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Express Scripts completes $29.1 billion acquisition of Medco

The deal creates the largest pharmacy benefits manager in the country, allowing Express Scripts to handle the prescriptions of about 135 million people.

Bill Clinton: For re-election, Obama can argue he steadied economy

The former president spoke on Good Morning America about the incumbent's chances against likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Study finds some early breast cancer overdiagnosed

A study in Norway found 15 to 25 percent of breast cancers found by mammograms are overdiagnosed, meaning some of them wouldn't have caused any problems during a woman's lifetime.

Lambert concourse reopens, year after tornado

St. Louis airport's C Concourse reopened Monday. Nearly $15 million was spent on the project.

Levee and Drainage group to meet with Emanuel Cleaver

The meeting between Emanuel Cleaver, a congressman from Missouri's 5th district, and the Levee and Drainage District Association comes a year after a summer of floods on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.

Burger King cooks up new recipes similar to rival McDonald's

Heavy is the head that wears the crown as Burger King revamps its menu to stay relevant. But is it too little, too late for the faltering fast-food king?

UPDATE: 5 dead in Oakland university shooting

The shooting attack at an Oakland Christian university has left at least five people dead. Police said a suspect was detained.

5 hurt in Oakland religious school shooting

Police surrounded the building, though it is unclear if the suspect is still on the scene. The shooting happened at Oikos University.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fire destroys O'Reilly Auto Parts, damages other businesses

Dozens of firefighters responded to an outbreak of flames at O'Reilly Auto Parts early Sunday morning. The fire caused damaged to multiple businesses and kept fire crews on the scene into the afternoon.

UPDATE: Business Loop fire destroys O'Reilly Auto Parts store

O'Reilly Auto Parts, which was in the strip mall on Business Loop, caught fire Sunday morning. The fire completely destroyed the store and caused heavy damage to the rest of the strip mall.

Missouri softball's Nicole Hudson celebrates Baylor sweep, reopening of father's Joplin business

It was a great Sunday for Missouri softball player Nicole Hudson. A 7-0 victory gave the Tigers a three-game sweep of Baylor and just a few hours down the road, her father reopened his Domino's Pizza restaurant in Joplin that was destroyed by last year's tornado.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Missouri softball, Earth Day and a strip mall fire

The best Missourian photos last week included children playing in the warm weather, Columbia establishments observing Earth Hour and a fire at a Columbia strip mall.

Missouri baseball team loses series finale at Texas A&M

After coming back to tie the game, the Tigers let up the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, falling to the Aggies 7-6 on Sunday in College Station, Texas.

PHOTO GALLERY: Palm Sunday observed by Columbia churches

Congregations from across the Columbia area gathered together to observe Palm Sunday, a holy day one week before Easter, that commemorates Jesus Christ's return to Jerusalem.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Haith wins award; softball team wins

Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith won the Associated Press Coach of the Year award, the softball team swept Baylor and the baseball team lost a series to Texas A&M.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Aggressive dogs, a dancing fire chief and a woman's mysterious death

Readers took interest in stories about the designation of some dog breeds as "bullies," the Columbia fire chief's preparation for a dance contest and the mysterious death of a homeless woman in a St. Louis jail.

Mid-Missouri residents adopt new pets at Columbia event

No Kill Columbia held a pet adoption event on Sunday where about 200 cats and dogs from 13 shelters waited for adoption.

Traveling meteorologist prevents further disaster during Midwest tornadoes, weather crises

Kelly Hooper and other traveling weather servicemen try to be on the scene of of a weather crisis within 24 hours of the first call for help with the goal of keeping "an incident from happening within an incident." 

Korean children study abroad — before college — in Columbia, other U.S. towns

The trend of extended study abroad for young students has increased among South Korean families. Many of these students go to school in college towns such as Columbia.

NEWS ANALYSIS: Missouri lawmakers try to avoid primaries with two incumbents

Leery of knocking off a sitting lawmaker and possibly dividing loyalties among fellow lawmakers in Jefferson City, legislative leaders worked to avoid having two previously elected officials from the same party face each other in a primary.

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