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Engaging the Community: On Election Day, a Polling Place for All Greene County Voters

In this segment of Engaging the Community, Missouri State University President Clif Smart talks with KSMU's Jennifer Moore about the decision to use MSU's Davis-Harrington Welcome Center as a general polling place on Election Day. That means all registered Greene County voters will be eligible to cast their ballots there. As Smart explains, the facility will have special accomodations for voters with disabilities, including the visually impaired. The facility is located at the intersection of...

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Feds Launch Sex Abuse Investigation Of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic Church

The Department of Justice has launched an investigation of child sex abuse within Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic Church, sending subpoenas to dioceses across the state seeking private files and records to explore the possibility that priests and bishops violated federal law in cases that go back decades, NPR has learned. In what is thought to be the first such inquiry into the church's clergy sex abuse scandal, authorities have issued subpoenas to look into possible violations of the federal...

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Hurricane Willa, an "extremely dangerous" storm heading to Mexico's Pacific coast, was upgraded to Category 4 by the National Hurricane Center late Sunday.

The storm, with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph, is about 210 miles away from Cabo Corrientes, a municipality in southwest Mexico. The storm is moving north-northwest at 7 mph, according to the NHC's latest advisory.

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Migrant Caravan Grows to 5,000

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A growing crowd of Central American migrants in southern Mexico resumed its advance toward the U.S. border on Sunday. The advances have overwhelmed Mexican officials' attempts to stop them at the border.

The Associated Press reports that the number of migrants swelled to about 5,000 overnight.

On Saturday, President Trump told reporters the migrants were "hardened criminals."

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And now another story in our Troll Watch series.

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Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the center of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo's military said Sunday. The violence has threatened to again force the suspension of crucial virus contamination efforts.

The Allied Democratic Forces rebels, a Ugandan Islamist militant group active in the area since the 1990s, attacked Congolese army positions and several neighborhoods of Beni on Saturday and into Sunday, Capt. Mak Hazukay Mongha told The Associated Press.

More than a week after Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida panhandle, cities and towns are facing the daunting task of trying to rebuild. The recovery is hampered by catastrophic damage not only to homes and businesses, but to vital infrastructure as well.

The small Gulf coast town of Port St. Joe, with a population of about 3,500 residents, is one of countless communities that was hit by the storm.

"Everywhere you turn and go you see some kind of destruction," says the town's mayor, Bo Patterson. "Whether it was wind damage, whether it was water, one of the two."

Eight-year-old Lucy Gray is wide-eyed and quivering with anticipation when I arrive at her house in suburban Maryland. I am sorry to report that I am not the object of her excitement. She is thrilled because she will soon be cooking with my companion, Molly Birnbaum, editor in chief of America's Test Kitchen Kids.

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