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YouTube pulls Senate candidate ad over election fraud claim

A week after Republican Missouri Congressman Billy Long released a Senate campaign ad claiming the 2020 presidential election was rigged, YouTube has removed the ad for violating its guidelines.

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Appeals Court: St. Louis officers not immune from lawsuit

A federal appeals court has ruled that St. Louis police officers do not have qualified immunity from a lawsuit filed by a man who was arrested along with several other people during a protest in 2017.

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Suspect in Kansas City firefighters’ deaths wins legal award

A man who spent nearly 22 years in prison after six Kansas City firefighters died in an explosion in 1988 has been awarded more than $344,000 in legal fees from a lawsuit he filed against the federal government.

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Missouri AG’s mask mandate suits draw some strong rebukes

Forty-five mask-requiring school districts in Missouri face lawsuits from Attorney General Eric Schmitt, and some school leaders and elected officials are questioning if he really has the best interest of the state at heart.

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Appeals court rules against Kim Gardner in open records case

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District on Tuesday upheld a lower court's ruling that the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office violated the state's open records law by not producing records sought by a conservative journalist.

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Justices to hear challenge to race in college admissions

The conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions, adding affirmative action to major cases on abortion, guns, religion and COVID-19 already on the agenda.

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Prosecutor: Prominent S.C. lawyer now faces 71 charges; $8.5M stolen

A once-prominent South Carolina lawyer now faces 71 charges that he stole nearly $8.5 million in wrongful death and wreck settlements from more than a dozen people after another round of indictments against Alex Murdaugh were handed up Friday.

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Police union lawyer: Suspect freed after positive COVID test

A domestic assault suspect was freed from jail after testing positive for COVID-19, despite being deemed dangerous enough that prosecutors wanted him held without a chance of bail, the attorney for the St. Louis Police Officers Association said.

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