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Obama prods Congress to fix corporate loopholes

By NEDRA PICKLER (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — President Barack Obama is prodding Congress to close corporate tax loopholes and take other action before going on summer break this week instead of trying to sue him. House Republicans are poised to vote to authorize a lawsuit against the…

Sen. Blunt touts renewal of child advocacy law

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt says the passage of federal legislation should provide assistance to Missouri centers that aid child victims of violent crimes. The legislation co-sponsored by Blunt reauthorizes a federal law that provides funding to children’s advocacy centers, which conduct forensic interviews…

Shelling of UN school kills 15 as Gaza war rages

By KARIN LAUB and PETER ENAV (JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip, AP) — Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting on Wednesday, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency…

US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

By JIM KUHNHENN (WASHINGTON, AP) — In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday…

Sandbars ground barges in upper Mississippi River

(WABASHA, Minn., AP) — Mississippi River workers say roughly a dozen barges and their tugboats have been grounded…

Missouri congressional hopefuls run on low budgets

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Together, Missouri’s eight Congress members were sitting on nearly…

Blunt touts passage of religious envoy legislation

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is touting passage of legislation that authorizes the appointment…

Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing

By TIM TALLEY and BRADY McCOMBS (OKLAHOMA CITY, AP) — A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a…

Humane Society finances opponents of right-to-farm

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Humane Society of the United States has contributed $375,000 to an effort…

Columbia uniformed officers to wear body cameras

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The Columbia Police Department plans to outfit all of its uniformed officers with body…

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