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  • Deadly Joplin tornado remembered, one year later (+video)

    Residents of Joplin, Missouri awoke Tuesday morning with memories still fresh in their minds of the deadly twister that struck their city one year ago.

  • Joplin seniors graduate after year of tragedy and triumph

    A year ago, the deadliest tornado in six decades leveled Joplin, Missouri; President Obama commemorated that anniversary with a speech to the high school graduates who persevered. 

  • Health-care protest bills get Missouri OK

    Health-care bills taking a swipe and President Obama's health-care program passed the Missouri legislature this week. One allows employers to refuse health insurance for birth control; the other would let voters decide whether to allow the creation of a health-insurance exchange.

  • Five major SOPA supporters

    The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its Senate counterpart, the Protect IP Act or PIPA, would allow the US government to seek a court order and even shut down websites that contain content or links “committing or facilitating online piracy.”  Moreover, advertisers and Internet service providers would be banned from doing business with violators.However, payment and advertising networks, search engines or service providers that take voluntary action to redress detected violations – by terminating businesses with transgressor sites or comply with the law – will be granted immunity from liability charges.On Sept. 22, 2011, more than 350 trade associations, professional and labor organizations, and businesses signed a letter urging Congress to enact legislation to stop “rogue sites” from copyright infringement.Here are five key SOPA and PIPA supporters:

  • New Missouri 'Facebook bill': Let school districts make their own rules

    New Missouri 'Facebook bill': Let school districts make their own rules

    The Missouri legislature wants to limit 'improper communications' between students and teachers, but its first 'Facebook law' was blocked by the courts. Now, it's trying a toned-down version.

  • Missouri Facebook Law: why can’t teachers and students be friends?

    Christina Thomas and the Missouri Teachers Association are contesting The Amy Hestir Student Protection Act. But what's behind the legislation?

  • Will Missouri 'Facebook Law' spook teachers away from social media?

    Will Missouri 'Facebook Law' spook teachers away from social media?

    Some say Missouri's new 'Facebook Law' blocks useful student-teacher communication. Others call it a new gloss on an old rule: Teachers shouldn't be too chummy with students.

  • Joplin tornado: With one-third of homes gone, where will residents live?

    Joplin tornado: With one-third of homes gone, where will residents live?

    Since the Joplin tornado, nearly 5,000 people have signed up for housing help. FEMA is involved, and Home Depot has set up a makeshift lumberyard that's seeing brisk business.

  • Obama speaks at Joplin memorial for tornado victims

    Obama speaks at Joplin memorial for tornado victims

    The president attended the memorial after touring the scene of last week's tornado, which killed at least 120 people in Missouri.

  • Obama tours tornado-devastated Joplin

    Obama tours tornado-devastated Joplin

    The president walked through a destroyed neighborhood before attending a memorial service for those killed in Missouri's deadly tornados.