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The Associated Press has said it won't be reporting every instance in which an individual is tested for Ebola. The goal of the media should not be to create undue fear among the population. How much of the reporting out there is helpful, how much is creating panic? Missouri School of Journalism professors Earnest Perry, Mike McKean and Amy Simons discuss the issue.

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On Monday, the first-ever gay pride event was held on post at Fort Leonard Wood. Command Sgt. Major Teresa King spoke at a luncheon about her journey coming out and living openly as a gay soldier in the U.S. Army.

Some would say that this is news. It's not that long ago that such an event on an military post would have been illegal. Others say there are diversity events held all the time celebrating one group or another, and it deserved no more coverage than those do.

Power outages sweep the east coast

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A group of twelve linemen from Columbia Water and Light arrived in Cleveland, Ohio this afternoon to help restore power to more than 50,000 customers affected by Hurricane Sandy.

A new report by the advocacy group American Rivers says when it comes to managing flooding along the Missouri River, the US Army Corps of Engineers should rely on floodplains and wetlands, not levees and dams. But the Corps doesn't see flood management as an "either/or" proposition.

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The Missouri House has passed legislation that could provide an earmarked funding stream for state-run nursing homes for military veterans.

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A Missouri Senate committee is considering legislation that would make CPR training a requirement for graduating from high schools.

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Democratic Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster reports raising more than $890,000 for his re-election campaign during the past three months.

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Some senators are balking at a proposal to make Missouri's gubernatorial elections more like presidential ones.

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Missouri House members have approved legislation that supporters hope will reduce lawsuits stemming from suicides by inmates at jails and prisons.

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Three members of Missouri's congressional delegation say programs at the state's largest military bases are too important to cut or move elsewhere.

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A proposal to limit teen access to tanning beds has divided Missouri House members over rival concerns about cancer and government mandates.

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Education would be spared from cuts but fewer state employees would get pay raises under a budget plan put forth by a Missouri Senate committee.

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The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation restricting lawsuits that stem from some crimes committed at businesses.

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Newspaper publishers in Missouri could have to pay more to buy paper, ink and other supplies under a measure that has been endorsed by a House panel.

In a 7-5 vote Wednesday, the House Tax Reform Committee backed a proposal to eliminate sales tax exemptions on newspaper equipment in order to help fund state aid to the blind.

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The Missouri Senate has endorsed legislation prohibiting race from being a factor in adoptions of children in the state foster care system.

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Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has set up a political committee to test the waters for a U.S. Senate campaign.

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Missouri senators have endorsed legislation restricting public contracts for investors in Iran.

Missouri voters could decide whether to change the way in which replacements are selected for vacancies in statewide offices.

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Anyone hoping to get a Missouri driver's license would have to understand English under legislation passed by the state House.

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An Associated Press survey of the nation's top methamphetamine-producing states shows national lab seizures rose again last year.

Earlier this year, The Associated Press announced it would be opening a permanent comprehensive bureau in the capital city, Pyongyang.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A suspect in a double slaying in Missouri is in fair condition after being shot by police in the lobby of an upscale hotel in the state capital.

Dent County Sheriff Rick Stallings says law enforcement officers began pursuing 44-year-old Marvin Rice of Salem after a witness reported Rice shot a man and woman on Saturday.

Stallings says Rice led officers on a high-speed chase across rural Missouri before fleeing on foot into a prominent hotel near the Missouri state capitol. He was shot and wounded in an exchange of gunfire in the lobby.