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Sen. Brown drops out of race for state treasurer

Republican Missouri state Sen. Dan Brown is dropping out of the race for state treasurer.

Trump goes ‘presidential’ in speech; Cruz picks early veep

With the general election in his sights, Republican Donald Trump delivered a sober foreign policy address Wednesday aimed at easing fears about his temperament and readiness to be commander in chief.

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Ted Cruz taps Carly Fiorina to serve as running mate

In need of momentum after a five-state shutout, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Wednesday tapped former technology executive Carly Fiorina — a woman he said has repeatedly "shattered glass ceilings" — to serve as his running mate.

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Trump routs rivals in Northeast; Clinton carries 4 states

In a front-runner's rout, Republican Donald Trump roared to victory Tuesday in five contests across the Northeast and confidently declared himself the GOP's "presumptive nominee." Hillary Clinton was dominant in four Democratic races and now is 90 percent of the way to the number she needs to claim her own nomination.

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Pepper spray flies during Trump protest clash in California

Supporters and opponents of Donald Trump clashed Tuesday outside City Hall, and five people, including two little girls, were pepper-sprayed by a demonstrator during the heated confrontation, police said.

Trump's big night: Front-runner sweeps 5 states in Northeast

Donald Trump rolled up victories in five more states on Tuesday, amassing a Northeastern sweep that gives the Republican front-runner important momentum in his push for the presidential nomination even if his pathway has little room for error.

Trump is top suggestion to replace Robert E. Lee school name

A YU-U-U-GE name is the most popular suggested replacement name for a Texas elementary school named after the top hero of the Confederacy.

Michelle Obama urges grads to vote to protect civil rights

First lady Michelle Obama told graduates of a historically black university in Mississippi on Saturday that "the power of voting is real and lasting" and they need to cast ballots to protect civil-rights advances made by previous generations.

Maine governor: Workers from India hardest to understand

Maine's Republican governor says it's hard to understand workers "from Bulgaria" and workers from India are "the worst ones."

Missouri lawmakers send ethics bills to governor

Missouri lawmakers no longer could immediately become lobbyists after leaving office under a measure headed to the governor.

Huckabee backs Ashcroft for Missouri secretary of state

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is backing fellow Republican Jay Ashcroft for Missouri secretary of state.

1 St. Louis County election director suspended, 1 may retire

One of St. Louis County's two election directors has been suspended and the other is mulling retirement in the wake of a mistake that resulted in ballot shortages at dozens of precincts.

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Trump, Clinton triumph on home turf in New York primaries

Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept to victory with ease in Tuesday's New York primary, with Trump bouncing back from a difficult stretch in the Republican contest and Clinton pushing closer to locking up the Democratic nomination.

Nixon orders flags at half-staff for Vogel's funeral

Gov. Jay Nixon today ordered that the U.S. and Missouri flags at government buildings in Cole County be lowered to half-staff to honor former state Sen. Carl Vogel on Wednesday, the day of his funeral.

GOP official rails over effort aimed at nomination rules

In an extraordinary display of internal discord, the chairman of the Republican Party's rules committee accused top GOP officials Saturday of "a breach of our trust" by improperly trying to impede a proposed change in bylaws that would make it harder for party leaders to nominate a fresh candidate for president.

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