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Missouri: State in the United States
Missouri is a state in the Midwestern United States. With over six million residents, it is the 18th-most populous state of the Union. The largest urban areas are St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia; the capital is Jefferson City. The state is the 21st-most extensive in area. Missouri is bordered by eight states : Iowa to the north, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee to the east, Arkansas to the south and Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska to the west. In the South are the Ozarks, a forested highland, providing timber, minerals and recreation. The Missouri River, after which the state is named, flows through the center of the state into the Mississippi River, which makes up Missouri's eastern border.


After duck boat tragedy that left 17 dead in Missouri, NTSB again recommends changes

Federal agencies are still investigating the sinking that left 17 people dead.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Coast Guard Ignored Calls for Safeguards Before Duck Boat Sank, Report Says

The National Transportation Safety Board said it had warned of the dangers of duck boats, like the one that sank near Branson, Mo., killing 17 people.
NYTimes.com - Published

Videos for Missouri

Meteor lights up St.Louis sky [Video]Meteor lights up St.Louis sky

Meteor flashes across the Midwest sky

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:13Published

Questioned on LGBTQ record, Trump nominee cries [Video]Questioned on LGBTQ record, Trump nominee cries

Lawrence VanDyke's nomination to the U.S. Federal Judiciary wasn't backed by the American Bar Association, in part because of his record on LGBTQ rights. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published

Planned Parenthood Opens Illinois Clinic As Missouri Moves Towards Abortion Ban [Video]Planned Parenthood Opens Illinois Clinic As Missouri Moves Towards Abortion Ban

According to Reuters, Planned Parenthood is ready to open a big medical center in Western Illinois this month, which will provide healthcare services to women. The health services include abortions. On..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

What The CDC Knows About Vaping-Related Illnesses So Far [Video]What The CDC Knows About Vaping-Related Illnesses So Far

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have updated their figures concerning vaping-related deaths. California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas , Minnesota, Mississippi, and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published


'It's OK to be different': Meet Narwhal, the 'unicorn' rescue puppy with a tail growing out of his head

Narwhal, a 10-week-old puppy brought to a Missouri dog rescue, has a tail growing out of his head. He's already a social media sensation.
USATODAY.com - Published

Missouri sheriff's office sees baby boom after raises

One county in Missouri has a posse of 17 new sheriff's deputies, all of them less than a year old
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Missouri sheriff's department sees baby boom with 17 babies born in one year

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s office, just south of St. Louis, Missouri, has 17 new babies in their department -- all of them less than a year old. Meg Oliver reports.
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Meteor spotted streaking across the midwest sky

The American Meteor Society said a meteor was heading east to west in the sky between St. Louis and Columbia, Missouri.
USATODAY.com - Published

Kansas City voters: Street name wrong way to honor Martin Luther King Jr

Voters in Kansas City, Missouri, have reversed a decision by city leaders to name a street after slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, in a contest both sides characterized as being sparked..
Reuters - Published

Kansas City Voters Remove Martin Luther King’s Name From Boulevard

After contentious debate, the Missouri city christened a street after the civil rights leader this year. Residents decided to revert it to Paseo Boulevard.
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Kansas City votes on removing MLK's name on street

After nearly a year of debate that included charges of racism on one side and claims city officials bypassed rules on the other, Kansas City, Missouri, residents will decide on removing Martin Luther..
USATODAY.com - Published

Blunt says Senate Intel Committee wants to see Mueller report before concluding probe

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss the Mueller investigation and President Trump's national emergency declaration.
CBS News - Published

Armed man at Walmart pleads guilty to lower charge

A man who caused panic after entering a Missouri Walmart wearing body armor and carrying loaded firearms has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge than the more serious terrorist-related felony he..
USATODAY.com - Published

Blunt says Mexican tariffs send "biggest message" to China

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss the agreement U.S. and Mexican officials reached over the weekend to avoid tariffs.
CBS News - Published

Bill Geist on "Lake of the Ozarks: My Surreal Summers in a Vanishing America"

In his new book, "Lake of the Ozarks: My Surreal Summers in a Vanishing America," "Sunday Morning" correspondent Bill Geist shares memories of his youth working at Missouri's Beautiful Lake of the..
CBS News - Published

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens facing possible impeachment, says he won't quit

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens insists he will not step down, despite that he is facing possible impeachment. St. Louis KMOX radio hosts Mike Kelley and John Hancock joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss..
CBS News - Published

Missouri governor says Planned Parenthood clinic in jeopardy

Missouri Governor Mike Parson spoke publicly for the first time since Planned Parenthood announced its St. Louis clinic's license to perform abortions is in jeopardy of not being renewed. CBS News..
CBS News - Published

Missouri police officer awarded $19M in discrimination suit after being told to tone down his 'gayness'

Sgt. Keith Wildhaber sued St. Louis County in Missouri after he was told he would never be promoted because of his sexuality. He won $19 million.
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Missouri, Planned Parenthood debate 'safety concerns' at abortion clinic hearing

The fate of Missouri's only abortion clinic was at stake on Monday, as a state arbiter heard arguments from Planned Parenthood and state officials who have threatened to close it and make Missouri the..
Reuters - Published

Missouri cites 'serious concerns' about safety in seeking to shut abortion clinic

The fate of Missouri's only abortion clinic was at stake on Monday, as a state arbiter heard arguments from Planned Parenthood and state officials who have threatened to close it and make Missouri the..
Reuters - Published

Missouri's only abortion clinic to challenge state shutdown order

The fate of Missouri's only abortion clinic is at stake on Monday, as a state arbiter hears arguments from Planned Parenthood and state officials who have threatened to close the clinic and make..
Reuters - Published

Missouri farmer Garland Nelson charged with murder in deaths of Wisconsin brothers

Wisconsin brothers Nicholas and Justin Diemel were reported missing after they missed a flight back to Wisconsin following a business trip in July.  
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Caught on camera: Sanitation worker helps elderly woman

After witnessing an elderly woman fall earlier this year, a sanitation worker from Missouri made it a point to always help her walk up her driveway. This time, the act of kindness was caught on a..
CBS News - Published

Lynyrd Skynyrd, ‘Breaking Bad’ beer, cheetahs, record muskie: News from around our 50 states

Hawaii city to curb surfing events, Missouri man grows record-size pumpkins, and more
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New Illinois Abortion Clinic Anticipates Post-Roe World

A regional clinic across the river from Missouri reflects how both sides of the abortion divide are looking toward a landscape in which some states might ban abortions outright.
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Missouri appeals court overturns $110 million Johnson & Johnson talc verdict

A Missouri appeals court overturned a $110 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a Virginia woman who says she developed ovarian cancer after decades of using of its talc-based..
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Prosecutors Re-examine Killing After Missouri Deputy Is Charged in Another Shooting

The deputy was awarded a medal of valor after she shot and killed a man outside a Walmart in 2017.
NYTimes.com - Published

Inside Missouri's last abortion clinic

Across the South and Midwest, a growing number of abortion restrictions have made access to the procedure harder than it's ever been
CBS News - Published

Abortion provider in Illinois: There’s been a “huge increase” of patients coming from Missouri

Dr. David Eisenberg and his wife Dr. Erin King are both abortion providers. King is based in Illinois, while Eisenberg practices in Missouri, where women face more restrictions. In the last few years,..
CBS News - Published

“I don’t think it’s right": Woman seeking abortion in Illinois opens up about restrictions in Missouri

Thousands of women are now driving from Missouri to Illinois to get an abortion. One woman from Missouri named Oriel allowed CBS News to follow her journey, as she sought a medication abortion in..
CBS News - Published

Planned Parenthood to open large Illinois clinic as Missouri readies abortion ban

Women's health provider Planned Parenthood is set to open a large facility in western Illinois this month that will provide abortion access for women in Missouri as officials there aim to shutter the..
Reuters - Published

Planned Parenthood has been building a secret abortion "mega-clinic" in Illinois

Planned Parenthood is announcing the opening of a new mega-facility close to states where abortion access is restricted. The new clinic was built secretly in Illinois, near the Missouri border...
CBS News - Published

Missouri executes man convicted of killing ex-girlfriend's lover

Missouri on Tuesday executed a man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend's lover more than 20 years ago, local media reported, after a court rejected his argument he faced cruel and unusual punishment..
Reuters - Published

Missouri executes man for violent crime spree in 1996

State carries out execution even though there were concerns Bucklew's health would cause a gruesome lethal injection
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Pregnant woman finds out her house was once a meth lab after she tests positive for drugs

A pregnant Missouri woman learned that her home used to be a meth lab after she tested positive for amphetamines during a prenatal appointment.  
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Missouri Attorney General Refers 12 Catholic Priests for Prosecution

The investigation found that 163 priests or clergy members were accused of sexual abuse or misconduct against minors.
NYTimes.com - Published

Missouri couple win big Lottery prize again: Career winnings push close to $4 million

Don’t try telling Marilyn and Jimmie Lovelace that lightning doesn’t strike twice.
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Man charged in 31-year-old cold case murder. Police suspect he may have killed others

Lawrence Gene 'Larry' Timmons was charged Friday with the 1988 slaying of a 31-year-old Missouri woman. Other cold cases now being looked at.
USATODAY.com - Published

NCAA Re-Rank 1-130: Auburn jumps into top 10, while Tennessee and Missouri take tumbles

Auburn was the biggest mover in the new NCAA Re-rank, leaping 14 spots to No. 6 after a 27-21 win against Oregon. Clemson and Alabama lead at top.
USATODAY.com - Published

Heat wave across central U.S. prompts health warnings

The National Weather Service's heat warning covers most of Missouri and eight other states
CBS News - Published

Missouri's 8-week abortion ban blocked, but other restrictions go into effect

Missouri's 8-week abortion ban would have gone into effect today, but it was blocked by a federal judge. CBS News reporter Kate Smith joined CBSN from Missouri with details on what restrictions are..
CBS News - Published

Missouri's 8-week abortion ban put on hold by federal judge

Less than 24 hours before the law was set to take effect, U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs issued an order blocking enforcement of the abortion ban.
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Missouri ban on abortion after eight weeks temporarily blocked by U.S. judge

A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday blocked Missouri from enforcing a law banning abortion in the state after eight weeks of pregnancy except in cases of medical emergency, acting just a day before the law..
Reuters - Published

Judge blocks Missouri's eight-week abortion ban

The regulation was scheduled to go into effect on Wednesday
CBS News - Published

Federal judge blocks restrictive Missouri abortion law

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Missouri from enforcing a law banning abortion in the state after eight weeks except in cases of medical emergency.
Reuters - Published

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