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At Springfield Rally, Trump Urges Voters to Show Up for Hawley

At an energetic rally Friday night in Springfield, President Donald Trump called Attorney General Josh Hawley the next United States senator from Missouri. Trump supporters, like Patti Knight, shared the enthusiasm for Hawley, who’s running against the incumbent, Claire McCaskill, a Democrat. “I’m excited that he’s got a wonderful, wonderful law background. So he knows the rules and he can help enforce the rules because I think that’s what we are going to need a lot,” Knight said. During...

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Russia's Pro-Gun Influence Accounts Copied The NRA — And Sometimes, Vice Versa

Russian social media agitators who pushed pro-gun messages in the United States sometimes copied the language of the National Rifle Association. And sometimes, the NRA copied them. What isn't clear is whether there was any relationship between the social media users or whether the duplication was done without the other's awareness, part of the broader tide of advocacy about gun rights. What is clear is that, at times, the Russians followed so closely behind the American gun rights group that...

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Students and community members met outside of Strong Hall on the Missouri State University Campus before marching to JQH Arena to protest President Trump and US Senate candidate Josh Hawley. 

As protestors made their way through the drizzle to meet up, they shared their thoughts on the president and Hawley.  The Missouri Attorney General will face off against incumbent Claire McCaskill for a seat in the US Senate.

Paul O’Donnell, a student at MSU, had some strong thoughts on Trump.

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit against Walmart Inc. on Friday, alleging the company has unlawfully discriminated against pregnant workers for years at one of its warehouse locations in Wisconsin.

The complaint, filed in federal court on behalf of Alyssa Gilliam, claims Walmart failed to accommodate workers' pregnancy-related medical restrictions, even though job modifications were provided to non-pregnant employees with physical disabilities. It also says the company denied pregnant workers' requests for unpaid leave.

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A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to make its main official behind the 2020 census citizenship question — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross — available to testify out of court for the lawsuits over the hotly contested question.

China has warned the U.S. to withdraw sanctions on its military or face consequences. The U.S. imposed the sanctions on Thursday over China's purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment.

Yes, The Browns Actually Won

Sep 21, 2018

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Frustration, futility, overwhelming sadness - these are all familiar feelings to fans of the Cleveland Browns, but not today. The Browns won last night for the first time in nearly two years. From member station WCPN, Glenn Forbes reports.

Despite being one of the first and oldest forms of popular music, opera sometimes struggles to connect with 21st century audiences. However, Anthony Roth Costanzo is breaking down the genre's stodgy stereotype and making opera more accessible — taking his distinctive sound to the masses, from a sixth-grade classroom in the Bronx to NPR's own Tiny Desk.

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