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Vegas shooting doesn't change opinions on guns: AP-NORC poll

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A new poll shows a majority of Americans want tighter gun laws, but the country is divided on what the impact would be. More>>

More than $200M in spending cut from Illinois budget Video included

The Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield, Illinois. (Credit: KMOV) The Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield, Illinois. (Credit: KMOV)

Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has outlined more than $200 million in cuts it wants to make to Illinois' new budget, including to human services, agriculture programs and transportation.

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2 aldermen bury the hatchet after proposing conflicting resolutions Video included

Alderman Joe Vaccaro and Alderman John Collins-Muhammad. Credit: KMOV Alderman Joe Vaccaro and Alderman John Collins-Muhammad. Credit: KMOV
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Alderman Joe Vaccaro and Alderman John Collins-Muhammad stressed the importance of moving forward for the sake of St. Louis.

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Senate backs GOP budget in step forward for tax revamp Video included

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, announces to reporters that the Senate is moving ahead. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, announces to reporters that the Senate is moving ahead.
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Senate Republicans seem to be on cruise control to pass a $4 trillion budget plan that shelves GOP deficit concerns in favor of the party's drive to cut taxes.

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Illinois governor's race projected to shatter campaign finance records Video included

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The Illinois gubernatorial election is still 13 months away, but the campaign money involved is already nearing historic amounts. 

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Congresswoman says Trump told widow of fallen soldier 'he knew what he signed up for'

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President Donald Trump told the widow of a US serviceman killed in the ambush in Niger that "he knew what he signed up for ... but when it happens it hurts," according to Rep. Frederica Wilson. 

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A short-term health deal by senators _ but Trump a question Video included

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Two leading senators say they have the "basic outlines" of a bipartisan deal to resume payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked.

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Social Security benefits to rise by 2 percent in 2018

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Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year.

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Trump will end health care cost-sharing subsidies

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President Donald Trump plans to end the cost-sharing subsidies that have helped some lower-income Americans purchase health insurance on the Obamacare marketplace, the White House announced Thursday.

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Trump begins Obamacare dismantling with executive order

President Donald Trump took his first steps Thursday toward fulfilling his vow to dismantle Obamacare, signing an executive order that he says will bring affordable health insurance to millions more people. More>>

Steve Bannon calls on Sen. Bob Corker to resign

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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is calling for Sen. Bob Corker to resign after a public feud between President Donald Trump and the Tennessee Republican boiled over this week. 

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Trump at dinner with military commanders cites 'calm before the storm'

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While taking photos alongside military leaders and their spouses before a dinner at the White House, President Donald Trump made an ambiguous statement, citing "the calm before the storm."

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Vanity Fair: Bannon believes Trump only has 30% chance of completing full term

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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has privately confided that he believes President Donald Trump only has a 30% chance of completing his full term, a source told Vanity Fair.

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Republican Senate candidate from Missouri giving away an AR-15

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KMOV.COM - Austin Petersen, U.S. Senate candidate from Missouri, is giving away an AR-15 on his official website. 

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Trump lashes 'Liddle Bob Corker' as senators call for calm Video included

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The only senator who publicly hinted at similar concerns was Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, who said both Trump and Corker should "cool it."

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Supreme Court dismisses 1 of 2 travel ban cases

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed one of two cases over President Donald Trump's ban on visitors from mostly Muslim countries, suggesting it will step away from the controversy for now. 

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EPA moves to rescind Obama plan to slow global warming

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The Trump administration is moving to repeal the centerpiece of former President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming, seeking to ease restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. 

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Anti-abortion Rep. Tim Murphy, who reportedly urged abortion, resigns from Congress

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Republican Rep. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania will resign from his position, effective October 21, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced in a statement Thursday.

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President Trump plans to 'decertify' Iran nuclear deal next week

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President Donald Trump plans to "decertify" the Iran nuclear deal next week, declaring the Obama-era pact not in US interests and launching a congressional review period on the accord, according to two senior US officials.

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Wray installed as FBI director; Trump absent at ceremony

FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray is sworn-on on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, prior to testifying at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray is sworn-on on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, prior to testifying at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Chris Wray was formally installed as the new FBI director on Thursday in a ceremony notable for the absence of the man who appointed him: President Donald Trump.

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US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman

Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the center of the Russia meddling probe. 

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Greitens, lawmakers clash on money for prescription program

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House budgeters and Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' administration are clashing over money for a new program Greitens created to fight prescription drug misuse.

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Trump denies 'deal' with Democrats on young immigrants, DACA

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Donald Trump pauses during a meeting with, from left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other Congressional... (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Donald Trump pauses during a meeting with, from left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other Congressional...
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The top House and Senate Democrats have announced agreement with President Donald Trump to protect certain immigrants brought illegally to this country as children — along with some border security enhancements. 

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Seattle's mayor resigns after 5th sex abuse claim emerges

Murray announced his resignation, Tuesday, Sept. 12 after a fifth man came forward and accused him of sexual abuse decades ago. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) Murray announced his resignation, Tuesday, Sept. 12 after a fifth man came forward and accused him of sexual abuse decades ago. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced his resignation Tuesday after a fifth man — one of his cousins — came forward and accused him of sexual abuse decades ago.

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Sheriff: 'Two punks' stealing TVs from Sears kill 81-year-old after violently shoving him

Jason Randolph (L) is on the run, Lott says, for the murder of Duane Hamilton, 81, a Sears employee. (Source: WIS) Jason Randolph (L) is on the run, Lott says, for the murder of Duane Hamilton, 81, a Sears employee. (Source: WIS)
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An 81-year-old Richland County man trying to stop two men from stealing television sets from a Midlands department store was killed last Tuesday.

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Trump signs directive banning transgender military recruits

President Trump speaks at Fort Myer in Arlington Va., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, during a Presidential Address to the Nation about a strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) President Trump speaks at Fort Myer in Arlington Va., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, during a Presidential Address to the Nation about a strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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President Donald Trump on Friday directed the military not to move forward with an Obama-era plan that would have allowed transgender individuals to be recruited into the armed forces, following through on his intentions announced a month earlier to ban transgender people from serving.

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Emails: Breitbart editor pledges to do 'dirty work' for Bannon, smears Ivanka

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A self-described "email prankster" seemingly fooled top editors at Breitbart over the weekend into believing he was Steve Bannon.

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White House lockdown lifted after suspicious package cleared by Secret Service

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The White House was on lockdown due to a suspicious package according to multiple reports. President Trump is not currently in Washington DC. 

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Report: Bannon calls white supremacists 'a collection of clowns'

White House strategist Stephen Bannon speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) White House strategist Stephen Bannon speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Steve Bannon disparaged the mindset that motivates white supremacists in a Wednesday interview, calling the group "a collection of clowns."

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Trump says both sides to blame amid Charlottesville backlash

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President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he didn't wait too long to make a complete statement on the violence in Charlottesville, arguing that he took his time because he didn't know the facts.

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Russia ready for more engagement with US, despite sanctions

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Russia's top diplomat said Sunday his country was ready for more engagement with the United States on North Korea, Syria, Ukraine and other pressing matters, even as Moscow braced for new sanctions from the Trump administration. 

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Stenger and Krewson seek to shake up Bi-State board

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St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson are asking Gov. Eric Greitens to change the Bi State Board of Commissioners. 

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Express Scripts gave $10K for Greitens' inauguration Video included

Express Scripts gave $10,000 to help fund Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' inauguration months before it received a no-bid contract with the state.

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Democrats blast Rauner's rewrite of school funding bill Video included

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (Credit: AP) Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (Credit: AP)

The sponsor of a plan overhauling how Illinois funds schools says Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed changes are an "all-out assault" on public education that would mean less state spending on schools over time.

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Mueller launches grand jury in Russia investigation - report

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Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller has launched a grand jury in his investigation of Russian influence in the 2016 election, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

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Southern Illinois Congressman confronted about healthcare in Cahokia Video included

Chris Baker. confronted Illinois Congressman Mike Bost  about healthcare in Cahokia on Wednesday. Credit: KMOV Chris Baker. confronted Illinois Congressman Mike Bost about healthcare in Cahokia on Wednesday. Credit: KMOV
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Metro East Congressman Mike Bost was confronted for his views on healthcare during a public appearance in Cahokia.  

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Boy Scouts: No, top leaders didn’t call Trump to praise speech

President Trump gestures as former boys scouts Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Energy Secretary Rick Perry gives Tom Price Secretary of Health and Human Services a hug at the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) President Trump gestures as former boys scouts Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Energy Secretary Rick Perry gives Tom Price Secretary of Health and Human Services a hug at the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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 Trump told The Wall Street Journal, “I got a call from the head of the Boy Scouts saying it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them, and they were very thankful.” 

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Trump backs GOP plan to push legal immigration changes

President Donald Trump, flanked by Sen. Tom Cotton, R- Ark., left, and Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Donald Trump, flanked by Sen. Tom Cotton, R- Ark., left, and Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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President Donald Trump on Wednesday embraced legislation from two Republican senators that would place new limits on legal immigration and seek to create a system based more on merit and skills than family ties.

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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker introduces bill to legalize marijuana nationwide

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The Marijuana Justice Act if passed will legalize marijuana at the federal level and "go even further in an effort to remedy many of the failures of the War on Drugs," Booker wrote on Facebook. 

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White House officials tricked by email prankster

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A self-described "email prankster" in the UK fooled a number of White House officials into thinking he was other officials, including an episode where he convinced the White House official tasked with cyber security that he was Jared Kushner and received that official's private email address unsolicited.

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Scaramucci out of White House job as John Kelly takes charge

Anthony Scaramucci has ended his short tenure as President Donald Trump’s White House communication director.

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Conway: Trump to make decision on Obamacare payments this week

Counselor to President Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway appears on CNN's "Reliable Sources" with anchor Brian Stelter on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Counselor to President Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway appears on CNN's "Reliable Sources" with anchor Brian Stelter on Sunday, July 23, 2017.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that President Donald Trump would make a decision "this week" on whether to continue government payments to insurance companies to help lower costs for lower-income policyholders under Obamacare.

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Trump announces John Kelly as new chief of staff on Twitter

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump waves before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump waves before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Friday that he was naming John Kelly, the Homeland Security secretary, as his new Chief of Staff.

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Senate health care: McConnell releases text of pared-down bill

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It was a dramatic turn of events Thursday night when four Republican senators gathered for an impromptu press conference in the Capitol to declare they would only vote for a last-ditch piece of health care legislation if they had a guarantee -- that it would never become law. 

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Blunt: Trump's transgender military ban 'deserves more than a Twitter conversation'

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Republican Sen. Roy Blunt said Wednesday that President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military "deserves more than a Twitter conversation."

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Graphic photos: Home burglar beats grandma, leaves her for dead

A masked man entered an 82-year-old's home Saturday morning and assaulted her. (Source: Facebook) A masked man entered an 82-year-old's home Saturday morning and assaulted her. (Source: Facebook)
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The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to find a home burglar in Globe who brutally beat a grandmother.

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The Latest: Missouri Senate passes new abortion regulations

The Latest on Missouri's special legislative session on abortion policy(all times local):

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Kid Rock four points ahead of Michigan Democrat in new poll

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In a new poll, musician Kid Rock is four points ahead of incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich. 

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Why 11 states are now suing the Trump Administration

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 A coalition of 11 states has filed a legal challenge to the Trump administration's decision. 

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Missouri senators reconvene to consider abortion bill Video included

Missouri senators are returning to the Capitol for a special session on abortion legislation.

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Trump tweets frustration with Republicans, health care

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President Donald Trump expressed his frustration with Republicans on Sunday, saying they "do very little to protect their President." 

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White House indicates Trump would sign new sanctions bill

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The White House indicated Sunday President Donald Trump would sign a sweeping Russia sanctions measure, which the House could take up this week, that requires him to get Congress' permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties against Moscow. 

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Greitens works to undo cuts to Missouri foster care he OK'd

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Missouri Governor Eric Greitens said recently announced cuts to foster families in Missouri are being reversed

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Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

Arizona Sen. John McCain is recovering after having surgery. (17 July 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS5] Arizona Sen. John McCain is recovering after having surgery. (17 July 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS5]
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Arizona Sen. John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer, his staff announced Wednesday. McCain's underwent surgery last week to remove a blood clot above his left eye and was at home recovering.

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Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort scheduled to testify July 26

(AP Photo/Richard Drew) Donald Trump Jr. is interviewed by host Sean Hannity on his Fox News Channel television program, in New York Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Donald Trump Jr. eagerly accepted help from what was described to him as a Russian government... (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Donald Trump Jr. is interviewed by host Sean Hannity on his Fox News Channel television program, in New York Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Donald Trump Jr. eagerly accepted help from what was described to him as a Russian government...

Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort have been scheduled to testify before the Senate judiciary committee on July 26, the panel announced Wednesday.

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'Cow Killer' and its dangerous sting has been spotted around the US

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Greg Frommer was returning from work on Wednesday afternoon when he discovered an Eastern Velvet Ant walking across his driveway.

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Trump calls for 700 miles to 900 miles of border wall

The wall along the southern border of the United States where it meets Mexico (CNN). The wall along the southern border of the United States where it meets Mexico (CNN).

President Donald Trump doesn't see the need for a proposed border wall to stretch the length of the roughly 2,000-mile frontier with Mexico. Instead, he envisions "anywhere from 700t o 900 miles" of see-through wall. Trump's comments on the wall are the most definitive description he has given on what became a primary campaign promise. 

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Kid Rock for Senate?

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KMOV.COM - It appears Kid Rock may be gearing up for the 2018 midterm elections. 

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Hillary Clinton: Buy a 'Nasty Woman' t-shirt to support Planned Parenthood

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KMOV.COM - Hillary Clinton made clear her support for Planned Parenthood on Twitter.

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Paper says Trump Jr. was aware of Kremlin link

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An email sent to Donald Trump Jr. last year stated that a Russian lawyer had "compromising" information about Hillary Clinton as "part of a Russian government effort" to help the Trump campaign, The New York Times reported Monday.

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Comey lawyer: No memos given to me were marked classified

(Source: CNN) James Comey takes the oath before delivering his congressional testimony on Thursday, June 8, 2017. (Source: CNN) James Comey takes the oath before delivering his congressional testimony on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

The Columbia University Law School professor and confidant of former FBI Director James Comey refuted a charge by President Donald Trump and his advocates in the media Monday: that Comey shared classified information with journalists. 

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Scalise undergoes another surgery, remains in serious condition

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Rep. Steve Scalise has undergone another surgery after being readmitted to an intensive care unit Wednesday because of concerns for infection.

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Where do Missouri and Illinois stand on Trump Administration voter info request?

Forty-one states have defied the Trump administration's request for private voter information, according to a CNN inquiry to all 50 states. Forty-one states have defied the Trump administration's request for private voter information, according to a CNN inquiry to all 50 states.
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Forty-one states have defied the Trump administration's request for private voter information, according to a CNN inquiry to all 50 states. 

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Bible classes in public schools are now OK in Kentucky

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A new Kentucky law goes into effect Thursday clearing the way for elective Bible course to be taught in public schools — just in time for the new school year. 

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J.K. Rowling quotes Abraham Lincoln in response to Trump

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Well-known author J.K. Rowling trolled President Donald Trump on Thursday with just one quote.

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President ridicules female TV host's looks, calls her crazy

President Donald Trump ridiculed the looks and temperament of a female cable television host whose show he says he has stopped watching. President Donald Trump ridiculed the looks and temperament of a female cable television host whose show he says he has stopped watching.

President Donald Trump ridiculed the looks and temperament of a female cable television host whose show he says he has stopped watching.

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No more Powerball or Mega Millions in Illinois due to budget standoff Video included

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Illinois Lottery announced today they will take a major step and suspend all Powerball and Mega Millions sales in Illinois, due to the Illinois budget crisis.

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Washington Post: March 2009 Time cover of Trump is phony

(The Washington Post via AP) A fake Time Magazine cover featuring Trump is displayed in his golf clubs. (The Washington Post via AP) A fake Time Magazine cover featuring Trump is displayed in his golf clubs.

A Time magazine cover featuring Donald Trump hangs on the walls of at least four of the president's golf clubs, in Florida, Virginia, Ireland and Scotland. 

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Johnny Depp talks about assassinating President Trump

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KMOV.COM - At an event in England on Thursday, Johnny Depp joked about assassinating President Trump.

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The Latest: Estimate: Illinois special session costs $48K for 1 day Video included

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The Latest on the Illinois Legislature's budget special session (all times local):

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Republican Handel wins Georgia House election

(AP Photo) Republican Karen Handel will claim a seat that's been in her party's hands since 1979. (AP Photo) Republican Karen Handel will claim a seat that's been in her party's hands since 1979.

Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia special election, avoiding major upset in most expensive House race in US history.

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Trump lawyer says President isn't under investigation, despite tweets

A member of the president's outside legal team said Sunday that Donald Trump is not under federal investigation, days after Trump appeared to confirm he was with a tweet about being the target of a "witch hunt."

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Illinois State Senator pushing for sugar tax to help budget

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If an Illinois senator gets her way, a tax on products such as packaged sodas, some coffees and teas—anything that is syrup based— would be implemented.

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Proposed Missouri abortion laws spark protest Video included

Protesters voiced their opinions on abortion-related legislation the legislature is considering during a special session. Credit: KMOV Protesters voiced their opinions on abortion-related legislation the legislature is considering during a special session. Credit: KMOV

The Latest on Missouri's special legislative session on abortion policy (all times local):

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The Latest: Sessions won't talk Trump conversations

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, prior to testifying before the Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Attorney General Jeff Sessions is sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, prior to testifying before the Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is contradicting fired FBI director James Comey's testimony about his concerns over a meeting he had with Trump. 

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Report: President 'considering' firing Mueller

(Source: CNN) Robert Mueller was appointed by the Justice Department as special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections. (Source: CNN) Robert Mueller was appointed by the Justice Department as special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections.

One of President Donald Trump's friends said Monday he believes the President is considering dismissing special counsel Robert Mueller, who was appointed to lead the FBI investigation into Russia's potential ties to the 2016 election.

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Trump travel ban dealt another blow as appeals court rules

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Another U.S. appeals court stomped on President Donald Trump's revised travel ban Monday, saying the administration violated federal immigration law and failed to provide a valid reason for keeping people from six mostly Muslim nations from coming to the country. 

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Trump expected to announce Cuba policy next week in Miami

Edwardo Clark, a Cuban-American, holds an American flag and a Cuban flag as he celebrates outside the new Cuban embassy. (The Associated Press) Edwardo Clark, a Cuban-American, holds an American flag and a Cuban flag as he celebrates outside the new Cuban embassy. (The Associated Press)

President Donald Trump is expected to outline his new policy with Cuba next week, announcing steps that could reverse some of the changes made by former President Barack Obama to open commerce and travel after a half-century standoff with the communist island. 

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Qatar hires Bush attorney general for 'crisis response'

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The government of Qatar has hired one of the War on Terror's legal heavyweights to advise the country on international counter-terrorism finance laws. John Ashcroft, the former U.S. senator and the U.S. attorney general under President George W. Bush, has been tapped to guide Qatar amid a diplomatic crisis, according to public filings with the Department of Justice. 

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Governor Greitens anti-abortion rally draws protester Video included

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A campaign-style rally promoting Missouri Governor Eric Greitens next special session also brought out protests in St. Charles

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Trump offers conflicting account of his conversations with Comey

President Donald Trump, accompanied by Romanian President Klaus Werner Iohannis, speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House, Friday, June 9, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) President Donald Trump, accompanied by Romanian President Klaus Werner Iohannis, speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House, Friday, June 9, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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President Donald Trump refused Friday to say whether his private conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey were taped — a matter at the heart of conflicting accounts of what passed between them — and asserted that nothing in Comey’s testimony to the Senate showed collusion with Russia or obstruction of justice.

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Greitens visits pro-life pregnancy center after calling for special legislative session Video included

Mo. Gov Eric Greitens visited Our Lady's Inn, a pregnancy center in south St. Louis on Thursday. Credit: KMOV Mo. Gov Eric Greitens visited Our Lady's Inn, a pregnancy center in south St. Louis on Thursday. Credit: KMOV
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One day after calling a special session to vote on abortion-related legislation, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens visited St. Louis on Thursday to highlight his position on the issue

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Comey: Trump administration spread 'lies, plain and simple'

(Source:CNN) FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on March 20, 2017 about President's Trump wiretapping claims and Trump's presidential campaign links to Russian hackers. (Source:CNN) FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on March 20, 2017 about President's Trump wiretapping claims and Trump's presidential campaign links to Russian hackers.
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Former FBI Director James Comey accused the Trump administration Thursday of spreading "lies, plain and simple" about him and the FBI in the aftermath of his abrupt firing.

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Comey to Congress: President Trump told him 'I expect loyalty'

(Source:CNN) FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on March 20, 2017 about President's Trump wiretapping claims and Trump's presidential campaign links to Russian hackers. (Source:CNN) FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on March 20, 2017 about President's Trump wiretapping claims and Trump's presidential campaign links to Russian hackers.
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The Senate Intelligence Committee has released former FBI James Comey's prepared statement ahead of time, in full, which you can read here. His testimony could have major implications for President Donald Trump.

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Trump and Sessions have had heated exchanges

(AP file Photo/Alex Brandon). In this April 18, 2017 file photo Attorney General Jeff Sessions prepares to speak before a meeting of the Attorney General's Organized Crime Council and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Executive Comm... (AP file Photo/Alex Brandon). In this April 18, 2017 file photo Attorney General Jeff Sessions prepares to speak before a meeting of the Attorney General's Organized Crime Council and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Executive Comm...

President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have had a series of heated exchanges in the last several weeks, after Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe, a source close to Sessions told CNN Tuesday.

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Trump seeks to privatize US air traffic control system

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President Donald Trump said Monday that the nation's air traffic control system needed a modern makeover and urged Congress to approve a privatization plan that he said would increase safety and reduce wait times for passengers.

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Trump may not block Comey testimony at key public hearing

(Source:CNN) FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on March 20, 2017 about President's Trump wiretapping claims and Trump's presidential campaign links to Russian hackers. (Source:CNN) FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on March 20, 2017 about President's Trump wiretapping claims and Trump's presidential campaign links to Russian hackers.

Days before a highly anticipated hearing, President Donald Trump appears unlikely to try and block fired FBI Director James Comey from testifying, as a Senate panel pledged aggressive questioning into whether the president sought to obstruct a probe into his campaign's relationship with Russia. 

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Trump admin appeals travel ban case to Supreme Court

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump waves before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump waves before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.

The Trump administration Thursday night asked the Supreme Court to reinstate its travel ban blocking entry from six Muslim-majority countries.

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How the world is reacting to U.S. decision on climate accord

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement "a major disappointment." 

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Trump says no Paris climate pact, says U.S will start negotiations to re-enter agreement

President Donald Trump speaks about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord, Thursday, June 1, 2017, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) President Donald Trump speaks about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord, Thursday, June 1, 2017, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Donald Trump will announce Thursday that the U. S. will withdraw from the Paris global climate pact, according to a White House official, congressional officials and others briefed by the White House.

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The Latest: Rauner says lawmakers 'derelict' on budget Video included

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The Latest on legislative action in Springfield as the General Assembly's session closes out (all times local):

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Trump to world leaders: Call me maybe on my cellphone

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President Donald Trump has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly, an unusual invitation that breaks diplomatic protocol and is raising concerns about the security and secrecy of the U.S. commander in chief's communications.

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Missouri governor to OK public construction project limits Video included

Missouri Republican Gov.-elect Eric Greitens delivers a victory speech Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Chesterfield, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Curry) Missouri Republican Gov.-elect Eric Greitens delivers a victory speech Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Chesterfield, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Curry)
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Missouri's Republican Gov. Eric Greitens is signing a bill to ban local governments from mandating union working conditions for construction projects.

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Thousands turn out to remember Kennedy on his 100th birthday

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Americans turned out by the thousands Monday to celebrate the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy on the day he would have turned 100. The U.S. Postal Service commemorated Kennedy's centennial with a dedication of a JFK postage stamp.

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Pres. Trump's budget proposal cuts over $5 million in funding for St. Louis Urban League Video included

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President Trump's proposed budget could affect thousands of local families in a big way. 

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Missouri Legislature passes electricity rate incentives

Missouri lawmakers have passed a proposal in a special session that supporters hope will bring hundreds of jobs to the southeastern part of the state.

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Reports: Jared Kushner a 'focus' in Russia probe

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The investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election is partly focusing on Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a key aide, The Washington Post and NBC News reported Thursday.

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Agent feared leak of Trump tax returns could affect election

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Less than two weeks before Election Day, federal agents descended on a hotel lobby to meet a Louisiana private investigator they believed had illegally tried to obtain Donald Trump's tax returns. 

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Illinois Senate Democrats vote for $5.4 billion tax increase

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Senate Democrats added spending to a budget plan Tuesday to lure more Democratic support before voting to approve a $5.4 billion tax increase without a single Republican "aye." 

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Top Gun Quiz: How much do you know about Maverick and Iceman?

The 54-year-old actor says the long-discussed sequel to "Top Gun" is a sure thing and should start shooting soon. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File) The 54-year-old actor says the long-discussed sequel to "Top Gun" is a sure thing and should start shooting soon. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

Tom Cruise says the long-discussed sequel to "Top Gun" is a sure thing and should start shooting soon.

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Rubio: Russia 'cloud' impacts everything

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Florida Sen. Marco Rubio warned Sunday about the "cloud" of questions surrounding Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election that is hanging over the White House and pledged to provide the public with answers.

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Fact Check: It's far from case closed on Trump, Russia

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 President Donald Trump is decidedly premature in claiming everyone's convinced his presidential campaign and Russia did not collude before the election. Investigations into contacts between Russians and people with the Trump campaign are still going on, so there's no exoneration to be found. 

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Jet crashes at small airport near New York City

Authorities say a jet has crashed at a small airport outside New York City, sparking a fire that sent thick, black smoke spewing into the air.

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Mo. lawmakers vote to undo St. Louis City minimum wage hike Video included

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A new minimum wage in St. Louis could be undone under legislation heading to Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens.

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A look at Missouri legislation that passed or failed in 2017 Video included

By The Associated Press The Missouri Legislature wrapped up its annual session Friday. Here's a look at some of the bills that passed or failed:

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Cops: DUI suspect who struck a family returning from Disneyland had been deported 15 times

A driver suspected of driving drunk and causing a crash that caused a South Bay boy to have head injuries was deported to Mexico 15 times in the past, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. A driver suspected of driving drunk and causing a crash that caused a South Bay boy to have head injuries was deported to Mexico 15 times in the past, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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By AJ Willingham CNN  (CNN) -- A mother, father and their 6-year-old son were returning from a trip to Disneyland when, according to the survivors' family, a man in a pickup truck turned a corner, smashed into their car and sped off. The suspect, Constantino Banda-Acosta, was a man that border agents say had been deported 15 times...

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Grand jury subpoenas issued in FBI's Russia investigation

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Federal prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas to associates of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn seeking business records, as part of the ongoing probe of Russian meddling in last year's election, according to people familiar with the matter. CNN learned of the subpoenas hours before President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey.

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Trump fires FBI Director James Comey

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President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, saying it was necessary to restore "public trust and confidence" in the nation's top law enforcement agency following several tumultuous months.

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Trump praises Macron for 'big win' in France's election

(Thomas Samson/Pool Photo via AP). Incoming French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron wave at supporters in front of the Pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris, Sunday, May 7, 2017. Macron says that France is facing an "immense task"... (Thomas Samson/Pool Photo via AP). Incoming French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron wave at supporters in front of the Pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris, Sunday, May 7, 2017. Macron says that France is facing an "immense task"...

President Donald Trump is offering praise and congratulations to centrist Emmanuel Macron, who has been elected as France's youngest president ever.

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House to vote on health care repeal

(Source: CNN) Republicans in Congress are determined to push full steam ahead with a key campaign pledge -- repealing and replacing Obamacare. (Source: CNN) Republicans in Congress are determined to push full steam ahead with a key campaign pledge -- repealing and replacing Obamacare.

House Republicans will vote on a bill to repeal major portions of Democratic President Barack Obama's health care law. That's the word Wednesday night from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who told reporters "yes" when asked if they have sufficient votes. Leaders have spent days scrambling to round up the votes for their legislation. 

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The House just passed a bill that affects overtime pay

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Do you get paid for overtime work? The House of Representatives just passed a bill you may want to know about.

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How would you grade Trump's presidency so far?

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Donald Trump's presidency is nearing the hundred-day mark, and a lot has happened since he took office. Look through some of the big moments and grade the president on how you think he's done.

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Judge blocks Trump threat to withhold 'sanctuary city' funds

City Attorney Dennis Herrera talks about a federal judge's order blocking any attempt by the Trump administration to withhold money from "sanctuary cities "during a news conference at City Hall Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo). City Attorney Dennis Herrera talks about a federal judge's order blocking any attempt by the Trump administration to withhold money from "sanctuary cities "during a news conference at City Hall Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo).

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's attempt to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending.

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US tells North Korea to cease 'destabilizing actions and rhetoric'

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With tensions rising between the US and North Korea, the Pentagon on Sunday called for the isolated communist nation to avoid destabilizing the situation further.

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Sessions: We'll fund the wall 'one way or the other'

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 Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Sunday he does not expect the Mexican government to outright pay for President Donald Trump's border wall, but there are a number of ways to extract the billions of dollars needed to build it.

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More than 100 soldiers killed or injured in Taliban attack on Afghan base

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Taliban fighters dressed in military uniforms raided an army base in northern Afghanistan, raking it with gunfire in an hours-long attack Friday and killing or injuring more than 100 soldiers, officials said. 

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Gov. Greitens' nonprofit attacks fellow Republican lawmaker

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Gov. Eric Greitens' nonprofit is running digital ads attacking a fellow Republican who's slammed the governor's use of campaign donations that are routed through nonprofits to conceal the money's source. 

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Trump administration helps free detained aid worker in Egypt

President Donald Trump meets with Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American aid worker, in the Oval office of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) President Donald Trump meets with Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American aid worker, in the Oval office of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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By Zachary Cohen and Jeff Zeleny CNN  WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Trump administration quietly helped negotiate the release of American-Egyptian aid worker Aya Hijazi and her husband who had been detained in Egypt for three years...

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'Send Josh Fox to Hug ISIS': Hollywood filmmaker challenged to walk the walk

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(KMOV.com) – Hollywood Filmmaker, Josh Fox is being challenged to walk the walk after he tweeted that we should fight ISIS with "love." 

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Amid tensions, Pence visits military camp near Korean DMZ

(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man) U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, shakes hands with U.S. Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of the United Nations Command, US Forces Korea and Combined Forces Command before a dinner with soldiers and family members... (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man) U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, shakes hands with U.S. Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of the United Nations Command, US Forces Korea and Combined Forces Command before a dinner with soldiers and family members...

President Donald Trump asserted on Sunday that China was working with the United States on "the North Korea problem," and his vice president visited a military base near the Demilitarized Zone separating the Koreas a day after the North conducted a failed missile launch.

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Oklahoma congressman: It's 'bull crap' that constituents pay my salary

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An Oklahoma congressman is facing scrutiny after a video posted Monday showed him telling constituents at a town hall that they do not pay his salary. "You say you pay for me to do this? That's bull crap. I pay for myself," 

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Lawmaker pushes for mental health help for kids in violent communities

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After witnessing violence on their own streets, experts say some young people in St. Louis are dealing with PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Now a house resolution is making it's way through the Missouri Legislature to declare youth violence a "public health epidemic."

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President Trump privately signs bill to allow states to defund abortion providers

In this photo taken Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, Bryan Howard, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Arizona, Inc., poses in front of a Planned Parenthood facility in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) In this photo taken Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, Bryan Howard, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Arizona, Inc., poses in front of a Planned Parenthood facility in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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By Dan Merica CNN  WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Donald Trump privately signed a bill on Thursday that allows states to withhold federal money from organizations that provide abortion services, including Planned Parenthood, a group frequently targeted by Republicans.

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Missouri House strikes down proposed gas tax hike

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The Missouri House has defeated a proposal to allow voters to decide in 2018 whether to raise gas taxes by nearly 6 cents per gallon to fund improvements to thousands of miles of state highways and hundreds of bridges.

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Classified docs contradict Nunes surveillance claims, GOP and Dem sources say

(Source: CNN) House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, that he has not yet seen any evidence that President Donald Trump's campaign coordinated with Russian officials, but did not rule out the possibility. (Source: CNN) House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, that he has not yet seen any evidence that President Donald Trump's campaign coordinated with Russian officials, but did not rule out the possibility.

After a review of the same intelligence reports brought to light by House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, both Republican and Democratic lawmakers and aides have so far found no evidence that Obama administration officials did anything unusual or illegal, multiple sources in both parties tell CNN. 

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Spicer: Hitler 'was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing'

White House press secretary Sean Spicer gestures while speaking to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) White House press secretary Sean Spicer gestures while speaking to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer, in an effort to shame Russia's alliance with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his use of chemical weapons, said Tuesday Adolf Hitler "didn't even sink to using chemical weapons" during World War II. 

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Slay begins packing up during his final week in office Video included

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St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is spending his last week in office packing up memories of four terms with boxes and boxes of items

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Missouri discrimination bill passes committee unchanged

A Missouri House committee has passed a measure that could make it harder for people to sue their employers for workplace discrimination.

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Trump advisers: US seeks to fight IS and oust Syria's Assad

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President Donald Trump's national security adviser on Sunday left open the possibility of additional U.S. military action against Syria following last week's missile strike but indicated that the United States was not seeking to act unilaterally to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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Coalition and Syrian opposition forces repel ISIS attack

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Anti-ISIS coalition troops and allied Syrian opposition forces have repelled an attack by the terrorist group on a joint base in Southern Syria, according to the coalition.

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Syria is virtually guaranteed to break up Trump and Putin

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It was bound to happen. This Syria dispute is virtually guaranteed to break up the Trump-Putin bromance.

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Missouri House OKs budget with hike in K-12 school funding

The Missouri House has passed a state budget plan that provides more money for K-12 public schools while cutting higher education funding and a tax break for senior and disabled renters.

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Missouri state senator pitches name change for St. Louis Zoo

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A Missouri lawmaker is proposing that the St. Louis Zoo change its name to the Midwest Abortion Sanctuary City Zoological Park in order to get money from local zoo taxes.

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BANNON REMOVED: Trump removes Bannon from National Security Council

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with county sheriffs in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) White House chief strategist Steve Bannon listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with county sheriffs in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has removed chief strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council, reversing a controversial early decision to give Bannon access to the high-level meeting

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Plan to publicly fund soccer stadium voted down; Prop 1 to fund MetroLink passes

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Voters in St. Louis City rejected a plan on Tuesday that would partially fund a new soccer stadium with public money.

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James Knowles re-elected as Ferguson’s mayor

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Ferguson Mayor James Knowles won re-election on Tuesday night. Knowles defeated Ferguson councilwoman Ella Jones to win a third term. 

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Prop P passes by wide margin in St. Louis County Video included

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Voters in St. Louis County approved a sales tax increase to fund police and public safety Tuesday

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St. Louis elects first female mayor

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Ward 28 Alderwoman Lyda Krewson easily won the general election to become the next Mayor of St. Louis.

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Senate Dems reach filibuster threshold on Gorsuch setting up 'nuclear option' change

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Four Senate Democrats announced Monday they plan to oppose Neil Gorsuch, bringing the Democratic caucus to the 41 votes needed to sustain a filibuster against the Supreme Court nominee.

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US ambassador says 'no love' in dealings with Russia

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The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says there's no question Russia was involved in the U.S. presidential election and insists President Donald Trump would fully support strong action against the Kremlin once investigations are complete. 

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Trump signals he won't press human rights ahead of key diplomatic week

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President Donald Trump will come face-to-face with the leaders of two nations accused of grave human rights abuses in a spate of high-level talks with foreign counterparts this week. 

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Michael Flynn in talks with Congress about immunity

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Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is in discussions with the House and Senate intelligence committees on receiving immunity from "unfair prosecution" in exchange for agreeing to be questioned as part of ongoing probes into possible contacts between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia, his attorney said Thursday.

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Greitens says Trump might intervene on Missouri IDs

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says people should have the option of getting IDs that allow them to enter airports and military bases, but he says he first wants to see if the Trump administration will intervene.

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What Trump's climate change order accomplishes -- and what it doesn't

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The executive order Trump signed Tuesday afternoon at the EPA is an unambiguous move by the President to halt the United States' government's attempts to curb carbon dioxide emissions with the goal of encouraging American business.

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Trump signs order rolling back environmental efforts

President Donald Trump, accompanied by members of his cabinet, holds up a pen he used to sign an Energy Independence Executive Order, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at EPA headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) President Donald Trump, accompanied by members of his cabinet, holds up a pen he used to sign an Energy Independence Executive Order, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at EPA headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will roll back many of former President Barack Obama's efforts to curb global warming. 

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St. Louis Mayoral candidates talk about weekend gun violence Video included

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St. Louis police are investigating weekend shootings involving a dozen victims. One of them killed a 15-year old. In another, the victims and the suspects were all young women.

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Woman arrested three times as she tries to see President Trump

(Source: CNN) A senior official says the incident happened just before midnight. President Trump was in the White House at the time and was unharmed. (Source: CNN) A senior official says the incident happened just before midnight. President Trump was in the White House at the time and was unharmed.

A woman arrested late Tuesday night after she allegedly attempted to gain entry to the White House has been arrested two more times nearby. Police said she has told them she was there to speak to President Donald Trump.

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Report: Hundreds arrested at anti-corruption protests in Russia

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Prominent Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny was detained during an anti-corruption protest in the heart of Moscow on Sunday, according to tweets by Navalny and his press secretary.

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Hawaii judge who blocked travel ban target of threats

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The FBI says authorities are aware that the federal judge in Hawaii who ruled against President Donald Trump's travel ban has received threatening messages. 

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US Officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians

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The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign, US officials told CNN.

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Second federal judge blocks Trump's travel ban on heels of Hawaii ruling Video included

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A federal judge in Honolulu has issued a nationwide stay that prevents President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban from going into effect.

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Governor Greitens goes back on Facebook Live to answer questions Video included

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Missouri Governor Eric Greitens went back on Facebook Live on Wednesday spending 30 minutes answering questions submitted on the social media site.

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Intel chair pushes back on Trump 'literal vs. serious' debate, says President's tweets matter

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes chided the media Wednesday for taking President Donald Trump's wiretap accusations literally, but his Senate counterpart fired back that he takes the President so seriously he's spent the last few weeks searching the government for evidence. 

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Maddow: People disappointed by Trump story expected too much

In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, file photo, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow speaks during a Democratic presidential candidate forum at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. Maddow is hosting a special televised town hall meeting from Flint, Mich. (AP Images) In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, file photo, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow speaks during a Democratic presidential candidate forum at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. Maddow is hosting a special televised town hall meeting from Flint, Mich. (AP Images)
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Rachel Maddow says that if people felt let down by her story about President Donald Trump's 2005 tax document it's more because of the weight of expectation than anything she did.

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Snoop Dogg 'shoots' Trump clown 'Ron Klump' in new video

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By Lisa Respers France (CNN) -- A new rap video from Snoop Dogg has stirred controversy with its mock execution of a clown dressed as President Donald Trump. 

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Congress' analyst: 14M lose coverage under GOP health bill

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Nonpartisan analysts project that 14 million people would lose coverage next year under the House bill dismantling former President Barack Obama's health care law. The estimate is a blow to Republicans.

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McCain calls on Trump to clarify wiretapping claim

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 Sen. John McCain said Sunday that President Donald Trump should either retract or substantiate his claim that President Barack Obama wire-tapped him in the final weeks of the presidential campaign and added he expects more to come on Russia's meddling in the US election. 

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Trump to conservative leaders: If this plan fails, I'll blame Democrats

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In an Oval Office meeting featuring several leaders of conservative groups already lining up against the House Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Donald Trump revealed his plan in the event the GOP effort fails: Allow Obamcare to fail and let Democrats take the blame, sources at the gathering told CNN.

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Despite heavy Dem. advantage in city, Krewson says she's focused on general election

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Lyda Krewson says she is not taking the general election on April 4 for granted.

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Sean Spicer wrongly claims Fox reporter's phones were 'tapped'

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer wrongly claimed Wednesday that a Fox News reporter had his phones tapped while Barack Obama was president. 

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Lyda Krewson wins Dem. primary in mayor’s race; Prop S passes

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Ward 28 Alderwoman Lyda Krewson won the Democratic primary race for St. Louis Mayor on Tuesday night.

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House GOP releases bill replacing Obama health care overhaul

(CNN Image) The Trump administration has started removing language praising the Affordable Care Act from federal websites. It has made several changes to the online pages of the Health & Human Services Department, which oversees the law. (CNN Image) The Trump administration has started removing language praising the Affordable Care Act from federal websites. It has made several changes to the online pages of the Health & Human Services Department, which oversees the law.

House Republicans have released their long-awaited bill dismantling much of former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The measure would roll back the government's health care role and is expected to result in fewer people having insurance coverage.

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White House plagiarizes ExxonMobil in an attempt to herald the oil giant

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A White House statement congratulating ExxonMobil for increasing investment in Texas and Louisiana cribbed multiple lines from the oil giant's statement without citation.

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Trump travel order to apply to those seeking new visas

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President Donald Trump's new travel ban order will temporarily halt entries to the United States for people from six Muslim-majority countries who are seeking new visas. 

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Candidates for mayor focus on police at final forum Video included

Candidates for Mayor of St. Louis faced off in a final forum at Better Family Life on Friday. Credit: KMOV Candidates for Mayor of St. Louis faced off in a final forum at Better Family Life on Friday. Credit: KMOV
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The large field of candidates for St. Louis mayor squared off one last time before Tuesday's primary and focused on the city's police department

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Pence used a private email account to conduct state business

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A newspaper is reporting that Vice President Mike Pence used a private email account to conduct public business as Indiana's governor.

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Missouri Senate votes down LGBT discrimination protections

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Missouri senators have voted against a proposal to ban discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

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Bipartisan pressure building for AG Sessions to step away from Russia probe

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions talked twice with Russia's ambassador to the United States during the presidential campaign season, communications that spurred calls in Congress for him to recuse himself from a Justice Department investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election. 

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McCaskill tweets mixed messages on meetings with Russian ambassador

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Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill and Attorney General Jeff Sessions used to be colleagues on the Senate Armed Services Committee. 

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Missouri Supreme Court says St. Louis can raise minimum wage

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The city of St. Louis can proceed with a minimum wage increase after the Missouri Supreme Court struck down a state wage law on procedural grounds.

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Illinois town in Trump territory backs detained immigrant

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A southern Illinois community that solidly backed President Donald Trump has rallied behind a Mexican restaurant manager who doesn't have legal permission to live in the U.S. and has been detained by immigration officials.

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Trump blasts 'Truth' ad campaign from the New York Times

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Another early morning tweet, another shot at the New York Times from President Donald Trump. Sunday morning, the president took aim at the newspaper’s upcoming television ad campaign.

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Poll: 87% want to keep Obamacare's Medicaid expansion

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Add Medicaid expansion to the list of Obama-era health care provisions that Americans want to keep. 

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Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, dead at 66

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NEW YORK (AP) - Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died.

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Antonio French served with lawsuit as he walks into mayoral forum Video included

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St. Louis Alderman and mayoral candidate Antonio French was served with a lawsuit as he walked into a candidates forum Wednesday night at Sheldon Concert Hall

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Pence, in St. Louis visit, lauds small business Video included

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Vice President Mike Pence will be visiting the St. Louis area on Wednesday

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Bill would mandate E-verify checks for Missouri businesses

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A Republican lawmaker wants to require all Missouri businesses to use a federal E-verify system to check whether potential employees are authorized to work in the U.S.

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News 4 Exclusive: One-on-one with Vice President Joe Biden

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Vice President Joe Biden campaigned with U.S Senate candidate Jason Kander on Friday at The Pageant. Biden has also campaigned extensively for Hillary Clinton. In an exclusive conversation with Steve Savard, Vice President Biden talks about the impact of the FBI's announcement to reopen the investigation on Clinton's private email server. 

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St. Louis family heads to presidential inauguration

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A local family is looking forward to attending their first presidential inauguration Friday

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Attorney Jennifer Joyce retiring in a few days

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce is just days away from retiring. News 4's Paige Hulsey sat down with her to talk about the impact of her career as she handled more than 200,000 cases in 16 years.

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Family upset after 90-year-old woman with Alzheimers votes

The family of a 90-year-old woman suffering from Alzheimers is stunned and angry after learning she was allowed to vote in the upcoming election. It's a sensitive topic, but it's not an isolate incident. Investigative Reporter Chris Nagus shows us how this happens.

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News 4 Investigates: Convicted con man pleads guilty in court

A convicted con man News 4 has been tracking for more than a decade is now guilty of stealing your tax dollars. Investigative Reporter Chris Nagus was in the courtroom as the man, who's known by two names, plead guilty. In the past, he went by Malcolm Aldrich, but today he plead guilty using the name Malcolm Couch. More>>

News 4 Fact Check: Roy Blunt attack ad against Jason Kander

(KMOV.com) - News 4's Matt Sczesny separate fact from fiction when he examines an ad run by incumbent Sen. Roy Blunt against challenger Jason Kander.

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Fact Check: Jason Kander and the Democrats

In Missouri, the polls show a neck-and-neck race for U.S Senate and the money is pouring into the attack ads. News 4's Matt Sczesny fact checked ads by Jason Kander and the Democrats. More>>

Sessions defends Comey firing, dodges questions on Trump Video included

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee for questioning about his oversight of the Justice Department. Wednesday's hearing is Sessions' first appearance before the committee since his January confirmation.

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AG Jeff Sessions: Judges shouldn't 'psychoanalyze' Trump to see if executive orders are lawful

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions said this week that judges shouldn't "psychoanalyze" President Donald Trump when determining whether his executive orders are lawful.

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Ryan: More help for older people needed in GOP health bill

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 Days before a pivotal vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday he will seek changes to a GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people. 

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Kellyanne Conway's husband tipped for DOJ role

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President Trump is expected to nominate the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, to run the Justice Department's civil division, two sources familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN.

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Trump tells Merkel: 'At least we have something in common' about wiretapping

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President Donald Trump finally addressed his claim that his White House predecessor wiretapped him Friday, joking that he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had "something in common, perhaps."

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Here's how much millionaires would save under GOP Obamacare repeal bill

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Millionaires would win big under Republicans' bill to repeal Obamacare.

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U.S. economy added 235,000 jobs in Trump's first full month

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President Trump's first full month was a big one for jobs. The U.S. economy added a robust 235,000 jobs in February, the Labor Department said Friday. The unemployment rate ticked down to 4.7% from 4.8% in the previous month.

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DC restaurant sues Trump, hotel for unfair competition

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How do you compete with a restaurant at President Donald Trump's hotel down the road from the White House? 

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Draft GOP health care bill revamps Obama's health care law

(CNN Image) The Trump administration has started removing language praising the Affordable Care Act from federal websites. It has made several changes to the online pages of the Health & Human Services Department, which oversees the law. (CNN Image) The Trump administration has started removing language praising the Affordable Care Act from federal websites. It has made several changes to the online pages of the Health & Human Services Department, which oversees the law.

A draft Republican bill replacing President Barack Obama's health care law would end its Medicaid expansion, scrap fines on people not buying insurance and eliminate taxes on the medical industry and higher earners.

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Trump, hitting back, accuses Schumer of Putin ties

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President Donald Trump, his administration under siege for contacts with Russian officials, is calling for "an immediate investigation" into Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer's own "ties" to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Trump tweets he's not going to WH press dinner, continuing feud with media

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President Donald announced on Twitter Friday he would not be attending this year’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner, an event where the President and the press trade barbs and share dinner.

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Michigan lawmaker found dead hours after arrest

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Gov. Rick Snyder and other state elected officials say they are saddened by the death of Michigan Rep. John Kivela whose body was found in a Lansing home after a possible drunken driving arrest.

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Does Trump want to be world's policeman after all?

(Source: CNN) President Donald Trump, in joint news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on April 12, 2017, said he no longer believes that the foreign treaty organization is "obsolete," a view he held during the 2016 campaign. (Source: CNN) President Donald Trump, in joint news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on April 12, 2017, said he no longer believes that the foreign treaty organization is "obsolete," a view he held during the 2016 campaign.

President Donald Trump's launch of two major military strikes in the last two weeks raises a question about his 2016 declaration that the US can no longer be the world's policeman: Has Trump changed his mind? 

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