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Generals say women should have to register for draft

By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — The top Army and Marine Corps generals say they believe all women should have to register for the draft now that combat jobs…

Students seek dismissal of Missouri State diversity official

By MARGARET STAFFORD Associated Press (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A group of Missouri State University students is seeking the dismissal of the school’s highest-ranking Hispanic official, alleging he made derogatory comments…

Last black University of Missouri curator steps down

By JIM SUHR Associated Press (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — As the University of Missouri’s Columbia campus tries to rebound from racial unrest, the system’s governing board is without minority representation after…

Missouri bill aimed at block censorship of student reporters

By SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri lawmaker is touting a bill he said will protect the state’s student journalists from censorship, written in part as a…

2 killed in fatal car crash in suburban Kansas City

(LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo., AP) — Authorities say two 18-year-olds have died in a crash in the Kansas City suburb of Lee’s Summit. Police said in a news release that the crash happened…

Bipartisan probe faults gov’t with migrant child abuse

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and GARANCE BURKE Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — Migrant children in the government’s care fell prey to human trafficking after the Health and Human Services Department failed to…

US to collect equal pay data from all big employers

By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — The Obama administration is expanding a data collection program aimed at ferreting out abuses of equal pay laws. President Barack Obama in 2014 directed…

Senate could debate bill to end death penalty in Missouri

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri Senate could debate a bill that would repeal the state’s death penalty. A Senate panel approved the Republican-sponsored legislation Tuesday. It would end capital punishment…

9 Kansas City police officers suspended during investigation

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Kansas City Police Department announced Thursday that two sergeants and seven detectives in its Crimes Against Children section have been suspended with pay while it investigates…

3 Salem residents plead guilty to Medicaid fraud

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Three Salem residents have pleaded guilty to felony Medicaid fraud for billing the health care program for personal care attendant services that were never provided. Forty-two-year-old Stace…