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Adjusting a sewing machine at SewYouKnow [Photo]

Kywe Paw adjusts her sewing machine during a meeting of SewYouKnow, a group that teaches refugees sewing skills, on Saturday at Community United Methodist Church. Participants have come from a variety of places including Thailand, the Philippines, and Burma.

Learning sewing at SewYouKnow [Photo]

Fran Lambeth shows Angeline Lindsey how to sew in a straight line using a paper sewing guide on Saturday, at SewYouKnow, a group at Community United Methodist Church. The group was created by Caritas Habimana to help refugees with sewing skills.

Stitching seams at SewYouKnow [Photo]

Ntigonza Hocadie stitches seams during a meeting of SewYouKnow on Saturday at Community United Methodist Church. All of the materials used for the sewing projects of SewYouKnow are donated by community members.

Boone County has high number of smokers [Photo]

Autumn Nixon takes a drag of her cigarette while taking a break from work Wednesday outside El Rancho in downtown Columbia. According to a 2011 County Health Rankings study, 21 percent of adults in Boone County smoke when compared to the national average of 15 percent. However, Boone County ranks 10th in healthiest counties in Missouri.

THE STATE OF OUR HEALTH [Graphic]

Christian County is ranked the healthiest county in Missouri. Boone County is near the top, while Pemiscot County is ranked the unhealthiest, according to a survey that compares factors such as length of life, quality of life, health behaviors and clinical care availability.

Chinese workers head back to work [Photo]

Workers head back to a construction site after their lunch break Feb. 28 in Beijing. Never before have China, India and other developing economies grown so much faster than the United States, Japan and the rich countries of Europe. To an unprecedented degree, developing countries that once looked to the United States to lead the world economy are themselves driving the recovery from the worst downturn since the 1930s.

Economy professor scratches head [Photo]

Columbia University professor Joseph Stiglitz scratches his head Jan. 26 during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Stiglitz and others worry that too much money flowing to developing economies will form bubbles in stocks and housing prices that could burst. Such money has already inflated worldwide commodity prices to historic levels.

High-rise buildings in Shanghai [Photo]

High-rise buildings are seen at the Pudong New Development Zone on Dec. 7, 2010, in Shanghai. Never before have China, India and other developing economies grown so much faster than the United States, Japan and the rich countries of Europe. To an unprecedented degree, developing countries that once looked to the United States to lead the world economy are themselves driving the recovery from the worst downturn since the 1930s.

Sen. Claire McCaskill speaks at news conference [Photo]

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 1. McCaskill once turned a political opponent's use of a plane to her advantage. Now, she is seeing the issue from a different vantage point. With a tough re-election race in 2012, the Missouri Democrat has come under heavy criticism for her use of a plane she owns with her husband.

Matt Painter [Photo]

Purdue men's basketball coach Matt Painter instructs his team in a February game this season. After meeting with MU officials on Tuesday about the opening with the Tigers, Painter decided Wednesday to accept a new contract offer from Purdue.

Louie Conti takes aim [Photo]

MU sophomore Louie Conti practices his shooting Friday at at Prairie Grove Shooting Sports.

MU Shooting Club Team President Louie Conti [Photo]

Louie Conti, the president of the MU Shooting Team president, holds his Browning 625 Sporting shotgun and watches his teammates shoot on Friday at Prairie Grove Shooting Sports.

The First Ward candidates [Photo]

The candidates competing for the Columbia City Council's First Ward seat are (clockwise, from top left) Fred Schmidt, Mitch Richards, Darrell Foster and Pam Forbes.

The Fifth Ward candidates [Photo]

Glen Ehrhardt and Helen Anthony are the candidates competing to win the Fifth Ward seat on the Columbia City Council.

Brandon Hoops [Photo]

Brandon Hoops is a 2005 graduate of the MU School of Journalism and works as a teaching assistant at the Missourian.

Liz Reed works on a story at Newsy [Photo]

Writer Liz Reed works on a story about depression and Facebook on Monday at Newsy. The Columbia-based online video news service announced Monday that it acquired $1.5 million in funding from a St. Louis-based private equity firm.

Jim Flink shows off Newsy video in Chinese [Photo]

Jim Flink, vice president of news operations at Newsy, shows an unpublished Newsy video spoken in Chinese on his iPad on Monday. The Columbia company is studying the feasibility of introducing Newsy applications in languages other than English.

Jonathan Sessions [Photo]

Columbia School Board candidate Jonathan Sessions

Sara Dickson [Photo]

Columbia School Board candidate Sara Dickson

Tom Rose [Photo]

Columbia School Board candidate Tom Rose
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