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Missouri implements 72-hour wait period for abortions

Missouri implements 72-hour wait period for abortions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Sept. 11 (UPI) --Missouri legislator implemented one of the most restrictive U.S. abortion laws. Wednesday, requiring women to wait 72 hours before terminating a pregnancy.
Aileen Graef
Lauryn Hill dedicates song 'Black Rage' to Ferguson residents

Lauryn Hill dedicates song 'Black Rage' to Ferguson residents

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 22 (UPI) --Lauryn Hill took to Twitter Wednesday to ask for peace for the residents of Ferguson following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown and the ensuing protests.
Veronica Linares
Missouri gov. orders withdrawal of National Guard from Ferguson

Missouri gov. orders withdrawal of National Guard from Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 21 (UPI) --Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson Thursday after the second straight night of relative calm.
Gabrielle Levy
Holder: 'Change is coming' to Ferguson after shooting

Holder: 'Change is coming' to Ferguson after shooting

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 20 (UPI) --Eric Holder landed in Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday as a grand jury was expected to hear evidence in the case against Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown.
Gabrielle Levy
Ferguson tense overnight as 2 shot, 31 arrested

Ferguson tense overnight as 2 shot, 31 arrested

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 19 (UPI) --The presence of the Missouri National Guard did little to quell tensions in Ferguson overnight as officers arrested dozens of protesters and two men were shot.
Gabrielle Levy
Amnesty International sends team to Ferguson

Amnesty International sends team to Ferguson

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Amnesty International has deployed a monitor team inside the United States for the first time in history to observe events in Ferguson.
Aileen Graef
Missouri Gov. Nixon cancels Ferguson curfew for Monday

Missouri Gov. Nixon cancels Ferguson curfew for Monday

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) --As the Missouri National Guard rolls into Ferguson Monday, Gov. Jay Nixon said he had canceled the curfew for Monday night that had been in effect since Friday.
Gabrielle Levy
National Guard deployed in Ferguson after worst night of violence yet

National Guard deployed in Ferguson after worst night of violence yet

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon announced Monday morning that he would call in the National Guard to Ferguson after Sunday proved the worst night of violent clashes yet.
Gabrielle Levy
Eric Holder orders second autopsy for Michael Brown

Eric Holder orders second autopsy for Michael Brown

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 17 (UPI) --U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder orders second autopsy for slain teen Michael Brown upon request of his family.
Danielle Haynes
Protesters defy Ferguson, Mo., curfew; one man shot

Protesters defy Ferguson, Mo., curfew; one man shot

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 17 (UPI) --One man shot, seven protesters arrested after curfew Sunday morning in Ferguson, Mo.
Danielle Haynes
Missouri governor declares state of emergency over Ferguson riots

Missouri governor declares state of emergency over Ferguson riots

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 16 (UPI) --Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declares state of emergency and implements curfew in Ferguson.
Danielle Haynes
Ferguson police name officer who shot Michael Brown

Ferguson police name officer who shot Michael Brown

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 15 (UPI) --Police named Darren Wilson as the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed unarmed teen Michael Brown on Saturday.
Gabrielle Levy
Ferguson protests turn peaceful with new State Patrol in charge

Ferguson protests turn peaceful with new State Patrol in charge

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) --Protests in Ferguson took on a new tone Thursday evening as Mo. State Patrol Captain Ron Johnson took charge, marching with demonstrators.
Gabrielle Levy
Mo. State Highway Patrol to take over security in Ferguson [UPDATE]

Mo. State Highway Patrol to take over security in Ferguson [UPDATE]

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 14 (UPI) --Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will remove St. Louis County police from Ferguson, after five days of clashes between protesters and cops showed no signs of slowing.
Gabrielle Levy
Ferguson police: Protest, rally, hold vigils during daylight hours

Ferguson police: Protest, rally, hold vigils during daylight hours

FERGUSON , Mo., Aug. 13 (UPI) --Police in Ferguson, Missouri ask citizens to restrict their civil disobedience to daylight hours after another shooting occurred early Wednesday morning.
JC Sevcik
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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon works with the new hands-on E-sponder electronic mapping device during a tour of the St. Louis City Emergency Management Agency in St. Louis on July 12, 2009. The emergency office has been opened and manned 24 hours a day due to the 2009 Major League Baseball All Star Game to be played at Busch Stadium on July 14. U.S. President Obama is expected to attend. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Jefferson City, Missouri

Jeremiah Wilson "Jay" Nixon (born February 13, 1956) is the 55th and current Governor of the U.S. state of Missouri. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as Missouri's Attorney General before his election in 2008. Nixon holds both an undergraduate degree and a law degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia.

He made his first bid for statewide office in 1988, an unsuccessful effort to oust incumbent U.S. Senator John Danforth. Nixon was defeated by Danforth, winning 32% of the vote compared to Danforth's 68%. Nixon was first elected as Missouri's Attorney General on November 3, 1992, on a platform of fighting crime, cleaning up government corruption, and protecting consumers and the environment. Nixon followed William L. Webster as Attorney General. The 1992 race for Attorney General between Nixon and former State House Minority Leader David Steelman was especially heated; however Nixon beat Steelman 51% to 45%, with an unusually high 4% of the votes going to the Libertarian Party candidate.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jay Nixon."
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