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House gives military authority to train, arm Syrian rebels

The U.S. House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight ISIS militants by a vote of 273 -156 on Wednesday.


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Citizenship test proposed for Missouri students

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some former Missouri officials are backing a proposal to require high school students to pass a test used for immigrants applying for citizenship.

Lincoln University issues, later lifts campuswide lockdown

Officials at Lincoln University confirmed on Wednesday they issued a campuswide lockdown Tuesday, but it was lifted when no danger was found.

School put on modified lockdown in Columbia

District officials said Oakland Middle School near Oakland Gravel and Blue Ridge roads in north Columbia was placed on a modified lockdown Wednesday as police looked for a suspected car thief in the area.

Occupy Wall Street protests enter 24th day

Occupy abolishes $4 million in other people's student loan debt

After forgiving millions of dollars in medical debt, Occupy Wall Street is tackling a new beast: student loans.

Marking the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the group's Strike Debt initiative announced Wednesday it has abolished ...

Two MU students report rapes near campus

Two MU students said they were raped near campus over the weekend.

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Top 20 colleges with most billionaire alumni

In perhaps the most prestigious college ranking, a new report lists colleges and universities with most global billionaire graduates.

Columbia Board of Education to discuss guns in schools

Columbia Board of Education to discuss guns in schools

A new law takes effect in less than 30 days letting Missouri teachers carry guns in the classroom. But not everybody is on board.

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Online education clicks with African students

Fresh faced and full of energy, five recent graduates sit around the conference room table. They all hail from a different African country, and they all have big dreams about revamping education in their continent for a digital era.

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