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Judge Rules Key Witness In Governor’s Trial Can Testify

Judge Rules Key Witness In Governor’s Trial Can Testify

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  A St. Louis judge on Monday decided on several motions crucial to Governor Eric Greitens’ felony invasion of privacy case. Two of the most significant rulings by Judge Rex Burlison was not to dismiss the case and to allow the alleged victim to testify. The defense had argued the woman’s testimony…

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Monday Hearing Could Have Big Implications In Governor Greitens’ Case

Monday Hearing Could Have Big Implications In Governor Greitens’ Case

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A judge on Monday will consider whether the pivotal witness in Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ criminal trial – a woman involved in an affair with him – should be prohibited from testifying. Circuit Judge Rex Burlison will preside over the hearing, just a week before Greitens stands trial for felony invasion…

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US Senator Blunt Resists Calling For Greitens’ Resignation

US Senator Blunt Resists Calling For Greitens’ Resignation

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt wants the courts and legislature to determine whether Gov. Eric Grietens should leave office, so he isn’t calling for Greitens’ resignation. Blunt, R-Mo., said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday Greitens has been accused of reprehensible actions, but the official criminal and legislative processes should…

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CIA Nominee Offered To Withdraw Over Interrogation Program

CIA Nominee Offered To Withdraw Over Interrogation Program

By ZEKE MILLER and DEB RIECHMANN , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, offered to withdraw her nomination, two senior administration officials said Sunday, amid concerns that a debate over a harsh interrogation program would tarnish her reputation and that of the CIA. White…

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For Illinois $245M Legionnaires’ Fix, Rhetoric Meets Reality

For Illinois $245M Legionnaires’ Fix, Rhetoric Meets Reality

By JOHN O’CONNOR , AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A deadly Legionnaires’ disease crisis at a state-run veterans’ home, persisting for years, has so flummoxed Illinois officials that they have concluded the best remedy is to start over. Now, rhetoric meets reality. A report last week from Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration recommends a…

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