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LGBTQ+ Resource Center to Reopen After Renovation

Springfield’s LGBTQ resource center will be re-opening its doors after a major renovation to the century-old building on Commercial Street. Now, the GLO Center can seat more than 40 people with internet access. It also has new part-time staff, longer operating hours, and more programs. GLO Center executive director is Krista Moncado. “We partnered with Springfield Greene County Libraries to do story time. Any and all people are welcome – kids of all ages – but, in particular, we wanted to do...

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USA Today published an opinion column by President Trump Wednesday in which the president falsely accused Democrats of trying to "eviscerate" Medicare, while defending his own record of protecting health care coverage for seniors and others.

The column — published just weeks ahead of the midterm elections — underscores the political power of health care to energize voters. But it makes a number of unsubstantiated claims.

LGBTQ+ Resource Center to Reopen After Renovation

Oct 10, 2018
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Springfield’s LGBTQ resource center will be re-opening its doors after a major renovation to the century-old building on Commercial Street. 

Now, the GLO Center can seat more than 40 people with internet access. It also has new part-time staff, longer operating hours, and more programs.

GLO Center executive director is Krista Moncado.

“We partnered with Springfield Greene County Libraries to do story time. Any and all people are welcome – kids of all ages – but, in particular, we wanted to do some free programming for LGBTQ families," Moncado said.

It's not every day you see freed prisoners walk back into the arms of their jailers. But about 80 inmates from Indonesia's Donggala District Prison are doing just that.

They assembled this past week on the patchy grass of the prison grounds and counted off for prison head Safiuddin.

The diminutive warden's powers of persuasion worked for this group, but not for all of the 360 prisoners who had been serving time in the old jailhouse when an earthquake and tsunami hit Indonesia on Sept. 28.

 

Medicare recipients are getting new cards to prevent identity theft and healthcare fraud.

 

The new cards will not have Social Security numbers on them.

Missouri will be mailing these new cards to the state’s 1.2 million Medicare recipients in mid-October.

 

Julie Brookhart is a Kansas City-based spokesperson for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

 

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On July 20, 1969, an estimated 530 million people watched on live television as Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong became the first human to step upon the surface of the moon. Nearly 50 years later, Academy Award-winning director Damien Chazelle revisits Armstrong's "giant leap for mankind" — but with a more intimate lens. First Man, starring Ryan Gosling, focuses on the personal sacrifices behind Armstrong's monumental step.

Updated Oct. 10 with statement from Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft -- A Cole County judge has rejected a sworn statement that Missouri voters who wanted to use non-photo forms of identification had to sign in order to vote.

But Richard Callahan’s ruling, issued Tuesday, says most of the identification requirement the Missouri Legislature created in 2016 “is within its constitutional prerogative under the Missouri Constitution."

Police in Germany arrested a suspect in connection with the rape and killing of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova, whose brutal slaying on Saturday elicited international condemnation and accusations that the 30-year-old had been targeted for her investigative journalism.

Before she was on the BBC's list of "100 inspirational and innovative women for 2017"...

Before she was given the "Diamond Ball Honors Award" by the charitable Clara Lionel Foundation started by the singing star Rihanna ...

She was Angeline Murimirwa, a little girl in Zimbabwe who loved school but was afraid she wouldn't get to continue her education.

The results are in. And this year's winner in Katmai National Park and Reserve's annual "fattest bear" contest is 409 Beadnose.

"Her radiant rolls were deemed by the voting public to be this year's most fabulous flab. Our chubby champ has a few more weeks to chow down on lingering salmon carcasses before she heads up the mountains to dig herself a den and savor her victory," the national park posted on Facebook.

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