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PHOTO GALLERY: MU community supports Nepalese earthquake victims [Gallery]

Students from the MU Nepalese Students Association hosted a candlelight vigil on Friday evening following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal on April 25. The earthquake killed more than 5,500 people and injured at least 10,000 more.

The furled flag of Nepal lays next to scattered bits of paper [Photo]

The furled flag of Nepal lays next to scattered bits of paper near Speakers Circle during a candlelight vigil for those affected by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on Friday.

Yulia Medvedeva lights candles [Photo]

MU student Yulia Medvedeva lights candles to spell the word, "Mizzou," a heart symbol, and the word "Nepal" during a vigil at Speakers Circle on Friday. A flag of Nepal and #StayStrongNepal were also written in chalk and outlined with tea lights.

A man arranges his candle on the flag of Nepal [Photo]

A man arranges his candle on the flag of Nepal on Friday during a candlelight vigil for victims of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that recently struck the country, killing more than 5,500 people and injuring at least 10,000 more.

Sagar Gautam, Aisha Ghimire and Avi Karn light candles [Photo]

From left, MU students Sagar Gautam, Aisha Ghimire and Avi Karn light candles outlining the flag of Nepal during a candlelight vigil on Friday. Students and community members gathered to raise awareness, funds and solidarity for those affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal on April 25.

Missouri Senate has lost legislative experience since term limits were enacted in 2003 [Graphic]

Predator drone flies over air field in Afghanistan [Photo]

An unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field in southern Afghanistan, on a moonlit night in January 2010. Nearly three-quarters of Americans say it’s acceptable for the U.S. to use unmanned aerial drones to kill an American citizen abroad if that person has joined a terror organization, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

Tattoos might interfere with Apple Watch [Photo]

A customer tries on Apple's new watch at a store in San Francisco in early April. The Apple Watch's heart rate monitor might not work if there is a tattoo on the wearer's wrist.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia Cougars claim softball tournament title [Gallery]

Columbia College Cougars defeated the Park University Pirates 2-0 to win the 2015 American Midwest Conference Tournament at Antimi Softball Complex in Cosmopolitan Park on Friday.

Carly Spalding high-fives teammates [Photo]

Columbia College Cougars utility player Carly Spalding high-fives teammates after the Cougars defeated the Park University Pirates 2-0 to win the 2015 American Midwest Conference Tournament at Antimi Softball Complex on Friday, May 1, 2015. Spalding was later honored as the AMC Player of the Year.

Wendy Spratt leads a cheer [Photo]

Columbia College Cougars head coach Wendy Spratt leads a cheer after defeating the Park University Pirates at Antimi Softball Complex on Friday, May 1, 2015. Spratt will be taking the Cougars to its 10th NAIA National Tournament in her 20 years as head coach.

Jamie Holmes takes notes [Photo]

Columbia College Cougars Graduate Assistant Jamie Holmes takes notes during the seventh inning during the Cougars' game against the Park University Pirates at Antimi Softball Complex on Friday, May 1, 2015. The Cougars held the Pirates to no runs on seven allowed hits.

Samantha Davis attempts a throw to first base [Photo]

Columbia College Cougars shortstop Samantha Davis attempts a throw to first base against the Park University Pirates in the championship game of the 2015 American Midwest Conference Tournament. The Cougars are now eligible to receive a bid for the NAIA National Tournament.

Allyson Metz cheers with teammates [Photo]

Columbia College Cougars infielder Allyson Metz, left, cheers with teammates during the sixth inning against the Park University Pirates at Antimi Softball Complex at Cosmopolitan Park, located at 1615 Business Loop 70 W, on Friday, May 1, 2015. The Cougars won 2-0 to clinch the 2015 American Midwest Conference Tournament.

PHOTO GALLERY: Nikolas Kelly competes against musicians in statewide contest [Gallery]

Nikolas Kelly, a cellist from Blue Springs South High School, was in Columbia to compete in the Missouri State High School Activities Association State Music Festival at MU.

Nikolas Kelly practices cello solo [Photo]

Nikolas Kelly practices his cello solo as his interpreter, Pat Gainey-Blechle, holds his sheet music Friday outside MU's Townsend Hall. Kelly was born deaf and uses a cochlear implant and an interpreter to communicate.

Nikolas Kelly tunes cello [Photo]

Nikolas Kelly tunes his cello Friday outside MU's Townsend Hall. Kelly said he uses his iPhone to tune his instrument because he can't hear his pitch pipe's frequency.

Nikolas Kelly practices cello solo [Photo]

Nikolas Kelly practices a cello solo Friday outside MU's Townsend Hall. He plans to graduate from Blue Springs South High School in 2016.

Nikolas Kelly puts on his vest [Photo]

Nikolas Kelly, 16, puts on his vest before competing in the MSHSAA State Music Festival Friday in MU's Townsend Hall. Kelly played a cello solo for the competition.

Nikolas Kelly, Donna Kelly and Pat Gainey-Blechle chat [Photo]

Nikolas Kelly, center, his mother, Donna Kelly, left, and interpreter Pat Gainey-Blechle chat before eating lunch at Shakespeare's Pizza on Friday. Kelly, a cellist, was in Columbia to compete in the Missouri State High School Activities Association State Music Festival held at MU.
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