Missouri House passes wide-ranging abortion restrictions

Missouri's Republican-led House has passed a bill to ban almost all abortions if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade
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Arkansas grapples with ethics cleanup amid federal probes

Arkansas has had its share of notable corruption cases over the years, but a flurry of cases in the past two years has shocked even the most jaded veterans of t
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Arkansas Racing Commission approves new rules for casinos

The Arkansas Racing Commission has approved regulations for the state's new casinos, including one that could affect plans for a casino in Pope County
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Missouri woman admits getting payments for long-dead mother

A 68-year-old Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to receiving disability payments intended for her mother, who died nearly 50 years ago
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Man accused in dog abuse case now facing federal charges

An eastern Missouri man already facing state charges of animal abuse is now facing federal charges, too
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Police: Teenage girl shot in face, suspect in custody

Police say a suspect is in custody in the shooting of a teenage girl hit in the face by a gunshot in northeast Philadelphia
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Gov. Jim Justice expands substance abuse pilot program

Gov. Jim Justice has announced that a West Virginia pilot program to address substance abuse use disorder is expanding
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Kansas' abortion uncertainty fuels response to New York law

Kansas abortion opponents are as eager as ever to impose new restrictions but stymied by an uncertain state legal climate, so they're focusing on condemning New
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Alabama church removes pew honoring Confederate president

An Alabama church has removed a pew that honored Confederate President Jefferson Davis
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Reviews mixed of bill that would expand charter schools

Some parents are praising legislation that would expand charter schools in Missouri, while administrators for traditional public schools are raising concerns th
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Arkansas officer arrested for smuggling drugs into jail

An Arkansas correctional officer has been accused of smuggling drugs into a county jail
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State buys lake island where War of 1812 battle was fought

New York state has acquired an island off Lake Ontario's eastern shore that was the scene of a War of 1812 battle between British and American forces
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US opposes withdrawal of guilty plea in officer's shooting

Federal prosecutors oppose a man's effort to withdraw his guilty plea on charges related to the 2016 shooting of a Louisiana law officer
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Victim, suspect ID'd in deadly Jefferson City shooting

Authorities have identified a man arrested and a victim in a deadly shooting in central Missouri
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UMaine football star arrested on domestic violence charge

Police in Maine say a standout football player at University of Maine has been arrested and charged with domestic violence assault
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Missouri opioid drug tracking bill faces challenges

Legislation to make Missouri the final state to adopt a statewide monitoring program for prescription opioids continues to face challenges
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No charges for administrator of flooded Texas nursing home

A grand jury has decided not to indict the administrator of a Southeast Texas nursing home where police found 74 senior citizens living in floodwaters during Tr
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Schools, farms and voting machines in Wolf's budget sights

Gov. Tom Wolf's budget proposal requests hundreds of millions of dollars more for Pennsylvania's schools, as well as a sprinkling of money for new voting machin
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State Rep. Evans to resign to lead Missouri Republican Party

St. Louis-area Rep. Jean Evans is resigning from office to be the next executive director of the Missouri Republican Party.
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Bucks-Nets, Box
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Missouri lawmakers advance bill to limit open records law

The Missouri House is advancing a proposal that one critic says would gut the state's open records law
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Missouri lawmakers advance bill to limit open-records law

Missouri's state House is advancing a proposal that one critic says would gut the state's open-records law
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TABC high school basketball rankings

TABC high school basketball rankings
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Education bill opposed by teachers advances to W.Va. House

The West Virginia Senate has approved a comprehensive education bill opposed by teachers' unions
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