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Opioid Overdoses May Be Seriously Undercounted

In a refrigerator in the coroner’s office in Marion County, Indiana, rows of vials await testing. They contain blood, urine and vitreous, the fluid collected from inside a human eye. In overdose cases, the fluids may contain clues for investigators.

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A Palestinian teenager who gained international attention after a video showed her slapping and kicking an Israeli soldier has agreed to plead guilty to assault charges and will serve eight months in prison.

Ahed Tamimi, 17, became a symbol of Palestinian defiance to military occupation after she confronted Israeli soldiers outside her home in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Dec. 15. Video of the incident went viral after Tamimi's mother shared it on Facebook.

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Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA! They perform Sydney Carter's "Julian of Norwich" on autoharp and guitar at [4:13]. Plus, get details on the 27th annual Big Muddy Folk Festival, happening April 6-7 in Boonville! March 22, 2018

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U.S. Senate Sends Sex Trafficking Bill to Trump

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The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved legislation to crack down on sex trafficking by expanding the ability of prosecutors to go after websites that promote and facilitate it.

The measure, which passed the Senate 97-2, also would give state attorneys general the authority to file civil lawsuits on behalf of victims of sex trafficking. The House approved it last month 388-25, sending it on to President Donald Trump for his expected signature.

Former School Counselor Charged with Sex with Student

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A former school employee has been charged with having sex with a student when he was 16.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Mike Parson split from Gov. Eric Greitens' administration by voting against tax credits for an ice rink complex in suburban St. Louis, months after he also opposed the governor's efforts to stop tax credits for low-income housing.

The Missouri Department of Conservation has appointed a new deputy director of resource management. The Department of Conservation named Mike Hubbard as the new deputy director this week.

Hubbard began work at the department in 1999 and will transition from his current position as division chief of the Resource Science division.

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The Missouri Department of Agriculture held a public hearing Wednesday to discuss a proposed emergency rule restricting the sales of two popular pesticides.

Generally, the rule would stop sales of the weed killers dicamba and 2,4-D between April 15 and October 1 in Missouri. The department’s goal is to prevent off-label pesticides from drifting onto neighboring property and damaging other crops.

In the hearing, representatives from several agricultural groups stated that 2,4-D should not be lumped in with dicamba. Dicamba allegedly damaged 325,000 acres of soybeans in the state last year.

St. Louis rapper JosephX breaks down his song "Suede," and how he paints vivid lyrical pictures by stepping into other people's shoes. We also chat with Alex Oren, the producer for "Suede," who details his beat-making process with technical grace.

Who’s really at fault? Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, or the millions of users around the globe who relied on a social platform to keep their data safe and protected? As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is called before lawmakers in the U.S. and the U.K. to answer to data breaches affecting more than 50 million users, it’s a fair question to ask. When the product is free, are you the product? Also, a return to #MeToo ground zero, as the Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy, tronc’s Michael Ferro retires amid misconduct allegations, and why Stormy Daniels might be able to get out from under that non-disclosure agreement afterall. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean: Views of the News.