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Same sex couples in Missouri will now be able to change or hyphenate their names at Social Security offices across the state. Governor Jay Nixon is requiring the Social Security Administration to accept same sex marriage licenses as documentation for name changes. PROMO, a LGBTQ advocacy group was instrumental in the change.


Missouri'sĀ education department says it's removing schoolchildren's Social Security numbers from a state database.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education said in an audit report released Wednesday it will stop the practice by the end of June 2016.

The state audit report said collecting Social Security numbers for the student-level record system wasn't necessary and put children at risk in case of a data breach.

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Missouri Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer says he was assured by a top federal official that an electronic list of people with Missouri concealed gun permits never was used by any federal agency.

Luetkemeyer says he spoke with Patrick O'Carroll, the inspector general of the U.S. Social Security Administration. He says O'Carroll confirmed that a Missouri-based investigator recently asked for and received a list of more than 160,000 concealed gun permit holders from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.