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Debates don’t often decide the outcome of a presidential campaign — but Tuesday’s scheduled collision between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden could be an exception to the rule if Biden comes out a winner.…

President Donald Trump earlier this year called on the IRS to review the tax-exempt status of universities and colleges. The president doesn’t like the political beliefs of many college teachers, so he thinks the universities…

Forty-six years ago, at the 1974 Kansas State Fair U.S. Senate debate, Bob Dole altered the path of politics for both state and nation. Down in the polls to Democratic Rep. Bill Roy, Dole had…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The day after Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 presidential election, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took the bench wearing a black necklace with crystals. It was a…

On a bright Thursday morning the Rev. John Skillings paid us a call at the Register.  His mood, however, did not match the weather. “We need to take President Trump at his word,” he said,…

Some parents in Neosho, Mo., on the western edge of the Ozarks, were all for Newton County’s ongoing “experiment” of letting kids who’d been exposed to COVID-19 go back to class and even play sports…

I’m guessing most people would appreciate a two-hour deep-tissue massage about now.  If only it could be done remotely. Between the pandemic, politics, and natural disasters, the news can be overwhelming these days.  At such…

As a physician, I’m part of a COVID-19 task force that contacts coronavirus-positive patients and clarifies the next steps in their care. When I tell them their test result is positive, many react with puzzlement,…

Early in the pandemic, I had occasion to page through photo albums my mother assembled during my childhood. Some of those happy images chilled my physician heart. There I was, two months old, sleeping peacefully…

WASHINGTON — To the ancient Greeks, hubris was the crime of arrogance — an offense against common decency and an insult to the gods. Their myths included a goddess named Nemesis whose job was to…