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Springfield lawmaker, other legislators push for more Missouri abortion restrictions

Missouri already has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country.

Arkansas bill removing Robert E. Lee from King holiday amended

A proposal to end Arkansas' practice of honoring Robert E. Lee on the same day as civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. is being changed to set aside another day to commemorate the Confederate general.

Arkansas governor details budget proposal

Hutchinson's budget calls for tapping into the state's surplus to help Arkansas' Medicaid program, school facilities and expand computer science classes in schools.


Missouri panel endorses limits to unemployment benefits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri bill to link the length of unemployment benefits to the unemployment rate has approval from a House panel.

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Cubans build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban

The network is technically illegal, but operators say they try to avoid provoking authorities, banning pornography and political discussions.

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New look taken at drowning of handcuffed suspect at Lake of the Ozarks

The death of a handcuffed Iowa suspect who went overboard as a Missouri State Highway Patrol boat was transporting him is getting a fresh look from a special prosecutor.

Governor on medical education programs: 'We can't afford it'

Governor not releasing funds aimed to help doctor shortage

Governor Nixon says Missouri can't afford new medical education programs approved by legislature.

Governor Nixon's budget faces challenges in months ahead

Gov. Jay Nixon's proposed budget faces two big hurdles as lawmakers begin the process of crafting next year's spending plan.

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