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Missouri to investigate Planned Parenthood in wake of video furor

ST. LOUIS Missouri elected officials announced efforts Tuesday to investigate Planned Parenthood following the release of a controversial video that raised questions about whether the national abortion provider was selling fetal tissue for profit and if Missouri affiliates were participating in such a scheme. The separate moves by Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster and the Republican-led state Senate propel Missouri into the forefront of a national uproar caused by the video after it was made public last week. The video specifically mentions St. Louis as a possible location to obtain fetal tissue. Koster's announcement came after several Republican lawmakers asked him to look...