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Tourist town of Branson repeals mask mandate early

Tourist town of Branson repeals mask mandate early

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri tourist town of Branson is ditching its mask mandate early after electing a new mayor who ran on platform that called for doing away with it. Newly elected Mayor Larry Milton said that the “city heard your voices loud and clear” after the Board of Alderman voted 6-0 on…

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House-Backed Bill would Allow Higher College Tuition Hikes

House-Backed Bill would Allow Higher College Tuition Hikes

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri colleges and universities would have free rein to increase student tuition under a bill advancing in the Legislature. The GOP-led House on Tuesday passed a bill that would remove state limits on how much state colleges can increase tuition. Currently, schools can raise tuition to compensate for any cuts in…

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SPORTS


Cards Blanked 6-0 on Molina’s Historic Day

Cards Blanked 6-0 on Molina’s Historic Day

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Joe Ross pitched six sharp innings and the Washington Nationals threw their first regular-season shutout at Busch Stadium, blanking the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0 Wednesday. Ross (1-0) improved to 3-0 in four career starts against the Cardinals. He allowed four hits, struck out five and walked one. He also singled and…

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Blues Fall One Goal Short of Avalanche 4-3

Blues Fall One Goal Short of Avalanche 4-3

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mikko Rantanen and J.T. Compher each had a goal and an assist and the Colorado Avalanche won their fourth straight with a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Brandon Saad also scored, and Liam O’Brien had a pair of assists for Colorado, which improved…

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NATIONAL


Minnesota cop will be charged in shooting of Black motorist

Minnesota cop will be charged in shooting of Black motorist

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota prosecutor says he will charge a white former suburban Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright during a traffic stop. Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said Wednesday that Kim Potter will be charged with second-degree manslaughter. Orput’s announcement comes a day after Potter resigned…

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US to Withdraw All Troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

US to Withdraw All Troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is preparing to present his rationale for setting a hard deadline of Sept. 11 for U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. The White House says Biden will speak Wednesday afternoon about his vision for the way forward in Afghanistan, then visit the graves of American troops at Arlington National Cemetery…

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