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U.S.: Russia violated missile treaty

The United States accused Russia on Monday of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, citing cruise missile tests that date to 2008, senior State Department and White House officials said.

"This is a very serious matter which we ...

Phoenix VA Medical Center

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Congress reaches tentative VA reform deal

Calling it a "cost of war," Republican and Democratic leaders announced a $17 billion compromise bill Monday that would get veterans to a doctor more quickly, hire more medical staff, add dozens of new facilities and cut bonuses at the Department of ...

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Right-to-farm campaign tops $1m in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The battle over of a Missouri proposal creating a constitutional right to farm has topped $1 million.

Gay marriage, brides on wedding cake

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Appeals court rejects Virginia same-sex ban

A federal appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, the first such decision in a southern state and another victory for gay and lesbian couples seeking the right to legally wed.

"We recognize that same-sex marriage makes...

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What will get done before Congress' recess?

Congress faces several big issues before beginning its August recess at the end of the week.

Missouri considers electronic privacy amendment

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures. A proposed Missouri constitutional amendment would explicitly extend those legal protections to text messages, emails and other electronic communications.

Michelle Obama, official portrait

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First lady steps up political push

Michelle Obama is asking Democrats to get serious -- about voting in November's midterm elections.

Sarah Palin

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Sarah Palin to launch own news channel

Sarah Palin is again going rogue -- this time to the digital world, with the creation of her own online news channel.

Jerry Wade, former Columbia City Councilman, dies at 73

Jerry Wade, former Columbia City Councilman and 2010 mayoral candidate, died Saturday from lung cancer, according to a release from the Columbia Audubon Society, a group he served as president for. 

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Judge rules against D.C. handgun ban

A federal judge ruled that Washington, D.C.'s ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional.

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