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Obama OKs more troops to Iraq

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday authorized additional troops be deployed to Iraq to protect American diplomatic facilities and personnel in Baghdad.

The 350 troops are being sent at the request of the U.S. Department of State to beef up securit...

Surprise proposal brought in front of Jefferson City Council

During Tuesday's Jefferson City Council meeting, the Chamber of Commerce proposed a joint venture between the city, Parks and Recreation, and Special Olympics to build a multi-purpose room on land owned by the Jefferson City School District, off Highway 179.

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ISIS puts pressure on Obama to act

If nothing else, the latest ISIS act of barbarism brought a quick political consensus, and added pressure on President Barack Obama: Caution in the face of repugnant horror just won't do.

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Jury gets case of former Virginia governor

It had all the elements of a soap opera. A broken marriage. Alleged influence peddling. Courtroom drama.

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ISIS video purports to show beheading of 2nd US journalist

The ISIS terror group has published a video titled "A second message to America" that purportedly shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.

Jefferson City hires 93 new teachers

Missouri teacher initiative survives challenge

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge has rejected a legal challenge to a November ballot proposal that asks voters whether to link teachers' jobs to the performance of their students.

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Beck: Hillary Clinton will be next president

Glenn Beck may not want to vote for Hillary Clinton, but he is convinced that she will win the presidency in 2016.

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Eric Cantor goes to Wall Street

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is taking his talents to Wall Street, joining boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. as a vice chairman and board member.

Cantor's move into the private sector was widely anticipated following his June electoral...

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L.A. mayor calls for $13.25 minimum wage

The push for a higher minimum wage picked up momentum Monday when the mayor of the nation's second largest city called for an increase to $13.25 by 2017.

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Gun violence costs taxpayers $500 million

Gunshot wounds are costing the American taxpayer half a billion dollars a year, according to a study from the Urban Institute.

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