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President Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movement

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WASHINGTON (AP) — He once called himself “pro-choice.” But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration’s efforts to roll back abortion rights. “Love saves lives,” the president said Friday from the White House Rose Garden, in an address broadcast to...


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The Latest: Trump says he's committed to protecting life

Trump Abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his views on abortion rights (all times local): 1:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says he’s committed to building “a society where life is celebrated, protected and cherished.” Trump spoke Friday via video from the White House Rose Garden to...


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Pence's Mideast trip still on as government shutdown looms

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is making his fifth visit to Israel, returning to a region he’s visited “a million times” in his heart. An evangelical Christian with strong ties to the Holy Land, Pence this time comes packing two key policy decisions in his bags that have long been top...


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The Latest: VP Pence still plans trip to Middle East

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to the Middle East (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence still plans to travel to the Middle East on Friday night, despite the potential for a shutdown of the federal government. The vice president’s spokeswoman says...


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Jon Corzine's new hedge fund eyes event wagers spurred by Trump

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Jon Corzine, who held the reins of MF Global Holdings when it collapsed, is making his comeback with a new hedge fund that’s betting the Trump administration will stir up markets. The JDC-JSC Opportunity Fund, which bears the initials of Corzine’s late son Jeffrey and his own,...


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Shutdown? Terrible, say GOP, Dems. But both threatened it

Government Shutdown Blame Game

WASHINGTON (AP) — Threatening to shutter the federal government unless demands are met — who would do that? Members of both parties, it turns out. And both sides have complained loudly when the other resorted to a shutdown threat. Some of the same Republicans who claim to abhor the bare-knuckle...


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Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco

Smoking Beginning of the End

WASHINGTON (AP) — Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That’s the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials. But the proposal from the Food and...


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MSU decreases required credit hours to cut costs for students

Following the tune of MU’s recent cost-saving initiatives, Missouri State University President Clifton Smart announced Thursday a five-point plan aimed at boosting the university’s affordability. The new initiatives are part of a statewide trend to reduce the costs of higher education amid growing...


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Matthes' breakfast speech draws criticism

A local group that advocates for racial justice is taking on City Manager Mike Matthes for remarks he made last Thursday during a speech at the Columbia Values Diversity breakfast. Matthes’ speech primarily focused on the city’s effort to reduce black unemployment. As part of the talk, Matthes...


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Controversy over governor's affair won't stop Senate business, leadership says

JEFFERSON CITY — While some Republican representatives are calling for Gov. Eric Greitens to resign over allegations that he blackmailed a woman he was having an affair with, Senate leadership say they’ll carry on with business as usual. Republican Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard said he has...


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