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The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
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It was more than 10 years ago that Mary Lou Randour realized she couldn't answer what should have been a simple question: Was cruelty against animals on the rise or in decline? After a years-long lobbying effort, in 2014, the FBI agreed. And this year will be the first time it collects data on animal crimes the way it does for other serious crimes like homicide.

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Despite state efforts to raise vaccination rates, public health officials say that for a variety of reasons, mainly wariness over the HPV's association with sex, parents and especially doctors have not embraced the potentially life-saving vaccine.

Updated at 9:54 AM

True to its title “Miles Ahead” is miles ahead of most music biopics. Like last week’s Chet Baker profile, “Born to Be Blue,” it ditches the tried-and-blah template in favor of a fudge-the-facts approach in telling an improvised version of the life...

Posted at 9:45 AM

Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Increasingly, businesses are asking what they can do to fight obesity among their employees, customers, and communities. After all, employers pay for obesity in their health-care costs, so they should...

Updated at 9:35 AM

Remaking a movie as beloved as “The Jungle Book” is a risky endeavor. But Jon “Iron Man” Favreau proves emphatically there’s no bungle in his “Jungle” — just laughs, tears and overwhelming warmth for the talkative critters who inhabit it.

Updated at 9:15 AM

Stung by a week of criticism by Donald Trump, the Republican National Committee officials swung back at the party's presidential front-runner on Friday, reminding him that rules for selecting convention delegates have been on the books since last...

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Diploma season is coming and whether your grad is off to college or the workforce, The List’s Bradley Hasemeyer has three GPS-based gift ideas to help them navigate their way… and for you to be sure they stay on track.

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The likely explanation for bed bugs’ resurgence is that they’ve become resistant to the most commonly used insecticides, and now researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia have found that bed bugs’ resistance to bug spray...

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Over the course of 17 days, 10,500 athletes from 206 countries will compete for the gold — and if you want in on the action, you need to lock down the trip right now. Here's what you need to know.

Posted at 8:15 AM

As much as airlines make an effort to keep their planes clean, large fleets and short turnaround times simply don't allow them to sanitize every surface. Which leads us to the obvious question: What are the dirtiest places on the plane?

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