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August 12, 2019 - 12:15 pm
(KMOX) — Historical contributions by members of the LGBTQ community will now be included in public school curriculum in Illinois. Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill requiring the inclusion into law over the weekend. The new law ensures that students in Illinois public schools will learn about the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway listens to attendees during the Governor's Ham Breakfast at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, Mo. Galloway has taken a first, official step toward running for governor in next year's election. Galloway has updated her campaign committee paperwork with the Missouri Ethics Commission to show that she is seeking the governor's office instead of auditor. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
August 12, 2019 - 6:07 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway launched her Democratic campaign for governor Monday by highlighting her efforts to uncover government waste and criticizing a new state law banning most abortions at the eighth week of pregnancy. That is why I am announcing my candidacy...
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Kevin Killeen
August 09, 2019 - 5:00 am
ST. LOUIS--(KMOX) --Two local politicians who went to prison have some advice for former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger. After pleading guilty to a bribery scheme involving political donors, U.S. Attorney's office has asked the judge to lock up Stenger in federal prison for about three-to...
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CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 14: Convicted former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich walks through a hoard of media toward his house before giving a news conference outside his home March 14, 2012 in Chicago. Blagojevich must report to a federal prison in Colorado by tomorrow to start serving a 14-year term he received for his conviction on numerous counts of fraud and corruption including attempting to sell the vacant U.S. Senate seat held by then Senator Barack Obama. (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)
August 08, 2019 - 4:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's "very strongly" considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is serving a 14-year prison term on multiple federal corruption convictions. Trump suggested more than a year ago that he was considered a commutation...
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President Donald Trump talks to the press before walking across the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, to board Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, to praise first responders and console family members and survivors from two recent mass shootings. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 07, 2019 - 9:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump headed to El Paso and Dayton on Wednesday to offer a message of healing and unity, but he will be met by unusual hostility in both places by people who fault his own incendiary words as a contributing cause to the mass shootings . The mayors of both cities...
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Kevin Killeen
August 07, 2019 - 8:55 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Organizers of a new effort to consider merging St. Louis city and county government are getting their act together. The Municipal League of Metro St. Louis — a group of county towns plus the city of St. Louis — almost has enough petition signatures to form a regional Board of...
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August 07, 2019 - 3:04 am
CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOX) — There are two new Democrats on the St. Louis County Council. One of them is Kelli Dunaway, who defeated Republican Amy Poelker in the county's 2nd district with 60-percent of the vote. "I think it's really important that the economic driver of the state of Missouri, St. Louis...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 02, 2019 - 3:37 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — President Donald Trump used a revved-up rally in Cincinnati to tear into the Democrats he has been elevating as his new political foils, attacking four liberal congresswomen of color and their party's urban leaders, while also training fire on those he could be facing in 2020. But...
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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., talk after the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 01, 2019 - 2:14 am
DETROIT (AP) — From the beginning, Joe Biden knew he would take heat at Wednesday's presidential debate. He was right — but he was not alone. The evening marked some of the toughest attacks California Sen. Kamala Harris has faced as a candidate. The exchanges were part of a broader ideological...
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