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Missouri: State in the central United States
Missouri is a state in the Midwestern United States. With more than six million residents, it is the 18th-most populous state of the country. 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.


Kanye West Still Pushing Ahead With Presidential Bid [Video]

Kanye West Still Pushing Ahead With Presidential Bid

Kanye West still insists he's running for President. West is on the ballot in Minnesota and Tennessee. He just missed the filing deadline in Wisconsin. In Missouri, his petition lacked more than 3,400..

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NFL's Kansas City Chiefs ban fans from wearing headdresses, "American Indian-Themed Face Paint" [Video]

NFL's Kansas City Chiefs ban fans from wearing headdresses, "American Indian-Themed Face Paint"


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Activist Cori Bush Ousts 20-Year US Representative Clay in Missouri [Video]

Activist Cori Bush Ousts 20-Year US Representative Clay in Missouri

Bush defeated longtime Representative William Lacy Clay in Missouri’s Democratic primary on Tuesday.

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Kobach loses U.S. Senate seat in Kansas primary [Video]

Kobach loses U.S. Senate seat in Kansas primary

U.S. Representative Roger Marshall won the Kansas Republican primary for the Senate on Tuesday, defeating anti-immigration firebrand Kris Kobach with the help of the party establishment, which feared..

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Missouri Gov Says If Kids Get COVID-19 They'll ‘Get Over It’ [Video]

Missouri Gov Says If Kids Get COVID-19 They'll ‘Get Over It’

The Republican governor of Missouri is pushing for children to return to school. Gov. Mike Parson’s controversial comments came during a Friday interview on KFTK. “These kids have got to get back..

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Former Kansas City mayor: We need to start "at ground zero" with social justice reform

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Kanye West falls short in efforts to make presidential ballot in Missouri, Wyoming

Kanye West failed to gather enough signatures on his petition to appear as an independent candidate on the Missouri ballot.
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Man Charged With Murdering 4-Year-Old Whose Killing Prompted U.S. Anti-Crime Operation

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The following is a transcript of an interview with Mayor Quinton Lucas of Kansas City, Missouri, that aired Sunday, August 9, 2020, on "Face the Nation."
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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas warns of layoffs if cities don't get federal aid

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Protest leader wins Missouri congressional primary

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Missouri voters OK Medicaid expansion to cover more low-income adults, defying GOP leaders

The vote virtually assures Missouri will be the 38th state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
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Cori Bush Defeats William Lacy Clay in a Show of Progressive Might

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The Missouri town that became synonymous with the Black Lives Matter movement after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown has sworn in its first black mayor. Ella Jones was sworn in on Wednesday...
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