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Police investigating after teen was shot in Jefferson City

Jefferson City Police are investigating after a teenager was injured in a shooting Monday night.

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Missouri task force on human trafficking set to begin work

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A team of Missouri lawmakers, activists and others is set to begin efforts to raise awareness of human trafficking.

Donald Trump in Iowa July 18, 2015

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Trump camp blasts Harvard 'fraudsters'

The Harvard students who pranked Republican frontrunner Donald Trump last week didn't get him good, because, a spokeswoman said Tuesday, "it was a waste of only a few minutes."

"The students who perpetrated this are fraudsters and liars, but frankly i...

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Who will face off in the first GOP debate?

It's decision day: The presidential election is still 461 days away, but today Republican presidential candidates will find out whether they are among the 10 candidates who will take the stage Thursday during the first, nationally televised primetime...

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Trump has a new answering machine message

One day after Gawker published one of presidential candidate Donald Trump's old cell phone numbers, the real estate mogul is taking control of the situation by changing his voicemail and taunting the media outlet on social media.

"Thank you @gawker! ...

Jon Stewart, Daily Show Austin Texas 2014

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Jon Stewart takes parting shots at Fox News

Jon Stewart started his final week as "Daily Show" host by taking on a familiar foe: Fox News.

Biden at podium

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Can Joe Biden beat Hillary Clinton?

Joe Biden might run for president -- but his own relationships and political chops are the only elements of a campaign he has in place right now.

Amid questions about Hillary Clinton's authenticity, the vice president's aides and associates see his g...

Clinton Sanders

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How Clinton will go after Sanders on race

Hillary Clinton has been largely hands off when it comes to Bernie Sanders.

But in an interview with a South Carolina Democrat published Monday, the former secretary of state subtly hit her most threatening primary opponent, previewing how she could ...

Ted Cruz at NH forum

NH forum offers preview of first GOP debate

One by one, they crossed the stage to sit for a round of what amounted to presidential speed dating.

The rapid-fire format of Monday's Voters First Forum at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire left more than a dozen Republican presidential contenders ...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, January 2015

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Senate vote to defund Planned Parenthood fails

The fight over funding for Planned Parenthood shifts to a must-pass government funding measure this fall after a procedural vote in the Senate on legislation that would have barred all federal funds for the group failed on Monday.

The vote was 53-46, ...

Jeb Bush

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Republican forum begins Monday without Donald Trump

The proverbial elephant of the GOP primary season, Donald Trump, won't be in the room on Monday night as most of his rivals answer questions at a Republican presidential forum in New Hampshire.

Trump's absence is the result of his annoyance with the s...

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