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Goodell addresses concerns

NFL football commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference following a meeting of NFL owners and executives on Oct. 8 in New York. Two members of Congress have asked Goodell to clarify whether teams can lose draft picks if they do not properly address domestic violence.

Alex Gordon practices at spring training

Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon takes part in spring training outfield drills Saturday at the team's facility in Surprise, Arizona. He had wrist surgery this winter but vows he'll be back in the lineup soon.

Castros pose with recalled Prius

Eri and John Castro pose in front of their 2011 Toyota Prius on Feb. 14 in Glen Burnie, Maryland. The Castros bought the used car last year, only to find out after they got it home that it was under recall because it could stall without warning. There is no legal requirement for dealers or individual sellers to get repairs done or even tell a potential buyer if a car is subject recall before a used car is sold.

Kansas State storms the court

Kansas State fans celebrate victory following a game against Kansas at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas, on Monday.

FROM READERS: Margie Crosby and her art

Margie Crosby, Rock Bridge High School senior, stands by her award-winning art piece on Jan. 29. She created the piece in her AP Art class. It's inspired by her Aunt Gini.

FROM READERS: The Crosby family and Margie's piece

John Crosby, Bissy Crosby, Margie Crosby and Karis Crosby Briscoe with Margie’s Best of Show and People’s Choice award-winning pen and ink drawing at the ribbons reception on Jan. 29. The piece is called "Alive Inside."

Bonnie McCoy waits to cross Business Loop 70

Bonnie McCoy waits to cross Business Loop 70 on Thursday. Property owners are working to establish a community improvement district to revitalize the stretch of the Business Loop between Interstate 70 and College Avenue.

Restaurant and business signs on Business Loop 70

Restaurant and other business signs poke through an array of power lines on the eastern half of Business Loop 70. Property owners have signed a petition asking for a community improvement district to revitalize the area.

Power lines and telephone poles line Business Loop 70

Power lines and telephone poles line Business Loop 70. It would cost the city of Columbia $2.45 million to bury power lines along the loop between Providence Road and College Avenue.

Telephone lines and empty store signs at Business Loop 70 and College Avenue

Telephone lines and empty store signs like these at the corner of Business Loop 70 and College Avenue can be found along much of the almost four miles between College and Interstate 70. Property owners along the stretch are asking the city of Columbia to assist in beautifying the strip.

Michael Serrage and Shelby Acton

Michael Serrage, 16, left, and Shelby Acton, 15, cross at the intersection of Business Loop 70 and Providence Road. Serrage walks to bowling practice after school despite heavy traffic at the intersection.

Business Loop 70 has patchy spots

Much of the eastern half of Business Loop 70 has patchy, unkempt landscapes and leaning power lines.

Abandoned semi-trailers on Business Loop 70

Power lines hang over abandoned semi-trailers in a lot at the corner of Business Loop 70 and College Avenue on Thursday.

Michael Porter Jr. follows through on shot

Sophomore guard Michael Porter Jr. follows through on a shot during varsity basketball practice Monday. Porter averages 25.8 points a game, which is one of the best statistics in the region.

Tolton High School varsity boys stretch

The Tolton High School varsity boys basketball team counts as they do group stretches before practice on Monday. They will play in their first game of the Class 3 district playoffs on Tuesday. The varsity team has not lost to a Class 3 school all season.

Florida guard Kasey Hill celebrates a call with center Alex Murphy

Florida guard Kasey Hill, left, and center Alex Murphy (5) celebrate a call on Vanderbilt during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday in Gainesville, Florida.

Dorial Green-Beckham runs a drill at NFL scouting combine

Former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine on Saturday in Indianapolis. Green-Beckham did not play last season at Oklahoma because transfer rules.

Chief Justice John Roberts speaks at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, Chief Justice John Roberts speaks at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska. Opponents of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul have seized on four words in the massive law that seeks to dramatically reduce the ranks of the uninsured in the United States. Their argument threatens subsidies that help make insurance affordable to consumers in about three dozen states. The Supreme Court will hear the case on March 4.

Obama speaks at AARP

Labor Secretary Tom Perez, left, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., listen Monday as President Barack Obama speaks at an AARP meeting in Washington, D.C. Obama says too few Americans approaching retirement have saved enough to have peace of mind during their later years.

Martinez ready for starting spot

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, right, talks with pitcher Carlos Martinez after catching Martinez's bullpen session during spring training baseball practice on Wednesday in Jupiter, Florida.
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