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News Minute: Here is the latest Missouri news from The Associated Press

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police say a suspended St. Louis County officer who had been assigned to patrols in Ferguson has retired amid a review of 2012 video in which the officer calls himself "a killer" and makes incendiary comments about religion and U.S. political leaders. A police spokesman told the Post-Dispatch that Officer Dan Page's last day was Monday. The 35-year-veteran of the department is expected to receive full benefits.

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Protesters are in front of the Ferguson Police Department to express their frustration over the shooting death of Michael Brown. Hundreds of people blocked the road yesterday afternoon outside of the suburban St. Louis police department building just hours after they gathered at the site of the black unarmed 18-year-old's August 9th death. Brown's mother and father attended the earlier rally.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police are investigating after a man was fatally shot while changing a flat tire near his home. The Post-Dispatch reports that 41-year-old Darnell Martin was wounded Friday night and pronounced dead at a hospital.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Michael Sam smiled and shook hands at Missouri's season opener against South Dakota State yesterday shortly before he was cut by the St. Louis Rams. In the first quarter, the Tigers introduced Sam to fans in the end zone right at the deadline for NFL teams to make their final roster cuts ahead of the regular season. The 24-year-old defensive end waved while receiving a standing ovation.

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