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Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget

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Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion spending plan featuring deep cuts in safety net programs. More>>

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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Trump to Muslims on first foreign trip: Drive out terrorists Video included

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President Donald Trump has departed for his maiden overseas trip as president amid the flurry of controversy surrounding an investigation into ties members of his campaign had with Russia. More>>

Colorado governor pardons felon to stave off deportation

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The wife of a Cuban immigrant set to rejoin his family after he was mistakenly released from prison, then put back, says she would uproot her life in Colorado to go with him. More>>

'It's been a long week': Republicans tire of Trump 'chaos' on Capitol Hill

It's been a week and members of Congress aren't hiding their exhaustion and irritation with what has been perhaps the most tumultuous week yet of Donald Trump's presidency. More>>

The Latest: Trump denies asking Comey to shelve Flynn probe Video included

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President Donald Trump is assailing the naming of a special counsel as "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!". More>>

The Latest: US: Pro-Syrian forces hit in strike posed threat

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UN envoy says discussions begin on constitutional process amid efforts to end Syria's civil war. More>>

States scramble to comply with federal ID law

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As a deadline approaches on the federal REAL ID Act, lawmakers across the country have been scrambling for legislative fixes so residents can board flights and travel without confusion. More>>

Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) FILE - In this March 30, 2011 file photo, FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) FILE - In this March 30, 2011 file photo, FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.

The Justice Department on Wednesday appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election.

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Ryan backs Trump, cautions against 'rush to judgment'

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House Speaker Paul Ryan says he retains confidence in President Trump and cautions against a 'rush to judgment' over the cascading revelations from the White House on Trump's interactions with the Russians and with former FBI Director James Comey. More>>

Congressman calls for Trump's impeachment on House floor

Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump Wednesday morning, the first member of Congress to officially request leveling charges against the President from the House floor. More>>

Convicted soldier Chelsea Manning will stay on active duty

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The Army says that when transgender solider Chelsea Manning is released from military prison in Kansas on Wednesday she will remain on active duty in a special status, pending her final appellate review.

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Federal judges ask if travel ban is biased against Muslims Video included

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For the second time in a week, government lawyers on Monday will try to persuade a federal appeals court to reinstate President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.

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White House: Cyberattack has not affected US government

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President Donald Trump's homeland security adviser says that so far, no U.S. federal systems have been affected by the global cyberattack. More>>

Report: Trump shared secret info about IS with Russians

(Russian Foreign Ministry via AP) The Washington Post is reporting that Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Russian officials during a meeting at the White House last week. (Russian Foreign Ministry via AP) The Washington Post is reporting that Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Russian officials during a meeting at the White House last week.

President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Russian officials during a meeting last week, The Washington Post reported Monday. The White House rebutted the story, saying no intelligence sources or methods were discussed.

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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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Here's a list of possible candidates for FBI director

The Trump administration is moving quickly to select the next director of the FBI after interviewing several candidates over the weekend. More>>

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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French President Macron heads to Berlin for his first official foreign visit

The freshly inaugurated French President embarked on an ambitious agenda on his first full day in office -- naming a prime minister and then heading off to Germany on his first foreign visit. More>>

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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Acting FBI director undercuts White House on Comey firing Video included

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Acting FBI director tells a different story than White House on significance of Russia investigation, agents' views of Comey. More>>

The Latest: St. Louis minimum wage in peril in Legislature

The Latest on developments in the Missouri Legislature, which is scheduled to end its annual session at 6 p.m. Friday (all times local): More>>

The Latest: Paper says Comey didn't pledge loyalty to Trump Video included

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A spokeswoman for President Donald Trump is suggesting that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who wrote a memo justifying FBI Director James Comey's firing, be selected to take over the Russia investigation. More>>

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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DeVos booed speaking at historically black university Video included

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Despite threats of protests, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is delivering the commencement address at Bethune-Cookman University. More>>

The Latest: Comey sends farewell letter to FBI colleagues Video included

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The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says there's no need for a special prosecutor to investigate Russia's ties to the Trump campaign in the wake of the firing of the FBI director. More>>

The Latest: Comey sends farewell letter to FBI colleagues Video included

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The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says there's no need for a special prosecutor to investigate Russia's ties to the Trump campaign in the wake of the firing of the FBI director. More>>

Documents offer harrowing timeline of frat's deadly night

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A grand jury report provides a harrowing timeline of a Penn State fraternity brother's deadly night. More>>

Rock nation? Dwayne Johnson considering run for White House

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is mulling over a run for president one day.

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McConnell asks all senators to join all-male health group

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Senate Democrats are asking Republican leaders to drop their plan to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law. More>>

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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The Latest: FBI corrects Comey testimony on Clinton aide

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The FBI has sent a letter to Congress correcting the record on Director James Comey's testimony on Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton. More>>

Trump in-laws promote thorny visa-for-sale program in China

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The Kushner Companies has apologized for including the name of President Donald Trump's son-in-law in materials promoting a New Jersey development to foreign investors seeking potential U.S. residency. More>>

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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Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, July 27, 2016, file photo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg waves after speaking to delegates during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The... (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, July 27, 2016, file photo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg waves after speaking to delegates during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The...

New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his intention to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions.

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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 Video included

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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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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 Video included

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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 Video included

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 Video included

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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 Video included

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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

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, March 22, 2017, file photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch listens as he is asked a question by Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, on Capitol Hill in Washington, during his confirmation hear... (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, March 22, 2017, file photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch listens as he is asked a question by Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, on Capitol Hill in Washington, during his confirmation hear...

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

(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 $...

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 Video included

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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

Sketch from inside the U.S. District Court in Honolulu, where on Wednesday a judge blocked President Trump's new travel ban. (Courtesy: Kosta Kulundzic) Sketch from inside the U.S. District Court in Honolulu, where on Wednesday a judge blocked President Trump's new travel ban. (Courtesy: Kosta Kulundzic)
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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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Trump's 2005 tax return unveiled on MSNBC

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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow revealed Donald Trump's 2005 tax return Tuesday night. Maddow credited investigative journalist David Cay Johnston for obtaining the document. 

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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 Video included

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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'

(CNN Image) Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked repeatedly about Trump's wiretap allegation during the White House briefing on March 7, 2017. (CNN Image) Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked repeatedly about Trump's wiretap allegation during the White House briefing on March 7, 2017.

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 Video included

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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

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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

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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 Video included

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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 Video included

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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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Governor: St. Louis part of 'Abortion Sanctuary City movement' Video included

Missouri Governor Eric Grietens posted to Facebook to call people to take a stand against abortion in response to St. Louis’ new addition to its anti-discrimination clause. Credit: KMOV Missouri Governor Eric Grietens posted to Facebook to call people to take a stand against abortion in response to St. Louis’ new addition to its anti-discrimination clause. Credit: KMOV
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Missouri Governor Eric Grietens posted to Facebook to call people to take a stand against abortion in response to St. Louis’ new addition to its anti-discrimination clause. 

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AP: Trump weighs mobilizing Nat Guard for immigration roundups

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A draft memo obtained by The Associated Press outlines a Trump administration proposal under consideration to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants. 

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Missouri Governor Eric Greitens spent about a half hour on Wednesday answering questions from the public on Facebook Live

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A crush of crises at the White House

President Donald Trump smiles as he announces Judge Neil Gorsuch as his choice for Supreme Court Justice during a televised address from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) President Donald Trump smiles as he announces Judge Neil Gorsuch as his choice for Supreme Court Justice during a televised address from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Less than a month into his tenure, Donald Trump's White House is beset by a crush of crises.

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Board of Aldermen approves funding for Scottrade Center renovations Video included

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The St. Louis Board of Aldermen gave final approval to a plan to use public funds to help renovate Scottrade Center.

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Union due withdrawal bill moves through Missouri House Video included

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The Missouri House has passed a bill requiring union members to provide written consent for union dues to be automatically withdrawn from paychecks each year.

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9th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear challenge to Trump's ban Tuesday

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Three federal judges Tuesday evening will hear oral arguments in the challenge to President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration. The hour-long hearing, conducted by telephone among three West coast judges at 6 p.m. ET, will determine the immediate fate of the nationwide temporary restraining order against Trump's travel ban.

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Campaign season getting people to the polls early Video included

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This campaign season has people so fired up, some can't wait to vote.

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Former FSB head: Eased sanctions could signal anti-terrorism coalition building

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The U.S. Treasury is easing some of the cyber-sanctions instituted by the Obama administration, allowing some transactions between companies and Russia’s Security Service (FSB) that were previously banned.

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Little heard in public, Bannon is quiet power in Oval Office

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People are beginning to pay more attention to the man behind the curtain.

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Tillerson sworn in as secretary of state

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Rex Tillerson was sworn in as the Trump administration's secretary of state Wednesday evening after having been confirmed by the Senate earlier in the day. "It's time to bring a clear-eyed focus to foreign affairs," President Donald Trump said at a White House ceremony, adding, "All of us are better off when we act in concert and not conflict.

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Senate confirms Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

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President Donald Trump's nomination of Rex Tillerson for secretary of state is confirmed Wednesday, surpassing the required 51 votes before the vote was closed.

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Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, a fast-rising conservative judge with a writer's flair, to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, a selection expected to spark a fierce fight with Democrats over a jurist who could shape America's legal landscape for decades to come. 

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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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Diplomats defy White House warning, criticize travel ban

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Hundreds of American diplomats defy a White House warning, criticizing President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries

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Birds on a plane: Saudi prince buys airline tickets for 80 hawks

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Of all the creatures on earth, the last animals that need plane tickets are birds, but one Saudi prince might disagree.

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Trump sets 5-year and lifetime lobbying ban for officials

President Donald Trump is imposing a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for foreign governments, and a five-year ban for other lobbying. President Donald Trump is imposing a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for foreign governments, and a five-year ban for other lobbying.

President Donald Trump is imposing a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for foreign governments, and a five-year ban for other lobbying.

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Trump says US will prioritize Christian refugees

President Donald Trump said in a new interview Friday that persecuted Christians will be given priority over other refugees seeking to enter the United States, saying they have been "horribly treated." President Donald Trump said in a new interview Friday that persecuted Christians will be given priority over other refugees seeking to enter the United States, saying they have been "horribly treated."

President Donald Trump said in a new interview Friday that persecuted Christians will be given priority over other refugees seeking to enter the United States, saying they have been "horribly treated."

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Trump called Park Service chief to complain about inauguration crowd photos

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=President Donald Trump, angered over a National Park Service retweet comparing his inaugural crowd size to Barack Obama's in 2009, called the acting director of the National Park Service on Saturday to complain, two sources with knowledge of the call told CNN.

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Missouri Senate advances right to work

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Missouri's Republican-led Senate is advancing a right-to-work bill to ban mandatory union fees.

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Official: Mexico's president 'considering' scrapping US trip

(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte). Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto pauses during a press conference at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Pena Nieto said Monday that Mexico's attitude towards the Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte). Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto pauses during a press conference at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Pena Nieto said Monday that Mexico's attitude towards the Donald Trump.

A senior government official says Mexico's president is "considering" canceling next week's visit to Washington following President Donald Trump's order to begin construction of a wall between the two countries.

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Timing could mean DoD tweets are sly jabs at Trump

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The Department of Defense posted two tweets this week that seem to have somewhat pointed timing.

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NPS Twitter accounts drawing attention after Trump-issued media blackouts

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The Trump administration has instituted a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and it's preventing staff from awarding any new contracts or grants

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Some question push for tougher penalties for attacking cops

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Missouri's new governor, Eric Greitens, is pushing to give the state the country's toughest penalties for attacking a police officer, reflecting similar efforts elsewhere.

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President Trump's 'Day One' actions

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Donald Trump was sworn in as President of the United States Friday, but his team has taken to calling the following Monday 'Day One' of his presidency. 

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Slideshow: Women march on Washington

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(CNN) Women of all generations streamed on to the National Mall Saturday morning, gathering for the Women's March on Washington to push back on the Republican agenda and offer a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump's history of derogatory comments about women. After a day of grandeur, pomp and circumstance for Trump, buses and planes of protesters arrived in the nation's capital Friday night and Saturday morning. Women in pink hats with cat ears -- the now universal symbo... More>>

Smashed windows, chaotic confrontation near inauguration

Police push back demonstrators attempting to block people entering a security checkpoint, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, ahead of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) Police push back demonstrators attempting to block people entering a security checkpoint, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, ahead of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
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Police have deployed pepper spray in a chaotic confrontation with demonstrators blocks from Donald Trump's inauguration

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Mayoral candidates face off at Harris Stowe Video included

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Eight candidates for Mayor of St. Louis faced off in a forum at Harris Stowe University Thursday night

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GOP VP nominee Pence draws big crowd in Chesterfield

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The Double Tree hotel in Chesterfield was packed.  It was so packed they had to continuously move the barricade separating the crowd from the front stage to make room for more visitors.

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Greitens talks cutting regulations in first State of State address Video included

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Republican legislative leaders are planning to get to work quickly on some of the priorities outlined by Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens in his first State of the State address. 

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Illinois State Senator pushing for sugar tax to help budget Video included

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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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18M more Americans would be uninsured under 2016 GOP repeal

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Insurance premiums would soar and some 18 million Americans would lose health coverage if Republicans partially repeal President Barack Obama's health care law without a replacement, Congress' nonpartisan budget office estimated Tuesday.

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Missouri governor cuts $146 million; colleges take hit Video included

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is cutting $146 million of spending from the budget, including tens of millions of dollars to public colleges and universities.

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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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Illinois Senate vows swift action on ambitious budget plan

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Illinois Senate leaders are hoping to move swiftly on their pledge to advance a state-budget compromise by month's end.

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Controversial painting to be removed from Capitol

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    (CNN) -- A high-school student's painting that evoked a national controversy earlier this week will be taken down after it was officially deemed to violate the House Office Building Commission's rules, according to a congressman who objected to the artwork. Rep. Dave Reichert had sent a letter to the Architect of the Capitol with his concerns about the painting, which depicts police officers as pigs. House Speaker Paul Ryan also took a stand against... More>>

The Latest: Congress OKs first step to dismantle 'Obamacare'

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The Latest on Congress (all times local):

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Trump's L.L. Bean tweet runs counter to stance on U.S. manufacturing jobs

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Trump’s endorsement of L. L. Bean seems to run counter to his position on American companies manufacturing their goods overseas, just to import them into the U.S. to sell.

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Study: Millennials prefer meteoric demise to 2016 presidential election

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In an October 2016 poll conducted by the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and Oddesy Millennials, one in four millennials, ages 18 to 35, said they would "rather see a giant meteor strike the Earth than see either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in the White House."  

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Missouri's new governor temporarily freezes new regulations

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Missouri's new Gov. Eric Greitens is putting a temporary freeze on new government regulations.

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The Latest: Illinois Senate abandons budget plan vote

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The Latest on action in the Illinois General Assembly (all times local):

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Is 'Hillary Clinton for mayor' crazy talk?

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If there's any glimmer of truth to the rumors that Hillary Clinton is considering a run for mayor of New York City, it would be evidence that she might have tripped and bumped her head during one of those long walks she's been taking in the woods of Westchester County. 

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Anti-Trump graffiti seen from Interstate and MetroLink in East St. Louis

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EAST ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) - Offensive graffiti that rises high above the rest in East St. Louis is a verbal attack on President-elect Donald Trump.  In a photo sent to us by a Facebook follower, you can see the vulgar hate speech painted on the side of a multi-floor building.  

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Top intelligence officials reject Trump view on Russia hacks

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Lawmakers and senior US intelligence officials are drawing a line in the sand for President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday, presenting a united front before Congress on their conclusion that Russia is a major threat to the United States and was behind election hacking -- a conclusion Trump has refused to accept.

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Pro-weed organization to hand out free joints on Inauguration Day

Adam Eidinger wants to make a statement on President-elect Donald Trump's Inauguration Day by offering 4,200 free joints to anyone willing to take it.

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Missouri lawmakers once again weighing texting and driving ban Video included

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The official numbers have yet to be released, but It appears Missouri roadways are becoming deadlier. Motor vehicle fatalities are expected to jump by eight percent in 2016. 

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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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With Greitens' blessing, lawmakers aim for lobbyist-gift ban Video included

Missouri lawmakers hope that the upcoming session will finally produce a ban on lobbyist gifts, thanks to support from Republican Gov.-elect Eric Greitens.

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Missouri lawmaker says he won't revive religious objections

The Missouri lawmaker behind a failed attempt to protect some businesses opposed to same-sex marriage says he doesn't plan to try again next year.

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Wisconsin, Pennsylvania certify Trump wins, ends Stein's recount push

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By Eric Bradner CNN  WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Green Party candidate Jill Stein's push for recounts appears to have reached its end. Wisconsin's recount was finalized Monday, and the state Elections Commission said it would certify Donald Trump as the winner there.

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Official: Suspension of University City Manager was based on race Video included

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Allegations are being leveled that University City Manager Lehman Walker was suspended because he is black

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Attempt fails to overturn automatic-voter veto in Illinois

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The Illinois House failed to overturn the governor's veto of a bill that would have allowed automatic voter registration at some state agencies.

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Illinois bill targets Trump's border wall

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A bill introduced in the Illinois State Capitol is aiming to stop the state from doing business with companies that help build a border wall between Mexico and the United States.

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Pearl billboard removed amid controversy Video included

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The billboard, which was first noticed last week, showed the famous picture "Two Minute Warning": A group of black men in peaceful protest in Selma, Alabama in 1965, just before state troopers beat them.

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#TrumpCup is trending

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By Alex Leininger CNN  (CNN) -- Trump supporters have started asking for their Starbucks drinks under Trump's name as a movement against the coffee giant. After a viral video showing a Trump supporter yelling at a barista gained traction on Wednesday, other supporters have banded together to protest what they view as political and anti-white discrimination.

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San Francisco teachers union offers Trump lesson plan

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San Francisco's public schools have been offered a classroom lesson plan that calls President-elect Donald Trump a racist, sexist man who became president "by pandering to a huge racist and sexist base." 

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'Sanctuary cities' gird for Trump White House

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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Some coastal cities and liberal strongholds that have declared themselves safe places for undocumented immigrants -- "sanctuary cities" -- have been bracing for the fallout from the new Trump administration. 

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Rauner calls for budget meeting, only Republicans attending

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's vision of a swift, post-election budget compromise is off to a rocky start with Democratic leaders absent from the first negotiation meeting the Republican governor requested.

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Police investigating after mom throws son out of the house for voting for Donald Trump

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) - In a video that is extremely hard to watch, a young boy is told to get out of the house because he voted for Donald Trump at school.

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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>>

Sample ballots in St. Louis County aim to make voting process faster

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For the first time the St. Louis County Election Board is sending out sample ballots to residents.  These ballots are taking the place of the postcards everyone used to get in the mail telling them where to vote. 

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SLMPD Internal Affairs investigating claims of misconduct against Chief Dotson

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Officials with Internal Affairs are investigating claims of misconduct against St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson because of accusations that he campaigned for mayor while serving on police business

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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>>

McCaskill reacts to Clinton clinching Democratic nomination

(KMOV.com) - US Senator Claire McCaskill reacted to news that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, marking the first time a major political party in US has nominated a woman for president.

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Political infighting stopping database meant to curb drug addiction

Missouri is the only state in the country to not have a prescription drug database, but a bill in the capitol in Jefferson City could change that.

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A look at Mayor Slay's tenure

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay announced Friday he will not run for re-election in 2017.

News 4's Russell Kinsaul looks at the highs and lows of Slay's tenure so far.

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President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey throws a huge cloud of doubt over the bureau's investigation into allegations of Trump campaign ties to Russia. More>>

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

The Trump International Hotel at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, is seen Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 in Washington. (Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The Trump International Hotel at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, is seen Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 in Washington. (Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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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's revised travel ban targets same countries

In this Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 photo, Americans and other expatriates gather to protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's recent travel ban to the U.S., outside of the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File) In this Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 photo, Americans and other expatriates gather to protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's recent travel ban to the U.S., outside of the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

A draft of President Donald Trump's revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven't used it yet.

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Video: Bill Maher spars with Trump supporter

Bill Maher, the acerbic comedian was quick to fire back during a town hall Thursday on Van Jones' CNN show, "The Messy Truth," after a man in the audience asked, "Why can't you guys in the media and Hollywood give him (President Trump) some slack?" Bill Maher, the acerbic comedian was quick to fire back during a town hall Thursday on Van Jones' CNN show, "The Messy Truth," after a man in the audience asked, "Why can't you guys in the media and Hollywood give him (President Trump) some slack?"

Bill Maher doesn't have much patience for Trump supporters these days.

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Reports: Russian cyber spy treason cases linked to CIA

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. Putin says the Russian military modernization helped strengthen the nation's nuclear forces. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. Putin says the Russian military modernization helped strengthen the nation's nuclear forces. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Russian cybersecurity intelligence officers reportedly detained on treason charges are being accused of passing secrets to the CIA. 

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Trump takes charge: Sworn in as nation's 45th president

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The Latest on Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States (all times EST): 

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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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Secret Service investigating object thrown at Trump's motorcade

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The Secret Service is investigating an incident in which an object was thrown at President Donald Trump's motorcade here Friday afternoon.

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Refugee scholarship is one college's answer to Trump travel ban

Protests against President Donald Trump's policies took place in several major American cities. A Massachusetts college is backing up strong words with cold hard cash to protest President Trump's travel ban. Wheaton College has established a... Protests against President Donald Trump's policies took place in several major American cities. A Massachusetts college is backing up strong words with cold hard cash to protest President Trump's travel ban. Wheaton College has established a...

A Massachusetts college is backing up strong words with cold hard cash to protest President Donald Trump's travel ban. Wheaton College, a liberal arts school in Norton, Mass., has established a scholarship to cover the cost of one incoming student refugee, who is fleeing persecution and conflict. 

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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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    John Shimkus, Illinois congressman, voices objections to men purchasing prenatal care

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    In this Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Credit: AP)In this Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Credit: AP)

    By Julia Manchester CNN  (CNN) -- Republican Rep. John Shimkus is under fire after comments he made Wednesday about prenatal requirements in the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

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  • Times Square rally protests Trump immigration policies

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    (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki) People carry posters during a rally in support of Muslim Americans and protest of President Donald Trump's immigration policies in Times Square, New York, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017.(AP Photo/Andres Kudacki) People carry posters during a rally in support of Muslim Americans and protest of President Donald Trump's immigration policies in Times Square, New York, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017.

    More than a thousand people of various faiths rallied in New York City in support of Muslim Americans and to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies. The "I Am A Muslim Too" rally was held in Times Square on Sunday and was organized by several groups, including the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding.

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    More than a thousand people of various faiths rallied in New York City in support of Muslim Americans and to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies. The "I Am A Muslim Too" rally was held in Times Square on Sunday and was organized by several groups, including the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding.

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    Trump's Sweden comment raises questions

    (CNN Photo) Pres. Donald Trump holds a campaign-style rally for supporters in Melbourne, Florida. (2/18/17)(CNN Photo) Pres. Donald Trump holds a campaign-style rally for supporters in Melbourne, Florida. (2/18/17)

    President Donald Trump's reference to "what's happening last night in Sweden" during a Saturday rally in Florida raised questions in Sweden and around the internet about what he really meant.

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