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A city of southwest Missouri near the Kansas border west of Springfield. It grew in the 1800s as a center of lead and zinc mining.
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1. (Biography) Janis 1943–70, US rock singer, noted for her hoarse and passionate style. Her albums include Cheap Thrills (1968) and Pearl (1971)
2. (Biography) Scott 1868–1917, US pianist and composer: creator of ragtime
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(ˈdʒɒp lɪn)

1. Scott, 1868–1917, U.S. ragtime pianist and composer.
2. a city in SW Missouri. 38,893.
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Noun1.Joplin - United States singer who died of a drug overdose at the height of her popularity (1943-1970)
2.Joplin - United States composer who was the first creator of ragtime to write down his compositions (1868-1917)
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ZAF Energy Systems Inc., a developer of next-generation battery technology, is opening its new production facility in Joplin, Missouri.
Joplin High School student Kelsey Anderson was kicked out of class Friday after her teacher told her "plus-sized women need to dress accordingly." The teacher told the 17-year-old, that "smaller busted women could get away with more than larger busted women," said Anderson's attorney Elizabeth Turner.
Twelve-year-old Joplin lives with her divorced mom and her mom's friend, Jen, in a basement apartment in New York.
Janis: Little Girl Blue, by the award-winning Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil, West of Memphis), documents the life of Janis Joplin, undoubtedly one of the greatest vocalists ever.
The musicians in Jess's volume were innovators, virtuosos--Scott Joplin, the King of Ragtime, receives the most attention here, floating through several sections of the book via interviews by one Julius Monroe Trotter, a Pullman porter who questions how a king can die in virtual obscurity.
A Missouri man has pleaded guilty to setting a fire that destroyed a mosque four years ago and attempting to burn down a Planned Parenthood clinic in Joplin, Missouri.
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Protecting schools and their associated high-occupancy buildings from violent tornadoes is the goal of the first approved building code changes based on recommendations from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) technical investigation into the impacts of the May 2011 tornado that devestated Joplin, Mo.
Braden Joplin, a 25-year-old student at Texas Tech University, died just after 4:30 p.m.