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As the rest of the world came to a screeching halt during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Missouri Department of Transportation stayed busy completing more 541 projects statewide and issuing $100 million more in payments to contractors in 2020 compared to 2019, according to the department’s annua…

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More than 125 people filed into the Augusta Harmonie Verein Monday evening to hear from David and Jerri Hoffmann, Washington natives and real-estate developers who recently announced plans to create a 700-acre winery and vineyard destination in Augusta, their faces appearing via a Zoom call …

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The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual business breakfast meeting virtually Jan. 14, with about 40 viewers tuning in as chamber members discussed the business bright spots in 2020. 

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Jennifer Giesike has been elected second vice chair of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE), a nonprofit trade association that represents agricultural fairs, exhibitions, state fairs, county fairs and other events around the globe. 

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NEW YORK (AP) — Larry King was easy to poke fun at, particularly late in his career at CNN: the pinched look, guffaws and coke-bottle glasses, the suspenders and old-time microphone on the desk in front of him.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri legislative leaders said Thursday that they are planning to open a rapid COVID-19 testing clinic inside the Capitol building, after the annual session began with an outbreak of the disease. 

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that she will send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, triggering the start of the former president's trial on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the deadly Capitol Jan. 6 riot.

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Overwhelming demand for COVID-19 vaccines has prompted Mercy Hospital Washington to extend the days and hours of its vaccination clinic.

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The Republican governor said he will activate the National Guard to help with new vaccination sites in each of the nine Missouri State Highway Patrol regions. Specific dates and locations for those sites were not announced. Each will be capable of administering up to 2,500 doses per day.

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Officials with the Sullivan Police Department have released the name of the man who was found dead Tuesday morning.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — War-like imagery has begun spreading in Republican circles after the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters, with some elected officials and party leaders rejecting pleas to tone down rhetoric calling for a second civil war.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Josh Hawley has found a new publisher after his book was dropped by Simon & Schuster in the wake of the siege of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his "Wall of Sound" method and who later was convicted of murder, has died. He was 81.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As a politically divided nation prepares to inaugurate a new president in the wake of a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, a group of Christian leaders is hoping to ease tensions through prayer during three days of ecumenical, nonpartisan programming.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Five months after they were postponed because of the coronavirus, the annual Kennedy Center Honors are coming back in May, possibly in a series of small events, organizers announced Wednesday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Organizers of the March for Life, the anti-abortion movement’s preeminent annual event, are asking their supporters nationwide not to gather in Washington this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic and political unrest.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley's Graceland is now offering live online tours for fans around the world, including those who can't travel to the Tennessee tourist attraction during the coronavirus pandemic.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Mark Richman, a character actor who appeared in hundreds of television episodes and had recurring roles on “Three's Company" and “Beverly Hills 90210," has died. He was 93.

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri on Thursday opened up coronavirus vaccines to police, firefighters and health care administrators as the state prepares for an influx of vaccines next week.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks will host a 90-minute primetime TV special commemorating the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of the United States, with performances by Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and Ant Clemons.

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Four generations of Jacob Lierman’s family have attended St. Ignatius of Loyola School. Lierman is now a senior at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School, but since leaving the preschool through eighth-grade program, he has spent his afternoons giving back to it.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is sending National Guard troops to Washington, D.C. to help with security leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, a spokeswoman confirmed late Thursday.