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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon listens to residents and faith and community leaders as they discuss unrest in the town of Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown during a forum held at Christ the King UCC Church on Aug. 14, 2014 in Florissant, Mo. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Nixon Joins Other Governors in Afghanistan for Counterterrorism Briefings

The U.S. Department of Defense picked an unusual time for a delegation of governors to take a tour of Afghanistan. Among those governors is Missouri’s Jay Nixon.

09/29/2014

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) questions witnesses about military equipment given to local law enforcement departments by the federal government during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing about at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 9, 2014 in Washington, DC. In the wake of the Ferguson, MO, police response to peaceful protests, senators on the committee were critical of the federal grant programs that allow local and state law enforcement agencies to buy armored vehicles, assult rifles, body armor and other military equipment.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. McCaskill: “Why Buy Things We Don’t Use?”

Missouri Democrat & others grill defense, justice, & homeland security officials about new military gear donations to local police.

09/09/2014

US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning is escorted out of a military court facility during the sentencing phase of his trial August 20, 2013 in Fort Meade, Maryland. Manning was found guilty of several counts under the Espionage Act, but acquitted of the most serious charge of aiding the enemy.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Attorney: Manning Not Receiving Hormone Therapy

The American Civil Liberties Union and an attorney say convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning isn’t receiving medical treatment for her gender identity condition as previously approved by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

08/12/2014

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Springfield, Ill. Researcher Awaits FDA Approval For Hearing Loss Drug

Dr. Kathleen Campbell imagines a time when someone is exposed to hearing loss and can then go to the pharmacy to purchase a drug that would cure or eliminate it.

10/21/2013

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DOD: Rockford Soldier Dies In Afghanistan

Federal officials say a 25-year-old Army sergeant from Rockford has died in Afghanistan.

07/15/2012

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