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Missouri’s Best Prosecutor: Bob McCulloch

Bob McCulloch received more than his usual share of publicity recently when Republicans took umbrage with his statement that as a member of Barack Obama’s Truth Squad he would help point out untruthful statements about the candidate. That morphed into ...

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JPMorgan, banks to halt foreclosures for three weeks

Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp., Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo & Co. agreed to suspend foreclosures while the Obama administration crafts a housing plan to modify mortgages for troubled borrowers. Citigroup will halt foreclosures through ...

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Carnahan finds hope in stimulus package

U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-Missouri, was in Festus on Monday to gain public support for the stimulus package proposed by President Barack Obama. The stimulus bill passed in the House last month and the Senate passed their version this week. Negotiations continue on a compromise between the two bills. Carnahan got plenty of support from a number of local leaders and state representatives, including Rep. Jeff Roorda, D-Barnhart, Rep. Ron Casey, D-Crystal City, County Executive Chuck Banks and Festus Mayor Earl Cook during a standing room only crowd at Festus City Hall.

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Invoking state secrets may be harder for U.S. under proposal

Lawmakers from both parties introduced legislation in the House and Senate on Wednesday aimed at limiting the U.S. Justice Department’s ability to invoke national security to block lawsuits accusing the government of misconduct. The measures would bolster the power of ...

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‘Hope’ artist sues AP over image copyright

Shepard Fairey, the artist whose “Hope” image of President Barack Obama was added to the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, sued the Associated Press over the news company’s copyright challenge to the artwork. Fairey seeks to “vindicate” himself after the ...

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Boeing unit lawsuit over CIA flight plans appealed

A unit of Boeing Co., the second-largest U.S. defense contractor, faced an appeal court hearing over claims it falsified flight plans to disguise the CIA’s delivery of suspected terrorists to secret prisons where they were tortured. A lawyer for the ...

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