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Michael Sam makes history by becoming first openly gay NFL player, could impact gay couples in Missouri

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The St. Louis Rams made history on Saturday when they selected Michael Sam in this year’s NFL draft. The move makes Sam the NFL’s first openly-gay football player. But the NFL may not be the only entity impacted by the decision.

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Missouri student receives Fulbright Assistantship in South America

A University of Missouri-St. Louis student has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. Loren Moseley, a secondary education graduate student will spend eight months working at the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. 

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Hundreds of Missouri supporters turn out for ‘Stand with Sam’ event for gay football player

Hundreds of University of Missouri students, administrators and Columbia residents gathered along Faurot Field Saturday in support of former MU Football player Michael Sam on Saturday. Sam recently came out last week, and a group from Kansas was scheduled to protest the move. 

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Missouri’s Michael Sam could be NFL’s first openly-gay football player

Michael Sam, a defensive end for the University of Missouri, may become the first openly gay player in the NFL. The SEC co-Defensive Player of the Year announced that he is gay just before the NFL combine is scheduled to begin. He told his teammates last August. 

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Family of LaVena Johnson demand investigation into mysterious death with petition

Supporters of an investigation into the death of a 19-year-old U.S. Army Private who was found dead in 2005 is demanding justice. LaVena Johnson’s body was discovered at Balad military base in Iraq. She was the first female soldier from Missouri to die in the country and while her death was officially declared a suicide, Johnson’s […]

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Missouri police taser father as he tries to save son from fire

The father of a 3-year-old boy killed in a Louisiana, Mo., fire is recovering after police tasered him for trying to save his stepson. Riley Miller died on Thursday after his family’s home caught on fire.

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OxyMORONS: On the Absurd Idea of ‘Legitimate Rape’

Yesterday, Rep. Todd Akin (Mo.) made the internet nearly explode when, in response to a question about why he oposes abortion even in cases of rape during an interview, he said that “legitimate rape” doesn’t result in pregnancy. According to Akin, also the GOP’s senatorial candidate in Missouri, a woman’s body has some sort of […]

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