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President Obama announces Supreme Court nominee

Solicitor General Elena Kagan stands with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as she is introduced as Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court during an announcement in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Monday.

Chief Burton discusses SWAT raid at conference

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton gives a statement during a press conference Monday afternoon at the Columbia Police Department. Burton was discussing the recent incident in which a SWAT entered a Columbia residence while serving a search warrant. SWAT officers shot and killed a pit bull inside the residence. The wife and child of the warrant's defendant were both inside the residence at the time the SWAT team entered.

Cheif Burton discusses SWAT incident

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton answers a reporter's question during a press conference on May 10 at the Columbia Police Department. Burton was discussing the recent incident in which a SWAT entered a Columbia residence while serving a search warrant. SWAT officers shot and killed a pit bull inside the residence. The wife and child of the warrant's defendant were both inside the residence at the time the SWAT team entered.

Kansas lawer helps draft immigration laws

Attorney Kris Kobach poses for a photo in Kansas City. When politicians and police across the country want to crack down on illegal immigration, they often reach out to Kobach, a little-known Kansas attorney with an Ivy League education who is the architect behind many of the nation’s most controversial immigration laws.

Elena Kagen nominated for Supreme Court

U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan speaks during a panel about Women Advocates of the Supreme Court Bar at the Newseum in Washington on Jan. 28, 2008. Kagen's age could be the decisive factor for a Senate nomination. Kagan is the youngest by nearly seven years of the four people Obama is known to have interviewed, and she would be the youngest nominee by a Democratic president since 1962, when President John F. Kennedy chose Byron White at age 44.

Former MU wide receiver Tommy Saunders was a team captain his senior season

Tommy Saunders, MU's wide receiver sits in the butterfly position as the team stretches out at practice on Sept. 9, 2008.

Former MU wide receiver Tommy Saunders now plays rugby

Tommy Saunders runs the ball down field during the Kansas City Blues Rugby Club's final home game against the Boulder RFC on April 24, 2010 at Bourke Field at Rockhurst University in Kansas City. Saunders had four tries in the game and Kansas City defeated Boulder 68-10.

Cash register provides hope

Patients learn skills such as using a cash register during their classes and training.

Cory Calbert Portrait

Cory Calbert suffers from a brain injury and is a participant in the Prevocational Training Classes at Alternative Opportunities, in Springfield, Mo. For the people who depend on the Traumatic Brain Injury program, the possibility of losing its services could be as life-shattering as the accidents that put them there.

Timothy Baczek Portrait

Timothy Baczek suffers from a brain injury and is a participant in the Prevocational Training Classes at Alternative Opportunities, in Springfield, Mo. Without the classes and counseling Alternative Opportunities Inc. provides with state funding, many injury victims would be institutionalized, either in a group home, or worse, in jail, at a potentially greater cost to the state.

Sue Farris Portrait

Sue Farris suffers from a brain injury and is a participant in the Prevocational Training Classes at Alternative Opportunities, in Springfield, Mo.

Victories celebrated during training

Ken Wilson, right, suffers from a brain injury. He pumps his fists in excitement after entering the correct amount of money and getting the correct amount of change while getting training by Classroom Facilitator, Ellen Ritter, left, on the operation of a cash register during a Prevocational Training Class at Alternative Opportunities in Springfield, Mo.

Every day skills keep patients involved

Dwight Evans, a victim of brain injury, participates in the Prevocational Training Class by taking an inventory of donated goods to provide him with an experience of what it might be like to be in a real work environment during a Prevocational Training Class at Alternative Opportunities in Springfield, Mo.

Games help patients' coordination

Robby Sveum, who suffers from a brain injury, participates in a Prevocational Training Class by working on a peg exercise which contributes to the hand-eye coordination of students at Alternative Opportunities in Springfield, Mo.

Carol Ann Chilton Portrait

Carol Ann Chilton, who suffers from a brain injury and is a participant in the Prevocational Training Classes at Alternative Opportunities, in Springfield, Mo.

Rock Bridge runners Chris Walton and Quinn Gray race in the 200 meters

Rock Bridge's Chris Walton, left, pulls away from teammate Quinn Gray in the 200-meter dash on Saturday at the Rock Bridge Invitational.

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Kelsey Whipple is a columnist for the Missourian.

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Amanda Woytus is a columnist for the Missourian.

Vacant building serves as shelter

Cooper Thornhill, 4, sweeps the floor of a future waiting area in the old Mid-City Lumber Building while volunteering on Saturday. The building will serve as a temporary shelter for for the Humane Society adoption center during renovations funded by the ZooToo million dollar makeover contest.

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Sarah Palmer is an assistant city editor for the Missourian.
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