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Jared Loughner Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole

In a federal court today in Tuscon, Arizona, Jared Loughner received a life sentence without parole for his shooting rampage in January 2011 that killed six people and wounded 13, including then-U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D.-Ariz.).

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Am I Thrilled?: Bruce’s Post-Election Thoughts [OPINION]

People are coming to me asking if I'm thrilled about the election.  Most of them are being sarcastic because my beliefs lean to the right.  The answer is "no."  I'm not thrilled.  But it has nothing to do with the outcome of the Presidential election.  No matter who won the election, the problems facing us as a nation don't change.

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President Obama’s Re-Election Victory Speech – Election 2012 [TRANSCRIPT, VIDEO]

On Nov. 6, 2012, Barack Obama was re-elected as President of the United States of America by the American people after clinching 303 electoral votes (270 votes are needed for the presidency).

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View the Pettis County Sample Ballot

Tomorrow is election day.  All the campaigning, arguing and muckraking ends and we choose our leaders and weigh in on various propositions.  There have been a lot of people asking what is going to be on the ballot so they may research and cast an informed vote.

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Hear an Amazing Story of Survival During Hurricane Sandy

There have been a lot of awful or inspiring stories coming out of Hurricane Sandy. This manages to be both. A man found a note in his house scrawled by a person who had taken a blanket to keep hypothermia at bay. The author of the note was sure he was dying.

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Election Exhaustion: How are You Dealing With It? [VIDEO]

Kids, the elections are finally coming up next week.  I turned on the TV last night, and I swear, it seemed like every ad was something political. 

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Hurricane Sandy’s Aftermath: What Happened, What We Know Now [VIDEO]

This morning, much of the East Coast is picking up the pieces after the massive storm known as Hurricane Sandy swept through, leaving millions without power, causing untold economic damage, and killing at least 21 people. Flooding caused largely by enormous, unprecedented storm surges has crippled transportation routes and wreaked havoc on low-lying areas.

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Hurricane Sandy 2012: Country Artists Offer Prayers, Warnings and Jokes as Storm Approaches

With the eye of 2012's Hurricane Sandy expected to make landfall in the next 24 hours, residents along the east coast are taking measures to stay safe during, and after, what is being described as the "perfect storm." Country music's reach extends into all 50 states, so it's no surprise that many of the top names took to Twitter to encourage those in Hurricane Sandy's path to be extra cautious. A few even added some much-needed humor to the conversation surrounding Frankenstorm.

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See Eerie Photos of New York City’s Abandoned Subway Stations

In case you missed it -- there's a storm a-brewin'! Hurricane Sandy is lurching her way up the coast, heading for us all. Yesterday, the MTA announced it was shutting down trains in NYC at 7 pm and buses at 9pm. Here are some pictures from their official Flickr page taunting us with how delightfully empty all the stations are right now.

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The National Anthem: Should We Sing It Traditionally or With Style? [POLL]

For the last 10 years, six of those in Sedalia, I have played the National Anthem each morning before the show.  It is generally not something I point out nor do I put a lot of pomp and circumstance around it.  I just play it.  Last week, a friend of mine contacted me to tell me that she used my show as a history lesson.

It seems her cousin who is in 6th grade didn't know what our National Anthem was.  He had heard it before my show, but never knew the meaning behind it.  I count this as a pretty big failure on several levels, and I started to think of all the different ways I've heard the song done.

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