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Blunt: Trump should focus on policies, not personalities

U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has not weighed in on the controversy. Read more

LOCAL NEWS

Lawsuit claiming Missouri officials overused psychotropic drugs on foster children has been settled

State officials and advocates for foster children have settled a suit that claimed psychotropic drugs were being improperly used.

Stenger crony John Rallo to plead guilty to criminal charges

John G. Rallo, facing three federal charges linked to former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger's pay-to-play scandal, is scheduled to plead guilty Tuesday.

Missouri animal welfare group says USDA broke the law to weaken dog kennel enforcement

The groups say dog breeders have used the two rules ‘to circumvent the reach of state and local anti-puppy-mill legislation through obfuscating the nature and extent of their AWA violations.’

The cost of getting a driver’s license in Missouri is about to jump

The fees are charged for driver’s licenses, title transfers and other motorist-related transactions at Missouri's 177 license offices.

Missouri governor says ag company planning 'significant' expansion in St. Louis

The expansion, his office said, "will bring a significant number of new, high-paying jobs to the St. Louis area."

NATIONAL NEWS

Trump signs order to make American-made goods more American

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that will require federal agencies to purchase products using more American components.

Trump digs in against Dem congresswomen; they're firing back

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unfazed by widespread criticism, President Donald Trump on Monday intensified his incendiary comments about four Democratic congresswomen of color, urging them to get out if they don't like things going on in America. They fired back at what they called his "xenophobic bigoted remarks" and said it was time for impeachment.

Old software makes new electoral systems ripe for hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal funds helping counties buy brand-new electoral systems.

NYC mayor, running for president, on defense after blackout

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's mayor fended off criticism Monday for being in Iowa campaigning for president while Manhattan was in the grips of a major power outage.