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Missouri House Passes Bill That Makes Street Protests A Felony Crime, Bans Police Chokeholds

The Missouri House has approved sweeping legislation that covers a wide range of law enforcement matters, most notably a provision that could make protesting in the middle of a street a felony. Whether the many amendments that were placed on the bill Tuesday night make it past the finish line is an open question, and will largely depend on how negotiations between the House and Senate go during the final days of the session. The House spent much of Tuesday afternoon and part of the evening...

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In a letter to the president of the Arizona Senate, an official with the U.S. Department of Justice expressed concerns that an audit and recount of the November election in Maricopa County may be out of compliance with federal laws.

Pamela Karlan, the principal deputy assistant attorney general with the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, wrote Wednesday that federal officials see two issues with the election review ordered by Republican-led state Senate.

A Malian woman has given birth to nine babies, in what could become a world record. Halima Cissé had been expecting to have seven newborns: ultrasound sessions had failed to spot two of her babies.

"The newborns (five girls and four boys) and the mother are all doing well," Mali's health minister, Dr. Fanta Siby, said in an announcement about the births.

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Three years ago, singer-songwriter Aloha Mischeaux wanted to more formally foster arts and creativity. She found that opportunity in Revival School, an afterschool program that caters to refugee students in St. Louis that allows them to fuse their culture with art.

Missouri Lawmakers Agree On More Money For Hospitals, Higher Education

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Hospitals, higher education and people who owe the state money from mistakenly paid unemployment benefits were the winners Wednesday in state budget negotiations.

There’s also extra money to help defendants in limbo because they are on public defender waiting lists and federal COVID-19 relief funds from the American Rescue Plan to help homeowners and renters behind on payments due to lost income.

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Sager | Braudis -- Painting of the Month

An Embrace, Of Sorts

Sager | Braudis -- Painting of the Month

Sara Olshansky -- An Embrace, Of Sorts
Artist Sara Olshansky was born in Louisville, Kentucky. She graduated from the Hite Art Institute at the University of Louisville in 2018 with a BFA in 2D Studio Art and a BA in Art History. In this drawing, Olshansky explores addition and erasure of imagery on a single picture plane, with interest in how this technique might mirror lived experience, especially with respect to time. By condensing past, present, and future to one, monoscenic picture plane, she makes the components interdependent, emphasizing their relativity. Instead of representing a space, as a drawing traditionally would, this composition conveys interactions and movements over time.

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Columbia Foster and Adoption Project is looking for a few good volunteers, and the only prerequisite is a "need to care about the community that we work with." CFAP president KATHRYN O'HAGAN tells us what exactly volunteers do and how much time they need to set aside each month. Also, MARILYN McLEOD is back with information about an online, panel-led program focused on National Mental Health Awareness Month. Registration is required! (3:54) May 6, 2021

The head of the Missouri office that oversees lawyers’ professional conduct alleges that a review of the investigation that brought down former Gov. Eric Greitens three years ago uncovered evidence that the prosecutor in charge concealed evidence that could have helped him.

Missouri lawmakers have passed a bill to limit public access to a number of government records.

The Republican-led House on Wednesday voted 154-1 to send the bill to Gov. Mike Parson. The measure would allow government agencies to close public access to mailing lists with people's addresses and phone numbers. Government agencies could close building security plans and refuse to release utility usage records.

It also would give a 30-day deadline for people to pay once they receive a bill for the estimated cost to get public records, although requests could be resubmitted.

In this episode of the True/False Podcast: a conversation from last year's festival between filmmakers Ursula Liang and Khalik Allah. Both were at True/False to show their latest features. Liang's film Down a Dark Stairwell documents the effects of a police shooting of an unarmed Black man. Allah's film I Walk on Water pushes the boundaries of the filmmakers' relationship with those they document.