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Proposed 'Missouri Anthem' gets mixed review from lawmakers

Lawmakers ultimately decided not to vote on the bill that would designate the song as Missouri's official anthem. Neal E. Boyd, who won an "America's Got Talent" contest in 2008, sings the song.

Chiefs open NFL Draft by choosing offensive tackle Eric Fisher

The Kansas City Chiefs chose offensive tackle Eric Fisher of Central Michigan with the first overall pick of this year's NFL Draft.

Fuel barges explode, causing large fire in Alabama

Authorities said three people were brought to University of South Alabama Medical Center after suffering burn-related injuries.

Rams snag receiver Austin, linebacker Ogletree in NFL Draft

The St. Louis Rams traded up to the No. 8 pick in the NFL draft and selected West Virginia's Tavon Austin, before trading down to take Alec Ogletree at No. 30.

Two Missouri House GOP members removed from committee

Two Republican Representatives were removed from the Fiscal Review Committee. House Speaker Tim Jones removed the Republicans because they did not understand the purpose of the committee.

UPDATE: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon remains opposed to tax legislation

Gov. Jay Nixon released a statement Thursday saying that a sales tax increase would shift the tax burden to seniors and veterans on fixed incomes.

UPDATE: Presidents converge to salute one of their own

President George W. Bush's library will feature the largest digital holdings of any of the 13 presidential libraries under the auspices of the National Archives and Records Administration, officials said.

Former pitcher Saberhagen auctions off Royals memoribilia

The list of Saberhagen memorabilia includes two Cy Young awards, a 1985 World Series ring and a World Series MVP trophy. 

Royals capitalize after Verlander's injury to top Tigers

Justin Verlander left the game with a blister, and the Royals went on to score six runs in the next three innings en route to an 8-3 win.

Senator puts hold on Air Force officer's promotion

Sen. Claire McCaskill said in a statement Thursday she wants more information about Helms' decision last year to overturn a jury conviction in a sexual assault case.

Dutchtown, Mo., under siege by river, seeks government buyout

Flooding has become a fact of life for many quiet towns like Dutchtown, where 100 or so residents live unprotected against the worst the water has to offer. Fed by days of drenching downpours, the Mississippi is again chugging at high levels, raising new fears that days of sandbagging won't suffice against the rush.

Rain eases drought for some farmers, but brings mud

Heavy rains that caused some flooding in the last week brought drought relief to the upper Midwest, western Corn Belt and central portions of the Plains.

Missouri House panel endorses revised bonding measure

The budget panel endorsed the revised bonding proposal Thursday after the full House voted to send the measure back to committee for some adjustments.

Linn State Technical College to get 'Missouri' in name

Missouri senators gave final approval Thursday to a bill changing the name of Linn State Technical College to the State Technical College of Missouri.

Mississippi River bridge at Caruthersville hit by barge

An inspection showed no damage, and the bridge reopened within two hours.

Missouri Senate panel advances House's gun bill

The legislation advanced by the committee Wednesday also allows firearms less than 16 inches long to be openly carried by concealed weapons permit holders throughout the state.

Missouri House wants to create Medicaid study committee

The House gave initial approval Wednesday to legislation creating a special committee of six representatives and six senators.

Israel says it shot down Hezbollah drone

It is the second known instance in which the Lebanese militant group, a bitter Israeli enemy, has sent a drone into Israeli airspace.

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