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AG candidate says GOP county official used racial slur

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Republican floor leader in the Illinois House says a GOP candidate seeking a seat in the General Assembly is unworthy of ecause of his use of sexist and racist language. Republican State Rep. Peter Breen says Winfield Township Republican Chairman Burt Minor should withdraw from the GOP primary for ...]

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Indicted Missouri governor had been rising politically

Added: 22.02.2018 23:13 | 0 views | 0 comments

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL whose victory in his first run for public office made him a rising Republican political figure, was indicted Thursday on a felony invasion of privacy charge stemming from an affair he had in 2015. Greitens has acknowledged an extramarital relationship, but denied ...]

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Missouri Senate approves drug take-back program

Added: 22.02.2018 22:54 | 0 views | 0 comments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate has passed a bill that would create a drug take-back program in the state. The proposal approved Thursday would make it easier for people to get rid of unfinished prescriptions by dropping them off at federally authorized disposal sites. Currently, local pharmacies are barred from taking prescriptions ...]

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Attorney for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says felony charges are “baseless” and Greitens is “absolutely innocent”

Added: 22.02.2018 22:51 | 0 views | 0 comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorney for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says felony charges are "baseless" and Greitens is "absolutely innocent"

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Craft brewing overhaul passes through South Dakota Senate

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — It's happy hour for South Dakota's craft brewers. A bill to ease a state production limit and other regulations on microbreweries passed unanimously Thursday through the Senate. Gov. Dennis Daugaard has pushed for the brewing overhaul, saying state regulations are stifling the industry. Tony Venhuizen, the governor's chief of staff, says ...]

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Colorado to pay Nebraska $4M in Republican River settlement

Added: 22.02.2018 22:38 | 0 views | 0 comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Colorado officials have agreed to pay Nebraska $4 million to settle old claims that their state violated a water-sharing compact involving the Republican River. The settlement announced Thursday requires Colorado to make the payment by Dec. 31, 2018. Colorado officials did not admit to violating the Republican River Compact, and legislators ...]

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With elections imminent, Italy pulls out the stops to fight fake news

Added: 22.02.2018 22:29 | 1 views | 0 comments

With parliamentary elections looming on March 4, they’ve been fighting fake news for the past three weeks of the electoral campaign. Each morning, they decide which fake story they’ll spend the day debunking, choosing from a pool of fake news, misleading titles, and articles that mix real and false elements. “In these first days of the program, when we’re still trying to show people what we do and that they can trust us, we’re focusing on the more blatantly false stories,” says Mr. Zagni, the chief editor of the team of independent fact checkers hired by Facebook Italy ahead of the election.

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South Dakota Senate votes down Yankton casino plan

Added: 22.02.2018 22:28 | 0 views | 0 comments

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota senators have voted down a measure that would have put a proposed casino complex in Yankton on the November ballot. The chamber voted 23-12 Thursday against the proposal, which would have asked voters to change the state constitution. A coalition of Nebraska and South Dakota tribes and a Deadwood ...]

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Sioux Falls mayoral candidate’s video warns of zombie menace

Added: 22.02.2018 22:17 | 0 views | 0 comments

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A candidate for mayor of South Dakota's largest city promises to protect it against zombies. The Argus Leader reports that David Zokaites (zoh-KIGH'-tess) has released a video based on a song he wrote about zombies taking over Sioux Falls City Hall. The 56-year-old data analyst penned the tongue-in-cheek tune a ...]

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House budget leader proposes reduced higher education cuts

Added: 22.02.2018 22:11 | 0 views | 0 comments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri colleges and universities may still face budget cuts next year, but they may be less than what the governor wants. The chairman of the Missouri House Budget Committee on Thursday proposed a way to reduce the financial hit to higher education outlined in Republican Gov. Eric Greitens' 2019 budget ...]

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