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It wasn't a bomb after all. The Springfield Fire Department says a suspicious package at Springfield-Branson National Airport wasn't an explosive. TSA screeners called the fire department around 9:30 this morning about the package. Air traffic was halted for about three hours as the package was removed from the airport. It turns out the package had peanut butter and a blood pressure monitoring device.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says that next year he'll revive a proposal to give his office the power to prosecute election fraud cases.

Kobach pushed the idea after taking office in 2011, but his efforts to win legislative approval of the idea fell just short of passage two years later, even though fellow Republicans control the Legislature.

Kobach won re-election this month with 59 percent of the vote.

He persuaded legislators to enact a 2012 law requiring all voters to show photo identification at the polls, and a 2013 statute requiring new voters to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship to register.

But the secretary of state's office can't initiate election fraud prosecutions on its own. Such decisions are left to county or federal prosecutors.
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Joplin City Manager Sam Anselm discusses Joplin's redevelopment efforts, streamlining government, and the big increase to sewer rates.
Missouri US Senator Roy Blunt comments on Ferguson and the Keystone Pipeline.
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A spokesman for more than 1100 St. Louis metro police officers fears violence–at several levels–when the Michael Brown grand jury files its report, no matter what the report says. Executive Director Jeff Roorda of the St. Louis Police Officers Association says Ferguson policeman Darren Wilson is not the only area officer to get death threats […]
New York City paid a conman who defrauded distressed homeowners out of millions of dollars during the housing crisis nearly $50,000 dollars to decontaminate the apartment of its first Ebola patient, BuzzFeed News is reporting
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Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden delivered some of his most pointed comments yet about Robert Griffin III, telling NFL.com earlier this week that it's time for the third-year quarterback to elevate his play.
Brady passes Patriots to 34-9 win over Lions
A week after rushing for 201 yards, New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray didn't play in Sunday's 34-9 victory against the Detroit Lions after he didn't report to the team's facility on time Friday.
Brian Hoyer shook off three interceptions, leading the Cleveland Browns down the field in the final minute to set up Billy Cundiff's 37-yard field goal as time expired for a 26-24 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
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