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U.S. Court Says Drug-Sniffing Dog Fails Smell Test

Lex the police dog from central Illinois is far from top dog in drug-sniffing skills.

07/29/2015

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Voter ID Laws Focus of Kansas Civil Rights Committee

The Kansas division of a federal civil rights commission will investigate whether voter identification laws have affected turnout around the state.

07/29/2015

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Charges Filed Against a St. Louis Man Who Shot Driver

Charges were filed Wednesday against a St. Louis man that police say shot the driver of a car in the back of the head.

07/29/2015

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Newly Signed Legislation to Expand Access to Food Stamps in Illinois

Newly signed legislation will expand access to food stamps in Illinois.

07/29/2015

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Report Shows Rankings of Missouri Hospitals in Avoiding Infections

Consumer Reports has released a new investigation into hospital-acquired infections.

07/29/2015

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American Heart Association Issues New Guidelines for Strokes

Nearly 800,000 Americans suffer strokes each year, and 130,000 die as a result. This makes the condition the fifth most common cause of death in the United States.

07/29/2015

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Vetoes Strike and Lockout Ban as Union OKs Extension

Even as Illinois and the union that represents most of its employees agreed to a short-term deal Wednesday to keep workers on the job through contract negotiations, Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed union-backed legislation that would have blocked strikes and lockouts.

07/29/2015

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McCaskill Calls for Advocacy Group in Jefferson City

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is calling for an advocacy group in Jefferson City to help interns handle sexual harassment from lawmakers.

07/29/2015

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Renovated Missouri State Residence Hall Won’t Open on Time

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) – Some Missouri State University students will be housed in hotels when the semester begins next month due to a $13 million renovation of a residence hall taking longer than expected. University […]

07/29/2015

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Baby Left in Car For Two Hours in Joliet Improves

Police say the medical condition has improved for a 7-month-old boy left in a hot car for about two hours.

07/29/2015

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