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KCUR Morning News 7-7-10

By Maria Carter


Kansas City, MO – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon wants to wrap up the special legislative session this week. But a leading Republican in the Missouri Senate says that won't happen.

A federal judge in Nebraska has granted a motion to temporarily block enforcement of the state's ban on flag mutilation, saying the law is "almost certainly unconstitutional."

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon outlawed the marijuana-like substance known as "K2" on Tuesday.

A trial is under way in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the wife of a Shawnee man who suffered a fatal accident while riding a privately owned bus for Kansas State sports fans.

A top official with the Veterans Administration system says he'll tap a three-member panel to thoroughly investigate concerns that dentistry sterilization lapses at the St. Louis VA may have exposed nearly 2,000 veterans to HIV and hepatitis viruses.

Authorities say a 4-year-old Missouri girl missing for more than 24 hours has been found alive more than 70 miles from home.

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