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Missouri Has Nation’s Fourth-Highest Smoking Rate; Illinois 20th

26.2 percent of Missourians say they smoke. Kentucky has the highest smoking rate, West Virginia is number two, and Oklahoma is third.

11/19/2013

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Teen Pregnancy Dropped in Missouri, Illinois

The overall teen birth rate in Missouri and Illinois fell between 20 to 29 percent, right at the national average of 25 percent.

05/24/2013

A Powerball lottery ticket for the estimated record $500 million jackpot prize, Powerball's biggest winnings ever, is seen in a convenience store in Washington on November 26, 2012. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Big Winners Share Lessons, Risks of Powerball Win

Past winners of mega-lottery drawings and financial planners have some more sound advice: Stick to a budget, invest wisely, learn to say no and be prepared to lose friends.

11/28/2012

Jailers Worry About Dental Floss As A Weapon

When a group of New York prisoners sued last month to demand access to dental floss, officials said they had to consider “security issues.”

10/25/2012

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Monsanto $ettles with West Virginia Residents on Agent Orange

A judge approved the proposed deal ending a class-action lawsuit by current and former Nitro residents who say Monsanto polluted their community by burning waste from Agent Orange production.

03/13/2012

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Blair Mountain Protest Comes to Creve Coeur

Students from Washington University and environmental activists say the mining at Blair Mountain in West Virginia has got to stop.

02/17/2012

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