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Kendrick speaks to forum crowd [Photo]

Rep. Kip Kendrick, D-Columbia, speaks during a legislative forum on Thursday.

AP-EU-Europe-Terror [Photo]

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, right, lays a wreath of flowers next to Charlie Hebdo newspaper office in Paris on Wednesday to commemorate those killed in the recent Paris shootings, when brothers, Said and Cherif Kouachi and their friend, Amedy Coulibaly, killed 17 people at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, a kosher grocery store and elsewhere.

Boone County legislators speak at forum [Photo]

Local legislators from Boone County held a legislative forum at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Harpo's Bar and Grill. This event was hosted by the MU Alumni Association.

Pedestrian killed in vehicle collision on Providence [Photo]

Members of the Columbia Fire Department and Columbia Police Department survey an accident scene Thursday night after a pedestrian was killed after being hit by a car on Providence Road as the vehicle was approaching Carter Lane.

PHOTO GALLERY: Battle High's Cheyanna Weaver [Gallery]

Battle High senior Cheyanna Weaver is the school's first girls basketball player to receive an athletic scholarship, signing with Missouri Valley College earlier this week.

Cheyanna Weaver watches a play during practice [Photo]

Battle High senior Cheyanna Weaver watches a play during practice on Thursday in the Battle High gym.

Battle High girls basketball team runs drills [Photo]

The Battle High girls basketball team runs drills during practice. Battle guard Cheyanna Weaver, far left, will play for Missouri Valley College in the fall.

Cheyanna Weaver practices with her team [Photo]

Battle High Senior Cheyanna Weaver practices with her team on Thursday. Weaver is the school's first girls basketball player to earn a college athletic scholarship.

GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day [Photo]

Anti-abortion activists stage a "die-in" Wednesday in front of the White House in Washington. Thursday marked the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision in 1973 that established a nationwide right to abortion.

Lori Simons undergoes brain tumor procedure [Photo]

Nader Sanai operates on cancer patient Lori Simons at Phoenix's Barrow Neurological Institute. The surgery was part of one the most unusual cancer experiments in the nation, testing medicines very early in development and never tried on brain tumors before.

Neighborhood gets connector [Photo]

William and Ruby Riggs donated a portion of their property to the city of Columbia in order to create a paved entryway from the Timberhill neighborhood to the Hominy Creek Trail. The proposal was approved Tuesday by the Columbia City Council.

Magnets used to smuggle drugs under cars from Mexico [Photo]

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Inspector Maria Arreola checks an electronic ID card at one of two new Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection lanes at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego. SENTRI users have been targeted by drug smugglers who place magnetized boxes under the cars of unsuspecting drivers.

Johnny Wright dies in prison [Photo]

Johnny Wright was found guilty of second-degree murder in 2011 in the 1976 death of Becky Doisy. Doisy's body was never found.

Becky Doisy [Photo]

Becky Doisy disappeared in 1976, and her body was never found.

European Central Bank unleashes aggressive effort to revive economy [Photo]

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks during a news conference Thursday in Frankfurt, Germany, following a meeting of the ECB governing council.

Atomic Scientists: We're even closer to doomsday [Photo]

Climate scientist Richard Somerville, right, unveils the new Doomsday Clock, accompanied by Sivan Kartha, a senior scientist at the Stockholm Environmental Institute. Both are members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the group that maintains the clock.

Measles outbreak traced to Disneyland [Photo]

A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children.

Measles outbreak traced to Disneyland [Photo]

A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children.

Global warming clock moved up [Photo]

Climate scientist Richard Somerville, right, a member of the Science and Security Board, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, unveils the new Doomsday Clock on Thursday, accompanied by Sivan Kartha, also a member of the scientists' group, in Washington, D.C. The clock advanced two minutes to midnight, an indication of how near the Earth is to destruction.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU softball team gathers for preseason practice [Gallery]

The Missouri softball team held an indoor practice Thursday at Devine Pavilion. The Tigers enter the 2015 season ranked 17th in the USA Today/NFCA preseason poll.
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