Power plays: College football is king on campus. And at Missouri the king sacked the president. Black students said their complaints about racism fell on deaf ears for months. Then black players said they wouldn’t play until system president Tim Wolfe was gone. Less than 48 hours later, Wolfe headed for the sidelines. Now that’s power. Will the campus heal now? That’s anyone’s guess at this point. As football coach Gary Pinkel said, “there’s no playbook” for what happens next at Mizzou.
Bench target?: Ambushed in her driveway and left for dead. Who shot Judge Kocurek? A man being questioned is somehow connected to the Austin, Texas, judge but police aren’t saying how.Julie Kocurek was shot in her driveway Friday night, attacked by someone who blocked her path, then came out of the darkness firing. As she recovers in a hospital, police are poring through her old cases — about 25 years worth — trying to find someone angry enough to want to hurt her. This isn’t anything new: a lot of judges and prosecutors have been targeted the past couple of years
Myanmarking the occasion: All the votes haven’t been counted yet, but it looks like Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party is going to win the country’s historic elections. People are partying on the streets and even the leader of the military-backed ruling party is throwing in the towel. Despite her party’s apparent victory, Suu Kyi, the popular Nobel Peace Prize winner, can’t be president. That’s because Myanmar’s constitution — drafted by the military — doesn’t let anyone with foreign family members anywhere near the presidency. Suu Kyi’s late husband was British.
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