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Obama says 'America's possibilities are limitless'

The president didn't dwell on any first-term accomplishments but looked to hard work ahead in a country still grappling with a sluggish economy.

INAUGURATION WATCH: A parade, and challenges ahead

The Barack Obama "brand" was on full display along the parade route as fans waited for the president to travel from Capitol Hill to the White House.

Public trust in government, business leaders falls

Heads of financial institutions did particularly poorly in the area of public trust, while the government didn't do much better, according to a new global survey. 

Nation honors King on day of Obama inauguration

At the inauguration, President Obama took the oath on a Bible once owned by Martin Luther King Jr. He called it "a great privilege."

Koster plans Missouri task force on urban violence

The new task force could begin working in late spring, the attorney general's office said.

A day pulsing with history follows very old script at inauguration

On Monday morning commuters packed Metro stations near the White House and coffee shops, among the few businesses open on an inauguration falling on the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

Missouri lawmakers to begin hearings on state budget

The Senate Appropriations Committee will take public testimony on education and health care issues at a hearing Tuesday.

Missouri sheriffs ask for more state funds to house inmates

Currently, the state pays counties $19.58 a day for food, housing and some medical care for inmates convicted of state crimes.

Read Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, here is the text of the speech he gave in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, 1963.

Steen's goal lifts Blues past Predators 4-3 in shootout

Rookie Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two assists for St. Louis. Andy McDonald had a power-play goal and an assist, Alex Pietrangelo's goal tied it up in the third period, and Kevin Shattenkirk had two assists. The team that won the President's Trophy last season now has started this lockout-shortened season with two straight wins.

Time to act, Obama declares, taking oath for second time

President Barack Obama summoned a divided nation Monday to act with "passion and dedication" to broaden equality and prosperity at home, nurture democracy around the world and combat global warming as he embarked on a second term before a vast and cheering crowd that spilled down the historic National Mall.

Group touts letter grades for Missouri schools

The proposed "A-F School Rating System" would be based on information already being collected by Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, such as attendance, graduation rates and test scores.

Missouri bill focuses on sex offender homebuyers

The legislation calls for sex offenders who plan to buy property to report their criminal past to their real estate agent. The buyer's real estate agent would need to disclose a client's sex offender status to neighbors living within a half-mile after the deal is completed.

Text of President Obama's inaugural speech

The White House provided the text of the president's address.

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