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Sen. McCaskill in Touch with President Obama on Ferguson

McCaskill says he will become more involved when it’s appropriate.

11/19/2014

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Missouri Executes Leon Taylor for 1994 Killing

Taylor shot Robert Newton to death in front of Newton’s 8-year-old step-daughter during a gas station robbery; he tried to kill the girl, too, but his gun jammed.

11/19/2014

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay (KMOX/file photo)

Mayor Slay: ‘Disruption’ Will be Allowed in St. Louis

Mayor Slay has requested 400 members of the National Guard to help in the city after the grand jury’s decision is announced in the Michael Brown case.

11/18/2014

Rick Stream. Photo courtesy of Team Rick Stream.

Stream Camp Hasn’t Dismissed Recount

GOP candidate for St. Louis County Executive says decision will be made “in the coming days.”

11/18/2014

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Mo. Senators Upset with Keystone XL Failure

Politicians from both sides of aisle cite pipeline project’s jobs and a boost to energy security.

11/18/2014

File photo of a same-sex couple. (credit: AFP/Getty/Stan Honda)

Kansas Supreme Court Allows More Gay Marriages

The Kansas Supreme Court has cleared the way for additional gay marriages in the state.

11/18/2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon talks with Rasheen Aldridge, Jr., community organizer and Director of Young Activists United, before the swearing in of the  Ferguson Commission in St. Louis on November 18, 2014. The Ferguson Commission will study the underlying issues raised by events in Ferguson, Missouri  and issuing a report with specific policy recommendations. The sixteen men and women sworn in are made up of business owners, not-for-profit leaders, teachers, lawyers, police officers, activists, pastors and public servants. Aldridge, Jr., is a member of the Commission. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Gov. Nixon Announces Members of the Ferguson Commission

The Ferguson Commission is to study the underlying issues raised by events in Ferguson and issue a report with specific policy recommendations no later than Sept. 15, 2015.

11/18/2014

Same-sex couples exchange vows at St. Louis City Hall after a St. Louis judge declared Missouri's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Gay Couples in St. Louis County Turn Out for Marriage Licenses

About 45 same-sex couples have applied for a marriage license in St. Louis County since the county started allowing it a little more than a week ago.

11/18/2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks about the shooting death of 18 year-old Michael Brown during a news conference on Aug. 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (Photo: Joshua LOTT/AFP/Getty Images)

Nixon says Emergency Declaration is a Precautionary Measure

Asked if he declared a state of emergency because he expects a violent reaction to the grand jury’s decision, Nixon said no, and that he hopes there is no violence.

11/18/2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon leaves a press conference he called with representatives from the St. Louis, St. Louis County, and Missouri State police departments to discuss security concerns when the grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown case is announced on Nov. 11, 2014 in Weldon Springs, Mo. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Brown Family Lawyer: Jay Nixon ‘Preparing For War’

“I only hope that it doesn’t generate the reaction that they’re looking for, preparing for,” Gray said of the governor activating the National Guard.

11/18/2014

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