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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Mark McCloskey, a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Missouri, was photographed Tuesday outside the Wisconsin courthouse where Kyle Rittenhouse was on trial for murder with two people flashing a sign associated with white supremacists.

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Former U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, a conservative Missouri Republican whose comment that women's bodies have a way of avoiding pregnancies in cases of “legitimate rape” sunk his bid for the U.S. Senate and became a cautionary tale for other GOP candidates, has died. He was 74.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri (AP) — Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway is suing a state board that she said is threatening to discipline her and her office after she issued audits critical of Sen. Josh Hawley for his use of public money while he was Missouri Attorney General.

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An idea from Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft to make local city and school elections partisan is getting a reception as cold as November rain from Franklin County elected officials.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is urging the General Assembly to prohibit local election workers from helping absentee voters correct mistakes, a move that would mean some votes aren't counted.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chair of former President Donald Trump's 2017 inaugural committee was arrested Tuesday on charges alleging he secretly conspired to influence U.S. policy to benefit the United Arab Emirates, even while he was seeking a position as an American diplomat.

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Amy Ryan, of Wildwood, has launched an exploratory committee to study the possibility of running for Missouri Senate District 26, an office held by Dave Schatz since 2014.

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In the past week alone, Nikki Haley regaled activists in Iowa, Mike Pence courted donors in California and Donald Trump returned to the rally stage, teasing a third campaign for the White House.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders say they will oppose the creation of a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol — and have so far declined to say whether they will even participate in the probe.

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NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 26.9 million people watched President Joe Biden's first address to Congress across 16 television networks, the smallest audience for the yearly presidential speech since at least 1993.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tishaura Jones has called systemic racism the biggest obstacle to progress in St. Louis, and the city’s new mayor used her inauguration speech on Tuesday to pledge to fight back against all types of discrimination.

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O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The field of potential candidates seeking to replace Sen. Roy Blunt narrowed Monday when Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe announced he will not seek the Republican nomination in 2022 but will instead run for governor in 2024.

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Sen. Roy Blunt said the decision to run for a Senate term is an eight-year decision, with two years running for office, followed by six years in office if successful.

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O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Eric Greitens' political future seemed doomed by scandal when he resigned as Missouri governor. Now, he appears primed to test whether Sen. Roy Blunt's retirement provides a path for redemption within a Republican Party searching for direction after former President Dona…

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St. Louis’ first-ever female mayor will be replaced by another woman, after city Treasurer Tishaura Jones and Alderwoman Cara Spencer on Tuesday bested two men in a new primary election format to advance to next month’s general election.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several hundred protesters gathered in downtown St. Louis to call on Republican Sen. Josh Hawley to resign over his continued rejection of Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory — even after the riot at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators now say President Donald Trump should resign in the wake of deadly riots at the Capitol and support for the House drive to impeach him a second time is gaining momentum. 

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AP VoteCast is a wide ranging survey of the American electorate, conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago for The Associated Press. The survey of more than 2,700 voters in Georgia will provide insight into who voted, and why, in the state's Senate runoff elections. This interactive all…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil.