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Political parties hope to avoid uncontested Missouri elections In the 2014 general election, Missourians voted to fill 198 state government positions. However, many voters entered the booth to find they really didn't have a choice. For many government seats, there was only one choice on the ballot; no competition. "It's disheartening. It's not democracy," says Skyler Johnston, executive director of the Greene County Democrats. Out of 17 state senate races in 2014, 10 were unopposed. Of 163 state ...

Cab drivers expect busy night on Super Bowl Sunday Super Bowl 50 is now in the record books with the ______ hoisting that Lombardi Trophy. Whether at house or at a local watering hole, many people across the Ozarks watched the game with family or friends.      One team famous for its orange is making sure the night stays safe for all. "I will say tonight is going to look like one of the busiest five ...

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) ...

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) ...

PICTURES: Pre-game festivities at Super Bowl 50 The pre-game show at the Super Bowl is always anticipated.  Check out the images from Super Bowl 50's. (Streeter Lecka/Ezra Shaw/Christopher Polk/Sean M. Haffey/Patrick Smith/Kevin Mazur/Kevin Cox/Al Bello/Ronald Martinez/Harry How/Getty Images) ...

New leader of Missouri State NAACP promises more inclusion The new leader of the Missouri State NAACP says he plans to build a younger, more inclusive organization. Nimrod "Rod" Chapel Jr. was elected last month as the 14th President of the Missouri State NAACP. He told The St. Louis Post-Dispatch that t's important to include leaders of groups such as Black Lives Matter, which rose to prominence after the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown, ...



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Myanmar presidential vote to start on March 17 as transition talks drag on
Myanmar's National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi talks to journalists during her meeting with the media in her office at the parliament in NaypyitawBy Hnin Yadana Zaw and Aung Hla Tun NAYPYITAW/YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's parliament will begin its election of the new president on March 17, cutting very close to an April 1 deadline, suggesting talks between Aung San Suu Kyi's victorious party and the military are likely to take longer than planned. Senior NLD members had told the media they would hold presidential elections in February, but the parliament on Monday decided the process would start two weeks before the new government is scheduled to begin its term, on April 1. The NLD swept the historic Nov. 8 election, securing some 80 percent of elected seats in parliament, or enough to push through its president.

Dominant D carries Manning, Broncos to 24-10 Super Bowl win
Denver Broncos’ Von Miller (58) strips the ball from Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton (1) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With his prolific passing and complete control of the game at the line of scrimmage, Peyton Manning helped usher in the NFL's wide-open era of high-scoring offenses and pass-happy game plans.

How Donald Trump, with pizazz and bluster, took on the NFL
FILE - In this March 8, 1984, file photo, Donald Trump shakes hands with Herschel Walker in New York after agreement on a 4-year contract with the New Jersey Generals USFL football team. The New Jersey Generals have been largely forgotten, but Trump’s ownership of the team was formative in his evolution as a public figure and peerless self-publicist. With money and swagger, he led a shaky and relatively low-budget spring football league, the USFL, into a showdown with the NFL. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 30 years ago, Donald Trump bought a franchise in the upstart United States Football League. He then led his fellow owners to sue the NFL in a high-stakes antitrust case.

Political tourists flock to New Hampshire for up-close view
Alex Tsipis of Wayland, Mass., left, listens to Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich during a campaign stop in Nashua, N.H., Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. Tipis travelled New Hampshire to hear Kasich in person. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Ann and Jon Vitti hopped on a flight from Los Angeles to snowy New Hampshire last week to witness first-hand what they can't see on their TV: The more personal side of presidential politics.

Cruz, 'super' PACs pummeled Trump on Iowa airwaves with ads
FILE - In a Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at Plymouth State University, in Plymouth, N.H. Trump has given a list of reasons for his second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, including a failure to invest in boosting voter-turnout and claiming that Ted Cruz “stole” the win. But with voting fast approaching in New Hampshire, data from political advertising tracker Kantar Media reveal another possible explanation: Trump got pummeled on TV political-advertising. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has given a list of reasons for his second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, including a failure to invest in boosting voter-turnout and claiming that Ted Cruz "stole" the win. But with voting fast approaching in New Hampshire, data from political advertising tracker Kantar Media reveal another possible explanation: Trump got pummeled on TV.