Claire McCaskill

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TIMELINE: The Death of Michael Brown and Unrest in Ferguson

On Aug. 9, 18-year-old Michael Brown, a recent high school graduate about to start college, was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer. Brown was unarmed.

08/12/2014

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Senator Claire McCaskill Issues Statement On Ferguson Shooting

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill has released a statement in response to news surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown.

08/11/2014

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McCaskill Confident VA Benefits Package Will Be Finalized Before August Recess

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says she’s sure Congress will be able to finalize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits package before Congress recesses in August.

07/30/2014

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McCaskill Backs Missouri Transportation Sales Tax

The proposed constitutional amendment will ask voters to impose a three-quarter-cent sales tax that would last for 10 years.

05/21/2014

Michael Sam celebrates news of his draft to the St. Louis Rams on May 10. Photo: Twitter / @MikeSamFootball

Could the Rams Fire Michael Sam for Being Gay?

Sexual orientation and gender identity aren’t currently protected categories in the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA).

05/12/2014

circa 1950:  The 33rd President of the United States of America, statesman Harry S Truman (1884 - 1972), waving from a train.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Senators Want to Rename D.C.’s Union Station in Honor of Harry S. Truman

Today marks the anniversary of the birth of Truman, for whom no memorial in D.C. exists.

05/08/2014

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US Senate Endorses St. Louis as Chess Capital

St. Louis is hosting the U.S. Chess Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship for the sixth year in a row.

05/07/2014

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan file photo (Getty/Chip Somodevilla)

55 Schools Cited For Sexual Assault Investigation

Education secretary Arne Duncan says 2 are in Illinois (Knox College & University of Chicago). None are in Missouri.

05/01/2014

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) (L) and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) hold a briefing with reporters at the U.S. Capitol February 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. Both former prosecutors, the senators talked to reporters ahead of a potential renewed Senate floor debate over additional measures to curb rapes and sexual assaults in the military. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

55 Schools Face US Federal Sex Assault Probe

Sen. Claire McCaskill conducted a nationwide survey in which she asked colleges and universities to answer an 18 pages of questions on how they handle campus rape.

05/01/2014

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Sen. McCaskill Conducting Survey on Campus Sexual Assault Reporting

McCaskill says she expects many colleges and universities are not taking sexual assault reporting as seriously as they should.

04/17/2014

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