale

Community closeup: Spring book sale

Adam Hooper and Kathleen O'Dell, from the Springfield-Greene County Library District, fill us in on next week's enormous book sale, and where it's all happening.

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Cybersecurity: Protecting your identity

An informational meeting took place on Thursday about protecting your identity and keeping you cyber-secure.

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(img1)Back to school after escaping a cult

Mother goes back to school nine years after escaping a cult

One soon-to-be Drury student has a dream of helping oppressed women. She's finishing her psychology degree nine years after escaping a cult with her five children. 

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VIDEO Thursday evening weather - More storms this week

VIDEO: Thursday evening weather - More storms this week

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty with a look at when more storms are possible.

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Springfield Police Officer files suit against P.D.

Filed in Circuit Court this week, Corporal Alberto Estrada alleges racial discrimination in the promotional process within the Police Department.

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Public defender crisis

Public defender crisis

KSPR's Lauren Pozen reports on the need for more public defenders in the Ozarks.

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VIDEO: Tick bites are What's Going Around

KSPR's Lindsey Slater reports. 

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Sherman suspect

VIDEO: Police investigate shooting that sparked north Springfield standoff

KSPR's Jonathan Wahl reports from north Springfield. 

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Sherman sit

VIDEO: Police surround house in in north Springfield

KSPR News live report on reported shooting on N. Sherman Ave.

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Moving forward in Mount Vernon

The city has budgeted to remove three historical structures.

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Tax Day 2015: Need an extension?

Tax Day is almost over. While accountants are celebrating, others are panicking, wondering what to do now that the deadline is inching near.

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Local hospital acquires Hoops and Homeruns

Local hospital acquires Hoops and Homeruns

A rundown motel in the Ozarks now has a new owner. For months, all people saw on their drive into downtown Harrison was a big pile of rubble at the spot where the rundown motel, Hoops and Homeruns was.

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car seats

VIDEO: Car seat mistakes can harm your child

KPSR's Sheena Elzie reports on common mistakes that can be dangerous.

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VIDEO: Jet with stuck landing gear returns to SGF

Jet with 45 aboard returned to the the airport shortly after takeoff. 

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Deputies investigating murder-suicide near Willard

Greene County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a home just outside of Willard on Highway O, and found the bodies of two people inside.

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Branson program ensures liquor is sold legally

Random inspections by police check to make sure businesses follow law when it comes to selling and serving alcohol.

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VIDEO Tuesday evening weather - Isolated Rain

VIDEO: Tuesday evening weather - Isolated Rain

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty with a look at some isolated rain showers in the forecast.

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(img1)MSU cancels Nelly

Nelly concert canceled after rapper's arrest

Hundreds of people will have to give up their ticket for a refund now that one of Springfield’s biggest concerts of the year is cancelled. Missouri State University administrators made the announcement Tuesday morning: the Nelly concert that was scheduled for April 23rd isn’t going to happen.


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Penelope Cruz

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Another good-looking star joins 'Zoolander 2'

Looks like another really, really, ridiculously good-looking person is joining the cast of "Zoolander 2."

Actress Penelope Cruz will appear in the upcoming sequel to the popular 2001 film, Ben Stiller announced Friday.

Stiller, who plays the title role...

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Tom Schweich

Late Missouri auditor's campaign returns $480,000 to donors

Schweich amassed more than $1 million to run for governor in 2016 before fatally shooting himself Feb. 26. 

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Preview: Spurs at Clippers

The Memphis Grizzlies have experienced little trouble against fourth-seeded Portland this season and look to continue their dominance when they host the Trail Blazers in Sunday's Game 1 of the Western Conference playoff series. Fifth-seeded...

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Preview: Trail Blazers at Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies have experienced little trouble against fourth-seeded Portland this season and look to continue their dominance when they host the Trail Blazers in Sunday's Game 1 of the Western Conference playoff series. Fifth-seeded...

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PHOTOS: The game is not over at the 1984 arcade downtown

The games, and the people who play them, at downtown Springfield's 1984 arcade. 

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Chancey Allen Luna

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Oklahoma jury convicts 'thrill kill' teen

The bored 16-year-old who gunned down a college baseball player in Oklahoma simply because he and his two friends "had nothing to do," is now a convicted murderer.

Chancey Allen Luna was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday for his role in the ...

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GOPers talk entitlement reform at NH summit

Leading Republican presidential contenders aren't shying away from proposals to overhaul Social Security and Medicare---once considered untouchable third rails of American politics.

Chris Christie, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush all told audiences at the Re...

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Missouri S&T begins to use crowdfunding for Mars project

Project aims to send students to a Mars rover design competition.

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Robert Bates Tulsa deputy turns self in

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Robert Bates speaks out on Tulsa shooting

Robert Bates says he gets it, how you might wonder how a cop could confuse a pistol for a stun gun.

Bates -- the Tulsa County, Oklahoma, reserve sheriff's deputy accused of manslaughter in the death of a fleeing suspect -- told NBC's "Today" show Frid...

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Today's most-wanted domestic terrorists

On the morning of April 19, 1995, a man parked a rental truck packed with explosives in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. At 9:02 a.m., the explosives detonated, killing 168 people, including 19 children.

This wasn't th...

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Pickup crash in Jasper County kills man from Lamar

Pickup man was driving left the road, hit an embankment and overturned. 

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Suicide bomber Afghanistan

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ISIS bike bomber kills 33 at Afghan bank

A suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up in front of the Kabul Bank in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, early Saturday, a local government spokesman said.

The ISIS terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack. The explosion killed at least 33 p...

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Reds activate RHP Bailey from DL

With Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton's future with the club still up in the air, the 33-year-old has put his $16.5 million Newport Beach, California, mansion up for sale. Angels manager Mike Scioscia met with Hamilton for the first time in ...

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John Kasich

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With eye toward 2016, Kasich considers message

To hear Ohio Gov. John Kasich tell it, the decision to run for president is a question of a higher calling.

"It's really like, what's the Lord want me to do?" Kasich told a group of Republicans gathered over a barbecue here Friday.

At events across ups...

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Terrorists

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ISIS claims blast near U.S. Consulate in Iraq

ISIS claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack Friday near the U.S. Consulate in the Kurdish Iraqi city of Irbil, according to several Twitter accounts linked to the terror group.

The U.S. Consulate was the target of the attack, ISIS said.

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Atlanta cheating scandal

Teachers in cheating scandal fire back

Educators convicted in a widespread testing scandal in Atlanta are firing back, declaring their innocence.

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Stephanie Dee Eggebrecht

Branson Police Department

Branson PD issues endangered alert for missing teen

Girl, 15, was last seen early Friday morning at her home in Branson

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Tigers RHP Verlander's throwing session pushed back

Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander's next throwing session has been pushed back because of soreness. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Verlander was a little more sore than expected after throwing 45 pitches in a simulated game Wedn...

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Alfred Taubman, pioneer of indoor mall, dies

American suburbanites who can do all their shopping without getting wet, driving from point-to-point or looking for a new place to park, can give much of the credit to Alfred Taubman.

Taubman, a real estate developer who changed the face of suburban l...

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GOP summit draws potential presidential hopefuls to N.H.

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GOP presidential hopefuls descend on NH

GOP presidential hopefuls have descended on New Hampshire as part of the Republican Leadership Summit, a two-day event that has drawn about 500 activists and the party's entire 2016 field to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua.

The event's speakers range...

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Tigers RHP Verlander's throwing session pushed back

Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander's next throwing session has been pushed back one day because of soreness in his right triceps. Verlander is now scheduled throw Sunday, according to the Detroit News. Verlander, who cut short a s...

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DON FRANCISCO SABADO GIGANTE

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Iconic Univision 'Sabado Gigante' program is ending

The longest-running variety show in television history -- Sabado Gigante -- will end its 53-year run in September, Univision Communications announced Friday.

The show is near and dear to many Spanish speakers, but even those who don't know the langua...

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Johannesburg South Africa City of Gold

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Xenophobic attacks spread in South Africa

South African police fired rubber bullets Friday to disperse crowds setting immigrant businesses ablaze as attacks against foreigners spread to Johannesburg.

Chanting and singing, machete-armed residents burned down shops owned by foreigners, includin...

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Dr. Oz

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Docs to Columbia U.: We want Dr. Oz out

Talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz is defending himself against a group of doctors who accuse him of "manifesting an egregious lack of integrity" in his TV and promotional work, and who call his faculty position at Columbia University unacceptable.

In a wr...

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FRESNO NATURAL GAS EXPLOSION

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11 injured after gas line explodes in Fresno

A natural gas line explosion at a law enforcement shooting range in Fresno, California, injured 11 people, including some inmates who were on a work detail there.

Others being treated include a county road worker and two sheriff's deputies, Fresno Co...

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Bullet cartridge magazine

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Ariz. suspect fired rifle despite store lock

At first police in Marana, Arizona, thought the shoplifted gun Mario Valencia held as he walked through a busy office park was locked and unable to fire.

The cable through the lever and trigger couldn't be taken off, an officer was told by an employee...

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Male silverback gorilla

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Gorilla cracks window, sends family running

A family trip to a Nebraska zoo turned terrifying for one family after the gorilla they were looking at leaped toward the exhibit window, cracking it.

Kevin Cave caught the incident on video that he posted on his Reddit page. It has already been view...

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After hours at sea, chaos at Yemeni city

We were six nautical miles out from Yemen, but even from out here we could hear the Saudi airstrikes, make out their lights as they fell through the sky.

At this point, we'd been at sea for 20 hours, hugging the coastline from Djibouti, across the Bab...

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Raw video: Fresno gas explosion

A natural gas line explosion at a law enforcement shooting range in Fresno, California, injured 11 people, including some inmates who were on a work detail there.

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Veteran center allegedly had cocaine, ectasy

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LA Kings player arrested on drug charges

Hockey player Jarret Stoll of the L.A. Kings was arrested Friday at the swimming pool of a Las Vegas resort on a drug-possession charge, CNN affiliate KSNV reported, citing a police spokesman.

Stoll, 32, was charged with possession of controlled subs...

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Australian police terror arrests

Australian teens held after terror raid

Five young men were arrested Saturday in Melbourne, Australia, in what police called a major counterterrorism operation.

Three of the teens, all of them either 18 or 19, have since been released "pending further enquiries," according to CNN affiliate ...

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Israeli flag

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Israel to release Palestinians' tax revenues

Israel has agreed to release hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues and customs duties that it had withheld from the Palestinians for months, officials on both sides said Saturday.

The agreement could ease a quarrel that began at the start of...

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