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  1. crime
    What We Know About the Shooting of Ralph YarlThe 84-year-old white man accused of shooting a Black teen in Kansas City pleaded not guilty.
  2. missouri
    St. Louis Gun Couple Plead Guilty to Misdemeanors for Threatening ProtestorsMark and Patricia McCloskey, who pointed a rifle and a pistol at protestors last June, will not have to forfeit their gun licenses.
  3. politics
    Republicans in Missouri and Georgia Turn Their Backs on DemocracyWhat moves against Medicaid expansion and voting rights have in common.
  4. trump tweets
    Trump Retweets Video of White Couple Pointing Guns at ProtestersJust a day after he boosted a clip of a supporter shouting “white power.”
  5. games
    Dabo Swinney Is College Football’s Real Evil VillainHe’s everything wrong with college football.
  6. ferguson
    5 Years After Ferguson, Racial Disparities in Traffic Stops Have Gotten WorseA big problem driving the 2014 unrest was black motorists getting stopped disproportionately. The gap between them and white motorists is now wider.
  7. Labor Gets Big Win in Missouri on Right-to-Work LawIn a conservative, Republican-controlled state, voters rejected a law designed to starve unions.
  8. Labor Fights Back in Missouri With Initiative to Overturn Right-to-Work LawAfter a series of setbacks, including a Supreme Court decision hammering public-sector unions, labor has a chance for a rare win to regain momentum.
  9. Missouri Governor Eric Greitens Resigns Over Sex and Corruption ScandalsAfter a meteoric political career marked by hubris and self-righteousness, Republican Greitens departs before he can be impeached or imprisoned.
  10. scandals
    Greitens Declares ‘Great Victory’ Over Dropped Charge, Still Faces ImpeachmentThe Missouri governor may be charged again for allegedly taking a nude photo without his lover’s permission, and lawmakers could vote to remove him.
  11. Another Day, Another Set of Scandalous Claims Against Missouri Governor GreitensGreitens was already facing calls to resign over a sex scandal. Now he’s been accused of illegally using his charity’s donor list and lying about it.
  12. scandals
    After Top Republicans Abandon Him, Missouri Governor Greitens Refuses to ResignFellow Republicans called for his impeachment after new allegations of criminal wrongdoing.
  13. Missouri’s Attorney General Recommends More Charges for Governor GreitensThe Missouri governor’s already on trial for felony violation of privacy. Now the state’s attorney general is recommending campaign-finance charges.
  14. Missouri Governor Greitens Is Going Down Kicking and ScreamingThe Republican is facing a criminal trial, possible impeachment, and growing calls from his own party for his resignation.
  15. scandals
    Woman Accuses Missouri Governor Greitens of Violent, Nonconsensual Sex ActsThe Republican governor denied a legislative report’s appalling allegations, claiming he’s the victim of a “witch hunt” just like Trump.
  16. Roy Moore Back in Action With Endorsement of Feminist-Hating Missouri CandidateIf there’s any Senate candidate out there who is following Moore’s twisted path, it’s probably Courtland Sykes.
  17. The Coming Democratic Wave May Be Smaller Than ExpectedThere are good signs for Republicans that show a Democratic “wave” is no longer certain, but in the end turnout patterns could matter most.
  18. Democrats Just Flipped Their 35th State Legislative SeatRepublicans are gaining in the polls, but Democrats keep wildly overperforming in special elections.
  19. Josh Hawley Goes Off the Deep End on the Sexual Revolution and Human TraffickingThe main difference between today’s GOP Senate candidate in Missouri and the hapless Todd Akin is some Ivy League polish.
  20. scandals
    Missouri Governor Eric Greitens Admits Affair, Denies He Threatened BlackmailIn a recorded conversation, a woman claims he took a nude photo without her consent, and threatened to publicize it if she exposed their affair.
  21. Despite Close Race, Democrats Stop Spending Against Rubio in FloridaThe DSCC cancels $6 million in ad reservations, leaving Democratic Senate candidate Patrick Murphy on his own down the homestretch.
  22. In Missouri, People No Longer Need a Permit to Carry a Concealed FirearmState Republicans overrode a gubernatorial veto to pass the gun law.
  23. early and often
    Hillary Clinton Has Officially Won the Missouri PrimaryBernie Sanders waived his right to a recount “to save the taxpayers … some money.”
  24. Missouri Bill Calls Sex Between Lobbyists and Lawmakers a ‘Gift’One: Cut a hole in a box. Two: Register as a lobbyist in Missouri.
  25. campus protests
    University of Missouri President ResignsFootball players were on strike, and faculty members had staged a “teach-in.”
  26. ferguson
    Justice Department May Sue Ferguson Police Over Racial BiasUnless the department agrees to make changes.
  27. missouri
    Police Officer Kills Armed Teen Near FergusonJust two miles from the suburb where Michael Brown was killed.
  28. ferguson
    Ferguson Corrections Officer Allegedly Raped a Pregnant Woman in JailAfter she was pulled over for having expired license plates.
  29. ferguson
    Missouri Governor Declares State of Emergency Consider the tone set.
  30. ferguson
    Fresh Protests in Ferguson After Burning of Michael Brown MemorialThe familiar scene ended with the arrest of at least three protesters.
  31. ferguson
    Missouri Police Sued for $40 Million Over Ferguson ProtestsMore are expected to join the suit.
  32. ferguson
    Peace Holds in Ferguson for a Second Night“People know the president is watching.”
  33. ferguson
    Ferguson Now Calm Enough to Do Without the National Guard, Says GovernorJay Nixon has ordered their withdrawal.
  34. ferguson
    Wednesday Was a ‘Very Good Night’ in FergusonNo Molotov cocktails, no tear gas, and no shootings.
  35. ferguson
    After Peaceful Start, More Tear Gas and Gunfire During Ferguson ProtestsCaptain Johnson says police came under “heavy attack,” but didn’t shoot back.
  36. ferguson
    Ferguson Police Arrest Photographer, 90-Year-OldThey managed to make an arrest that looks even worse.
  37. ferguson
    Watch Ferguson Police Threaten to Shoot and Mace ReportersTwo journalists were also arrested.
  38. ferguson
    Missouri Governor Imposes Curfew on FergusonAnd the FBI begins questioning people about the death of Mike Brown. 
  39. ferguson
    In a Stunning Reversal, Police Join Peaceful Protest in Ferguson“When I see a young lady cry because of fear of this uniform, that’s a problem.”
  40. ferguson
    Scenes From the Front Lines in FergusonMore clashes with police on the fifth night since Michael Brown’s death.
  41. ferguson
    Ferguson Police Would Prefer Protesters Stick to Daytime, Be ‘Respectful’ “So that we may begin the healing process.”
  42. ferguson
    Cops Won’t Name Officer Who Killed Michael BrownMeanwhile, President Obama urges “reflection and understanding.”
  43. ferguson
    Witness to Michael Brown Shooting Speaks; Police Don’t Want to Hear It“I saw the barrel of the gun pointed at my friend,” says the man who was walking with the 18-year-old at the time.
  44. crimes and misdemeanors
    Police Use Tear Gas on Missouri ProtestersThe clash was captured on social media.
  45. crimes and misdemeanors
    FBI Investigating Police Shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri“Regardless of the media attention or the public’s attention to this matter … “
  46. crimes and misdemeanors
    Rioting, Looting in Missouri After Vigil for Teen Fatally Shot by PolicePolice used tear gas to disperse the crowd.
  47. Missouri Police Fatally Shot an Unarmed Black TeenAccording to the police, he was involved in an altercation with officers.
  48. death penalty
    Supreme Court Puts Missouri Execution on Hold IndefinitelyThe issue will be decided by a lower court.
  49. crimes and misdemeanors
    Man Sent to Prison 13 Years Late Freed for Living an Honest Life in the MeantimeA happy ending in Missouri.
  50. early and awkward
    Missouri Mayor Dan Clevenger ResignsA disturbing peek at the anxieties of small-town America.
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