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After drowning of Brandon Ellingson, Missouri House committee to review merger of Water Patrol into Highway Patrol

The announcement comes after mounting questions regarding training since Brandon Ellingson drowned while handcuffed and in the custody of a veteran highway trooper who was starting his second summer helping on the Lake of the Ozarks. The state Water Patrol was merged into the Missouri Highway Patrol in January 2011.

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Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels.

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