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Why a Cape Girardeau Woman is Marching in Washington

Nearly 200,000 people are gearing up to join the Women’s March on Washington this Saturday. The grassroots movement has garnered widespread support from women all over the country to stand in solidarity for women’s rights. Dr. Julie Ray, the Department Chair of Elementary, Early and Special Education at Southeast Missouri State University is one of many women from the Southeast Missouri area making the trip to D.C. Recently, she penned an open letter on Facebook explaining the importance of a...

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Two-Minute Drill: Denzel Mahoney Named "Freshman of the Week"

Southeast Missouri guard Denzel Mahoney was named adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week Monday for his performance last week. Mahoney averaged 16.5 points, four rebounds and two assists in two games last week. He shot 50 percent from the field, 62.5 percent from 3-point range and was a perfect 14-of-14 at the free throw line. Mahoney opened the week with 10 points, two rebounds and an assist in a home victory over Tennessee Tech. Two days later, he scored a season-high 23 points...

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Frostbite Can Cause Permanent Damage

Emboldened by Donald Trump's win and inauguration, several of Europe's top populist leaders gathered in Germany this weekend to strategize on how they might help each other in their upcoming national elections.

Marine Le Pen, who heads France's far-right National Front, proved especially popular with the largely German crowd that packed a convention hall yesterday in the historic western city of Koblenz, nestled between the scenic Rhine and Mosel Rivers.

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President Trump spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the phone Sunday, in what was one of Trump's first conversations with a foreign leader since taking office.

The discussion was "very nice," Trump said after a ceremony to swear in senior White House staff. The White House later put out a statement saying the president invited Netanyahu to visit in February.

Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh has departed the country, after a weeks-long standoff as he tried to maintain his grip on power which culminated in West African troops crossing Gambia's borders.

Now, the country is awaiting the arrival of new president Adama Barrow. He fled to Senegal for his own protection and was sworn in at Gambia's embassy in Dakar last week.

Right up until he absolutely had to leave, 24-year-old nurse Abu Hussam was determined to stay in Aleppo. Months of airstrikes and assaults couldn't dissuade him — his community needed him.

When forces supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad moved in to take control of the city last month, Abu Hussam was among the last of the civilians evacuated from the city. He couldn't stay, because the Syrian government has persecuted medical staff and their families for treating rebels.

Overnight in southern Georgia, near the border with Florida, severe weather turned deadly. At least 11 people were killed and 23 more were injured as the area was racked with storms, according to local officials.

Now, Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency Sunday morning for seven counties in the state.

A passenger train leapt the tracks overnight in southeast India, killing at least 39 people and injuring more than 60. The derailment, which occurred near Kuneru station in the state of Andhra Pradesh, is the latest in a string of deadly wrecks to rack the Indian railway system.

The derailment threw several coaches of the Hirakhand Express train off its own tracks and onto an adjacent goods train.


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Left Of The Dial #263 - The Glimpse Of The Deam

This week we're playing new music from Emel Mathlouthi. In 2008 her music was banned in her native Tunisia and she has since lived in Paris and New York City. In fact, during the Tunisian Revolution of 2011 her song " Kelmti Horra " became known as the anthem for the Arab Spring. Her new album is titled Ensen , which means “human,” this song is called “Ensen Dhaif (Ensen),”which means “human, helpless human.” If Cherry Glazerr aren't one of the biggest deals in music in 2017, then that's all...

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Ethics Lawyers Call Trump's Business Conflicts 'Nakedly Unconstitutional'

Will Donald Trump's new job as president create ethical conflicts with his long-running role as a business owner? Trump sees no problem. "I have a no-conflict situation , because I'm president," Trump said at a recent press conference. He was correctly referring to the federal conflicts-of-interest law that covers Cabinet secretaries, but not presidents. Still, ethics experts say other restrictions do apply to presidents, setting up serious ethical problems for the new administration. "A...

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Cat Cora: Her Kitchen Rules

According to celebrity chef Cat Cora, when she became the first female Iron Chef in America, things started to get a little weird. "I got into a winning streak...I would wear the same socks, I'd eat the same breakfast - I mean five almonds on my granola, my two tablespoons ... of yogurt... I measured everything out," she told host Ophira Eisenberg. "You get weird, you get freakin' weird." Cora grew up around chefs — both her father and grandfather were restaurateurs. So when cooking icon...

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