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California governor signs 'right to die' bill

As California Gov. Jerry Brown pointed out Monday, ABX2 15 is not just any other piece of legislation: By definition, it's a matter of life and death.

"The crux of the matter is whether the state of California should continue to make it a crime for a ...

U.S. Representative Hartzler launches anti-drug initiative

U.S. Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler has announced a new initiative to fight illegal drug use in Mid-Missouri.

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Obama authorizes resupply of Syrian opposition

President Barack Obama authorized the resupply of Syrian Kurds and the Arab-Syrian opposition as part of a strategy to put pressure on ISIS from the north and strengthen the border, according to two senior administration officials.

The approval came a...

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Resigned Missouri House Speaker Diehl leaves job at law firm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri House Speaker John Diehl has left his job at a suburban St. Louis law firm months after admitting to exchanging sexually charged text messages with a Capitol intern and resigning from public office.

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Missouri no longer due $50 million from tobacco settlement

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's budget director says the state can't count on getting $50 million in anticipated tobacco settlement money.

JC Council to discuss street closure agreement with Lincoln University

The Jefferson City Council is scheduled to meet Monday night to introduce and discuss an agreement with Lincoln University to vacate Chestnut Street.

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Columbia Council to swear in new officials, vote on speed limit issue

The Columbia City Council is scheduled to meet Monday night to swear in three key officials.

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Biden sounding more like a candidate

Vice President Joe Biden, who has been openly toying with the idea of seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, is now privately leaving the impression with some political allies that he is leaning toward running.

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Hillary Clinton does Trump impression on 'SNL'

Hillary Clinton met her "SNL" counterpart and won laughs Saturday night with her imitation of Donald Trump.

The Democratic frontrunner appeared on the 41st season premiere of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" playing a bartender named "Val" who kept the dri...

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US, 11 other nations seal Trans-Pacific trade pact

The United States and 11 other nations have finally reached a long-sought agreement on a controversial free-trade pact.

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