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  Missouri hunters may soon have a new weapon in their arsenal -- the crossbow. The Missouri Department of Conservation is asking citizens for their thoughts on possible rule changes for the 2016 hunting season. Besides allowing crossbows, the department is looking to shorten the length of the hunting season after a decrease in the deer population over the last few years.

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Mobeen Azhar is best known as a hard-hitting investigative reporter for the BBC, working on issues such as religious violence in Lahore and heroin addiction in Karachi.

But there is another — more purple — side to Mobeen. He’s a Prince fan. A big Prince fan. And he attributes much of his career and success to the higher influence of the Purple One.

“Even today, as a 35-year-old man, when I’m in situation with work, or personal life, I ask, what would Prince do?” Mobeen said.  “And I think that’s a question we can all ask ourselves. What would Prince do?”

Michael Bergman

Remember that scruffy stray dog from last November, the one who adopted a team of Swedish athletes doing an adventure race in a South American jungle? 

That dog, whose name is Arthur, was lucky enough to get a meatball from the racers as they passed by. He never left them again.

He followed the team as they trudged through mud and rowed kayaks down a river, staying with them all the way across the finish line.

Courtesy of artist Eliezer Sonnenschein

He was an unknown Israeli artist who wanted to be discovered. So he pulled off a daring art heist. Of a sort.

And without even going to art school, Eliezer Sonnenschein became a successful artist around the globe.

Here’s the backstory.

When Sonnenschein was in his 20s, he studied graphic design and worked in advertising, but he really wanted to be an artist. So he started shopping around his work to galleries in Tel Aviv. But no one paid any attention to him, he says, because he didn’t have a degree in art.

Some immigrants spent their first nights at the YMCA. Others saw snow for the first time. Some people didn’t mean to end up here at all. What do you — or your parents or grandparents — remember about your first days in the US?

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Playing a traditional taiko drum, towering over Japan's prime minister, Michelle Obama's first official visit to Japan came with a message to invest in girls education.

Though the message was part of her promotion of a White House initiative for girls and women in developing nations, it was particularly apropos for Japan, which has remarkably low female workforce participation.

Story Act: Suggest old beliefs

Today Paul Pepper visits with local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA about the 24th Big Muddy Folk Festival, which will grace the stage in Boonville's Thespian Hall on April 10th and 11th! They perform "The Dill Pickle Rag" on guitar and hammered dulcimer at [2:03]. March 20, 2015

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State of Missouri

A Republican donor and operative have different recollections about whether the Missouri GOP chairman made negative religious remarks about a state auditor who killed himself. 

Missouri Governor's Office

Former Joplin Police Chief Lane Roberts has been appointed as Missouri's new public safety director. 

Columbia Public Schools

Columbia Public Schools Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education Ben Tilley began his presentation to the Columbia Public Schools Board of Education with a little physics. Every action the board makes in drawing boundary lines, he said, with have an equal, but opposite, reaction.