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High Noon Five: McCaskill Pauses Campaigning, SEMO’s International Student Policy, Nixon’s Relief

Claire McCaskill is canceling her campaign this week to spend time with her ill mother, according the Associated Press. Betty Anne McCaskill, Claire’s 84-year-old mother, was said to be in critical condition at a St.Louis Hospital. There have been no further details given.

According to the Southeast Missourian, Southeast Missouri State University says they will not be changing any of their international student policies after the attempted federal reserve bombing by former student Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis. The university put a new policy in place after Nafis’s enrollment but before the bombing incident. The policy states that the university will no longer accept international students without transcripts from a foreign university if the student has a year or longer absence from attending school.This new protocol would have made Nafis ineligible to attend the school.

CBS News reports that Todd Akin was arrested numerous times at anti-abortion protests during the 1980’s. In 1985, Akin protested at St.Louis abortion clinics and had been arrest for resisting an arrest and criminal trespassing. He was never charged. Akin has admitted to the arrest but has not commented any further.

Nixon’s disaster relief programs may help him win re-election this year. St. Louis Post Dispatch’s Virginia Young says Nixon’s help with Joplin relief in May 2011 and this year’s relief to farmers dealing with drought show how he handles Missouri’s disaster-stricken areas. However, the Governor receives much criticism for his relief spending.

According to CBS News, Kansas City was listed as “the Haunted House Capital of the US.” The Missouri city houses one of the largest haunted houses in America, “The Edge of Hell.” The haunted attraction still hold the Guinness World record for largest captive anaconda.

Samantha Powers was a student web coordinator for KRCU in 2012-2013.
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