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Welfare verification wins initial approval in Missouri House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Legislation requiring a private company to scrutinize Missouri's welfare rolls has won initial approval in the House.

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Mother pleads guilty to charges in malnourishment case

Kaylah Hill was charged with child abuse because prosecutors believed the 4-year-old girl was malnourished over a long period.

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Christian County Sheriff new changes

Public safety meeting is tonight in Sparta

Law enforcement officers will give advice on protecting your family, home and business from becoming a victim of crime.

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Sign up Petitioners working for your signature for medical

Sign on the line: Petitioners working for your signature for medical marijuana proposal

KSPR's Sheena Elzie explains the arguments for both sides of the debate of this potential ballot initiative. 

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Greene County 911

Greene County 911 wants to know where people with special needs live

The information would be kept confidential and would only appear on the 9-1-1 telecommunicators' screens when they receive a landline 9-1-1 phone call.

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How FRIGID it'll FEEL today

Today - highs getting to the low 30s. Some locations will not get above freezing sadly. Brr!

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Boys and Girls Club college scholarship give away

Boys and Girls Club college scholarship give away

VIDEO: The Springfield Boys and Girls Club serves 900 children every day-- Many of which do not have funds go to college. The club excites kids for a bright future by giving away a college scholarship every year.

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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Man hits cars, woman and drives away

In Baltimore, a shocking moment captured on video shows a man ramming the car in front of him then backing onto a sidewalk, running over a woman, before fleeing the scene.

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(img1)Video:  Man hits cars, woman then drives away

Video: Man hits cars, woman then drives away

In Baltimore, a shocking moment captured on video shows a man ramming the car in front of him then backing onto a sidewalk, running over a woman, before fleeing the scene.

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Greene co death investigation

Detectives investigate homicide in Greene County

Suspect was arrested in Springfield

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Single digit wind chills

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at how cold it will be in the morning.

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Crime in your neighborhood: Christian County Sheriff says drug arrests increasing

People in one Missouri county are seeing more and more of a certain type of crime in the community.  But the sheriff says that's actually a good thing.  KSPR's Justin Corr explains.

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Questions remain after suspicious fire

Nearly two months ago, the Parakeet Motel caught fire, investigators have stated the blaze was suspicious.

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VIDEO Monday evening weather - Cold Windy

VIDEO: Monday evening weather - Cold & Windy

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the gusty winds ans snow.

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If you love it, don't leave it in a storage unit

Usually when we hear about storage unit break-ins, we talk about criminals with bolt cutters busting open locks. But that’s not what happened at Cherokee Mini Storage in south Springfield over the weekend. Police say the thieves pushed the sliding doors off their tracks and broke into seven units without touching the locks.

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Detectives investigate homicide; suspect is arrested

The shooting was at a home in the 4600 block of East Farm Road 48 between Shelby Road on the west and U.S. 65 on the east. 

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Pictures: Home of murder suspect Craig Wood demolished for garden

Demolition crews have knocked down the last of this Springfield crime scene.

This is the house where Hailey Owens was found killed in 2014.  It will soon become a community garden in the girl's honor.  The home, built in the 1940's contained asbestos.  Craig Wood lived in the house.  He will stand trial later this year for Hailey Owens death.
 
Pictures courtesy Mason Seidel. 

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Lost and Found, lost Rottweiler mix

Leigh's Lost and Found: featuring a lost Rottweiler mix

The male dog was found in the 500 block or north Warren last week

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(img1)vid-4PM Report Homeless camps in Springfield cleared out

4PM Report: Homeless camps in Springfield cleared out by city

KSPR's Sheena Elzie explains why the city is shutting down these homeless camps spread across Springfield.

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Pictures: Detectives investigate homicide near Fair Grove

Police in Springfield made an arrest that is tied to a homicide investigation southwest of Fair Grove on Monday afternoon.  That suspect was arrested without incident at a Walmart Neighborhood Market parking lot in east Springfield.   Greene County sheriff's detectives say they found a woman, 26, dead of an apparent gunshot wound to her head on East Farm Road 48 between Shelby Road and and U.S.…

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Pictures: Police in Springfield make arrest tied to homicide in Fair Grove

Police in Springfield made an arrest that is tied to a homicide investigation in Fair Grove Monday.  That suspect was taken into custody without incident at a Walmart Neighborhood Market parking lot.  Greene County Sheriff's detectives say they found a woman, 26, dead of an apparent gunshot wound. 

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Judge orders Baxter County to pay costs of group that sued over Nativity scene

The lawsuit began in December 2014 after the county judge denied a request to place a "Happy Winter Solstice" banner alongside a Nativity scene on the courthouse lawn.

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City of Springfield gives warning to homeless camps

City of Springfield gives warning to homeless camps

KSPR's Sheena Elzie shows us what's left of one homeless camp days after the city threatened trespassing tickets.

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Employees of Springfield plant return to picket line Monday

Employees of Springfield plant return to picket line Monday

KSPR's Kendra McNamara explains why workers at Polar Tank Trailers braved the cold to strike what they say are unfair working conditions.

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KSPR Monday Morning Weather Blowing snow and winds

Blowing snow and COLD!

Winter is back! Temps will be chilly feeling like the teens through the afternoon as a cold front rolls through.

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Black Lives Matter vs All Lives Matter discussion tonight at MSU

Students and faculty will hold a discussion centered around the "Black Lives Matter" versus "All Lives Matter" debate.

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Police investigating dorm fire as "arson"

A small fire was reported early Saturday morning in a dorm building at Missouri State in Springfield. No one was injured.

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2nd Half Pictures: Broncos defeat the Panthers in Super Bowl 50

The Broncos defeated the Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50.  (Streeter Lecka/Ezra Shaw/Christopher Polk/Sean M. Haffey/Patrick Smith/Kevin Mazur/Kevin Cox/Al Bello/Ronald Martinez/Harry How/Getty Images)

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Pictures: Highlights from the 1st half of Super Bowl 50

The Broncos led the Panthers 13-7 after the first-half of Super Bowl 50.  These are some of the highlights.

(Streeter Lecka/Ezra Shaw/Christopher Polk/Sean M. Haffey/Patrick Smith/Kevin Mazur/Kevin Cox/Al Bello/Ronald Martinez/Harry How/Getty Images)

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Sign up Petitioners working for your signature for medical

Sign on the line: Petitioners working for your signature for medical marijuana proposal

KSPR's Sheena Elzie explains the arguments for both sides of the debate of this potential ballot initiative. 

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(img1)Video:  Man hits cars, woman then drives away

Video: Man hits cars, woman then drives away

In Baltimore, a shocking moment captured on video shows a man ramming the car in front of him then backing onto a sidewalk, running over a woman, before fleeing the scene.

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Crime in your neighborhood Christian County Sheriff says dr

Crime in your neighborhood: Christian County Sheriff says drug arrests increasing

People in one Missouri county are seeing more and more of a certain type of crime in the community. But the sheriff says that's actually a good thing. KSPR's Justin Corr explains.

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VIDEO Monday evening weather - Cold Windy

VIDEO: Monday evening weather - Cold & Windy

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the gusty winds ans snow.

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Police investigating south Springfield storage unit thefts

Police investigating south Springfield storage unit thefts

In this Crime in Your Neighborhood report, KSPR's Rachel Dubrovin explains why these storage unit thefts in south Springfield are different than most police investigate.

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6PM Report New info in deadly shooting near Fair Grove

6PM Report: New information in deadly shooting near Fair Grove

KSPR's Frances Watson explains why this case led police in Springfield to make an arrest.

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VIDEO Leigh s Lost and Found lost Rottweiler mix

VIDEO: Leigh's Lost and Found, lost Rottweiler mix

The male dog was found in the 500 block of north Warren on January 28

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(img1)vid-4PM Report Homeless camps in Springfield cleared out

4PM Report: Homeless camps in Springfield cleared out by city

KSPR's Sheena Elzie explains why the city is shutting down these homeless camps spread across Springfield.

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CRIME SCENE VIDEO: Police make arrest of suspect in shooting death near Fair Grove

Police in Springfield made an arrest that is tied to a homicide investigation in Fair Grove Monday.  That suspect was taken into custody without incident at a Walmart Neighborhood Market parking lot.  Greene County Sheriff's detectives say they found a woman, 26, dead of an apparent gunshot wound. 

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City of Springfield gives warning to homeless camps

City of Springfield gives warning to homeless camps

KSPR's Sheena Elzie shows us what's left of one homeless camp days after the city threatened trespassing tickets.

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Employees of Springfield plant return to picket line Monday

Employees of Springfield plant return to picket line Monday

KSPR's Kendra McNamara explains why workers at Polar Tank Trailers braved the cold to strike what they say are unfair working conditions.

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Police investigate dorm fire in Springfield

No injuries or property damage was reported, but fire officials were called to the MSU building early Saturday morning.

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Hartley fire

VIDEO: Viewer video of fire near Republic

Judy Hartley shared this video she shot of a house fire near Republic Saturday afternoon. 

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VIDEO Friday evening weather - A Nice Weekend

VIDEO: Friday evening weather - A Nice Weekend

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty with a look at how long the nice weather sticks around.

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Year starts with a spike in fatal crashes

Year starts with a spike in fatal crashes

Police are urging drivers to take caution on the roadways after 2016 started with a spike in fatal car wrecks. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 19 people have died in car crashes so far this year.

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Springfield s homeless told to pack up and move

Springfield's homeless told to pack up and move

KSPR's Jonathan Wahl shows us why the city of Springfield is moving homeless camps out of neighborhoods.

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Union workers begin strike at Springfield manufacturer

Union workers begin strike at Springfield manufacturer

Members of the Steelworkers Union went on strike at Polar Tank Trailer in Springfield. KSPR's Sheena Elzie explains their demands.

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Benefit concert after deadly fire

Less than a month after two local musicians helped save a family from a fire, they are holding a benefit concert to help them get back on their feet.

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Bolivar business owner chases down suspected thieves

Bolivar business owner chases down suspected thieves

Police generally tell people not to chase down thieves, but one Bolivar business owner says he’s glad he did because he helped catch the people who stole from him.

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Missouri State leaders to discuss gender identity expression

Missouri State leaders to discuss gender identity expression

KSPR's Jonathan Wahl explains what changes students want to see to the non-discrimination policy.

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VIDEO Thursday evening weather - Warming trend

VIDEO: Thursday evening weather - Warming trend

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at some warmer temperatures coming our way this week.

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U.S. stocks remain turbulent as oil falls to $28 a barrel

Volatility is still rocking U.S. stocks.

The Dow has been swinging between gains and losses on Tuesday. It was down about 140 points in the morning, but is now flat to slightly higher. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq each lost about 1% at the open but have si...

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Chris Christie sells debate take-down of Rubio

Chris Christie on primary day continued his rhetorical assault on Sen. Marco Rubio, mocking another instance of the Florida senator repeating a line on the stump and calling into question his resume.

"Not surprised; that's who he is," the New Jersey g...

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McCoy involved in fight with off-duty cops

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy allegedly was involved in an altercation that left one person with a possible skull fracture at a Philadelphia nightclub. An arrest warrant for McCoy is expected to be issued sometime soon, possibly a...

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Welfare verification wins initial approval in Missouri House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Legislation requiring a private company to scrutinize Missouri's welfare rolls has won initial approval in the House.

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Iran may use detained Americans as 'bargaining chips'

Iran may use detained Americans who were not part of last month's prisoner swap as leverage in future dealings with the United States, America's intelligence chief said Tuesday.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper's testimony comes after a...

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Trump in NH Feb

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Trump: Border wall will cost $8 billion

Donald Trump estimated on Tuesday that it will cost about $8 billion to build the wall he has promised to erect on the U.S.'s southern border if elected president.

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James Clapper

Pool

US intelligence: ISIS to attempt American attacks

Top U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that ISIS was likely to attempt direct attacks on the U.S. in the coming year and that the group was infiltrating refugees escaping from Iraq and Syria to move across borders.

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Sander and Trump

CNN

Record turnout expected for NH primary

Many voters are still undecided in what is expected to be a record-setting New Hampshire primary.

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RHP Latos joins White Sox

The Chicago White Sox and free-agent right-hander Mat Latos have agreed on a one-year, $3-million deal, according to multiple reports. The 28-year-old Latos pitched for both the Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Dodgers last season. He compiled...

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Karl still coaching Kings -- for now

The Chicago White Sox and free-agent right-hander Mat Latos have agreed on a one-year, $3-million deal, according to multiple reports. The 28-year-old Latos pitched for both the Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Dodgers last season. He compiled...

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Ferguson City Council to vote on deal with feds

Ferguson, Missouri, officials are set to vote Tuesday night on whether to accept a proposed agreement between the city and U.S. Department of Justice on police and justice system reforms.

The proposed agreement, negotiated last month, would require t...

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President Barack Obama, Jan. 17, 2016

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GOP set against new Obama budget's proposed tax hikes

President Barack Obama checked off another "last" of his White House tenure Tuesday, submitting his final budget proposal to Congress amid the growing din from the campaign trail.

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Presidential selfie girls

From @PrezSelfieGirls/Twitter

'Presidential selfie girls' pick Hillary Clinton

You may know them as the "selfie girls," but New Hampshire teens Addy and Emma Nozell have been fully immersed in Granite State politics this election cycle.

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New Hampshire Primary voting

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Decision day in New Hampshire

New Hampshire voters will make their choice for president in the first-in-the-nation primary contest that public opinion polls suggest could deliver victory to a pair of outsider candidates, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders.

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Newton talks about being a 'sore loser'

Cam Newton wasn't apologizing Tuesday for walking out on reporters after the Carolina Panthers' loss in the Super Bowl 50. Newton acknowledged that he was a "sore loser" after the Panthers fell to the Denver Broncos 24-10 on Sunday night in...

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Albino turtle blurb

Coolum District Coast Care Group via CNN

Rare albino turtle found on Australia beach

A rare albino green turtle has been spotted -- newly hatched -- on an Australian beach.

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1111 carat diamond

Lucara Diamond via CNN

The world's second biggest diamond has a new name

The world's second biggest diamond has a new name: "Lesedi La Rona."

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10 things Obama would do if only he could

Budget proposals of U.S. presidents are almost always described as dead on arrival in Congress. The budget proposals of outgoing presidents might best be described as dead before departure.

Even though Republicans have been dismissive of his last budg...

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Mardi Gras

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All the festive facts about Mardi Gras

Break out your beads and get in your last bites of king cake -- Mardi Gras is nigh.

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Flint mayor: $55 million needed to replace pipes

The mayor of Flint, Michigan, said Tuesday she needs $55 million to remove lead pipes in the city beleaguered by a toxic water crisis. She is asking that Gov. Rick Snyder partner with her to get the funds.

"In order for Flint residents to once again ...

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N.H. restaurants offer recipe for vote success

You can't go to a diner in New Hampshire before the primary without the possibility of running into a candidate. They're everywhere and they want your vote.

We asked those who know these restaurants best to offer advice to candidates in their final v...

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Hijarbie

Hijarbie via CNN

Hijarbie: Muslim Barbie turned Instagram star

Barbie has had another makeover. This time as a hijab-wearing Muslim.

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Unemployment line

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

America has near record 5.6 million job openings

America might have too many job openings.

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Man pumping gas in California

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Why gas prices in California are so high

In some parts of the U.S., gas is down to nearly $1 a gallon. But not in California.

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Elway: No pressure on Manning to make decision

Peyton Manning, you've just won Super Bowl 50. What are you going to do? Enjoy the championship and not be pressured into making a career decision. Denver general manager John Elway on Tuesday told the 39-year-old quarterback to take his ti...

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Bloomberg's dilemma: Covering Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg's exploration of a presidential bid poses a difficult conflict for the media company he owns.

Bloomberg LP's newsroom has a long-standing policy not to cover itself. But the newsroom has little choice to at least acknowledge how Bloo...

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Disengaged brake cited in principal's death

The school bus that struck and killed an Indiana principal as she pushed her students out of harm's way last month was moving because the driver didn't engage a parking brake, a police report says.

Susan Jordan was killed and two 10-year-old students ...

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Akai Gurley

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NYPD officer defense: Tragic shooting, no crime

A New York police officer's fatal shooting of a man in a housing project stairwell is tragic, but not a crime, the officer's lawyer argued in court Tuesday.

During closing arguments in the manslaughter trial of Officer Peter Liang, his attorney addre...

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Three arrested in baby's murder in Mexico

Mexican authorities have arrested three suspects in the case of a 7-month-old baby who was shot and killed along with his parents as they left a convenience store in the city of Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca state.

The Oaxaca State's Attorney's Office ide...

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Titans release veteran S Griffin

The Tennessee Titans on Tuesday released two-time Pro Bowl safety Michael Griffin. A first round out of Texas in 2007, Griffin played 141 games in a Titans jersey. He had one interception in 15 games last season. For his career, he totaled ...

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New Hampshire primary, snow

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Snow tapering off after blizzard hits New England

A powerful winter storm that brought blizzard conditions to parts of New England, pummeling the region with high winds and forcing flight cancellations, has died down. Light snowfall and rainy conditions are forecast through the end of the week.

Bosto...

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Huddersfield station

Google

Mouse-catching cat earns promotion, work uniform

A pretty kitty cleaning a British train station of vermin has earned itself a promotion.

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