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Alden talks about his tenure, years of growth at MU athletic program

Since University of Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden's tenure began about 17 years ago, the program has grown and changed in ways many never could have imagined.

Mike Alden stepping down as AD, addresses community in news conference

University of Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden announced Thursday he will step down from his position effective August 31 of this year.

One year later has MU improved handling of sex crimes

One year later, has MU improved handling of sex crimes?

One year after the University of Missouri vowed to make changes to the way campus sexual assaults are handled and understood, how far has the university come? Are students safer? ABC 17's Marissa Hollowed's search for answers took her to Toronto, Canada, where the family of a former MU student is living with the pain every day.

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Poverty: A growing problem in America's schools

The majority of children in America's public schools now are low-income. And that has major implications for the future of the nation's workforce.

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White House drops college savings proposal

The White House is giving up on a costly fight with Congress over the Obama administration's increasingly unpopular proposal to effectively end 529 college savings plans.

A White House official confirmed the move on Tuesday as fierce opposition to the...

Civil rights leader comes to Columbia, speaks on race relations

The celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continued Wednesday night in Columbia as Myrlie Evers-Williams spoke to a crowd of nearly 1,000 people.

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2 ex-Vanderbilt players found guilty of rape

Two former Vanderbilt University football players were found guilty of rape and sexual battery by a Nashville jury on Tuesday, CNN affiliates reported.

Corey Lamont Batey, 21, and Brandon Robert Vandenburg, 21, were each convicted on four counts of a...

Users give in to Facebook fatigue

Brooklyn boy's viral image pays tribute to principal

It took about 45 minutes for an online campaign to raise $100,000 this week, the start of an initiative that has grown beyond its original goal of funding a class trip to Harvard.

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