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University of Missouri ending ties with Confucius Institute

The University of Missouri will end a nine-year partnership with the Confucius Institute in August because of changing federal guidelines for the program, university officials announced this week. The institute, which is mostly funded by the Chinese Ministry of Education, ...

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Leader of St. Louis black police union says racial bias real

The president of a predominantly black St. Louis police union said the city prosecutor’s lawsuit is correct in pointing out racial concerns in St. Louis, including biases within the police department itself. Ethical Society of Police President Heather Taylor stopped ...

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Rep. Cleaver’s opponent apologizes for Cosby-related tweet

A Democrat challenging U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri in this year’s primary has apologized for incorrectly accusing the incumbent of having a picture of disgraced comedian Bill Cosby under his desk. Maite Salazar, of Kansas City, last week retweeted ...

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Black prosecutors back Gardner, say they’ve faced resistance

Left to right, Edwin Furlow, Lenna Gilmore and Janey Archey, show signs of support outside the Mel Carnahan Courthouse in St. Louis on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, as several African-American female prosecutors from around the country and local activists rallied in support of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner in her efforts to reform the criminal justice system and her lawsuit against the St. Louis police union and the city of St. Louis among others. Gardner has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit accusing the city, the local police union and others of a coordinated and racist conspiracy aimed at forcing her out of office. Photo by Christian Gooden of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP

One day after St. Louis’ top prosecutor filed a federal lawsuit alleging a concerted and racist conspiracy to push her out of office, other black female prosecutors from across the U.S. defended Kim Gardner, saying they’ve faced the same resistance ...

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Republicans seek to undo new Missouri redistricting model

Republican senators rolled out a plan to ask Missouri voters to undo key parts of a nationally unique redistricting model that directs a demographer to draw new legislative districts with “partisan fairness” and “competitiveness” as top criteria. The Republican proposal ...

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St. Louis prosecutor: Racist interests trying to force her out

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner speaks Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in St. Louis. Gardner on Monday filed what she called an unprecedented federal civil rights lawsuit, accusing the city, the local police union and others of a coordinated and racist conspiracy aimed at forcing her out of office. (AP Photo/Jim Salter)

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner on Monday filed what she called an unprecedented federal civil rights lawsuit, accusing the city, the local police union and others of a coordinated and racist conspiracy aimed at forcing her out of office. ...

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Missouri governor appoints 2 Democratic senators to new jobs

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has appointed two Democratic state senators from Kansas City to new executive branch jobs. The Republican governor on Monday announced the appointments of of Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls to the state Labor and Industrial Relations Commission ...

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