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July 23, 2019 - 2:37 pm
By MARGARET STAFFORD Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal immigration officers trying to arrest a Mexican man who is in the U.S. illegally smashed a car window and dragged him from the vehicle in front of his girlfriend and two young children, prompting condemnation from the woman's...
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July 23, 2019 - 7:55 am
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Data shows nearly 90,000 children and close to 23,000 adults were dropped from Missouri's Medicaid health care program in the past year, prompting a state Democratic leader to call for an investigation. House Minority Leader Crystal Quade on Sunday publicly released a letter...
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Conservative Party leadership contender Boris Johnson, right, leaves his office in London, Monday July 22, 2019. Voting closes Monday in the ballot to elect Britain's next prime minister, from the two contenders Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson, as critics of likely winner Boris Johnson condemned his vow to take Britain out of the European Union with or without a Brexit deal.(Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP)
July 23, 2019 - 6:16 am
LONDON (AP) — Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson won the contest to lead Britain's governing Conservative Party on Tuesday and will become the country's next prime minister, tasked with fulfilling his promise to lead the U.K. out of the European Union "come what may." He defeated his rival Jeremy Hunt...
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July 22, 2019 - 12:45 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) - The Illinois Republican Party is condemning a social media post attacking four minority Democratic congresswomen. A post up for nearly two days on the Illinois Republican County Chairman's Association page shares a widespread meme featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2013, file photo, then-FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. When special counsel Mueller testifies before Congress it will be a moment many have been waiting for, but it comes with risk for Democrats. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
July 22, 2019 - 2:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are pledging tough questioning of special counsel Robert Mueller when he testifies before Congress this week as Democrats plan to air evidence of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump in a potentially last-ditch bid to impeach him. Rep. Doug Collins, the top...
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U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, speaks at the AARP Presidential Forum at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf, Iowa on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. (Olivia Sun/The Des Moines Register via AP)
July 18, 2019 - 7:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will vote Tuesday on a bipartisan bill to ensure a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday. The announcement came after Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer...
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July 18, 2019 - 3:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than one month after Iran downed an American drone and Trump came...
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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson
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July 18, 2019 - 12:25 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Democratic state auditor says Republican Gov. Mike Parson was reimbursed for unnecessary travel when he previously served as lieutenant governor. Auditor Nicole Galloway on Thursday released a report criticizing Parson for being reimbursed for travel expenses...
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St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner
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July 18, 2019 - 12:09 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP/KMOX) — St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is defending her office’s hiring of outside legal counsel as part of the investigation of William Tisaby , the man she hired to investigate former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Gardner testified...
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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens inauguration
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Michael Calhoun
July 18, 2019 - 1:09 am
JEFFERSON CITY (KMOX) -- Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens recently updated his campaign committee's paperwork with the state Ethics Commission, noting a new treasurer. People really began speculating, though, after seeing what office Greitens' committee is filed under -- primary for Governor,...
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