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Bill Reversing Voter Decision On Lawmakers' Records Advances In Missouri Senate

A bill that would change Missouri's open records law has made it through a Missouri Senate committee and is moving forward. The bill would reverse a decision made by voters in November when they approved a Constitutional amendment known as "Clean Missouri ." Senate Bill 132 is sponsored by Senator Ed Emery of Lamar. It would change the Sunshine Law, Missouri's open records law, to say that any record from either the Missouri House or Senate would be closed to the public if it “contains...

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U.S. Hate Groups Rose 30 Percent In Recent Years, Watchdog Group Reports

Updated at 2 p.m. ET For the fourth year in a row, the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights organization that tracks hate groups, reports that hate and domestic extremism are rising in an unabated trend. The center found a 30 percent increase in U.S. hate groups over the past four years and a 7 percent increase in hate groups in 2018 alone, according to the center's annual "Year in Hate and Extremism" report. The group designated 1,020 organizations as hate groups in 2018, a high of at...

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Empire actor Jussie Smollett is being charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report, Chicago police said Wednesday.

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This month's summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is likely to focus on North Korea's main nuclear weapons center at Yongbyon.

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