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GRAPEVINE, TX - MAY 23:  Jennifer Tyrrell of Bridgeport, Ohio, a Cub Scout den leader who was kicked out in 2012 for being openly gay, embraces her son Cruz Burns, 8, before a news conference at the Great Wolf Lodge May 23, 2013 in Grapevine, Texas. The Boy Scouts of America today ended its policy of prohibiting openly gay youths from participating in Scout activities, while leaving intact its ban on gay adults and leaders.  (Photo by Stewart House/Getty Images)

BSA Allows Gay Leaders, Churches Can Still Be Exclusive

The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

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Illinois Prison Population Down, Still Overcrowded

Governor Rauner wants to reduce the number of prisoners by 25 percent over the next decade.

07/27/2015

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University of Missouri Loses Library Science Accreditation

Current students graduating through 2017 will still get degrees with accredited status.

07/27/2015

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Planned Parenthood Investigation Induced Local Clinic Check-Up

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said the group that made the videos has zero credibility.

07/27/2015

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22:  Donald Trump greets supporters, tourists and the curious after taping an interview with Anderson Cooper at a Trump owned building in mid-town Manhattan on July 22, 2015 in New York City. Trump, who is running for president on a Republican ticket, has come under intensifying criticism for his behavior on the campaign trail. The billionaire's most recent comments on Senator John McCain's war record in Vietnam have resulted in almost universal criticism from fellow candidates.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

McCaskill, Blunt Weigh In on Controversial Trump Comments

“I have a hard time envisioning him as president of the United States. And I don’t think I’m along in that. I think most Americans have a hard time envisioning him president of the United States,” McCaskill says.

07/23/2015

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Study: Region Has Many Options for Funding Transit Expansion

Author lists nearly two dozen possibiities, but points to need for state help.

07/23/2015

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500 Illinois State Troopers Missed Payday

A spokesman for the comptroller’s office attributed the problem to employees on direct deposit having changed banks recently.

07/23/2015

Interim Polce Chief Andre Anderson makes his remarks as Mayor James Knowles III looks on during a press conference in Ferguson, Missouri on July 22, 2015. Anderson, who comes to Ferguson from Glendale Arizona, replaces Tom Jackson, who stepped down after the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. Violence and civil unrest plagued Ferguson for weeks. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Anderson’s Goal to Strengthen Trust of Community in Police

Ferguson’s Interim Police Chief starts his first day on the job today.

07/23/2015

A protest outside Alton City Hall on July 22, 2015 after the police shooting of a dog. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Alton Officials Do About-Face on Animal Control After Dog Killing

Wednesday’s announcement came two days after the dog was found and put down by Alton officers.

07/23/2015

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Missouri Senate Report: Intern Claims Sexual Harassment

A former Missouri legislative intern claims a Democratic state senator sexually harassed her, made what she felt was a request for sex and retaliated when she refused, according to a Senate report released Wednesday.

07/22/2015

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Gov. Nixon’s 2015 State of the State Address

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon implored lawmakers to embrace policies that “foster healing and hope” Wednesday as he delivered his first State of the State address since the unrest that erupted over the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson.

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