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Missouri 'Back-to-School' Sales Tax Holiday begins Friday

The Missouri "Back-to-School" Sales Tax Holiday will begin on Friday and continue through Sunday. During the holiday, the state sales tax will be exempt for school-related products. 

Fencing trainer coaches son in Show-Me State Games

A former trainer for Egypt's national team coached his son to winning his third consecutive Show-Me State Games fencing championship.

OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS: France defeats U.S. in swimming relay, but U.S. prevails in basketball

The U.S. men's basketball team routed France 98-71 on Sunday, the French team overtook the U.S. to win the 400-meter freestyle relay and criticism continues to pour in over NBC's coverage of the 2012 London Games.

College connections bring volleyball team together at Show-Me State Games

Three months ago, Nate Leech and Brooke Hanchette decided to make a co-ed volleyball team for this year's Show-Me State Games. The team was not only competing at the games for the first time but also playing together for the first time.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Show-Me State Games, Boone County Fair and 'Mr. Olympics'

Images from the Boone County Fair, the Show-Me State Games and the Hallsville barn that burned down — and one of "Mr. Olympics" — were some of the best photos taken by Missourian staff this past week.

FROM READERS: Second Baptist celebrates 146th anniversary

The celebration of the Second Missionary Baptist Church's 146 Anniversary was capped by a powerful speech from former pastor Rev. J Alfred Smith Sr.

Rams, defensive end Chris Long agree to four-year contract extension

Getting the deal done before training camp was a priority for Rams defensive end Chris Long. Getting other core players locked up is a priority for the new regime led by coach Jeff Fisher.

Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel keeps positive outlook despite criticism

It's been the offseason of disrespect for Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel, who got booed at a charity softball game. Kansas City openly pursued to replace him with free agent Peyton Manning.

 

Royals swept by Mariners in four-game series in Seattle

Seattle swept Kansas City in a four-game set for the first time since May 2001.

Cardinals give up two-run walkoff homer to Cubs in 10th inning

Starlin Castro led off the 10th with a single against Trevor Rosenthal (0-1) and Anthony Rizzo followed with his seventh homer of the season to lift the Cubs over the Cardinals.

London Olympics: U.S. men rout France 98-71 in Olympic basketball

Kevin Durant scored 22 points in his Olympic debut, Kevin Love added 14 and LeBron James had eight assists as the American men's basketball team overcame some sloppy moments with a 98-71 win Sunday over France.

London Olympics: NBC critics loud on social media

Online complaints focused on NBC's decision Saturday to air the marquee swimming event won by American Ryan Lochte on tape delay in prime time, and Friday on the network not streaming the opening ceremony online.

London Olympics: French get revenge for 2008 relay loss to U.S.

The U.S. team won the silver, while Australia — the favorite — didn't even get a medal.

Democrats advertising in Missouri, Wisconsin GOP Senate primaries

Democrats' advertisements are being aimed at specific Republican candidates in an attempt, strategists say, to influence who the competition will be in the fall when Senate seats will be on the line.

Independent energy group involved in Missouri Senate races

Missourians Against Higher Utility Rates is influencing the state Senate primaries with political pieces directed toward fighting legislation that would increase energy costs.

London Olympics: 5 things to know for Sunday

In swimming, the United States, Australia and France compete for the gold medal in the 4x100 freestyle relay, a day after U.S. teammate Ryan Lochte defeated Michael Phelps.

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