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Mo. lawsuit asks court to clarify stem cell limits

The governor’s former chief of staff filed a lawsuit Monday on behalf of embryonic stem cell research critics that seeks to delay spending from a state life-sciences research fund.

Blunt signs bill outlawing cyberbullying in Missouri

Gov. Blunt signed a bill that updates state laws against harassment to keep pace with technology by removing the requirement that the communication be either written or over the telephone.

Obama defends his patriotism

During a trip to Independence on Monday, Barack Obama defended his patriotism and responded to accusations that he wrongly questioned John McCain’s military service record.

Floodwaters leveling off in St. Louis; crest expected at Cape Girardeau on Wednesday

The swollen Mississippi River hasn’t caused major problems in St. Louis, although the city’s Independence Day festival will relocate from the Arch to another spot downtown. The worst of this year’s flooding appears over, unless torrential rain strikes to the north.

Obama talks patriotism in Independence

Barack Obama visited Independence, Mo., on Monday and gave a speech that offered his interpretation of patriotism.

ANALYSIS: Missouri Republican gubernatorial candidates campaign for ethics reform

By running on platforms involving ethics reform Kenny Hulshof and Sarah Steelman imply ethics lapse in the current Republican-led government.

Midwestern flood residents have to decide whether to go back

Once the waters begin to recede, residents along the Mississippi flood plain will need to decide if they should move back or try to live elsewhere.

New law aims to lower textbook costs

A new Missouri law is giving college professors information they can use to potentially lower the price their students pay for textbooks and other study materials.

Sandbag barrier fails in Winfield as more flooding is predicted

Heavy rains Thursday and Friday are causing the Missouri River’s level to rise. As a result the National Weather Service has predicted moderate flooding in mid-Missouri for next week.

InBev, Anheuser-Busch battle in Washington

Each side is in search of influential allies to help sway public opinion — a factor potentially important in a proxy fight — and enlist the aid of lawmakers, or at least blunt the opposition.

Seymour man seeks restitution in rape case

The man requests $11,250 in restitution for time served in jail after he was found innocent by DNA.

Obama to visit Independence on Monday

He is scheduled to visit the Truman Memorial Building.

Federal aid not quickly reaching Midwest farmers hurt by flooding

The U.S. agriculture secretary says he is concerned that legal hurdles prevented much immediate federal help for Midwest farmers faced with serious setbacks because of flooding.

Execution date set for convicted murderer

John Middleton, convicted of killing three people to hide his methamphetamine operation, will be put to death July 30.

Winfield battles on against the Mississippi

Hours after the Pin Oak levee broke, workers had built a 4-foot-tall sandbag levee to protect the 100 homes in harm's way.

Voluntary evacuation of Canton lifted

But officials are urging residents to use discretion in making their plans to return.

New state budget includes spending increases

Missouri's finances have fared better than some other states, so spending is greater than expected revenue growth.

Anheuser-Busch releases proposal to make its shares more valuable

The plan is in response to the InBev proposal that Anheuser-Busch officials thought undervalued the company.

St. Louis archbishop gets post at Vatican

Known as one of the most conservative bishops in the U.S., Raymond Burke was named to head the Vatican's supreme court.

Levee break threatens Winfield

The Pin Oak levee has been showing signs of strain. It protects about 100 homes in Winfield.

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