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The war in Syria is taking place in Israel’s shadow. Syrian government forces, with Hezbollah in the lead, are poised to capture a strategically vital region that borders Israel.

And that’s ringing alarm bells among Israelis.

Hezbollah is a Lebanese Shiite group, an old enemy of Israel, which came out openly in support of Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad almost two years ago. Both Assad and Hezbollah are allies of Iran, another Israeli enemy.

Israel and the US are in a game of spy vs. spy

Mar 24, 2015
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Though Israel is not part of the Iran nuclear talks, the Israeli intelligence agencies have been working hard to spy on the negotiations.

Today Paul Pepper and KRISTEN EIFFERT, from the Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, talk about whole grains! If you find yourself not getting enough, CMAND is holding a class about cooking with whole grains at the Columbia Public Library in early April. At [4:35] Expert Vein Care's CHARLENE ADKINS talks about varicose veins. Did you know that 25% of the population has varicose veins? Find out what causes them and more - watch! March 24, 2015

Kathryn is currently pursuing a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Professional Writing at MSU. In addition to being a news intern at KSMU, she is an active member of the MSU debate team, a violinist in the university orchestra, on the worship team of Chi Alpha campus ministries, and a teacher at an after school music class. She enjoys writing, reading, hiking, kyacking, and spending time with her family. She played violin on public radio as a five year old and has had a passion for public radio ever since.

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The drunken driving case against a mid-Missouri prosecutor will be heard in Shelby County. 

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Sorry, folks: Despite some breathless headlines, no one has found actual Nazis hiding out in a remote stone building in northeastern Argentina.

But a team of Argentine archaeologists says it may have uncovered a secret Nazi hideout dating back to World War II. 

Afternoon Newscast for March 23, 2015

Mar 23, 2015

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Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore who died on Monday, age 91, will be remembered as the man who turned Singapore from a sleepy third-world afterthought into a world-class economic dynamo.

But he'll also be remembered as the man who sacrified his people's liberties to get there.

   A Missouri Republican lawmaker says a legislative fix is needed to ensure the state's prohibition on felons carrying guns won't be thrown out.

Rep. Kevin Austin, of Springfield, says the Legislature should move quickly to remedy a problem created by a court ruling involving Amendment 5, which expanded Missouri's constitutional protections for gun rights.

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  A Republican donor has revised his recollection of a comment that he says the state GOP chairman made against an auditor who later killed himself.

David Humphreys said Monday that he had gotten the date wrong when he released an affidavit last week asserting Missouri Republican Party Chairman John Hancock told him State Auditor Tom Schweich was Jewish.