Goodbye, Sancho Panza

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Don Quixote’s sidekick comes into his own in this unpredictable poem from Justin Hamm.

15 Leadership Lessons from the SEC Coach of the Year

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Lessons learned become lessons to teach. Here are 15 things Mizzou Football Coach Gary Pinkel can teach you.

These Cops Spent a Day Enforcing the Law of Human Kindness

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For the people caught in this sting operation by the Kansas City, MO police force, this Christmas will be one they’ll never forget.

What I’ve learned From Ferguson About White Privilege

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Growing up next to Ferguson, Sarafina Bianco thought she understood. But she didn’t—until now.

How a Century of Racist Policies Made Ferguson Into a Pocket of Concentrated Despair

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“You cannot understand what’s going on with Ferguson today without knowing this history.”

Why did Officer Darren Wilson kill Michael Brown?

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We must break the pattern of police brutality and return to the culture and philosophy of “to protect and to serve.”

Six Days in Ferguson: Voices From the Protests

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A day-by-day chronology of what happened in Ferguson, drawn from the best reporting by journalists and witnesses on the ground.

Obstruction of a Passageway

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The first time Timothy Braun ate pizza and watched movies with his dog in the face of adversity, he wrote an essay on it that made him almost famous. When he did it again, it landed him in jail.

Goodwill Returns WWII Treasure to Family of Veteran

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Early last week, a box of World War II medals, awards, and mementos was discovered at a Missouri Goodwill; the owner’s family was overwhelmed to hear that they would be returned home.

Community of Christ Church Considers Allowing Same-Sex Marriage

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Church member Art Smith said, “It’s a journey we are all in together and we don’t necessarily all agree, but I think we want to include everybody in our faith journey.”

‘Jesus the Homeless’ Sculpture Causes Controversy

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It’s the gaping wounds in the feet that reveal the subject, whose face is draped and barely visible, as Jesus the Homeless.

Gay Man Kicked Out of Partner’s Hospital Room

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HeatherN examines the case of the man who was denied access to his partner’s hospital room, despite a joint power of attorney agreement.

High School Band Director Saves More Than 120 Lives

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Quick thinking and even quicker action saved the lives of over 100 students and their chaperones.

Federal Judge Rules Public Library Must Unblock “Occult” Websites

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ACLU Director of the Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief, Daniel Mach said, “Public libraries should be maximizing the spread of information, not blocking access to viewpoints or religious ideas not shared by the majority.”

United Arab Emirates Donates Millions to Help Rebuild America

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Help for a community comes from the most unexpected place.

Homeless Man Returns Diamond Engagement Ring That Was Given to Him Accidentally

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Sarah Darling said, “I think in our world we often jump to like the worst conclusion, and it just makes you realize that there are good people out there.”