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Live anthrax inadvertently sent by military

Four Defense Department workers have been put in post-exposure treatment, a defense official said, following the revelation the U.S. military inadvertently shipped live anthrax samples in the last several days.

Construction starts on Fulton State Mental Hospital

Wednesday, Gov. Nixon and hospital administrators broke ground on the new multi-million dollar Fulton State Hospital.

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Rick Santorum runs for White House again

Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who mounted an unexpectedly strong bid for the Republican nomination in 2012, is making another bid for the White House.

U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development meets with JC officials

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro was in Jefferson City Wednesday to talk with Capital City officials.

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Missouri House intern policy under review following scandal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A group has been formed to review the Missouri House's intern policy after the former speaker admitted to exchanging sexually suggestive texts with an intern.

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Next batch of Clinton emails due June 30

A federal judge ordered the State Department Wednesday to start producing portions of 30,000 emails that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton kept on a private server.

U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras specified that "all of the non-exe...

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Lynch joins Obama in prodding Senate over NSA

Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Wednesday backed up President Barack Obama's calls for the Senate to reach a deal to reform and extend Patriot Act provisions set to expire on Monday.

Lynch warned that inaction from the Senate would cause "a serious ...

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Rand Paul: Republican brand 'sucks'

Presidential candidate Rand Paul has christened himself a different kind of Republican, and now he's embracing a unique moniker: tree hugger.

In a new book released on Tuesday, Paul said he composts and believes in clean air and clean water. Paul note...

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Show of muscle: Russia runs military exercise

You flex your muscles and I'll flex mine. Or so it seems to go in international relations these days.

Russia has deployed 12,000 troops along with numerous aircraft and weapons in a surprise military exercise in the country's northwest -- a show of st...

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Missouri Senate hires attorney for 'harassment complaint'

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate has hired a lawyer in response to a "workplace harassment complaint."

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