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Appeals court sets hearing in postponed execution

A federal appeals court in St. Louis has set a September hearing in the case of Russell Bucklew, whose late May execution was delayed by the U.S. Supreme Court hours before he was scheduled to die.

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Sen. Blunt: Kansas City VA had secret list

Sen. Roy Blunt says the Veterans Affairs medical center in Kansas City has been maintaining a secret waiting list of veterans, the latest of several centers around the country to maintain such an unauthorized list.

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St. Louis judge blocks energy ballot proposal

A St. Louis judge has blocked the city elections board from presenting voters with a local ballot measure designed to prevent Peabody Energy and companies that do business with the coal producer from earning state tax incentives.

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St. Louis police whistleblower suit goes to trial

A former St. Louis police chemist who says she was fired after complaining about drug testing errors at the city crime lab is facing off against her onetime bosses and co-workers this week at a trial expected to feature some of the department's top commanders as witnesses.

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Attorneys for Bucklew seek stay of execution

Attorneys for convicted killer Russell Bucklew are asking a federal court for a stay of execution, citing concerns that lethal injection could cause a painful death because of a rare medical condition.

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