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Special Olympics Missouri hits fundraising landmark

Special Olympics Missouri announced Thursday it has met a $1 million fundraising challenge made more than 13 months ago by the Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Billionaires Club

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Millionaires: Success due to hard work, family values

Most high net worth Americans say they worked their way up from a lower class.

That's according to a report released by U.S. Trust on Monday, based on a survey that asked 684 adults in the U.S. with $3 million or more of "investible assets" hundreds o...

Scripps Spelling Bee

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What makes a good speller (or a bad one)?

Research published this year in the journal Brain suggests it has something to do with how some people's brains retrieve words -- or don't -- and how we manage to get them out -- or not.

Inverted Jenny stamp

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Rare 'Inverted Jenny' stamp valued at $1.6M

There are only 100 "Inverted Jenny" stamps in existence. So when one goes on sale, it's a big deal.

anti-LGBT laws fallout - bathroom law

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States sue feds over transgender measure

Eleven states are suing the Obama administration over a directive about transgender students in public schools, The Associated Press and Reuters reported.

MoDOT crews switch traffic to new overpass

MoDOT crews switch traffic to new overpass

Mid-Missouri drivers can now use the new Garth Avenue bridge in Columbia.

Twitter, tweet

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Twitter will stretch its 140-character limit

Twitter says it's stretching the iconic 140-character limit on tweets, taking @names and images out of the count.

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Snapchat could soon be worth more than $20 billion

Snapchat could be soon be valued at north of $20 billion. That is, if investors bite.

Snapchat looks to be seeking at least $200 million in new funding, according to a filing provided by VC Experts, which shows the company authorized 7.5 million new ...

San people

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World's oldest people meet modern world

Caught between modernity and 20,000 years as hunter-gatherers, the San people sit at a crossroads.

Marissa Mayer

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Marissa Mayer's security cost Yahoo $500,000

Yahoo dramatically beefed up Marissa Mayer's security detail after she and her family have faced a "credible" threat to their safety.

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