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July 28, 2019 - 4:15 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP/KMOX) -- A pension buyout program offered to members in the state's three largest retirement systems has fallen considerably short of anticipated savings in its first year, according to a report. Buyout savings were expected to reduce the state pension contributions from...
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Jason Kander
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July 26, 2019 - 10:23 am
By MARGARET STAFFORD and JIM SALTER Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Not so many months ago, Jason Kander was spending his life on airplanes. The picture of youth and energy, Kander was in demand from Democratic groups across the U.S., a military veteran from middle America making a...
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July 25, 2019 - 11:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department said Thursday that it will carry out executions of federal death row inmates for the first time since 2003. Five inmates who have been sentenced to death are scheduled to be executed starting in December. Federal Government to Resume Capital Punishment After...
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July 25, 2019 - 3:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of anticipation, Congress finally heard testimony from former special counsel Robert Mueller. So what now? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Mueller's appearance was "a crossing of a threshold," raising public awareness of what Mueller found. And Democrats after the...
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July 24, 2019 - 1:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former special counsel Robert Mueller is affirming that a president can be charged with crimes after leaving office. He says Justice Department guidelines prevented him from considering charges against President Donald Trump while he is in office. Related: Mueller: I did not clear...
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July 24, 2019 - 12:34 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The chairman of a committee that oversees Missouri’s Medicaid program was replaced amid a steep drop in people receiving health care through the program. Timothy McBride, who was appointed chairman of the MoHealthNet Oversight Committee in 2013 by Democratic then-Gov. Jay...
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JB Pritzker
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July 24, 2019 - 11:34 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed two laws aimed at protecting young immigrants in Illinois, including those whose parents are deported. One law extends the time a child can have a short-term guardian if their parents are detained or deported by federal immigration authorities. The law...
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Bruce Franks Jr.
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July 24, 2019 - 11:06 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ferguson activist Bruce Franks Jr. will officially resign from Missouri’s largely conservative Legislature at the end of July. The Democrat submitted his letter of resignation from the state House on Tuesday. Franks first announced plans to leave office in May, in part citing...
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July 24, 2019 - 8:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller told lawmakers Wednesday he could not exonerate President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice and that the president's claims that he had done so in his report are not correct. "The president was not exculpated for the acts...
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Jacquie Cadorette
July 24, 2019 - 7:32 am
Listen to Mueller's live testimony here on RADIO.COM. 3:26 pm EST : Schiff gave his closing statement. Mueller and Zebley were excused. 3:21 pm EST : The final questions are asked by Adam Schiff. He began by asking, "From your testimony today, I gather that you believe that knowingly accepting...
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