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A Republican aide shed more light Thursday on the moments leading up to the suicide of a leading candidate for Missouri governor, an event that has torn the state party apart in recent days.

Martha Fitz, a friend of Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich's (R) family, revealed that she was on the phone with Schweich's wife on the morning of Feb. 26 when the auditor shot himself at their family home.

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Reasonable people can disagree on whether there’s a 21st century “war on women,” and if so what roles forces such as the GOP, the Christian Right and mass media have played in it. But if we take the historical view, there’s no denying that mainstream American society has consistently attacked activist women, those who dared to push beyond the traditional views or definitions of their era and work for something alternative and better.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers voted Friday to make their state the 25th to enact right-to-work legislation, pushing a fast-tracked bill through the Assembly after an overnight debate and sending it on to Gov. Scott Walker for his promised signature.

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