Missouri Family Court, DOJ Reach Deal Over Racial InequitiesThe agreement made public Wednesday requires the St. Louis County family court to double the number of defense attorneys available to represent indigent youth and to ensure defense lawyers are timely appointed and undergo training.
Missouri Court Strikes Law Denying Bail to Some ImmigrantsThe ruling comes during a time of heightened attention to immigration issues, as President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to build a wall along the Mexican border and more aggressively enforce the nation's immigration laws.
People Line Streets to Honor Illinois Soldier Who Was KilledPfc. Tyler R. Iubelt of Tamaroa died from injuries inflicted by an improvised explosive device at Bagram Airfield on Nov. 12.
STL Ranks Top 10 for Most "Fun City" in AmericaIt was also ranked number 2 in the "access to bars" category.
US Government Won't Reclassify Marijuana, Allows ResearchThe DEA said the agency opted not to reclassify marijuana after a lengthy review and consultation with the Health and Human Services Department.
Nixon Vetoes Change to E-Verify Requirement in MissouriCurrent state law requires businesses with government contracts, tax breaks or grants to use the E-Verify program.
13 Muslims Sue in St. Louis Over Citizenship VettingThe lawsuit alleges the program holds aspiring Muslim citizenship applicants to a higher legal standard and illegally bars them from upgrading their immigration status.
US Gives Directive to Schools on Transgender Bathroom AccessThe directive is in formal guidance being sent to school districts Friday by the departments of Education and Justice.
E-Cigarette Poisonings Surge in Young Children, Study SaysWhile most kids weren't seriously harmed, one child died and several had severe complications including comas and seizures.
Ferguson Council Could Soon Accept DOJ Reform DealThe 131-page consent decree is intended to correct problems identified in last year's Justice Department report.
Deadly Storm System Scatters Damage Across the SouthThe storms killed at least three in Mississippi, two others in Tennessee and one in Arkansas before the worst passed Wednesday night.
Illinois With Largest Population Decrease in the CountryIllinois is still the fifth largest state in terms of population, but could be passed up soon.

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