JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Republican candidates calling for repeal of President Barack Obama's health care law are on the defensive about how they will preserve protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. That protection is one of the most popular provisions of the law. But Republicans are promoting a lawsuit to repeal it entirely and are not clear on how pre-existing conditions would be protected if they succeed and Congress doesn't quickly replace it.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill's campaign manager is calling for her Republican rival Josh Hawley to launch an investigation of footage of her campaign taken by a conservative group known for "sting" videos of liberal organizations. "We have reason to believe that fraud has been committed against our campaign," McCaskill campaign manager David Kirby said. Hawley said that if her campaign has evidence they should present it.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The University of Missouri is honoring its Nobel Prize-winning scientist with an unusual accolade: a dedicated bicycle rack slot. George Smith learned this month that he will share this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry with two other scientists. Other schools have recognized their Nobel laureates with a dedicated parking space. But the 77-year-old faculty member is, by his own assessment, "not a good driver." Smith told The Kansas City Star that he bikes to the Columbia campus every day.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A white woman who was fired after she was shown on video blocking a black man from entering the St. Louis loft building where he lives says the man didn't have an electronic key fob and forced his way inside. KTVI-TV reports that Hilary Thornton says 24-year-old D'Arreion Toles was trying to get in the building Friday night while she had the door cracked to let her dog use the bathroom.
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