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Morning round-up
9:17 am
Tue October 11, 2011

Morning headlines: Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Albert Pujols had one of the biggest postseason nights of his career in Game 2 of the NLCS going 4 for 5 with a home run, three doubles, and five RBIs. He's shown here hitting a game winning home run against the Chicago Cubs on June 5, 2011.
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Cardinals win Game 2 of NLCS

Albert Pujols had one of the biggest postseason nights of his career in Game 2 of the NL championship series, going 4 for 5 with a home run, three doubles and five RBIs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 12-3 last night.

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Military medals unveiled
4:10 pm
Thu June 30, 2011

Zweifel unveils military medals in Jefferson City

State Treasurer Clint Zweifel and Margaret Means, a relative of Maj. Slusher, stand with a portrait of Maj. Slusher taken in uniform with the Distinguished Service Cross.
(Missouri State Treasurer's Office)

Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel unveiled two World War I military medals today at the Missouri State Museum.

The medals, a Distinguished Service Cross and Croix de Guerre, were handed over to Zweifel as unclaimed property when they were found in a bank safe deposit box.

The medals belonged to Major Ernest W. Slusher. Margaret Means, a member of Slusher’s family, is in the process of seeing if she is the lawful owner of the medals.  

So, who was  Maj. Ernest W. Slusher? And how did he earn these medals? Zweifel explains in a release:

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MO Statehouse
7:23 pm
Thu March 3, 2011

Mo. House passes funeral protest bill

Missouri Capitol
Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri House has passed legislation to limit where and when funeral protesters can demonstrate.

The action comes despite this week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that threw out a lawsuit against a fundamentalist church that holds protests at military funerals.

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