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Six women and three men were killed when a white man opened fire Wednesday night at Emanuel AME church in Charleston, S.C. Authorities are searching for a white man, who they said was in the church for about an hour at a prayer service before he started shooting. Full story and updates: Charleston Post and Courier

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(Updated 2:00 p.m. Wednesday with further statements from the St. Louis Cardinals.)

In a statement released Wednesday, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak and team chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. strongly condemned the alleged hacking.

"These are serious allegations that don’t reflect who we are as an organization,” DeWitt said.   "We are committed to getting to the bottom of this matter as soon as possible, and if anyone within our organization is determined to be involved in anything inappropriate, they will be held accountable."

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Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA agent with Missouri ties, was convicted of espionage Monday. He was accused of leaking information to New York Times reporter James Risen about a secret plan to disrupt Iran's nuclear program. The case prompted years of debate about journalists' ability to protect their confidential sources.

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The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday that it will hear a challenge to Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol. The case could have direct impact on Missouri in at least two ways.

First, it raises questions about the use of midazolam. Oklahoma uses the drug as the first step in its execution procedure. Missouri also has administered midazolam in large doses to inmates prior to execution, though the state has claimed the drug is not part of the execution procedure.

The Air Force erred by failing to assess the bids according to the criteria it had set out and improperly gave credit to Northrup for exceeding requirements, according to a New York Times report.

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The much anticipated bid from InBev for the St. Louis brewery came through Wednesday at $65 a share. The A-B board says it will be considering the proposal carefully.

In a statement Wednesday, A-B said: "The board will review the merits of the proposal consistent with its fiduciary duties and in consultation with its financial and legal advisers. The board will pursue the course of action that is in the best interests of Anheuser-Busch's stockholders." The board is expected to make its decision regarding the deal in "due course," it said.