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Curtis Cooper, professor of computer science at the University of Central Missouri, with the computer that made the discovery of the world’s largest known prime number. (Courtesy of UCM Public Affairs)

UCM Professor Discovers World’s Largest Known Prime Number

Curtis Cooper, professor of computer science at the University of Central Missouri, has made the most recent discovery of the world’s largest known prime number, according to information released by the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Number Search, also known as GIMPS.

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Post Office Will Not Deliver Mail on Saturdays Anymore

Starting this summer, you won't be getting any mail over the weekend.

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IHOP
Scott Olson, Getty Images

IHOP Celebrates National Pancake Day By Giving Away Free Pancakes

Sure, you may have just packed on a pound or two chowing down during the Super Bowl, but that’s no excuse to skip National Pancake Day.

Especially when free food and a good cause is involved.

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Atlanta shooting

Student Shot at Atlanta Middle School

A 14-year-old student at Price Middle School in Atlanta was shot in the head or neck on Thursday afternoon. The student was taken to the hospital; his condition has not been officially released, but reports say that he is alert, conscious and breathing.

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ABC

Gunman Shoots and Kills Bus Driver, Holds 6-Year-Old Hostage in Bunker

On Tuesday afternoon, a man in Dale County, Alabama, near Midland City, got on a school bus, demanded a child be let off with him, then shot and killed the bus driver when he refused. The shooter, identified as Jimmy Lee Dykes, then took the boy from the bus and is currently holed up with him in an underground bunker nearby.

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Bible
Comstock

What Are the Most Bible-Minded Cities in America?

Thou shalt covet this list.

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Brazil Fire Band
Facebook

Pop-Country Band at Center of Tragic Brazil Club Fire

Officials say pyrotechnics set off by the band Gurizada Fandangueira started a fire that killed 233 people in southern Brazil early Sunday morning (Jan. 27). Many more are being treated for injuries as crews dig through the debris at the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria.

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YouTube/NRA

Does the NRA’s Ad Featuring Obama’s Children Go Too Far?

On Wednesday President Obama announced a series of proposals to address gun violence. The day before, the National Rifle Association, which opposes the president's ideas, released a Web ad that stoked controversy, particularly because the ad focuses on Obama's daughters.

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Sheriff Charles Heiss
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Read the Open Letter from Johnson County Sheriff Chuck Heiss to President Obama

The following is an open letter sent to President Barack Obama on the morning of Jan. 17 from Johnson County Sheriff Chuck Heiss in regard to the Obama Administration's recent  gun control proposal.

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Flu Shot
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Where to Get Flu Shots in Sedalia

The flu season has run rampant across the country this year and the season continues on.  Many people are trying to get a flu shot and are finding that they are hard to find.  The CDC distributes them almost as much as they are used up.  JoAnn Martin of the Pettis County Health Center pointed out that as of last Friday (Jan. 11) there were very little if not any vaccines in Pettis County.  However more shipments arrived in Sedalia today (Jan. 16).

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