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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Powell, the bright-eyed, operatic-voiced star of Hollywood's golden age musicals who sang with Howard Keel in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and danced with Fred Astaire in “Royal Wedding,” has died. She was 92.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress in forceful testimony Wednesday that federal law enforcement and gymnastics officials turned a “blind eye” to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of her and hundreds of other women.

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O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri cave containing Native American artwork from more than 1,000 years ago was sold at auction Tuesday, disappointing leaders of the Osage Nation who hoped to buy the land to “protect and preserve our most sacred site.”

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NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Norm Macdonald, a former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer who was “Weekend Update” host when Bill Clinton and O.J. Simpson provided comic fodder during the 1990s, has died.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the United States is forming a new Indo-Pacific security alliance with Britain and Australia that will allow for greater sharing of defense capabilities — including helping equip Australia with nuclear-powered submarines. It's a …

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CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian scientists say the fossil of a four-legged prehistoric whale, unearthed over a decade ago in the country's Western Desert, is that of a previously unknown species. The creature, an ancestor of the modern-day whale, is believed to have lived 43 million years ago.

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A Missouri police officer who was still in training after graduating from the police academy in July has died after being shot by a wanted man who opened fire on officers and was also killed, authorities said.

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The time for moonlit midnight rides aboard a Lime scooter in Washington is over after the Washington City Council voted last week to impose a 10 p.m. curfew on the scooters. 

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The long-awaited playground at Washington’s Phoenix Park moved one step closer to reality on Wednesday as the city’s park board finalized its recommendation for the playground’s design and color scheme. 

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A Defiance man has been named the new chairman of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, the commission announced in a press release Thursday.

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Washington was not chosen as the winner of T-Mobile’s “Hometown Techover” contest, a nationwide contest sponsored by T-Mobile that initially garnered “thousands of entries.”

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Beneath a canopy of trees that likely predate many of their ancestors’ arrivals in what became Missouri, about 15 campers at Robertsville State Park gathered Saturday for a presentation on how the Osage Indians — a community that once dominated the nearby landscape — made their livelihoods f…

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A letter sent to the New Haven Board of Alderman airing the grievances of those upset about the city’s decision to sell the building that housed New Haven’s visitors center and museum was the center of a debate at Monday night’s meeting.

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The Washington school board hopes students will be spending less time in quarantine after board members decided to start using a test-out modified quarantine in a special meeting Monday night.

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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Pope Francis urged Hungary on Sunday to “extend its arms towards everyone,” in a veiled critique of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s anti-migrant policies, as the pontiff opened a four-day visit to Central Europe in his first big international outing since undergoing in…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A declassified FBI document related to logistical support given to two of the Saudi hijackers in the run-up to the Sept. 11 attacks details contacts the men had with Saudi associates in the United States but does not provide proof that senior kingdom officials were complici…

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With the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) getting extra funding because of the recently passed gasoline tax increase, as well as the possibility of a $1 trillion federal infrastructure bill, some long-dreamed-of highway plans are popping back up.

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People are once again looking to the sky in awe of the majestic sights of space at a New Haven observatory. Earlier this summer, the Eastern Missouri Dark Sky Observers, an astronomy club, began operations again after a hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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With the recent passage of a gradual 12.5 cents-per-gallon state gasoline tax increase and the possibility of getting billions more for Missouri highways and bridges from a $1 trillion federal infrastructure package, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is in as good a place for…

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On Friday, Vietnam War veteran and Lonedell resident John Stillman  and his daughter Lori, authors of “Jumping from Helicopters: A Vietnam Memoir,” spoke to students who read their book in St. Francis Borgia Regional High School’s summer reading program.

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COVID-19 booster shots may be coming for at least some Americans but already the Biden administration is being forced to scale back expectations — illustrating just how much important science still has to be worked out.

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Often unseen, the homeless population in Missouri is growing, according to a 2020 assessment report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. That report found that on any given night in the state, an estimated 6,500 people experienced homelessness, which is up 5.6 percent f…

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is urging the General Assembly to prohibit local election workers from helping absentee voters correct mistakes, a move that would mean some votes aren't counted.