Missouri child abuse hotline now accepts out-of-state calls

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — For years, callers with out-of-state area codes couldn't connect with Missouri's toll-free hotline to report cases of potential child abuse and neglect, an issue advocates worried could discourage good Samaritans and mean some kids might not get the help they need.

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  • Written by By SUMMER BALLENTINE, Associated Press

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week


A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:

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Thousands march through Boston week after Virginia bloodshed

BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of leftist counterprotesters marched through downtown Boston on Saturday, chanting anti-Nazi slogans and waving signs condemning white nationalism ahead of a rally being staged by conservative activists a week after a Virginia demonstration turned deadly.

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  • Written by By STEVE LeBLANC , Associated Press

After Charlottesville, students worry about safety on campus

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (AP) — When Carl Valentine dropped off his daughter at the University of Virginia, he had some important advice for the college freshman: Don't forget that you are a minority.

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  • Written by By MARIA DANILOVA , Associated Press