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Hospital satellite program opens up careers for students

Ashley Stockwell helps Steven Helling, a resident of the Community Living Center, talk to "Aunt Jean" on Facebook at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital on Wednesday, April 30. Stockwell works in the recreational therapy department. "It's a really good opportunity," Stockwell said. "A great career, I've learned a lot from these guys."

The program that gives Douglass High School students work experience and classroom time at Truman Veterans Hospital is the only one of its kind still offered through the high school.

Missouri softball beats Kansas in renewed rivalry

The Tigers will play Sunday for the regional title after defeating the Jayhawks 6-3.

UPDATE: MU students, families celebrate commencement ceremonies Saturday

More than 5,300 students will receive their degrees from MU this weekend. Saturday's ceremonies began with the Honors Convocation, and the College of Engineering, School of Heath Professions, School of Medicine, School of Natural Resources and the College of Arts and Science held ceremonies later in the day.

Oprah's network postpones Sam documentary

The planned documentary by the Oprah Winfrey Network on Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, has been postponed.

Missouri baseball ends season with extra-innings heartbreaker

The Missouri baseball team’s frustrating, disappointing season came to a frustrating, disappointing end in its 7-5 loss to No. 24 Arkansas at Taylor Stadium on Saturday.

Rock Bridge tennis advances two doubles teams

Two Rock Bridge doubles teams won Saturday to advance to the Sectional Individual tournament Tuesday.

RSVP Center moved under Department of Student Life

The administrative oversight of the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center will be in the hands of the Department of Student Life after June 30.

ANALYSIS: Nixon, Republicans pushed different priorities

During its annual session, the Missouri legislature accepted the priorities of Gov. Jay Nixon's budget plan, but Republicans disagreed with the governor's other top agenda items and his position on the state's fiscal policy.

Next up for Preakness winner California Chrome: Triple Crown try

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome defeated Ride On Curlin to win the 139th Preakness Stakes. If the chestnut colt wins the Belmont Stakes in three weeks, he will be horse racing's first Triple Crown in 36 years.

Missouri golf qualifies for national finals; captains finish 1, 2

Missouri's golf team entered the NCAA Columbia Regional as the eighth seed but finished third, earning its first national bid since 2005.

No injuries in southwestern Columbia house fire

Firefighters extinguished a garage fire in a house off Brushwood Lake Road after receiving a 911 call Saturday morning.

Colleges, roadways, state hospital fare better in 2014 Missouri legislative session

Missouri lawmakers approved funding for capital needs on college campuses and state facilities and even endorsed a half-billion dollar sales tax proposal to bolster money for highways and the state's transportation network.

Duffy delivers; Royals hold on to beat Orioles

Danny Duffy carried a perfect game into the seventh inning, Billy Butler drove in the only run, and the Kansas City Royals held on to beat the Baltimore Orioles 1-0 Saturday night.

Cardinals take advantage of speed in 4-1 win over Braves

Rookie Kolten Wong scored on a short sacrifice fly to tie the Cardinals with the Braves on Saturday, one of many big plays St. Louis made with its legs in a 4-1 victory.

Heat, Pacers eager for next playoff battle

Indiana and Miami spent a whole season hearing about the rematch. On Sunday, the two Eastern Conference heavyweights will meet in the most intriguing fight of the year.

States move to expand experimental drugs for some with 'Right to Try' law

The "Right To Try" law allows terminally ill patients to obtain experimental drugs without getting federal approval. It's a proposal being advanced in several states by patient advocates who are frustrated by the yearslong federal approval process for experimental drugs in the pipeline.

Arizona hires La Russa to run baseball operations

The Arizona Diamondbacks hired La Russa as their chief baseball officer Saturday, hoping the Hall of Fame manager can help turn around the team after one of the worst starts in franchise history.

Michael Phelps prepares for comeback to sport's greatest stage

Michael Phelps has his regimen ready for a comeback in Rio, home of the 2016 Olympic games.

Michael Sam saga apt to expand NFL's gay fan base

Now that the NFL has its first openly gay player in Michael Sam, it can further expand and market to gay and lesbian fans all over the country.

Kings, Blackhawks set for Western Conference final

The Kings take on the Blackhawks on Sunday afternoon in a short turnaround from their series-clinching 6-2 victory over Anaheim.

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