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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    
1. WHAT INFLUENCES ACTIONS AT UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
    
Emboldened by last year's protests in Ferguson, students at the Columbia campus take action after racially charged incidents, leading to the resignations of two top leaders and the promise of changes.
    
2. OPPOSITION IN MYANMAR RAISES CONCERNS OVER OFFICIAL RELEASE OF RESULTS
    
Aung San Suu Kyi's party accuses the government of intentionally delaying the announcement of the polls outcome, saying it wants to "maybe play a trick."
    
3. WHO WILL FACE NEW SCRUTINY DURING FOURTH GOP DEBATE
    
It's unlikely Ben Carson will be able to shrink into the background Tuesday when the eight leading Republican candidates take the stage in Milwaukee.
    
4. HOW EGYPTIAN MEDIA PAINT RUSSIAN PLANE INVESTIGATION
    
Fury is at the fore, alleging the country is facing a Western conspiracy to undermine it and crush the tourism industry, as the U.S. and Britain increasingly point to a bomb as the cause of the crash.
    
5. DENIALS, CONSPIRACY CLAIMS AS RUSSIA REACTS TO DOPING CRISIS
    
Most of the country's major dailies follow the government's lead in playing down the accusations from the World Anti-Doping Agency commission.
    
6. CALAIS OFFERS MIGRANTS SCHOOL, LIBRARY, BARS IN SHACKS
    
Stuck in a muddy dead end, residents of the camp pass the time reading, drinking and learning English.

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