Former state lawmakers Jeff Smith and Steve Brown were sentenced today for lying to federal officials in an effort to cover-up their involvement in an anonymous political attack. Jeff Smith got one year in prison and Steve Brown received one year's probation.
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Nobel Peace Prize winners
Today, President Barack Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. He is only the third sitting U.S. President to receive the prize. Here are others who, over the last several years, share the honor.
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Funeral for Sen. Edward Kennedy
The funeral of Sen. Edward Kennedy was held Saturday, August 29,2009,at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Boston, Massachusetts. Kennedy, died of brain cancer August 25.
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Mo. state Senator Jeff Smith resigns
Missouri state Sen. Jeff Smith pleaded guilty Tuesday to two felony charges related to his 2004 campaign for the U.S. Congress, according to testimony in U.S. District Court in St. Louis.
Smith, 37, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to obstruct justice. The first count is for obstructing a Federal Elections Commission investigation in the aftermath of the 2004 Congressional election, and the other is for obstructing a federal grand jury investigation this year. Smith, D-St. Louis, also resigned his seat today.
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Margaret Bush Wilson Funeral Service
Hundreds of friends, family and well-wishers turned out for a service at All Saints Episcopal Church in St. Louis that lasted for hours as respect to Margaret Bush Wilson. A lawyer, civil rights activist, and former head of the national NAACP, she passed away at the age of 90.
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Warren E. Hearnes
Warren Eastman Hearnes was Governor of Missouri from 1965 to 1973. Hearnes, a Democrat was the first Missouri Governor eligible to serve two consecutive four year terms.
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Claire McCaskill Health care forum
Sen. Claire McCaskill hosted a public forum on health care reform at Jefferson College in Hillsboro today. Questions were written on pieces of paper and randomly drawn.
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St. Louis Tea Party protest SEIU assault
Members of the St. Louis Tea Party rallied against alleged violence by SEIU members in front of the union headquarters Saturday. Kenneth Gladney, hospitalized after the assault, attended the protest.
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Village of Washington Park Bankrupt
Village of Washington Park is filing for bankruptcy, claiming no more than $50,000 in assets and as much as $10 million in debts.
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Photos by Dawn Majors
President Obama arrives in St. Louis
He'll be throwing out the first pitch at the All-Star game. Cardinals star Albert Pujols will catch.