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Overheard at the True/False Film Festival

Justice Boyes, 13, a participant in the True/False Filmmaker's Bootcamp, takes video footage of political graffiti in downtown Columbia on Sunday as Mike Wilson, 26, an instructor for the bootcamp, looks on. Participants in the bootcamp, all between the ages of 12 and 16, were asked to produce a short documentary in two days' time about the upcoming presidential election.

A collection of responses and reactions from True/False volunteers, directors and filmgoers, and photos from the four-day documentary film festival.

MU softball routs Boston, but its coach sees room for improvement

in their first game outdoors at University Field this season, the Tigers defeated Boston University 12-6. It was the third time the team defeated BU in three days in addition to two victories over South Dakota State.

New MU lacrosse coach looks to move team past controversy

In May of 2007, the Missouri men’s lacrosse team made national headlines when it decided not to renew the contract of openly gay head coach Kyle Hawkins. For months after, a small club team that received little media attention was at the forefront of a nationwide controversy.

In the summer of 2007, the lacrosse team hired Jared Diamond as its new head coach. Diamond, a former MU lacrosse player, said he hopes hard work will be the answer for the lacrosse team making a name for itself that is not so closely associated with the firing of Hawkins.

Having a voice and a vote

After 17 years as legal residents, Guadalupe and Lupita Martinez decided last year that it was time to go through the citizenship process.

Carl Edwards wins second straight Sprint Cup race

Carl Edwards raced to his second win in six days, holding off Dale Earnhardt Jr. on a pair of late restarts Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Woman escapes home after oven catches fire

A Fulton woman escapes a fire at her home that started in the oven. Firefighters found no working smoke detectors in her home.

Proposed Leadership Council would help redevelop downtown

A proposal to form a Downtown Leadership Council, which would recommend development guidelines to the City Council and assess downtown business opportunities, will be introduced at Monday’s council meeting.

General Assembly moves to restrict ballot initiatives

The people elected to make laws in Missouri are trying to make it more difficult for voters to make laws themselves.

Male student robbed in alley, police say

Police said the student was robbed downtown after being hit several times.

BOONE LIFE: Love and bean soup

A couple that met over 50 years ago at Ashland’s American Legion Post 152 is still active there today.

Stealth reforms calm Cubans

With Raul Castro in power, minor changes are promoting a more relaxed atmosphere in Cuba.

Columbia College men's basketball coach humble about 500th win

Cougars men's basketball coach Burchard said the best part about winning his 500th game was that he could finally put all the attention behind him.

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