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Associated Press
August 26, 2019 - 3:06 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX/AP) — Missouri's attorney general, Eric Schmitt, believes that federal law doesn't protect LGBTQ people from discrimination which is why he was among GOP attorney generals nationwide who signed a U.S. Supreme Court brief outlining the position Friday. The legal battle is...
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Mayor Lyda Krewson introducing St. Louis Police Chief, John Hayden
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August 25, 2019 - 4:06 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -- Following Friday night's shooting death of an 8-year-old girl in a parking lot on Union, those in Room 200 at City Hall say "enough is enough." Mayor Lyda Krewson announced $25,000 rewards are being offered for tips leading to the arrest and prosecution of the persons who've...
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August 25, 2019 - 3:58 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -- Three more children have been killed this weekend in St. Louis, bringing the total since April to 14. The latest happened just before 6 on Sunday morning. A 15-year-old boy was shot in the head in the 7300 block of Vermont in the Carondelet neighborhood. A 10-year-old girl is...
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August 23, 2019 - 8:28 am
Billionaire David Koch has died, CBS News reports . The 79-year-old had been suffering from a recent deterioration in his health. His brother, Charles Koch, released a statement expressing his sadness at the loss of his brother. “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my brother...
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In this Aug. 9, 2019 photo, former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at the Surf Ballroom, in Clear Lake, Iowa. As the U.S. economy flashes recession warning signs, Democratic presidential candidates are leveling pre-emptive blame on President Donald Trump. They argue that his aggressive and unpredictable tariff policies are to blame for gloomy economic forecasts. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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August 23, 2019 - 2:41 am
PROLE, Iowa (AP) — Campaigning under the stifling August sun, Joe Biden assailed President Donald Trump's trade war with China, accusing him of squandering a strong economy and putting Americans' financial security at risk. But he was quick to add that he was not hoping for the worst. "I never wish...
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President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departing on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Washington. Trump is headed to Kentucky. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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August 22, 2019 - 2:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after considering cutting taxes to promote economic growth, President Donald Trump on Wednesday changed course and said he would abandon the idea because the nation already had "a strong economy." Trump's flip-flop came after recent market volatility and economic uncertainty...
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August 20, 2019 - 3:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Planned Parenthood said Monday it's pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions. Alexis McGill Johnson, Planned Parenthood's acting president and CEO, said the...
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Planned Parenthood St. Louis
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August 19, 2019 - 4:53 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois will not use federal family planning funds as long as Republican President Donald Trump’s administration prohibits women’s health clinics from referring patients for abortions. The Democrat called Trump’s requirement a “gag rule” Monday on a...
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illinois welcome sign near corn field
August 19, 2019 - 12:46 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a law allowing Illinois to take its own action to slow climate change. The Democrat approved legislation this week that repeals the Kyoto Protocol Act of 1998. It limited state action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. withdrew from...
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U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., listens to a question from a constituent in Wixom, Mich., Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 16, 2019 - 5:38 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's interior minister said Friday he has received and granted a request by Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib to enter the Israeli-occupied West Bank on humanitarian grounds. Tlaib, who is of Palestinian origin, asked to visit her 90-year-old grandmother in the West Bank, Minister...
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