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President Obama speaks to media about Ebola

President Barack Obama speaks to the media Thursday about the government’s Ebola response in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

Jakeenan Gant prepares for dunk competition

Missouri forward Jakeenan Gant prepares for a dunk competition. The MU men's and women's basketball teams played a black and gold scrimmage and skills event Tuesday.

Marty Walker gives Jay Nixon a tour of Lafferre Hall

Marty Walker, MU Engineering Building Administrator, points out aged and dilapidated parts of room C2203 in Lafferre Hall to Gov. Jay Nixon Thursday. After a tour, The Board of Public Buildings approved $38.5 million in bonding to renovate and repair Lafferre Hall.

Salvador Perez celebrates with fans

Salvador Perez celebrates with fans after the Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles to win the American League baseball championship series Wednesday in Kansas City, Missouri.

Dayton Moore and Ned Yost speak to reporters

Royals general manager Dayton Moore, left, and manager Ned Yost speak to reporters during a news conference Thursday in Kansas City, Missouri. The Royals won the American League championship Wednesday with a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles and will host the National League winner in Game 1 of the World Series on Oct. 21.

FROM READERS: Chip and Amanda Sandstedt

Chip and Amanda Sandstedt.

FROM READERS: Amanda Sandstedt

Amanda Sandstedt

FROM READERS: The Sandstedt family

Amanda Sandstedt, left, with her siblings, Adam and Catherine.

Students donate blood at Homecoming blood drive

Students donate blood during the first day of MU's Homecoming blood drive in the Hearnes Center on Monday. The blood drive's goal is to raise 5,250 units by the end of the day Thursday.

American Red Cross technician checks blood donation

An American Red Cross technician checks a bag of blood during the first day of MU's Homecoming blood drive in the Hearnes Center on Monday. All of the blood that is collected over the week will be used by the time of the homecoming football game on Oct. 25.

Freshman volunteers at Homecoming blood drive

MU freshman Bailey Bestgen grabs snacks for recuperating students after donating blood during the first day of MU's Homecoming blood drive in the Hearnes Center on Monday. Bestgen's aunt is donating for her this week but she remarked on how hard it can be to find someone to donate. "Everyone gets taken so quick, it's so stressful," Bestgen said.

Students wait to donate blood

Students wait to donate blood during the first day of the homecoming blood drive in the Hearnes Center on Monday.

American Red Cross technician prepares to draw blood from donor

American Red Cross technician Sheila Manor swabs a disinfectant onto MU student Haylee Nix's arm during MU's Homecoming blood drive in the Hearnes Center on Monday. This is Manor's first time working at the MU blood drive but has "been sticking people for 25 years," she said.

MU student clenches a stress ball while donating blood

MU student Haylee Nix clenches a stress ball as she donates blood at MU's Homecoming blood drive in the Hearnes Center on Monday.

Tolton beats Missouri Military Academy, 50-6

Will Tindal runs with the ball against Missouri Military Academy during Tolton's first Homecoming game Friday. Tolton won 50-6.

Jerrion Nelson laughs

Battle High School junior Jerrion Nelson laughs while stretching during football practice Wednesday. Battle's next game is Friday against Hannibal High School.

Atiyyah Ellison explains defensive drill

Battle High School football assistant coach Atiyyah Ellison explains a defensive drill to defensive end Jerrion Nelson during football practice Wednesday. Battle's next game is Friday against Hannibal.

Jerrion Nelson sprints around a tackling dummy

Battle High School junior Jerrion Nelson sprints around a tackling dummy during drills in an afternoon practice Wednesday. Battle's next game is Friday against Hannibal.

Rock Bridge receiver runs

Bruins wide receiver Malik Gleason runs after a catch during a game at Rock Bridge High School on Oct. 3. The Bruins lost 36-14.

Rock Bridge receiver jumps

Garret Barnette-Kruger goes up for a ball during a game at Rock Bridge High School on Oct. 3. The Bruins host Christian Brothers College High School (8-0) on Friday.
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