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Donation Ensures Longevity of Counseling Center, Prompts Name Change

The Ozarks Counseling Center on Tuesday unveiled a new name and logo in honor of Bobby Allison and his mother Betty. The center, which provides counseling for underserved and uninsured residents, is now the Betty and Bobby Allison Ozarks Counseling Center. Local businessman and philanthropist Bobby Allison donated the funds to pay off the mortgage for the center, located in the Historic Day House on South Avenue. Executive Director Andrea Bishop says the center had always been renting...
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Officials in Waller County, Texas, have released more jailhouse video that they say dispels some of the conspiracy theories surrounding the case of Sandra Bland, who was found hanged in her cell two weeks ago.Her death was ruled a suicide by a medical examiner but her family says she was not suicidal.NPR's Martin Kaste filed this report for our Newscast unit:"Judge Trey Duhon says his county has come under cyberattack by people who suspect Bland was killed in custody. Some say she even looks...
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France is boosting security around its entry to the tunnel that runs beneath the English Channel, after thousands of migrants tried to make a desperate rush to Britain. One migrant died; at least 3,500 have tried to make the trip this week.

Since the start of 2015, French officials have intercepted more than 37,000 migrants who were hoping to jump on trains or trucks heading to Britain via the tunnel that's called the Eurotunnel in France and the Channel Tunnel, or Chunnel, in Britain.

College history majors used to study The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Today perhaps they should also be studying the decline and fall of history majors.

Since 2010, the number of history majors at Ohio State University has dropped by more than 30 percent, according to a May 9 Columbus Dispatch story. Meanwhile, the number of students majoring in history at the University of Cincinnati has fallen by 33 percent since 2010.

The Senate unanimously approved legislation Monday night requiring hospitals across the nation to tell Medicare patients when they receive observation care but haven't been admitted to the hospital as inpatients.

The distinction is easy for patients to miss — until they get hit with big medical bills after a short stay.

Tom Brady issued an impassioned defense of his actions this morning after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell decided to uphold a four-game suspension over his role in "deflategate."

The New England Patriots quarterback called the suspension "unfair" and said he was "disappointed" that Goodell dismissed his "hours of testimony."

The Afghan government says it is investigating reports that the Taliban's spiritual leader, Mullah Omar, is dead.

It is, of course, worth noting that rumors of Omar's death have swirled in the past and have turned out to be unreliable.

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The Ozarks Counseling Center on Tuesday unveiled a new name and logo in honor of Bobby Allison and his mother Betty. The center, which provides counseling for underserved and uninsured residents, is now the Betty and Bobby Allison Ozarks Counseling Center.

Local businessman and philanthropist Bobby Allison donated the funds to pay off the mortgage for the center, located in the Historic Day House on South Avenue.

Executive Director Andrea Bishop says the center had always been renting property in Springfield since it began in 1952.

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Officials in Waller County, Texas, have released more jailhouse video that they say dispels some of the conspiracy theories surrounding the case of Sandra Bland, who was found hanged in her cell two weeks ago.

Her death was ruled a suicide by a medical examiner but her family says she was not suicidal.

NPR's Martin Kaste filed this report for our Newscast unit:

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The Missouri Department of Conservation is on the hunt for a large evergreen tree to use as a Christmas tree at the Missouri governor’s mansion in Jefferson City.

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