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Correction: Budget Battle-Inside the Room story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Jan. 22 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that the stick Sen. Collins wielded was Native American. A spokesman for Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, who gave the stick to Collins, says it is from the Maasai culture in Africa. A corrected version of the story...


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University Under Fire For Off-The-Grid Herpes Vaccine Experiments

WASHINGTON — Southern Illinois University’s medical school has halted all herpes research, one of its most high-profile projects, amid growing controversy over a researcher’s unauthorized methods offshore and in the U.S. SIU’s ethics panel launched a “full” investigation Dec. 5 of the herpes...


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Justice Department: Attorney General Jeff Sessions interviewed last week in special

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department: Attorney General Jeff Sessions interviewed last week in special counsel’s Russia probe .


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State Department official: Multiple American citizens were killed and injured in weekend

WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department official: Multiple American citizens were killed and injured in weekend attack on Kabul hotel.


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States Face Costly Conundrum: How To Treat Inmates With Hepatitis C

In a corner of Jymie Jimerson’s house in the town of Sparta, in southwestern Missouri, she has set up a kind of shrine. It has Native American art representing her Cherokee heritage alongside Willie Nelson albums, books and photos in remembrance of her late husband. There’s a copy of Nelson’s mid-...


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Senators strike a deal re-opening government after 69 hours

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take...


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Attorney general proposes changes to strengthen open records laws

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley proposed legislative changes Monday he said would help better enforce state records request and records retention laws. In December, Hawley announced his office would investigate potential violations of the state’s open records law after it was...


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Greitens’ proposed budget cuts higher education funding again

JEFFERSON CITY — Higher education is under the chopping block again after Gov. Eric Greitens released his budget plan for the 2019 fiscal year Monday, where he proposed an almost $98 million cut, or 10.8 percent. While the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will gain almost $55...


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Proposed bill would allow community colleges to offer four-year degrees

Community colleges across Missouri could offer four-year baccalaureate degrees in select programs instead of being limited to two-year associate degrees. A proposed bill would allow community colleges, through the Coordinating Board of Higher Education, to apply for baccalaureate degree programs if...


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White House official: President Donald Trump signs bill funding government through Feb. 8,

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House official: President Donald Trump signs bill funding government through Feb. 8, ending 69-hour shutdown.


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