Good morning readers, and welcome to the Missourian Monday Briefing. Our goal is to bring you a slate of essential reads, inspiring visuals and a look at the week ahead. As we go along, we hope to craft a weekly email that becomes your favorite thing to skim on Monday mornings.

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Missouri runner Karissa Schweizer broke her sixth school record at the Tom Botts Invitational on Friday. The 1,500-meter race was a part of her last home meet. 

Gov. Eric Greitens faces another felony after St. Louis prosecutors charged him with tampering with computer data. Prosecutors alleged Greitens used the donor list from his previous charity, The Mission Continues, for his 2016 campaign. The Missourian is tracking how every state lawmaker has reacted to allegations against Greitens.

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman encouraged nearly 600 attendees at the Missouri Theatre to speak out in support of survivors of sexual abuse. A vocal figure in the trial of the former USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar, Raisman has become a leading figure in the #MeToo Movement. 

Unbound Book Festival founder Alex George took heat last week over a controversy surrounding the moderation of author and panelist Ibtisam Barakat. George told the moderator to steer Barakat away from the topic of Palestine, and has since issued an apology. 

Things to do

4 to 6 p.m. Monday: MU Japan Spring Festival 2018 is held at the Alumni Faculty Lounge in Memorial Student Union S-304

7 p.m. Tuesday: The Environment and Energy Commission meets at Daniel Boone City Building

4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday: The Tons of Trucks event will display vehicles of all kinds for kids to view and sit in at Columbia Mall

8:30 p.m. Thursday: Drake White and Tara Thompson perform at the Blue Note

5 to 7 p.m. Friday: The family friendly and untimed PK5K Color Run will be held at Paxton Keeley Elementary School

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