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Christian groups bring the Bible to thousands of countries through unconventional means

Christian networks from across the world are spending millions of dollars annually to distribute the Bible through audio, video and multimedia to the furthest corners of the earth.

Stephens’ dance man

Bob Boross, the new chairman of the dance department at Stephen's college, is new to town but brings a lifetime of experience

BOONE LIFE: Weaving tales and friendship

As a little girl, Navajo weaver Sarah Natani remembers watching her mother, who was a weaver and potter, work.

Enriching lives

Bouncing on her mother's knee, Sophia Rounds sat in a green onesie, a snail prominently displayed on the front, and pulled her mother's brown hair. Throughout their appointment, the 5-month-old blonde kept tugging her mom's hair, prompting Jill Rounds to look down and ease her baby's grip every couple of minutes as she answered a series of questions about herself and Sophia.

Scientists in Japan, U.S. report stem cell breakthrough from human skin; no embryos needed

Scientists have made ordinary human skin cells take on the chameleon-like powers of embryonic stem cells, a startling breakthrough that might someday deliver the medical payoffs of embryo cloning without the controversy.

Number of tick-borne diseases doubles across Missouri

The number of tick-borne illnesses in Boone County mirrors a statewide trend.

'Jeopardy' contestant has the answers

Chris Mazurek and his wife used his winnings from the game show to help them buy a new house.

Belief in Brief: Medina

Muslims continue a tradition of pilgrimages to the second-most holy city of Islam.

The Blind Boys of Alabama make a joyful noise

The Blind Boys of Alabama have been making gospel music since 1939. Throughout its career, the group has known tragedy and success.

Feathers, clay and self-discovery

Children develop awareness and creativity as they first experiment with art. Rock Bridge Elementary art teacher Kathy Dwyer said she wants to share art with children. “When we start something new, it’s, ‘I can’t.’ I love getting them to the, ‘I can.’”

'Messiah' to be performed at MU

Handel’s “Messiah” is being performed on Thursday. Here’s some of the story behind the famous oratorio.

MU junior bass player brings emotion to performance of “The Messiah”

MU junior Katie Krawczak takes ten years of bass-playing experience to the University Philharmonic and Choral Union’s joint performance of “The Messiah.”

Belief in Brief: Male Circumcision

The significance of male circumcision differs for each of the world's three largest religions.

Controversial abortion film to be shown in Columbia

“Lake of Fire” is receiving publicity both for its graphic images and its attempt to document the views of those on both sides of the abortion divide.

Black women less likely to get breast cancer, but more likely to die if diagnosed

A new study of more than 170,000 women with the disease could change the face of breast cancer education and treatment.

BOONE LIFE: Philosophy and Alexander the Great

Sara Chant, an MU philosophy professor, talks about her job and Alexander the Great, one of her five Great Danes.

Bacchanalia confined: Plastic fencing promises better crop for grape growers

While late spring freezes zapped much of Missouri’s wine grapes, the ongoing drought drove thirsty critters to finish off much of what remained. Some local growers are putting up fences to keep the grazing deer at bay.

From pulpit to Internet: Seminary student creates fastest growing Web site

Chris Wyatt, a 38-year-old seminary student, created the fastest growing site on the Web, according to comScore. GodTube.com, a Christian version of YouTube, drew more than 4 million unique visitors during October.

Robert Rauschenberg's art shouts, sings and whispers

WASHINGTON — The black outline of a leaf in the corner of a 1962 lithograph is a touchstone for the career of Robert Rauschenberg, the contemporary master who, at 82, continues to make art despite partial paralysis from a series of strokes in 2002 and 2003.

Ideological scales: A look at Columbia's political landscape

At the intersection of Providence and Broadway, Claire Garden holds a sign above her head that says: “This Time Don’t Buy the Lies.” It’s less than 50 degrees outside, and the wind is chilling. But she and a dozen other Columbia residents are out soliciting honks for peace.

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