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Missouri sees 1st coronavirus death; local elections delayed

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, left, and Columbia Mayor Brian Treece emerge from the governor's office in the state Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri, on Wednesday. Parson announced that Missouri's first death from the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease occurred Wednesday. AP Photo by David A. Lieb

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday announced the first coronavirus death in the state happened in Boone County, without providing further details. Columbia Mayor Brian Treece said the case was travel-related and the individual is the same person who tested ...

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AP VoteCast: Illinois primary marked by virus concerns

Voters in Illinois cast their ballots in Tuesday’s Democratic primary during a pandemic that has stunted travel, closed schools, forced millions of workers to stay home and canceled campaign rallies. Many voters expressed concerns that they or their family members ...

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St. Louis MLS franchise gets $5.7M in tax breaks for stadium

St. Louis’ Major League Soccer franchise has received $5.7 million in state tax credits to help pay for the construction of a soccer complex on the western edge of downtown. The Missouri Development Finance Board voted unanimously to give the ...

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Biden notches 3 more victories; Sanders reassessing campaign

Voter Shelby Zurick Beasley, left, casts her ballot in the Illinois primary with the help of election worker Irene Jester at Parkview Church of the Nazarene Tuesday in Fairview Heights, Ill. AP Photo by Jeff Roberson

Joe Biden swept to victory in Florida, Illinois and Arizona, increasingly pulling away with a Democratic presidential primary upended by the coronavirus and building pressure on Bernie Sanders to abandon his campaign. A Sanders spokesman denied a report that the ...

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