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Gov. Jay Nixon has denied funding increases and vetoed caseload caps for the state's badly overloaded public defender system. So the director is calling him in to help out with the backlog.
Aug. 4, 2016
The move by the Supreme Court halts activity in the case, but does not necessarily mean the court will ultimately take up the case.
Aug. 4, 2016
They are political endorsements you might not expect.
Aug. 4, 2016
Multiple testing options and false positives can leave parents confused about blood lead level readings. We found out how the tests work and what the results really mean for a child's health.
Aug. 4, 2016
Several prominent Republicans endorsed Hillary Clinton this week — but crossing over during a presidential election isn't new.
Aug. 4, 2016
American men are the defending champion in rugby — a sport that's coming back after being dropped following the 1924 Games. The U.S. women are considered contenders in the fast seven-on-seven game.
Aug. 4, 2016
The freewheeling Trump personality that had been a wellspring of success has become a gusher of miscues and offenses — at precisely the wrong time.
Aug. 4, 2016
DraftKings and FanDuel suspended operations there after after the state's attorney general argued they were essentially gambling sites. A new state law declares fantasy sports to be games of skill.
Aug. 4, 2016
American women are poised to win far more medals than any other women's squad in Rio. As part of their relentless rise, they're also expected to outpace the U.S. men.
Aug. 4, 2016
The National Institutes of Health is proposing to fund experiments that create chimeras of human and animal cells while also imposing restrictions in response to ethical concerns.
Aug. 4, 2016
American Haley Anderson has prepared for all the challenges she can expect in the open-water swim. The goal: improve on her 2012 performance, where she missed out on gold by four-tenths of a second.
Aug. 4, 2016
Dozens of people have starved to death in the besieged town of Madaya, where aid workers can't manage to get food or supplies. Renee Montagne talks with Syrian American Medical Society's Ammar Ghanem.
Aug. 4, 2016
The National Institutes of Health is deciding whether to consider funding controversial experiments involving scientists using human stem cells to create embryos that are part human, part animal.
Aug. 4, 2016
Too much salty goodness isn't great for health. Food companies looking to cut the sodium while keeping the flavor have a promising candidate: potassium chloride. But it's far from perfect.
Aug. 4, 2016
"We want the government out of your pocketbook and out of your bedroom, and the polling shows that a majority of Americans think that," vice presidential nominee Bill Weld said in a CNN town hall.
Aug. 4, 2016
Police arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of murder after they say he stabbed a woman to death and injured five other people in central London overnight.
Aug. 4, 2016
A Hillary Clinton fundraiser will take place at BlackHat in Las Vegas. Cybersecurity experts there say they support her over Donald Trump despite all the controversy over her email server.
Aug. 4, 2016
The troubled Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will have their opening ceremony on Friday. We get a sneak preview of how the country will be showcasing its unique culture and heritage.
Aug. 4, 2016
You may not know about Rugby Sevens, but you will. This shorter, faster version of the sport is making its Olympic debut 92 years after rugby — the longer 15s version — was last in the Olympics. And women's rugby is making its first appearance ever.
Aug. 4, 2016
The Coast Guard recommended a 58 percent salary hike for ship pilots on the Great Lakes. Shipping companies and associations are suing, saying the hike could push freighters to carry cargo elsewhere.
Aug. 4, 2016

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