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Dim prospects for Greitens, says Columbia College professor

Addressing an audience of silver-haired Muleskinners at the Columbia Country Club, Terry Smith, a Columbia College professor, had biting words for Gov. Eric Greitens. “I think he’s done nationally,” Smith said of Greitens, whose spokesman, Parker Briden, told the Associated Press on Friday that...


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CONVERSATIONS: Missourians react to Gov. Eric Greitens’ affair, blackmail allegations

The governor’s spokesman, Parker Briden, on Friday declared the rumors “totally false” that Gov. Eric Greitens would resign in the wake of disclosures about an affair he had in 2015 and allegations that he sought to blackmail the woman. Missouri lawmakers from both parties have called for the...


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TONY MESSENGER: Another racist terrorist is caught in Missouri. Should we be surprised?

There was a time when Missouri would have been ready for Taylor Michael Wilson. Earlier this month, federal authorities unsealed a terrorism indictment against the self-described neo-Nazi from St. Charles County who last October allegedly forcibly stopped an Amtrak train in Nebraska and was...


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Missourian seeks release of documents in Kenneth Suttner inquest

The Columbia Missourian is challenging a protective order related to documents from a Howard County coroner’s inquest. Sandy Davidson, the Missourian’s attorney and an MU communications law professor, filed a motion to modify the protective order on behalf of the Missourian’s publisher, the...


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EDITORIAL: Missouri needs to minimize delayed tax refunds

Purposeful delays of Missouri tax refund payments — a practice that reportedly has gone on for years — are harmful to thousands of taxpayers annually and undermine confidence in state government. These are our words, not those of Democratic State Auditor Nicole Galloway, who nevertheless remains at...


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The Latest: VP Pence takes off on trip to Middle East

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to the Middle East (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence has departed for the Middle East, despite the looming threat of a government shutdown. Pence took off Friday night on a trip that will take him to Egypt, Jordan...


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In The Event Of A Shutdown … How It Might Affect Your Health

A government shutdown would have far-reaching effects for public health, including the nation’s response to the current, difficult flu season. It could also disrupt some federally supported health services, experts said Friday. In all, the Department of Health and Human Services would send home —...


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Salt Lake Comic Con files for new trial in trademark case

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake Comic Con lawyers have filed a motion for a new trial following a federal jury’s decision that the convention infringes on San Diego Comic-Con’s trademark. The Salt Lake lawyers filed the paperwork on Tuesday in response to last month’s eight-...


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Police seek suspects in teen's killing in West Valley City

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Police in suburban Salt Lake City are looking for suspects in the killing of a 15-year-old boy who was fatally shot in a van with several friends after they were chased through traffic by another group of teenagers. West Valley City Police said Friday the suspect’s...


Business

How major US stock indexes fared on Friday

Stocks closed higher Friday, driving several of the major indexes to record highs. Retailers, banks and consumer goods companies accounted for much of the latest gains, which reversed modest losses from a day earlier. Energy stocks fell along with crude oil prices. Utilities also declined as bond...


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