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Auburn's Mason out after father's death

Auburn guard Antoine Mason jumps and scores against Alabama last month in Auburn, Alabama. Mason's father died last week, and Mason will not play in Tuesday's game at Missouri.

Chiefs tag Houston

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston tackles Denver wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders last season. The Chiefs have placed the franchise tag on All-Pro pass rusher Justin Houston, a person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press.

President Obama to speak about civil rights struggles

President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office in Washington on Feb. 24. The president plans to invoke America’s civil rights struggles from past to present during a visit to Selma, Alabama, on Saturday. He starts the week by receiving the recommendations of his Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

Scouts show badges

Two BPSA Troop 121 scouts display some of their badges Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church activity center. Each member receives a founding member and American flag badge while other badges can take months to acquire.

Missouri forward Michelle Hudyn tries to score against Arkansas

Missouri forward Michelle Hudyn attempts to score during the women's basketball game against Arkansas on Sunday. The Tigers beat the Razorbacks 57-41 on Senior Day.

Bowen, Stock struggle for possession of basketball

Arkansas forward Jhasmin Bowen and Missouri guard Morgan Stock fight for the ball during the last home women's basketball game of the season on Sunday. The Tigers beat the Razorbacks 57-41.

Bree Fowler dribbles versus Arkansas

Missouri guard Bree Fowler dribbles the ball during the women's basketball game against Arkansas on Sunday.

Sierra Michaelis barrels through Arkansas

Missouri guard Sierra Michaelis fights past Arkansas forward Jessica Jackson during the Missouri women's basketball team's last home game of the season on Sunday. Missouri beat Arkansas 57-41.

'Snow tiger' lounges in front of MU Columns

Three MU students built a snow tiger Sunday on Francis Quadrangle. The stripes were painted on using a mixture of charcoal and water.

MU students refine 'snow tiger' they built

MU graduate students Harrison Knoll, left, and James Torres draw stripes on a snow tiger they built Sunday on Francis Quadrangle. Knoll and Torres said they usually build a large snowman every winter.

'Snow tiger' gets eyelashes

MU graduate student Xinhui Wang draws the details on the eye of a large snow tiger Sunday on Francis Quadrangle. "It's like a tradition to build a giant snowman, but not many people showed up this year," Wang said.

Willie Mays and Deborah Koontz

Willie Mays, left, and Deborah Koontz were two victims in a shooting Saturday night. Mays was injured, and Koontz was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troop tries team building exercise

Julie Stansfield joins members of Troop 121 in a team building exercise Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church activity center. After interweaving and locking hands, the scouts were tasked with untangling each other without breaking the original chain.

Stanfields recite oath with troop

Julie and John Stansfield lock hands with scouts and parents Wednesday to recite the BPSA Scout Promise at Sacred Heart Catholic Church activity center. Troop 121 meetings officially begin with the United States Pledge of Allegiance and end with this oath.

Troop 121 scouts leave their mark

Baden-Powell Scouts' Association Troop 121 scouts leave their mark on a chalkboard during some free time Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church activity center. Other scouts used the time in between activities to play tag or climb on the stage.

Volunteers celebrate filling dumpsters

Volunteers celebrate after filling dumpsters with old carpet, drywall and ceilings on Saturday. They're working to create a new shelter for homeless veterans near Business Loop 70 in Columbia.

Volunteers toss old lamps, drywall, carpet into dumpster

Volunteers toss old lamps, carpet and drywall into a dumpster during the Demo Days project Saturday. The renovation will update the current Welcome Home facility, which provides temporary shelter for veterans in Columbia.

Demo Days volunteers prepare to remove drywall

Demo Days volunteers prepare to remove drywall on Saturday. The renovation will expand the capacity of the current Welcome Home facility from 10 to 29 temporary shelter beds. The current Welcome Home shelter turns away 156 veterans each year because of a lack of space.

Workers set down their axes before taking a break

Workers set down their axes before taking a break to get warm on Saturday. Over the weekend, various organizations and volunteers got together to renovate the building that will serve as a temporary homeless shelter for veterans.

Volunteers ensure dumpster contents are secure

Volunteers Ryan Gill, front, and John Quade, center, ensure dumpster contents are secure before it's hauled off on Saturday. The volunteer teams worked over the weekend to prepare old buildings for the construction of a new Welcome Home center, a temporary homeless shelter for veterans.
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