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PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill admitted that she cast Missouri’s votes at Democratic National Convention with a bit of emotion.Missouri’s senior senator was given the honor of announcing how the Show Me State was divvying its delegates. It was part of a roll call vote that made Hillary Clinton the first female presidential candidate of a major party.
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Adam Summers used to trade Snickers bars to get free CT scans of dead fish.

He likes fish. A lot.

Summers is a professor at the University of Washington in the biology department and School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences.

"I've always been a fish guy," he says. "It's just been in my blood since I was as small as I can remember." Summers was a scientific consultant on Finding Nemo and did similar work with Finding Dory.

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Wren Baker was officially announced as the new Athletic Director of the University of North Texas today, Baker had been serving as Interim Athletic Director at the University of Missouri.

The announcement was widely anticipated and comes less than a month after Mack Rhoades left the Athletic Director post at Mizzou to take a similar job at Baylor University.

In an email to the University of Missouri community, Interim MU Chancellor Hank Foley called the search for a permanent Athletic Director "a top priority" and said he would serve in the role in the meantime. 

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Authorities are increasing security at a festival that draws tens of thousands of Vietnamese Catholics to southwest Missouri each year.

The Joplin Globe reports that Carthage police are starting roadblocks Monday — two days earlier than normal. The Marian Days celebration begins Thursday on the grounds of the Congregation of the Mother of Co-Redemptrix, a Vietnamese monastery.

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Authorities have charged one man and are looking for another in a deadly Columbia shooting.

Eighteen-year-old Jadarius Sanders, of Columbia, was arrested and charged Thursday with suspicious of hindering prosecution and tampering with physical evidence. Bond is set at $100,000. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

Police said in a news release that authorities are looking for a second man on a felony warrant for second-degree murder.

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Three black women's basketball players are suing a small southwest Missouri college, alleging they were treated differently than white players before they were kicked out of the school without justification.

PHILADELPHIA – There’s a decent chance Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign could greatly impact Martin Rucker II’s professional career.

The former Mizzou football star is running as a Democrat for state representative in the Kansas City area. Since he’s running in a district that’s not exactly a sure thing for Democrats, Rucker will probably need strong showing from people higher up the ballot to help him out.

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The road to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro games has been littered with problems. The threat of the Zika virus has seemingly every athlete and visitor worried. There have been reports of rampant crime and uninhabitable dormitories. And then there are multiple reports that say the water that will be home to sailing, rowing and other water sports is still teeming with raw sewage.

Furthermore, for the people of Rio there’s the question of whether hosting the games will be worth it. Many people of course, make money selling souvenirs, renting hotel rooms and building stadiums. But are hosting the games worth the billions of dollars governments spend putting on a show for the rest of the world?

On this edition of Global Journalist we examine the preparations for the Rio games and what Los Angeles, Rome and other cities bidding for the 2024 games can learn from Rio's challenges.


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Missouri election officials are predicting 31 percent of registered voters will cast ballots in next Tuesday's primary elections.

If the prediction holds true, that would be the highest voter turnout in a Missouri primary since 2004.

Nearly 36 percent of voters turned out in that election a dozen years ago, when then-Auditor Claire McCaskill defeated Gov. Bob Holden in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. The top draw that year was a constitutional amendment limiting marriage to one man and one woman.

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