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Missouri Republicans facing leadership challenge

On the surface, things look good for the Missouri Republican Party after winning commanding legislative majorities in the recent elections. But an internal battle is brewing over the party’s leadership because of concerns about lackluster fundraising heading into the 2016 elections.

Things to know about immigration in Missouri

President Barack Obama’s sweeping changes to U.S. immigration policies got a swift reaction from lawmakers and activists in Missouri, where the changes could apply to roughly 20,000 immigrants who are currently living illegally in the state.

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Official: Ferguson grand jury still meeting

Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision.

Obama to Ferguson: 'Keep protests peaceful'

President Barack Obama says his message to the people of Ferguson, Missouri, as they await a grand jury's decision in this summer's fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man is to "keep protests peaceful."

Columbia police: Explosive bomb found in car trunk

Columbia police say a 50-year-old man is being held in a secure facility after an explosive device was found in a car trunk during a domestic dispute.

Judge: Missouri police can't stop media recordings

A federal judge has issued court orders that prevent Missouri police from stopping media and others from recording officers.

Police, protesters announce pact for Ferguson

St. Louis-area and state officials have announced a "rules of engagement" agreement between police and roughly 50 protest groups in anticipation of the Ferguson grand jury announcement.

Flights resume at Springfield, Missouri, airport

Investigators have determined that a suspicious package found inside luggage that prompted a shutdown at a southwest Missouri airport did not contain an explosive device.

Things to know about immigration in Missouri

President Barack Obama's sweeping changes to U.S. immigration policies got a swift reaction from lawmakers and activists in Missouri, where the changes could apply to roughly 20,000 immigrants who are currently living illegally in the state.

Missouri Republicans facing leadership challenge

A battle is brewing over the leadership of the Missouri Republican Party as it looks toward a 2016 election in which nearly all of the state's offices will be on the ballot.

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Schweich weighing running for governor

Fresh off his re-election, Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich confirmed Thursday that he is considering a bid for governor in 2016 and touted an encouraging letter from supporters as “a powerful incentive to go forward” with a campaign.

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St. Louis region prepares for Ferguson decision

The St. Louis region is on edge in anticipation of an announcement from the grand jury that is weighing whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

University health system won't hire tobacco users

The University of Missouri Health Care system is snuffing out tobacco users as future employees. MU Health Care CEO Mitch Wasden called the move an effort to "lead by example."

Papal official tempers point about accused bishops

The head of Pope Francis' commission to fight clerical sex abuse is tempering his remarks about accountability for bishops accused of covering up for abusive priests, saying they deserve a fair hearing, too.

EPA says underground landfill fire not moving

The Environmental Protection Agency doesn't believe an underground fire smoldering at the Bridgeton Landfill in Missouri is moving toward an adjacent landfill that contains radioactive waste, according to an official's letter.

MSHSAA to keep football title games at the Dome

The Missouri State High School Activities Association said next week’s state championship football games will be staying in St. Louis.

Kansas City students walk out of governor's speech

Some Kansas City students have walked out of a speech Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was giving in an apparent protest of the police shooting in Ferguson.

Police: 1 dead, 1 injured in Springfield shooting

Springfield police say one man has died and another has been wounded in a shooting that stemmed from a property dispute.

Town pegs tax hike request on Ferguson unrest

A small municipality in north St. Louis County plans to ask voters to approve a 0.5 percent sales tax increase officials say is needed to cover revenue shortfalls caused in part by fallout from the Ferguson police shooting protests.

Union: Charges seem unlikely for Ferguson officer

The suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown seems confident that he will not face criminal charges from a grand jury that has been investigating the case for several months, a police union official said Thursday.

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