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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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Editor's note: This story describes graphic allegations of sexual abuse.

The University of Southern California says it has reached a tentative class action settlement agreement worth $215 million over allegations of sexual harassment and abuse by a gynecologist who used to work at its student health center.

Approximately 500 current and former students have accused gynecologist George Tyndall of misconduct, according to The Associated Press.

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Missouri’s 140th House seat covers the eastern portion of Christian County—including Ozark, Sparta, and Saddlebrooke. 

Three candidates are in the running here:  Republican incumbent Lynn Morris, Green Party candidate Robert Debbaut, and Democrat Tony Smith.

We catch up with Smith one afternoon as he’s canvassing a district neighborhood.

He says healthcare for senior citizens is a top priority.

Tony Smith, Democratic Candidate

“Seniors need to be taken care of, they worked hard their entire lives,” said Smith.

Last winter, when Chung Soo-young saw a man rushing out of the women's restroom at a chain coffee shop in downtown Seoul, the first thing she did was to scan all stalls in search of a hidden camera. Like many other South Korean women, Chung, 26, constantly worries that she could be secretly filmed in private moments. Her fear spiked, she says, when she saw the intruder and "realized I can actually be a victim."

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The U.S. government warned about the continued threat of foreign interference on Friday as it unsealed a new criminal complaint against a Russian woman described as the paymistress for Moscow's program of information war — a scheme targeting next month's midterm elections in the U.S.

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No need for panic, ladies and gentlemen... mix a Hitchcock movie masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, then add a dash of Monty Python, and you have "The 39 Steps," a fast-paced comedic whodunit coming to Springfield Little Theatre at the Landers, 311 E. Walnut, Oct.19-28. Jamie Bower, who, along with Marni Erwin, co-directs this local production of the two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat, adds, “We also are throwing in a dash of ‘the play that goes wrong’ as well.

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40 years ago, horror fans were introduced to the masked killer Michael Myers, stalker of babysitters in a small Illinois town. The film was, of course, Halloween. And it was the debut of Jamie Lee Curtis, who played the bookish babysitter, Laurie Strode — the original "final girl" character who narrowly escapes the slaughter. Curtis appeared in three more sequels and even died in one. She thought she'd left that character behind.

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