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Efforts To Fight Child Sex Trafficking Hit Unexpected Roadblock

Top law enforcement officers across the country are pushing Congress for greater authority to go after a booming online industry that hosts ads for child sex traffickers. But they are encountering opposition from an unexpected source — conservative state lawmakers who fear a government clamp down on Internet businesses.

09/26/2013

St. Louis Health Director Pam Walker

City Health Director Weighs in on Affordable Care Act

“I’m going to inform, I’m going to educate, and I’m going to assist people because that’s my job and it’s their right to know.”

09/23/2013

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As Enrollment Date Nears, Health Care Exchange Questions Remain

Last year, Missourians overwhelming voted not to engage, as a state, in the health insurance exchange, meaning the federal government will run the Missouri exchange.

09/03/2013

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Obama Made Last Minute Decision on Syria

Senior administration officials say President Barack Obama planned to take military action against Syria without congressional authorization, but told aides Friday night that he changed his mind.

08/31/2013

President Obama

Obama: New Oversight But No Change to Spying Power

“Understandably, people would be concerned,” the president said. “I would be, too, if I weren’t inside the government.”

08/09/2013

Sen. McCaskill speaks during a Senate subcommittee hearing on POW-MIA recoveries on August 1, 2013.

McCaskill Calls POW-MIA Recovery Efforts ‘Dysfunctional’

According to McCaskill, Congress has demanded that at least 200 missing soldiers be found each year but fewer than 100 are being recovered annually.

08/01/2013

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Concerns Over Future Funding As Metro Marks 20 Years

“We’re looking at a state that is ranked 47th in the country in regards to funding of public transit so we’re going to have to think creatively and outside the box…”

07/31/2013

Former U.S. Representative Jerry Costello (Getty/Chris Kleponis)

Former Rep. Costello: Congress Lives ‘In a Bubble’

“You kind of get a sense when you’re hear as opposed to in D.C. four days a week of just how frustrated people are when they look at Congress,” he told KMOX News Monday.

07/30/2013

Urban League President James Buford (KMOX/file photo)

Urban League CEO Search Begins After Buford Resignation

Buford tells KMOX the League is in a good place right now, despite seeing some cuts due to sequestration.

03/12/2013

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Illinois Group Says High Fees Limit Immigrant Naturalization

Fees in 1997 totaled $95. Today it costs an immigrant $675 in fees related to naturalization. That is a barrier to citizenship, says the ICIRR.

02/20/2013

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