Pregnant teen who sued over abortion leaves federal custody

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pregnant immigrant teenager who told a judge that she was being prevented from having an abortion while in federal custody has been released, giving her the ability to obtain the procedure. The Trump administration said in a court filing Sunday that the 17-year-old had been...


MLK III calls out Trump on alleged immigration comments

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Martin Luther King Jr.‘s eldest son is calling out President Donald Trump following accusations the president used a vulgarity to describe African countries during a meeting last week and expressed a preference for immigrants from countries like Norway. Martin Luther King III...


EDITORIAL: Greitens and Trump — the Thelma and Louise of American politics

If they ever created a “Thelma and Louise” award for most spectacular launch into the political abyss, Gov. Eric Greitens and President Donald Trump would surely be the hands-down winners. They are both first-time politicians who astounded their more experienced opponents and won election to office...


EDITORIAL: Greitens avoids tough issues and focuses on the easy stuff in State of the

Is it possible to sidestep the ongoing drama over Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ extramarital affair and whether he can survive in office to talk about something at least as important? Dare we say it: We’re going to talk about issues. More specifically, we’re going to talk about all the issues that...


City Council to discuss community policing plan, Nifong and Forum improvements

A proposed resolution directing the city manager to develop a strategy to implement community-oriented policing is one of the big-ticket items on the Columbia City Council’s agenda Tuesday night. The council also will hold a public hearing on a plan to spend more than $12 million to rebuild...


GUEST COMMENTARY: Is it appropriate for mental health professionals to diagnose a

Maybe it’s time America’s psychiatrists reconsider their Goldwater Rule. The Goldwater Rule simply states that psychiatrists shouldn’t diagnose the mental health of a public figure unless they’ve personally examined the person. Naturally, if any public figures have sought mental health treatment,...

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Maggots, mold and dirt reported in Weber jail food

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Health inspectors looked into reports of maggots, mold, and dirt in jail food, and labels saying “goat head” and “not for human consumption.” The Weber and Davis jails use the same food contractor, Trinity Services Group of Oldsmar, Florida. 


Why the GOP tax cuts are boosting stocks and who gains most

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers late last year rushed $1.5 trillion in tax cuts into law — the most sweeping rewrite of the tax code since 1986. Republicans assert that the plan will deliver stronger economic growth and substantial pay raises for the middle class....


APNewsBreak: US set to cut UN money for Palestinian refugees

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year’s first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organization,...


Report: Trump lawyer brokered $130,000 payment to porn star

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer brokered a $130,000 payment to a porn actress to prevent her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, according to a report Friday in The Wall Street Journal. Trump met Stephanie Clifford, whose goes by the name...

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