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Washburn University forum focuses on diverse voices

Universities around the state — and the nation — have recently grappled with concerns about lack of inclusion and representation of different voices on campus. One of the ways Washburn University has addressed this is through its Diversity Committee, which held an event entitled "Ot... Read more

Norman Rockwell's view of Missouri newspaper hits auction

After a long delay, art critics now recognize paintings such as "Norman Rockwell Visits a Country Editor" as treasures. At auction Thursday, it fetched $11.5 million from an anonymous bidder. Read more

'Cable guy' trademark suit against Giterdone gas station

The company that owns trademark and merchandising rights for Larry the Cable Guy says the Giterdone convenience store in Diamondhead, Mississippi, is violating the trademark on the catchphrase Git-R-Done. Read more

Tipitina's owner plans $12M lakefront festival park

The owner of one of New Orleans' best-known music bars has agreed to spend at least $12 million to turn a vacant riverboat casino dock into an outdoor music venue and high-end retail center. Read more

Tipitina's owner plans $12M lakefront festival park

The owner of one of New Orleans' best-known music bars has agreed to spend at least $12 million to turn a vacant riverboat casino dock into an outdoor music venue and high-end retail center. Read more

Duo revisits Wahb the grizzly bear

Wahb the grizzly bear has been famous in fiction for more than a century, but a combination analysis and report on its relevancy to today's world earned two Buffalo Bill Center of the West officials an unexpected prize for their partnership. Read more

Pawn shop, entertainment venue opens in Sioux Falls

A 70,000-square-foot pawn shop and entertainment venue in Sioux Falls opened its doors on Saturday. Read more

Architecture students study Martian landscapes

In their first semester of graduate school, five first-year landscape architecture graduate students are working with a landscape where no human has been — Mars. Read more

Bill Clinton back on fundraising trail for wife's campaign

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Former President Bill Clinton is going on a fundraising swing reminiscent of his presidential campaigns of the 1990s. But this time he's doing it for his wife. Read more

In Saudi prison, artist facing death says he's no atheist

Mideast Saudi Apostasy Case

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A Palestinian artist sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for apostasy was quoted by a local news website Thursday as saying that he is not an atheist and that his case centers around a personal dispute he had with someone. Read more

Jeezy hands out Thanksgiving meals to performing in concert

Grammy-nominated rapper Jeezy went from handing out meals to performing in front of a sold-out crowd in Atlanta. Read more

'This Book is Gay' means controversy for Wasilla Library

The Wasilla Library may have to take U.K. author James Dawson's "This Book is Gay" out of the juvenile nonfiction section. Read more

Ohio choir may end 72-year 'Messiah' tradition

Organizers say a northeast Ohio choir's 72-year tradition of performing Handel's "Messiah" is at risk due to declining attendance and rising costs. Read more

Adele announces first tour in five years for new album '25'

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Adele has announced her first tour since 2011, with a string of European dates in support of her record-breaking new album, "25." Read more

Memorial to Rhode Island nightclub fire closer to $2M goal

Nightclub Fire Memorial

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The slow road to build a permanent memorial at the site of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people 12 years ago is getting shorter, as organizers said they are inching closer to raising the $2 million they need to complete it. Read more

Malia Obama navigating college decision-making process

Malia Obama College Choices

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Michelle Obama's message for high school seniors fretting about their college prospects is simple. Read more

Britain's Prince Harry opens children's center in Lesotho

Prince Harry has named the buildings of a new children's center in Lesotho after the two most important women in his life — his mother and his nanny. Read more

AP PHOTOS: Graffiti artists depict Paris' resilience

France Paris Attacks Street Art  Photo Gallery

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As Paris reeled from the worst attacks France has known since the end of World War II, its street artists took to city walls and billboards to paint notes of defiance. Read more

The Latest: Belgium says likely Paris fugitive gets help

France Paris Attacks Tricolor Comeback

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The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local: Read more

Outspoken Miss World Canada denied entry to China

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Canada's outspoken Miss World contestant said she was barred Thursday from entering China to take part in this year's pageant and accused Beijing of overreach in extending its campaign of censorship even to beauty contests. Read more

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