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Gov. Jay Nixon briefs the media on security issues during a news conference  on November 25, 2014. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Records: Police Wanted National Guard in Ferguson Neighborhood

St. Louis area authorities planning for a grand jury announcement sought unsuccessfully to station National Guard troops and armored Humvees in a Ferguson neighborhood where Michael Brown had been shot by a policeman, according to records released.

02/17/2015

Looters enter a Meineke store in Ferguson on November 26, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

UPDATED: 58 Arrested as Ferguson Protesters Throw Rocks, Bottles at Police

National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who killed Michael Brown.

11/26/2014

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Sen. Durbin Against Sending Troops to Middle East

As the airstrikes on ISIS continue, there’s growing concern of reprisals against the United States and its allies. Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin is reiterating that he is staunchly against sending ground troops into Iraq to fight ISIS.

09/29/2014

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Missouri USO Unveils ‘Pies for Patriots’ Fundraiser

In order to participate, customers simply go to the USO’s website, order an apple, pecan or pumpkin pie from McArthur’s Bakery, and choose a pickup date and location.

08/27/2013

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Obama’s Decision To End the War in Iraq Won’t Change Mo National Guard’s Plan

Currently, the Missouri National Guard reports it has about 1,000 soldiers currently deployed in Afghanistan, Egypt and Qatar.

10/27/2011