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Lori Curtis Luther [Photo]

Lori Curtis Luther is one of the four Columbia city manager candidates.

Passengers file out of train in Japan [Photo]

Passengers leave a train in Japan after an offshore earthquake struck on Friday.

Passengers evacuate train in Japan [Photo]

Rescue workers help evacuate passengers from a train on a Japan Railways line following Friday's massive earthquake.

Tsunami makes path across Pacific Ocean [Graphic]

After a devastating earthquake struck off the coast of Japan on Friday, a resulting tsunami made its way across the Pacific Ocean, affecting Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States.

Wisconsin students form peace sign on the floor of the rotunda [Photo]

Students demonstrating at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis., form a peace sign on the floor of the rotunda Thursday. Demonstrations at the Wisconsin State Capitol continue as Assembly legislators voted to approve an amended version of Gov. Scott Walker's controversial budget repair bill.

Law enforcement officers outside Assembly chamber [Photo]

Law enforcement personnel guard the stairs leading to the Assembly chamber at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis., where legislators were scheduled to vote on a controversial budget repair bill Thursday. Demonstrations have escalated after Republican senators passed an amended version of the bill which largely strips collective bargaining for public employees. House members were expected to vote on the bill.

Demonstrators chanting dissatisfaction [Photo]

Demonstrators make their voices heard as legislators deliberate a controversial budget bill in the Assembly room of the Wisconsin State Capitol Building in Madison, Wis., Thursday.

Protesters shouting 'shame' to legislators [Photo]

Jenny Grether and Robert Hoffman, both of Madison, Wis., shout "shame" toward legislators deliberating a controversial budget bill in the Assembly room of the Wisconsin State Capitol Building in Madison, Wis., on Thursday. Demonstrations at the capitol have intensified as House members gathered to vote on an amended version of Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill. The bill, which passed the state Senate earlier, largely strips public employees of bargaining rights.

Students protest against budget repair bill [Photo]

Students from Hamilton Middle School in Madison, Wis., join hands and chant political slogans on the floor of the Wisconsin State Capitol rotunda as protesters of Gov. Scott Walker's controversial budget repair bill continue to gather Thursday in Madison. State Assembly legislators voted to approve an amended version of the bill, which strips most collective bargaining for public employees. Clockwise from bottom are Ellie Bohm, Reid Annin, Jack Becker and Brooke Varian.

Vets and pets benefit each other [Slideshow]

A program designed to mutually benefit Central Missouri Humane Society shelter dogs and combat veterans affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) began March 7. Veterans involved in the Veterans & Shelter Dogs Initiative, created by the MU Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction, will be training dogs to perform basic commands in hopes of fighting PTSD and improving the animals’ chances of adoption.

Earthquake and tsunami cause destruction in Japan [Slideshow]

Images of destruction in Japan after an earthquake and tsunami rocked the country Friday.

Japanese quake triggers other disasters [Photo]

A tsunami — triggered by strong earthquakes in the area — caused house fires and flooding of the Natori River on Friday in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, located in northern Japan.

Houses in flames after quake in Japan [Photo]

Houses swallowed by tsunami waves burn in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday. More than 60 people were dead and 56 were missing, but the death toll likely was to climb.

Tsunami in Japan [Photo]

A boat is caught in a tsunami swirl near a port in Oarai, Ibaraki Prefecture on Friday following a massive earthquake in Japan. A magnitude 8.9 earthquake slammed the island's northeastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13-foot tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland. The tsunami was making its way to the U.S. West Coast.

NOT QUITE TORNADO ALLEY [Graphic]

While mid-Missouri isn’t a hotbed of tornado activity, it has still had to deal with numerous touchdowns. Here are the twisters that hit Boone County and surrounding areas between 1954 and 2009.

Missouri's Marcus Denmon vs. Texas A&M [Photo]

Missouri's Marcus Denmon attempts a shot during Thursday's quarterfinal round of the Big 12 Tournament against Texas A&M.

Missouri's Kim English and Jarrett Sutton vs. Texas A&M [Photo]

Missouri's Kim English, left, and Jarrett Sutton watch as their their teammates play against Texas A&M during the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City.

Panel of women journalists participates in live radio discussion [Photo]

Salem Solomon, right, sits on the panel of women journalists Thursday during a radio show dedicated to International Women's Day. The panelists discussed personal experiences as well as the overall issues affecting women journalists around the world. Aside from Solomon, Mary Kay Blakely and You Li joined moderator Lee Wilkins in person, while Monica Villamizar participated via Skype, and Golnaz Esfandiari contributed over the phone. The show was recorded at the Reynolds Journalism Institute and hosted by Global Journalist, a local magazine and show on KBIA/91.3 FM.

Missouri's Kim English vs. Texas A&M [Photo]

Missouri guard Kim English reacts to the referee's call during Thursday's Big 12 Tournament game.

Missouri's Kim English and Laurence Bowers vs. Texas A&M [Photo]

Texas A&M's Naji Hibbert fights for two points against Missouri's Kim English, left, and Laurence Bowers during the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament on Thursday.
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