Missouri

Angry protesters yell at riot police in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters angered by the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by police faced off with officers in south St. Louis for a second……

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Obama: Ferguson Made White Children Fearful of People Who Don't Look Like Them

Saturday night at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual awards dinner, President Barack Obama addressed the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, saying, “It scares the hearts of white children…

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Justice Department investigators in Missouri

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Civil rights investigators for the Justice Department will be in suburban St. Louis Wednesday night to explain details about……

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Dem Rep: 'There's Going to Be a Problem in the Streets' if Justice Isn't Served in Ferguson

Sunday on CBS’s “Face The Nation” Congressman Lacy Clay (D-MO) sad “there is going to be a problem in the streets” of Ferguson if “justice” is not served in the case of Officer Darren Wilson…

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Steve King: ‘Race Hustlers’ Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton Trying to ‘Monetize’ Ferguson Unrest

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) slammed “race hustlers” like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson for trying to “monetize” the civil unrest in Ferguson and raise their profiles.  “They’re race hustlers,” King said this week on Iowa’s WHO…

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Missouri Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency, curfew in St. Louis suburb where teen killed

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency, curfew in St. Louis suburb where teen killed.…

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KC Business Owners not Sold on Minimum Wage Increase

KMBC in Kansas City reports that business owners in the city were not sold by the president’s speech in the city as part of his campaign to increase the minimum wage.  “Dozens of local businesses…

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Missouri man identified as gunman in Kansas Jewish centers shooting

The man who allegedly killed three people when he opened fire outside a Jewish community center and nearby retirement community in a Kansas City suburb Sunday is reportedly a 73-year-old Missouri man with a history…

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Republican Hanaway to run for Missouri governor in 2016

JEFFERSON CITY — Former U.S. Attorney and Missouri House Speaker Catherine Hanaway announced on Monday that she is running for governor in 2016 as Republicans seek to recapture an office they have held just once…

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Missouri lawmakers weigh bill that seeks to nullify federal gun laws

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gun rights supporters told a Missouri Senate committee Tuesday that legislation seeking to nullify federal gun control laws was important to protect the Second Amendment, but opponents questioned whether the legislation…

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Lt. Governor Explores House Primary Challenge in Missouri

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, a Republican, launched an exploratory committee for Missouri’s 8th District on Monday, according to the local press, potentially setting up a GOP primary with the newest member of the House.…

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Missouri measure nullifying federal gun laws fails in state Senate

An effort by Missouri legislators to expand gun rights and make federal gun regulations unenforceable failed by one vote in the state Senate Wednesday night, as the body’s top two Republican officials voted to sustain…

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Missouri poised to enact measure nullifying federal gun laws

The Republican-led Missouri Legislature is expected to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill that would expand gun rights and make federal gun regulations unenforceable — even as similar laws adopted in other states…

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