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Missouri

Jan 13, 2014 — The Southwest Airlines 737 landed at a wrong airport in Missouri, narrowly averting a slide off the end of a short runway.
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Nov 20, 2013 — Joseph Paul Franklin, who was convicted of eight murders, suspected in as many as 20 others and who shot Hustler publisher Larry Flynt in 1978, was put to death Wednesday in Missouri. He also shot and seriously wounded civil rights leader Vernon Jordan in 1980.
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Nov 12, 2013 — Joseph Paul Franklin, who shot the porn publisher in 1978, is scheduled to die Nov. 20 in Missouri. Flynt is seeking to block the execution through legal and public relations means.
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Sep 12, 2013 — The effort to override a veto by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on legislation that would have nixed federal rules fell one vote shy of passing.
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Aug 21, 2013 — Enmity between the universities of Missouri and Kansas dates back to a massacre that occurred 150 years ago today. That's still not a good reason to commemorate the killings at a sports bar.
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Apr 21, 2013 — Towns in Missouri, central Illinois and at least four other Midwestern states are under a flood warning, as heavy spring rains swell the Mississippi and other rivers to dangerously high crests.
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Mar 22, 2011 — Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri was once videotaped telling an audience that they should not vote for her if they ever saw her words and deeds diverge. Now that's coming back to haunt her as amid a controversy over her charging taxpayers for her use of her own airplane.
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Mar 21, 2011 — Already facing a tough reelection, Sen. McCaskill's political foes got an assist from a report that she didn't pay taxes for a plane she co-owns with her husband. This came after another damaging report that she charged taxpayers for business flights she took on it.
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Oct 12, 2010 — Both Republican Roy Blunt and Democrat Robin Carnahan are very establishment figures though each is trying to position himself as more the outsider. The anti-Obama mood in the state would seem to favor Blunt; Missouri voted for John McCain in 2008.
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Jul 2, 2008 — Here's a recipe for an A&E special: cop comes to town, cleans up the drug problem, and is promptly arrested for impersonating a police officer.
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