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People who move to Missouri and join National Guard or Reserves will be immediately eligible for in-state tuition at Missouri colleges and universities under a new state law signed by Gov. Jay Nixon this week. 

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A former Missouri school superintendent who sharply increased the number of low-income and minority students in Advanced Placement classes is trying to do the same in three St. Louis-area schools.

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Missourians convicted of some crimes who don't break more laws could have their records sealed under legislation on Gov. Jay Nixon's desk.

The University of Missouri has denied a request from a student group that wants to put a marijuana leaf on a T-shirt next to the university's name.

Health officials estimate that as many as 1,500 children in Kansas City and hundreds more in neighboring Kansas counties have lead poisoning from lead paint.

Missouri is one of the latest states to enact legislation to legalize and regulate daily fantasy sports games.

Gov. Jay Nixon signed into law Friday a measure to give the state Gaming Commission oversight of the practice and require licensing fees. It takes effect in August.

Websites such as DraftKings and FanDuel will need to pay an annual operation fee of 11.5 percent of net revenues to operate in Missouri. Businesses also must pay an annual licensing fee of $10,000 or 10 percent of net revenue, whichever is lower.

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All sides of the ethanol and biofuels debate are questioning a federal agency's proposal to boost the amount of renewable fuels blended into gasoline.

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A three-judge Missouri Court of Appeals panel says a judge correctly dismissed a lawsuit that sought an independent probe of a prosecutor's handling of grand jury proceedings in the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown.

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Senior administrators at the University of Missouri College of Engineering have gathered to discuss how to combat a perceived lack of transparency and collaboration within the administration.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that more than 24 administrators from the school and campus spent four days at a retreat last week.

Dean Elizabeth Loboa said that she previously met with faculty members individually and held group sessions for the college's staff.

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A central Missouri woman has admitted to stealing nearly $400,000 from her employer.

Federal prosecutors say Abbie Martin Stemper, of Versailles, pleaded guilty Tuesday to wire fraud and bank fraud.

Stemper was a bookkeeper and purchasing agent at Smith Paper & Janitor Supply in Eldon from 2009 to February 2015.

Prosecutors say Stemper stole the money in various ways, including selling the company's products through her own businesses but not reimbursing Smith Paper & Janitor Supply.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed two bills aimed at expanding patient access to either cheaper biologic drugs or more expensive prescriptions.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed three members to the University of Missouri's Board of Curators.

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A circus has agreed to pay a $16,000 fine to settle a federal complaint involving elephant incidents at shows in Missouri and Pennsylvania.

U.S. Department of Agriculture records show Oklahoma-based Carson & Barnes Circus last month resolved the department's April 2015 complaint alleging animal welfare violations.

The complaint says three elephants briefly escaped during a March 2014 circus near St. Louis. One elephant sustained scrapes and cuts and another had superficial lacerations.

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A vendor who was on the University of Missouri campus for a smoothie machine demonstration accidentally shot himself in the leg, prompting a campuswide alert of shots fired.

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An attorney in Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's office is one of three nominees to replace a retiring state appeals court judge.

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 Hostess Brands says it is voluntarily recalling various snack cakes and doughnuts over concerns they may have come in contact with peanut residue not included in the ingredient list.

The Kansas City, Missouri-based company's recall announced Friday, covers more than 700,000 cases of Ding Dongs, Zingers, Chocodiles and various doughnuts sold in grocery, dollar, drug and convenience stores in the U.S. and Mexico.

The recall covers single-serve products and multipack boxes.

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 A St. Louis federal judge is ordering for the first time the release of unredacted grand jury transcripts in the Ferguson police shooting death of Michael Brown to lawyers for his family.

U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber signed off Monday on an order requiring St. Louis County prosecutors to hand over the testimony and the names of grand jury witnesses to attorneys for Brown's family pressing a wrongful-death lawsuit.

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 The four Republicans seeking the GOP nomination for Missouri governor are set to face off in a debate on Monday that will be broadcast in the state's two largest cities as the run-up to the August primary intensifies.

The debate will feature retired businessman John Brunner, former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens, former U.S. attorney and Missouri House Speaker Catherine Hanaway and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder.

The debate is hosted by St. Louis television station KTVI, and co-sponsored by WDAF-TV in Kansas City and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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A white St. Louis police sergeant awarded nearly $800,000 over racial discrimination has filed another federal lawsuit claiming he's been retaliated against for the earlier win in court.

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A bill pending before Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon would protect those who try to rescue children from hot vehicles.

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A Missouri art museum has been working to upgrade security since several iconic Andy Warhol prints were stolen from the facility.

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A Kansas City-area food pantry seeks to help low-income people with food allergies.

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The Missouri Court of Appeals is being asked to decide if a divorced St. Louis County couple's frozen embryos are property or human beings with constitutional rights.

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Officials have announced plans to relocate a federal spy agency to a new site in St. Louis rather than across the Mississippi River in southern Illinois.

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St. Louis' police chief says he's confident the city prosecutor's decision not to charge two officers in last year's shooting death of a black 18-year-old was the result of a "comprehensive review."

A new report shows there was a slight improvement last year in the disproportionate rate at which black drivers in Missouri were pulled over, but that it was still far from equal.

The state attorney general's office's annual report released Wednesday shows that blacks were 69 percent more likely than white motorists to get stopped.

That's an improvement on 2014, when blacks were 75 percent more likely to get stopped based on their proportionate share of the driving-age population. That was the highest disparity since data collection began in 2000.

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Missouri's budget director says revenue is up 3.4 percent compared to the same time last year.

Director Dan Haug on Thursday announced that the state brought in about $8.1 billion in the current fiscal year through May. At the same time last year, the state had $7.8 billion.

Revenue in May was up 12 percent compared to May 2015.

Individual income tax collections increased more than 4 percent so far this year and more than 12 percent last month. The state's collected roughly $6.6 billion.

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General Mills says the 10 million pounds of its flour recalled over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak in 20 states largely was produced at the company's Kansas City, Missouri, plant.

Another University of Missouri dean at the Columbia campus is stepping down.

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A settlement has been reached in a former Jackson County inmate's lawsuit accusing county employees of cruel and unusual punishment for shackling her while pregnant and transporting her to another prison on the day she gave birth.

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