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In this handout image provided by The White House, U.S. President Barack Obama talks with President Raúl Castro of Cuba from the Oval Office, on December 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama announced plans to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, over 50 years after they were severed in January 1961. In a prisoner exchange, U.S. contractor Alan Gross was freed after being held in Cuba since 2009 and sent to Cuba three Cuban spies who had imprisoned in the U.S. since 2001. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Reaction To President’s Cuba Announcement

Rep. Clay, Sen. Blunt sound off on potential changes

12/17/2014

National Guard troops arrive ahead of the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown shooting case on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ferguson State of Emergency Expires

Gov. Nixon thanks police and Missouri National Guard members for safeguarding lives

12/17/2014

Missouri Rep. Rick Brattin (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

Mo. Rep. Pushes Bill Requiring Father’s Signature for Abortion, Except in Cases of ‘Legitimate Rape’

A GOP lawmaker in Missouri introduced a bill that requires pregnant women to receive written consent from the father of the child before an abortion can be performed – or in exceptional cases of “legitimate rape.”

12/17/2014

(Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: Charting A New Course On Cuba

President announces re-establishment of diplomatic relations as well as an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba

12/17/2014

Dr. Margie Vandeven (Missouri DESE photo)

Dr. Margie Vandeven Named DESE Commissioner

She has been with the state education department for nine years, recently a deputy commissioner

12/17/2014

Photo of Bridgeton Landfill Aug. 19, 2013 showing black liner material to be covered. (Photo: dnr.mo.gov/bridgeton/)

Council Asks EPA For Bridgeton Landfill Contaminant Studies

Members also want agency to come up with guidelines for fighting any fires there.

12/17/2014

Franklin County Sheriff's Department photo

Franklin County Sheriff Retiring

Gary Toelke says he won’t seek re-election in 2016.

12/17/2014

Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Nixon Tours Stalactite-Infested Basement of State Capitol

Gov. Jay Nixon took a handful of Missouri lawmakers and reporters on a tour of the muddy, stalactite infested basement of the state Capitol to show what repairs need to be made to the nearing century old building.

12/16/2014

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FBI Probe into County Police Crime Lab Contracts Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing

“So, for me to say this did not cause me to lose this election, I wouldn’t be telling the truth. That is the main reason why I lost the election,” Dooley says.

12/16/2014

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Monarch Fire Battalion Chief Fired, and Doesn’t Know Why

Sean Porter rose through the ranks during his career with Monarch – being named Battalion Chief in April of 2012.

12/16/2014

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