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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.

Cruz wins all 14 Wyoming Republican delegates

Painstaking organization and in-person campaigning paid off again for Ted Cruz on Saturday as he nailed down all 14 delegates up for grabs at the Republican Party convention in Wyoming. The result leaves Donald Trump facing yet another loss in a string of defeats in Western states.

Koster keeps fundraising edge over GOP rivals for governor

Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster's most recent fundraising has exceeded the combined total of all his Republican opponents in the race for Missouri governor, reports filed Friday with the Missouri Ethics Commission show.

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Carl Vogel dies after cancer fight

Services pending for Jefferson City businessman and former lawmaker. Jefferson City businessman Carl Vogel lost his battle with pancreatic cancer Thursday night, 5½ weeks after his 61st birthday.

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GOP stalwart Schlafly faces strife following Trump support

Longtime conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly's endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has led to internal strife — and what she claims was an attempt to oust her — at the organization she formed nearly a half-century ago to help defeat the Equal Rights Amendment.

Trump amassing delegates who might not be loyal to him

Already behind the curve in organizing for the Republican convention, Donald Trump has missed crucial deadlines in a number of states to lock up delegates who would stay loyal beyond the first ballot.

Missouri certifies wins for Trump, Clinton in close primary

Republican businessman Donald Trump and former Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were certified Tuesday as the winners of Missouri’s presidential primaries, though a recount remains a possibility.

Senate Judiciary chair Grassley has breakfast with Garland

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley told President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee on Tuesday that the Senate won’t advance his nomination “during this hyper-partisan election year,” the lawmaker’s office said.

Obama's comments on Clinton email raise concerns of bias

President Barack Obama said he believes his former secretary of state did not intentionally endanger national security in her handling of classified information. But he also says he’s not trying to influence his administration’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

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Businesses sharing Trump name get swept up in circus

It’s not easy being Trump these days. Just ask the people at Trump Tobacco in California, Trump Travel in New York, Trump Memorials in Nebraska and Trump Chiropractic & Acupuncture in Kansas.

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Cruz picks up all delegates in Colo.; Sanders win in Wyo.

Ted Cruz completed his sweep of Colorado's 34 delegates on Saturday while rival Donald Trump angled for favor a half-continent away in New York's all-important April 19 primary. On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders picked up another win in Wyoming — but it did nothing to help him gain ground in the delegate chase.

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Boston Globe prints fake front page satirizing Trump

The editorial board of The Boston Globe is using a satirical front page to express its uneasiness with a potential Donald Trump presidency.