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

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OZARK, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri man died after he was hit by a front-end loader at a quarry for a construction company. Seventy-three-year-old Robert Shelby Hill of Clever died at the quarry for the Leo Journagan Construction Company. Authorities say Hill was waiting to load a dump truck when he walked across a road and was hit by the loader.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A new report shows Missouri's unemployment rate dipped slightly last month while the state lost 3,100 nonfarm jobs. The state Department of Economic Development says the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent in August from 6.5 percent in July. The August rate was also down from 6.6 percent in the same month last year.

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) - A 17-year-old Missouri boy is in critical but stable condition after police subdued him with a stun gun, and a family spokesman says doctors are trying to bring him out of a medically induced coma. Bryce Masters was hospitalized Sunday after a police officer used a Taser on him during a traffic stop in Independence, near Kansas City. Family attorney Daniel Haus says Masters went into cardiac arrest after he was stunned. Haus says Masters remained hospitalized.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in five American cities. He says the shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, underscored the need for the initiative. Holder tells The Associated Press that the project could serve as a "silver lining" to the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown in striving to ease racial tensions and community mistrust. The five cities haven't been selected yet.

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