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A viral video that appears to show police officers searching a cancer patient’s hospital room for marijuana sparked outrage on social media

Nolan Sousley can be heard on the video telling officers that he only uses cannabis in the form of pills that contain THC oil.
Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kansas.

A black student is suing her former high school after being told her skin was ‘too dark’ to perform on the dance team, lawsuit says

Camille Sturdivant filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the Blue Valley Unified School District in Overland Park, Kansas, last month.

Claire McCaskill says she fears Democrats won’t ever win back senate majority, and slams her own party for not embracing moderates

"Everyone gets in their own bubble. And when you're in that kind of echo chamber, it feels very scary to step outside of it," McCaskill said.
Sen. Claire McCaskill poses for a selfie with Meladie Quarlles in St. Louis, Missouri this month.

Democrat Claire McCaskill sparks controversy by saying women politicians should be ‘self-effacing’ to avoid ‘B-word territory’...

Sen. Claire McCaskill sparked controversy when she said women in politics need to use humor and be "self-effacing" in order to get ahead.

Republican Josh Hawley unseats incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in highly contested Missouri race

The race between Sen. Claire McCaskill and Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley was one of the most closely watched contests of the year.
US Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a Texas Democrat.

9 Senate races that are shaping up to be nail-biters and will determine which party controls the Senate

Control of the Senate will be determined in Tuesday's midterm elections — and there are several races that could go either way.
Steve West

A Republican House candidate in Missouri lost a key endorsement — his own children

The children of Steve West, a Republican candidate for a House seat in Missouri, say they don't want you to vote for their dad, citing "racist" views.
Missouri has lost track of 8% of its sex offenders, state auditor Nicole Galloway (pictured) said Monday.

Audit reveals Missouri has lost track of 1,259 sex offenders — including nearly 800 of the most serious ex-convicts

An audit released Monday shows that the state of Missouri has lost track of 8% of its registered sex offenders. The state auditor called the revelation "disturbing and alarming."

A mother has filed a federal discrimination suit because her son was cut from the high school soccer team

The mother of a boy who did not make the varsity soccer team and was cut from the junior varsity team has filed a discrimination suit against a Missouri high school. She said her son will face "irreparable harm" if he can't play soccer for Ladue Horton Watkins High School.
Professor Mark Post holds the world's first lab-grown beef burger during a launch event in west London on August 5, 2013.

Missouri just became the first state to regulate use of the word ‘meat,’ and the move is already causing controversy

In Missouri, a new law prohibits companies from marketing products as meat if the food did not come from harvested livestock or poultry. People who violate the law can be fined up to $1,000, and they may spend up to one year in jail.