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Columbia city council approves 2015 budget

The Columbia city council approved the $428 million budget for fiscal year 2015 Monday night.

Top education official in the state says she's resigning

Missouri's top education official says she will resign at the end of this year. State Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro announced her departure Monday. She has served as head of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education since 2009.

Obama getting on Air Force One

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Obama hits road to deal with global crises

Two unconnected overseas emergencies -- the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria -- are prompting President Barack Obama to embark on a two-day U.S. road trip.

ISIS militants and tank

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Who is part of the coalition to battle ISIS?

In his speech about ISIS last week, President Barack Obama said, "American military power is unmatched, but this can't be America's fight alone."

Allies and partners of the United States, Obama vowed, would provide support to degrade and eventually de...

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Study finds politics stinks -- literally

If you and your significant other share political views, it could be because you like each other's smell.

Sen Kristin Gillibrand

CNN

Gillibrand drops F-bomb in webcast

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Monday she had to hold her tongue when a male labor leader made comments about her post-pregnancy weight shortly after she began her career in Congress.

Bennie G Adkins receives Medal of Honor

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Medal recipient killed up to 175 enemies

As many as 175 enemy troops killed, 18 wounds from enemy fire, 38 hours of battle, 48 hours evading the North Vietnamese troops in the bush -- and one tiger. Those are the numbers behind Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins' Medal of Honor, an award he received f...

former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford

Reuters

Mark Sanford's custody hearing postponed

Three days after U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford revealed personal details about legal disputes with his ex-wife, the South Carolina Republican's scheduled court hearing Monday was postponed.

Attorney General Eric Holder 2

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Holder unveils program to counter extremists

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday announced a Justice Department program to try to thwart recruitment by extremist groups such as ISIS, attempting to involve social and mental health workers as well as religious leaders and police to spot r...

Hillary Clinton

CNN

Paul, Clinton top NH presidential poll

Libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul is the most popular Republican among the crowded list of potential presidential candidates in New Hampshire, according to a new CNN/ORC poll out Monday. The same poll finds that former Secretary of State Hillary Cli...

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