Missouri Prepares to Execute Marcellus Williams, Dismissing DNA Evidence

Missouri Prepares to Execute Marcellus Williams, Dismissing DNA Evidence

Over objections by civil rights groups contending that evidence points to a different perpetrator, convicted murderer Marcellus Williams is scheduled to die tomorrow at 6 p.m. by lethal injection. It would be second execution carried out under Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. Barring intervention by the U.S. Supreme Court, Greitens is now the only person who can spare Williams' life. Williams' case has drawn recent attention — and a change.org petition with more than 150,000 supporters — over what his lawyers say is crucial DNA evidence discovered on the knife used in the 1998 slaying of Lisha Gayle, a former Post-Dispatch reporter.

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Vaginas absolutely need sex or they’ll waste away: study

Vaginas absolutely need sex or they’ll waste away: study

It’s a painful condition that can leave you itching, even burning down there — and no, it’s not a sexually transmitted infection! Just when you thought you had enough to worry about after realizing having a “depressed” vagina is a thing, women are also at risk of vaginal atrophy. Vaginal atrophy is a common but treatable condition that causes the vaginal wall to thin.

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You really can eat vegan as a college student. Here’s how.

You really can eat vegan as a college student. Here’s how.

Like many vegans, I am often asked what I eat. The answer: a lot. Vegans only eat foods that come from plants. I don’t eat any animal or animal-derived products: no meat, dairy or eggs. Despite being a college student on a budget, and having limited dorm kitchen supplies, I rarely have trouble figuring out what to eat. You do not have to buy special food to stay healthy as a vegan. Here are some tips I use to maintain my diet. You can find this complete story on our College Town site.

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What Mass Shootings Say About America

What Mass Shootings Say About America

On the day that Aurora theater shooter James Holmes was convicted on two dozen counts of first-degree murder, a 24-year-old man opened fire at few states to the east in Chattanooga, Tennessee, leaving five military personnel dead. That same day Dylann Roof was given a trial date. The coincidence of tragedy seemed to send a message: we’re producing twenty-something, male mass killers faster than we can prosecute them.

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It’s become so obvious to me that experience is the key

It’s become so obvious to me that experience is the key

You have to taste the BERRIES. There is such an incredible conversation waiting to happen around breaking outside of your comfort zone and breaking down the boundaries that are holding you back. So many of you have drawn a line in the sand as to what you can and cannot do. But the truth is, you don’t really know. You haven’t tasted the berries. You haven’t had the experience.

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Standing at work linked to heart disease

Standing at work linked to heart disease

If you tend to do a lot of standing at work, you may want to be sitting down to read this. A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that workers who primarily stand on the job are twice as likely to have heart disease than workers who mainly sit. That puts them more at risk of getting heart disease than smokers, said Peter Smith, a scientist from the Institute for Work and Health (IWH) and lead author of the study.

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