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Missouri governor denies abuse detailed in legislative report

by Leigh Jones
Posted 4/12/18, 11:41 am

A report issued Wednesday by a Missouri legislative committee has sparked calls for Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican, to resign amid a monthslong sex scandal that could lead to his impeachment. The report includes testimony from the woman Greitens admitted having an affair with before he became governor. He called the relationship consensual, but the woman claimed Greitens abused and intimidated her during their encounters.

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Missouri governor faces felony charge in nude photo scandal

by Evan Wilt
Posted 2/23/18, 10:05 am

A grand jury on Thursday indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican, on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly blackmailing his former mistress with nude photographs. Greitens won election in 2016 and admitted to the affair last month, but he denies accusations he threatened the woman to stay silent using photographs he took without her consent. The affair took place in March 2015 before Greitens became governor. “As I have said before, I made a personal mistake before I was governor.

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Pot shots

Law | Legalized marijuana sets up a showdown between federal and state law, and rewards unlikely benefactors 
by Jamie Dean
Posted 1/18/18, 12:53 pm

In at least four California cities, a new opportunity awaits low-income citizens convicted of certain drug crimes: a leg up on starting their very own marijuana business.

California has joined seven other states and the District of Columbia in legalizing marijuana for recreational use, and the state began allowing sales on New Year’s Day. In some spots, hundreds of customers lined up hours before shops opened.

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