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Israel digs deep to thwart tunnel threat from Gaza Strip

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Israeli military forges ahead with ambitious subterranean barrier to cut off attack tunnels from Gaza Strip. More>>

House votes to avert shutdown, Senate chances dim

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House passes stopgap funding bill to avert government shutdown at midnight Friday; Senate prospects uncertain.

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President Trump unveils 'Fake News' awards

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President Trump revealed the winners of the 2017 Fake News Awards. 

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Greitens allegations cloud Missouri legislative session Video included

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens delivers the annual State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens delivers the annual State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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Both the Missouri House and Senate were busy Wednesday, determined to get back to work even as some admit the cloud of the allegations against Gov. Eric Greitens is hanging over them

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DACA talks back to starting line after Trump meeting

After months of frenzied negotiations, talks on Capitol Hill on immigration policy were suddenly muted Tuesday, as lawmakers returned to face the continued controversy of over President Donald Trump's vulgar remarks and... More>>

Trump's nuclear strategy seeks new weapons to counter Russia

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With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies. 

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Trump defends self after comments, says: 'I am not a racist'

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President Donald Trump defended himself Sunday in the wake of recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations, declaring that "I am not a racist." 

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Who'd prefer their country to Trump's US? Norwegians would Video included

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President Donald Trump says the U.S. should take in more Norwegians, but that sentiment is unlikely to trigger a rush of immigration from the wealthy Nordic country. More>>

Trump is 'in excellent health,' White House doctor says

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White House doctor Ronny Jackson says President Donald Trump is "in excellent health" following his physical Friday.

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Doctors want President Trump's head examined

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It's unclear if any mental health tests were conducted, despite urging from mental health professionals.

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African Union, African UN envoys demand Trump apology

The African Union, a group representing the continent's countries, and African ambassadors to the United Nations sharply denounced US President Donald Trump's reference to African nations as "shitholes" and called on him... More>>

Rauner campaign pulls TV ads featuring Missouri governor Video included

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's re-election campaign has pulled a TV ad featuring Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who's facing allegations he blackmailed a woman to keep her quiet about their affair.

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US ambassador resigns, saying he can no longer work with Trump

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The US ambassador to Panama has resigned over differences with the Trump administration.

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Trump issues warning, but continues to honor Iran deal

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President Donald Trump on Friday avoided upending the nuclear deal with Iran that he has repeatedly disparaged, agreeing to waive key sanctions the US lifted as part of the deal.

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Walmart is raising its minimum wage and handing out tax cut bonuses

Walmart is raising its minimum wage and handing out tax cut bonuses because of the new Republican tax law. More>>

Greitens calls for tax cut in State of the State speech

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens delivers the annual State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens delivers the annual State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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Gov. Eric Greitens' pledge for a bold tax cut is drawing a mixed reaction among Missouri lawmakers who will be crafting the state budget

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Immigration agents descend on dozens of 7-Eleven stores

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents serve an employment audit notice at a 7-Eleven convenience store Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents serve an employment audit notice at a 7-Eleven convenience store Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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The action appears to open a new front in Trump's expansion of immigration enforcement, which has already brought a 40 percent increase in deportation arrests.

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Report: Mueller conveys interest in questioning Trump

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators has expressed interest in speaking with President Donald Trump as part of a probe into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, a person familiar with the matter said Monday.

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Trump signs law creating national historic park for Martin Luther King Jr.

(Source: CNN) President Donald Trump signed a measure Monday creating a new national historic park for Martin Luther King Jr. during a trip to the college football national championship game in Atlanta. (Source: CNN) President Donald Trump signed a measure Monday creating a new national historic park for Martin Luther King Jr. during a trip to the college football national championship game in Atlanta.
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President Donald Trump signed a measure Monday creating a new national historic park for Martin Luther King Jr. during a trip to the college football national championship game in Atlanta.

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Told their treehouse must go, owners appeal to Supreme Court

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Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen built a beachfront treehouse that would be the envy of any child, but they've been in a legal fight for years to keep it _ and now they're at their last stop, the Supreme Court. More>>

'Fire and Fury' publisher is rushing to print more books

The publisher of Michael Wolff's new book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" can't print copies fast enough. More>>

Trump says he's 'like, really smart,' 'a very stable genius'

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a visit by the Victory Christian Center School from Charlotte, N.C. rocket team, Friday, May 12, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a visit by the Victory Christian Center School from Charlotte, N.C. rocket team, Friday, May 12, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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President Donald Trump wants people to know he's "like, really smart" and "a very stable genius." 

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FBI probing Clinton Foundation corruption claims

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The FBI is investigating whether the Clinton Foundation accepted donations in exchange for political favors while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.

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Trump lawyer threatens Bannon with legal action

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A lawyer for President Donald Trump is threatening legal action against former White House strategist Steve Bannon over what he calls "disparaging statements and in some cases outright defamatory statements" in a new book. 

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US says it negotiated $285M cut in United Nations budget

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The U.S. government says it has negotiated a significant cut in the United Nations budget.

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WH denies NYT report claiming Trump said Haitian immigrants 'all have AIDS'

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a visit by the Victory Christian Center School from Charlotte, N.C. rocket team, Friday, May 12, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a visit by the Victory Christian Center School from Charlotte, N.C. rocket team, Friday, May 12, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The White House strongly pushed back on a report that President Donald Trump spoke about immigrants in a dismissive and demeaning fashion during a June meeting with top administration officials.

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Fifth Third Bank announced minimum wage increase after passage of tax overhaul

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Fifth-Third Bank announced plans to raise their minimum wage following the passage of the GOP tax bill through Congress. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill.

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The House has to vote again on the tax bill. Here's why

(Source: CNN) The House of Representatives approved the final version of the first overhaul of the US tax code in more than 30 years. (Source: CNN) The House of Representatives approved the final version of the first overhaul of the US tax code in more than 30 years.
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House Republicans applauded and cheered after they voted for their long-anticipated tax reform plan Tuesday. 

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CDC ordered to stop using 'fetus,' 'transgender' and five other words

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In a 90-minute briefing on Thursday, policy analysts at the nation's leading public health institute were presented with the menu of seven banned words, an analyst told the paper.

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President Trump wants the death penalty for anyone who kills a cop

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Trump, while speaking at the FBI National Academy in Virginia on Friday, pledged to support law enforcement officers and condemned those who attack them.

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Critics say end of housing credits in Mo. would hurt most vulnerable Video included

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A man who has benefited from an affordable housing tax credit says it will be problematic if the credit goes away in Missouri

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GOP leaders finalize biggest tax overhaul in 3 decades

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, is pursued by reporters in the Capitol after signing the conference committee report to advance the GOP tax bill, in Washington, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, is pursued by reporters in the Capitol after signing the conference committee report to advance the GOP tax bill, in Washington, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Republicans finalized their sweeping tax package Friday, expanding the child tax credit to placate a reluctant GOP senator as they pushed to muscle the bill through Congress next week.

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Lawmaker accused of sexually assaulting teen dies in apparent suicide

In this file photo, Kentucky State Rep. Republican Dan Johnson addresses the public from his church regarding sexual assault allegations in Louisville, Ky on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File) In this file photo, Kentucky State Rep. Republican Dan Johnson addresses the public from his church regarding sexual assault allegations in Louisville, Ky on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
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A Republican lawmaker in Kentucky facing sexual assault allegations has committed suicide.

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Democrat Doug Jones wins in stunning Alabama upset

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Democrat Doug Jones wins Senate election in Alabama, beating Roy Moore in race stained by sexual misconduct allegations.

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Pentagon: Transgender people can enlist in military Jan 1

In this July 29, 2017 photo transgender U.S. army captain Jennifer Sims lifts her uniform during an interview with The Associated Press in Beratzhausen near Regensburg, Germany. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) In this July 29, 2017 photo transgender U.S. army captain Jennifer Sims lifts her uniform during an interview with The Associated Press in Beratzhausen near Regensburg, Germany. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon official tells The Associated Press that transgender people can enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition. The new policy reflects growing legal pressure on the issue and the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce Trump's demand to ban transgender individuals from the military. Two federal courts already have ruled against the ban. Potential transgender recruits will have...

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After allegations, Moore avoids spotlight, questions

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Call it Roy Moore's great vanishing act - at least from the traditional campaign trail.

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Ex-aide: Franks offered $5m to carry his child

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A former aide to Republican Rep. Trent Franks has told The AP the congressman repeatedly pressed her to carry his child, at one point offering her $5 million to act as a surrogate mother.

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Franken: 'I may be resigning my seat, but I am not giving up my voice'

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Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota is resigning following allegations that he touched women inappropriately, he announced in an address at the U.S. Senate on Thursday.

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Spanked children more likely to be violent partners, study says

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Parents who spank their children may be setting them up to be violent toward future partners, a new study suggests.

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RNC resumes support of Roy Moore Senate campaign

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The Republican National Committee is once again supporting embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore after President Donald Trump formally endorsed him Monday.

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Trump attacks own FBI in series of tweets

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President Donald Trump is attacking his own FBI in a series of tweets and says the law enforcement agency's reputation is "in Tatters - worst in History!" 

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Twitter has a new reason for why it didn't delete Trump's anti-Muslim retweets

(Source: CNN) Twitter has changed its explanation as to why it did not delete three graphic anti-Muslim videos retweeted by President Donald Trump. (Source: CNN) Twitter has changed its explanation as to why it did not delete three graphic anti-Muslim videos retweeted by President Donald Trump.
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Twitter has changed its explanation as to why it did not delete three anti-Muslim videos retweeted by President Donald Trump.

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FBI removed agent from Russia probe for anti-Trump messages

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A person familiar with the matter says an FBI counterintelligence agent was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team after the discovery of an exchange of potential anti-Trump text messages.

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Local Democratic fundraiser accused of shooting gun, yelling slurs Video included

38-year-old Matthew Lieberman is a longtime fundraiser for former Mayor Francis Slay and other Democrats. Lieberman was charged Thursday with unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action. Credit: SLMPD 38-year-old Matthew Lieberman is a longtime fundraiser for former Mayor Francis Slay and other Democrats. Lieberman was charged Thursday with unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action. Credit: SLMPD
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A veteran St. Louis Democratic fundraiser faces charges for allegedly shooting a gun and shouting racial slurs. 

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Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

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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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Warriors coach Steve Kerr on why team still won't be visiting the White House

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Golden State Warriors' coach Steve Kerr said that a "human respect issue" was part of the reason he and his team won't be making the traditional White House visit to celebrate their NBA championship win.

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Trump shares Thanksgiving message on Twitter

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President Donald Trump posted an early-morning tweet wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. 

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Report: Rep. Joe Barton threatened ex-lover with police

(J. Scott Applewhite/The Associated Press) Rep. Michael Burgess (left), R-Texas, and Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, walked to a meeting with fellow House Republicans earlier this month as work in Congress resumed after the August recess. (J. Scott Applewhite/The Associated Press) Rep. Michael Burgess (left), R-Texas, and Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, walked to a meeting with fellow House Republicans earlier this month as work in Congress resumed after the August recess.
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U.S. Rep. Joe Barton told a woman that he would complain to U.S. Capitol Police if sexually explicit photographs of him and other material from their relationship were to be exposed publicly, according to a published report. 

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Judge permanently blocks Trump sanctuary cities order

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A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. 

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Sen. Blunt Talks about Moore, Franken and taxes

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U.S. Senator Roy Blunt visited a military aerospace company in St. Charles to explain his support for the Senate tax bill.

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Trump to LaVar Ball: 'I should have left them in jail!'

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President Donald Trump on Sunday shot back at Lavar Ball, the father of one of the UCLA basketball players arrested in China, for belittling the President's role in the students' release.

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New Roy Moore accuser: He grabbed me 'on my buttocks'

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A new accuser is coming forward. "It was so uncomfortable," Tina Johnson told CNN's Erin Burnett on Friday, referring to Moore's behavior during a meeting she and her mother had with him in 1991, when Johnson was 28.

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Trump says he has put big-game trophy decision on hold

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President Donald Trump said Friday that he has decided to put a decision about big-game trophies on hold. "Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time as I review all conservation facts," Trump said on Twitter.

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Lawmakers' delay on 'CHIP' vote put lives of millions of children in danger Video included

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One decision in Washington, or the lack thereof, could mean the difference between life and death for our nation's youngest

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Franken faces ethics probe after woman says he groped her

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Minnesota Sen. Al Franken faces a storm of criticism and a likely ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him Thursday of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour.

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Congress paid out $17 million in settlements: Here's why we know so little about that money

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Two things have become painfully clear on Capitol Hill this week: Lawmakers and staffers say sexual harassment is "rampant" -- but even members of Congress have no idea just how widespread the problem is. 

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US to allow imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe, Zambia

In this photo taken Tuesday, March 9, 2010, elephants use their trunks to smell for possible danger in the Tsavo East national park, Kenya. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File) In this photo taken Tuesday, March 9, 2010, elephants use their trunks to smell for possible danger in the Tsavo East national park, Kenya. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)
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US authorities will remove restrictions on importing African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. That means Americans will soon be able to hunt the endangered big game.

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Amazon is cutting prices at Whole Foods again

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Amazon is giving Whole Foods shoppers an early gift for the holidays. The grocer announced Wednesday it's slashing prices again, this time on several "holiday staples."

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Roy Moore's lawyer casts doubt on accuser's story, yearbook inscription

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Former Judge Roy Moore continues to deny allegations of sexual abuse against him, his attorney Phillip L. Jauregui said at a news conference Wednesday, during which he attempted to cast doubt on the story of one of Moore's accusers. 

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RNC withdraws from fundraising agreement with Roy Moore campaign

(AP/Meredith Image) An explosive Washington Post report accused Roy Moore, the Republican nominee in Alabama for a Senate seat, of engaging in sexual conduct with underage women. (AP/Meredith Image) An explosive Washington Post report accused Roy Moore, the Republican nominee in Alabama for a Senate seat, of engaging in sexual conduct with underage women.
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The Republican National Committee has withdrawn from a joint fundraising agreement with Roy Moore, according to a Federal Election Commission filing posted Tuesday, as the GOP establishment continues to break ties with the Alabama Senate candidate.

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'Hannity' fans smash Keurig brewers over pulled ads

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this March 4, 2016, file photo, Sean Hannity of Fox News appears at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. A decision by coffee maker manufacturer Keurig announced on Nov. ... (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this March 4, 2016, file photo, Sean Hannity of Fox News appears at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. A decision by coffee maker manufacturer Keurig announced on Nov. ...
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NEW YORK (AP) - A decision by Keurig to stop advertising on Sean Hannity's Fox News program has supporters of the conservative host destroying the company's coffee makers.

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Roy Moore: Allegations are 'desperate attempt to stop my political campaign'

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Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore reiterated his denials Saturday against what he said were allegations of sexual misconduct, adding that "revelations" regarding the charges will surface over the coming days.

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Sexual harassment training offered for Illinois lawmakers

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The Illinois General Assembly's fall session is ending after an unanticipated addition to the agenda.

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Prop P passes in St. Louis City Video included

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On Tuesday, voters in St. Louis City voted to decide the fate of a half-cent sales tax hike that would go towards police and firefighters.

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Michigan bill would let teachers carry concealed guns in schools

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican lawmakers are renewing their attempt to let gun owners carry their weapons inside Michigan schools, day care centers and other gun-free zones. 

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Russian lawyer: Trump Jr. suggested review of sanctions law in Trump Tower meeting

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The Russian lawyer who met last year with senior members of the Trump campaign said Donald Trump Jr. told her at the meeting that a Trump administration would be willing to review a 2012 sanctions law.

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Trump cut the Obamacare ad budget, but Obama still wants you to sign up

Far fewer Americans may be aware of enrollment because the advertising budget was cut by the Trump administration by 90% compared to last year. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) Far fewer Americans may be aware of enrollment because the advertising budget was cut by the Trump administration by 90% compared to last year. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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The enrollment period to sign up for health insurance through the ACA begins Wednesday, but far fewer Americans may be aware of it because Trump's admin cut the ad budget 90% compared to last year.

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Mueller investigation has 'nothing to do with the President,' White House says

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The White House is seeking to distance President Donald Trump from the indictments of two former campaign officials, claiming that the charges have nothing to do with Trump's campaign or his presidency.

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Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is joining a crowded field attempting to become the state's next attorney general.

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Actress accuses George H.W. Bush of touching her from behind

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A television actress has accused former President George H.W. Bush of touching her from behind while she was posing for a photo alongside him and telling her a dirty joke.

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AP: Clinton camp helped fund Trump dossier research

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Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund political research into President Donald Trump that ultimately produced a dossier of allegations about his ties to Russia, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday night. 

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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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'

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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

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

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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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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

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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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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

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

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

(AP Photo/Byron Rollins). FILE - In this Aug. 22, 1962 file photo, President John F. Kennedy walks with Vice President Lyndon Johnson, right, on the White House south grounds as Johnson started a trip to Italy and the Middle East. Monday, May 29, 2017 ... (AP Photo/Byron Rollins). FILE - In this Aug. 22, 1962 file photo, President John F. Kennedy walks with Vice President Lyndon Johnson, right, on the White House south grounds as Johnson started a trip to Italy and the Middle East. Monday, May 29, 2017 ...

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

President Trump's budget proposal cuts over $5 million in funding for St. Louis Urban League. (Credit: KMOV) President Trump's budget proposal cuts over $5 million in funding for St. Louis Urban League. (Credit: KMOV)
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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

(Source: CNN) Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to President Trump, after arriving in Baghdad, Iraq, April 3, 2017. (Source: CNN) Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to President Trump, after arriving in Baghdad, Iraq, April 3, 2017.

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

(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.

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

Caption: Florida Senator Marco Rubio speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 6, 2014. Caption: Florida Senator Marco Rubio speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 6, 2014.

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

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

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2017 file photo, then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn sits in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Documents released in a congressional inquiry show Flynn was paid more than $... (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2017 file photo, then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn sits in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Documents released in a congressional inquiry show Flynn was paid more than $...

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

(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.

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

A non-profit associated with Mo. Gov. Eric Greitens is attacking State Se. Rob Schaaf, a fellow Republican. Credit: KMOV A non-profit associated with Mo. Gov. Eric Greitens is attacking State Se. Rob Schaaf, a fellow Republican. Credit: KMOV
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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

The "Send Josh Fox to Hug ISIS" fundraising campaignchallenges Fox to live out his own words. (CREDIT: Generosity by Indiegogo.) The "Send Josh Fox to Hug ISIS" fundraising campaignchallenges Fox to live out his own words. (CREDIT: Generosity by Indiegogo.)
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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

Syrian President Bashar Assad addresses the newly-elected parliament in Damascus, Syria, on June 7. (Associated Press) Syrian President Bashar Assad addresses the newly-elected parliament in Damascus, Syria, on June 7. (Associated Press)

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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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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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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Steve Bannon stepping down from Breitbart

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Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to President Trump, has stepped down from Breitbart, the far-right website he returned to over the summer after being ousted from the White House.

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Country singer takes aim at NFL protesters with new song "Take a Knee, My A**"

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90s country star Neal McCoy released a song on Facebook live on November 8 criticizing the NFL players who kneel during the national anthem. The song is titled "Take a Knee, My A**".

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Video: Kathy Griffin says Trump photo put her on 'Hollywood blacklist'

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Kathy Griffin says she is in the middle of a "Hollywood blacklist" after taking a photo holding a fake severed head that resembled President Donald Trump.

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

Attorney General Jeff Sessions talks to the media during the daily press briefing at the White House, Monday, March 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Attorney General Jeff Sessions talks to the media during the daily press briefing at the White House, Monday, March 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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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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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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Zimbabwe ruling party says Mugabe goes or impeachment starts

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Zimbabwe's ruling party Central Committee fired longtime President Robert Mugabe as party leader Sunday, saying that if he doesn't resign as the country's president by noon Monday they will begin impeachment proceedings when Parliament resumes the following day. 

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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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