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Homeland security chief pledges careful vetting of refugees

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says thousands of eventually U.S.-bound Syrian refugees will be screened "carefully" to ensure that Islamic terrorists haven't infiltrated them.

Rain, floods prompt state of emergency in Missouri

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday declared a state of emergency as heavy rain continues to cause flash flooding and flooding across the state.

Missouri governor breaks ground on new mental hospital

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and other officials have broken ground on a new maximum security state mental hospital.

Missouri woman tells police she was held captive in box

A central Missouri woman told police that her boyfriend held her captive in their home, sometimes confining her in a wooden box.

Ameren consumers see increase after Noranda gets rate cut

Most Ameren Missouri customers will face higher bills while the electric utility’s largest customer will get a lower rate that it has long sought under a decision Wednesday by the state’s Public Service Commission.

Senate narrowly passes state social services budget

A more than $8 billion budget to guide Missouri’s spending on social services narrowly passed the Senate early Wednesday morning after lawmakers initially defeated the measure.

Police: No clear motive in Missouri auditor Tom Schweich's suicide

The embattled chairman of the Missouri Republican Party gained some support Monday as police said law officers have no evidence of an anti-Semitic whispering campaign against a state auditor who killed himself, and a prominent GOP donor revised his recollection of hearing negative remarks about the auditor.

Missouri Senate passes bill to access $200 million in bonds

Missouri senators have passed a bill to use $200 million in bonds for repairs to state buildings and some new construction.

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Police call death of Missouri auditor an ‘apparent suicide’

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who had recently launched a Republican campaign for governor, fatally shot himself Thursday in what police described as an “apparent suicide,” minutes after inviting reporters to his suburban St. Louis home for an interview.

Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T.

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