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Gift of Body brings humanity to the lab
Students and faculty met the families of people who donated their bodies to help medical students learn about anatomy.
Aug 18 11:00AM site: Local News more : "Local News "

Local artists hope to finish large-scale Old 63 mural by November
After gathering opinions from the community, the Columbia City Council will vote on the mural project moving forward on Sept. 4.
Aug 18 12:45AM site: Local News more : "Local News "

MU English professor pens memoir about life at Mohave desert missile factory
Karen Piper moved to the desert as a child when her father began working at the China Lake naval weapons facility.
Aug 18 12:00AM site: Local News more : "Local News "

Budget calls for another round of changes, cuts to bus system
The Columbia City Council will hold another round of hearings on the budget Monday night. It also will revive the Henderson Branch sewer debate by introducing related ordinances.
Aug 17 11:40PM site: Local News more : "Local News "

National/World News
Verdict scheduled for next week in Myanmar reporters' trial
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) A judge in Myanmar says he will deliver a verdict next Monday in the trial of two Reuters journalists that has become a key test of media freedom in the former military dictatorship.
Aug 20 8:19AM site: Nation/World more : "Nation/World "

Police in Barcelona shoot knife attacker
MADRID (AP) A man attacked officers with a knife at a police station in Barcelona on Monday and was gunned down, police in the Spanish city said.
Aug 20 9:24AM site: AP more : "News "

Britain to axe funding for scheme supporting Syrian opposition
Government ends police force programme as Assad's forces close in on rebel-held areas The UK government is to end funding to a scheme to support the Syrian opposition, deeming the programmes now too risky to operate as the final rebel-held areas face imminent attack from Bashar al-Assad's forces. Funding to support the operations of the Free Syria police force is set to come to an end in September, with government sources conceding the Access to Justice and Community Service (Ajacs) programme had become too difficult to deliver. Related: 'Disappointing': UK revives aid scheme halted over alleged payments to Syrian jihadists Related: BBC in row over 'false claims' of cash for Syrian police being paid to jihadists Continue reading.
Aug 19 11:46PM site: Guardian-MiddleEast more : "Middle East"

US supplied bomb that killed 40 children on Yemen school bus
Eleven adults also died and 79 people were woundedBomb sold to Saudi Arabia was made by Lockheed Martin. The bomb dropped on a school bus in Yemen by a Saudi-led coalition warplane was sold to Riyadh by the US, according to reports based on analysis of the debris. Related: 'The sound of children screaming keeps replaying': a Red Cross nurse in Yemen Related: Yemen school bus bombing 'one of 50 strikes on civilian vehicles this year' Continue reading.
Aug 19 2:24PM site: Guardian-MiddleEast more : "Middle East"

Local Features
Cedar Ridge Elementary embarks on new year in a new building
The new Cedar Ridge Elementary School opened its doors for the first day of school Tuesday morning.
Aug 14 3:15PM site: K-12 Education more : "K-12 Education "

Delia Dell White, May 23, 1920 Aug. 15, 2018
Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug.
Aug 18 5:38PM site: Obituaries more : "Obituaries "

DARKOW: Boone Hospital
Aug 19 11:00AM site: Opinions more : "Opinion "

DAVID WEBBER: Columbia needs more and improved bus service
The Columbia City Council should allocate more funding to redesign the public transportation system to better suit the city's needs and to attract more riders.
Aug 17 11:00AM site: Opinions more : "Opinion "

Regional News
Gov. Parson ousts Missouri's top cop
Drew Juden, who was appointed to the post in January 2017 by former Gov. Eric Greitens, is leaving his $116,000 per year job at the request of Parson.
Aug 18 1:30PM site: St Louis Dispatch State Politics more : "St Louis Dispatch State Politics "

Our Opinion
Riggs draws praise for careThe acclaim Berkshire County attracts for its arts and cultural scene is certainly deserved, but there is much more going on that deserves notice as well. On Wednesday,
Aug 16 8:33PM site: BE Editorial more : "Editorials "

Community Sources
Missouri Marriage Age Requirements Changing in August
Governor Mike Parson recently signed legislation to modify age requirements for marriage licenses in Missouri that will take effect on August 28.
Aug 17 3:37PM site: Boone County Press Releases more : "Boone Count Press Releases"

SEMO dorm to allow dogs
. CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) — Students in one Southeast Missouri State University dorm who don't want to leave their dogs or cats at home won't have to. The Southeast Missourian reports that the university this fall is allowing students in Myers Hall to live with their pets during a one-year pilot program.
Aug 19 3:09PM site: KOMU Local News more : "KOMU Local News"

Topics Beyond News
Twitter Pummels Rudy Giuliani After He Declares 'Truth Isn't Truth
Try that on a jury," quips former U.S. attorney Preet Bharara.
Aug 20 1:34AM site: American Politics more : "US Politics "

Alex Jones Penalized By Twitter
Last week, the company was a notable exception after a wave of other major tech companies banned Jones and his main channels. Jones cannot tweet on his main account for one week.
Aug 15 7:55PM site: NPR-Digital Culture more : "Digital Culture "

Sharp Objects: Is [Spoiler] Behind All the Deaths?
. Warning: The following contains spoilers of Sharp Object's seventh episode. Read at your own risk! When Camille (Amy Adams) was sent to Wind Gap to cover the story of the two murdered girls, her boss Curry (Miguel Sandoval) did so with the ulterior motive of helping his troubled reporter find closure ..
Aug 20 2:00AM site: TV Industry News more : "TV Industry News"

The revolution that mapped the world
A small city in northern Italy holds 500 years of travel secrets
Aug 20 9:52PM site: BBC Travel more : "BBC Travel "

The Latest: US Senate affirms the press is 'not the enemy
NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on U.S. newsrooms coordinating a series of editorials speaking up for a free press (all times local):
Aug 16 6:08PM site: AP more : "Law & Lawmakers "

Animal Lovers Celebrate 'Clear The Shelters' With Pics Of Pets Finding New Homes
Congrats to all the happy dogs, cats, bunnies and other critters out there!
Aug 18 10:00PM site: Good News more : "Good News "

We could learn a lot about vocational training from Finland
Finland's vocational education and training (VET) programs cover a range of occupations, and training is available to just about everyone.
Aug 15 1:44PM site: Socially Aware Business more : "New Corporate Culture"

Catholic Community Grapples With Pennsylvania Sex Abuse Report
NPR's Lakshmi Singh discusses the Pennsylvania attorney general's report with Terry McKiernan of Bishops Accountability; Catholic University of America professor Kurt Martens; and The American Conservative journalist Rod Dreher.
Aug 19 9:50PM site: NPR-Religion more : "Religion News - NPR "