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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Department of Revenue has complied with a Senate subpoena and delivered thousands of documents relating to new driver's license procedures.

The Republican-led Senate requested the documents over concerns that license applicants' personal documents scanned into a state computer system are shared with the federal government or a private company.

Revenue Department officials have denied that they are sharing copies of personal documents, such as concealed weapons endorsements and birth certificates.

The documents were delivered Tuesday to Senate Appropriations Chairman Kurt Schaefer, of Columbia, roughly an hour before the 4 p.m. subpoena deadline.

CHICAGO (AP) - Gay rights advocates say Sen. Mark Kirk's announcement that he supports gay marriage is "a sign of progress."

Kirk posted a statement on his blog Tuesday saying same-sex couples should have the right to civil marriage. He says what matters in life is who you love and "government has no place in the middle."

He is the second Republican in the U.S. Senate to back same-sex marriage.

Rick Garcia is director of the Equal Marriage Illinois Project. He says momentum is growing for marriage equality, especially among Republicans.

Opponents like Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute disagree. Higgins says Kirk and other Republicans who back gay marriage are contributing to the destruction of marriage and diminished religious liberty.

Police ID woman found dead on Sunday morning

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 16:15 Published in Local News

Police have released a person of interest in the case of a woman found dead in south St. Louis Sunday morning.

Police found 47-year-old Aretha Robinson in the alley behind the 2200 block of South Jefferson. The coroner determined Robinson was strangled. Officers picked up a person of interest, but have released the person without filing charges.

 

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