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School Board was wise to extend Webb's contract

THE Quincy School Board has been so impressed with the performance of Roy Webb during his first 14 months on the job that it took the unprecedented step last week of extending the superintendent's contract to 2022.

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CIA surveillance worth congressional inquiry

THE WikiLeaks document dump on the CIA's hacking division appears to be far more damaging to U.S. spying abroad than threatening to average Americans at home. This is not the outrageous domestic mass surveillance by the National Security Agency revealed b

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Talk of deep-space exploration has some merit

AMERICANS looked into deep space 50 years ago and saw it as a place worth planting a flag. The space race galvanized the country, igniting a nationalistic fervor to beat the Russians to the moon that captured the imaginations of adults and children alike

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It might be time for new U.S.-Russia nuclear pact

RUSSIA'S secret deployment of a new cruise missile in violation of a 1987 agreement with the United States calls into question the whole value of making deals with President Vladimir Putin. Again, as previous presidents, including Gerald Ford and Ronald R

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New food-labeling standards should help cut down on waste

FOOD is often safe to eat after the date on the package, just less tasty. Yet many consumers discard "expired" food without checking whether it's still good. New food-labeling standards effective in mid-2018 should help. The voluntary guidelines adopted b

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Missouri drug monitoring would combat abuse

MISSOURI remains the only state in the country without a prescription drug monitoring program, although that could change now that the state's Senate has approved a bill creating a database to track when prescriptions for controlled substances are written

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Reviewing Waters of U.S. rule a positive step

PRESIDENT Donald Trump's executive order that requires a review of the Waters of the United States rule is a victory for property owners, proponents of limited government and the rule of law.

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U.S. must attempt to talk again with North Korea

THE United States has canceled informal back-channel talks scheduled with North Korea for mid-March in New York, presumably because of that country's apparent assassination in Kuala Lumpur's airport of leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother, Kim Jong Nam. The

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Planets' discovery exciting news in search for life

THE discovery of seven Earth-size planets orbiting a dwarf star 40 light-years away -- a mere 235 trillion miles from Earth as the crow flies -- has excited the world's scientists in ways the discovery of other exoplanets hasn't. That's because the seven pl

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Teams win pride for themselves, communities

AREA fans were treated to a double dose of basketball excitement last weekend when the Mendon Unity and Central-Southeastern girls' teams reached the semifinals of their respective high school state tournaments. Unity, which didn't even receive a vote in