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Missouri considers state laboratory to create execution drugs

Jordan Shapiro

May 29, 2014

Filed under Nation

Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Missouri should establish its own laboratory to produce chemicals for use in executions rather than rely on an “uneasy cooperation” with medical professionals and pharmaceutical companies,...

‘Weed Fairy’ posts free pot around Seattle

Frances Sprouls

May 29, 2014

Filed under Nation

MANUEL VALDES Associated Press SEATTLE — A woman who calls herself the “Weed Fairy” distributed free small bags of marijuana to people in Seattle over Memorial Day weekend, taping the free pot on 50 fliers around a city neighborhood. ...

Missouri sergeant goes to court for sexually assaulting soldiers

Casey Hutchins

May 29, 2014

Filed under Nation

ST. LOUIS — A Missouri-based Army drill sergeant has been accused of sexually assaulting 12 female soldiers during the past three years, including several while he was deployed in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Angel M. Sanchez...

Lawmakers call for Shinseki’s resignation from VA

Frances Sprouls

May 29, 2014

Filed under Nation

MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON — Support for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki eroded quickly on Thursday, especially among congressional Democrats facing tough re-election campaigns. Shinseki spoke privatel...

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