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Police confirm second shooting victim after man killed in Columbia

Police have confirmed the identity of a second victim after one man is shot and killed in Columbia Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday officials said Derrick Brookins, 44, died following the shooting at 920 West Texas Avenue just north of I-70. Another man, Darrius Edwards, 22, also went to a nearby hospital in a personal vehicle.

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Michigan affirmative action ban upheld

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan law banning the use of racial criteria in college admissions, a key decision in an unfolding legal and political battle nationally over affirmative action.

The justices found 6-2 that a lower court did no...

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Rand Paul in Chicago: School choice is 'the great equalizer'

Continuing his outreach to minority voters, Sen. Rand Paul told an audience in Chicago Tuesday that the debate over school choice is not a Republican vs. Democrat issue, but a fight between the "dead-enders" and "those who believe in innovation."

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Grads hit with defaults when co-signers die

Student loan borrowers are suddenly being thrown into default when the co-signer on their loan -- often a parent or grandparent -- dies or files for bankruptcy.

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How some colleges are offering free textbooks

Open textbooks are catching on among educators and institutions looking to save students money.

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Lawmakers mull state funds to districts for preschool

Missouri lawmakers are moving to put more of the state's money where their mouths are in supporting preschool and early childhood programs.

Officials confirm Frank Haith is leaving MU

University of Missouri officials have confirmed MU's head basketball coach, Frank Haith, is leaving for The University of Tulsa. MU Athletics Director Mike Alden got a text from Haith Friday morning saying he was taking the job in Tulsa. Coach Tim Fuller will take over his spot as interim head coach.

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The rise of college 'study drugs'

Around this time of year, you're more likely to find college students in the library cramming for final exams than out partying. In an environment where the workload is endless and there's always more to be done, a quick fix to help buckle down and power through becomes very tempting.

Fans react to possibility of Coach Frank Haith leaving

University of Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith is a polarizing figure.

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