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ChillicotheNews
Loud boom shakes Chillicothe Wednesday afternoonWednesday afternoon, causing concern for many citizens. The Chillicothe Police
Loud boom shakes Chillicothe Wednesday afternoon
ChillicotheNews / Posted 18 hours ago
Wednesday afternoon, causing concern for many citizens. The Chillicothe Police Department and Livingston County Sheriff’s office both received multiple calls from concerned citizens after the boom occurred. Both entities later announced that the... Read more
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Char-Koosta News
AMERICAN ICONthe Wildlife Conservation Society WASHINGTON (April 27, 2016) – The Vote Bison
AMERICAN ICON
Char-Koosta News / Posted yesterday
the Wildlife Conservation Society WASHINGTON (April 27, 2016) – The Vote Bison Coalition is proud to celebrate the House and Senate passage of the National Bison Legacy Act, which when signed by the President will officially make bison the... Read more
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Market Watch
California raises legal age to buy tobacco products to 21same day, India’s Supreme Court ordered tobacco companies to comply with a new
California raises legal age to buy tobacco products to 21
Market Watch / Posted yesterday
same day, India’s Supreme Court ordered tobacco companies to comply with a new rule requiring graphic warnings cover 85% of every cigarette pack. In the U.S., lawmakers in more than 10 other states are considering similar legislation including... Read more
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The Jewish Week
After Ted Cruz Drops Out, Donald Trump Is The Presumptive Republican Nominee For Presidentpresumptive Republican nominee for president after trouncing his opponents in I
After Ted Cruz Drops Out, Donald Trump Is The Presumptive Republican Nominee For President
The Jewish Week / Posted 2 days ago
presumptive Republican nominee for president after trouncing his opponents in Indiana, driving Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, out of the race. Bernie Sanders, the Independent senator from Vermont, bested Hillary Clinton in Indiana’s primary on Tuesday,... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports Fast Facts(CNN) -- Here's a look at performance-enhancing drugs in sports. The use of pe
Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports Fast Facts
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 3 days ago
(CNN) -- Here's a look at performance-enhancing drugs in sports. The use of performance-enhancing drugs by professional athletes, or "doping," has been acknowledged as a problem since at least the 1960s. The issue has gained prominence in the last... Read more
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The Hill
Administration speeds up review boards for Guantánamo detaineesThe Obama administration has quietly been speeding up the pace of review boards
Administration speeds up review boards for Guantánamo detainees
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
The Obama administration has quietly been speeding up the pace of review boards for Guantánamo Bay detainees in an attempt to whittle down the number of prisoners. Since mid-April, the Pentagon has scheduled about two review boards per week through... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Here is the latest Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont news from The Associated Press at 9shows that the U.S. government has placed fewer than 100 migrant children from
Here is the latest Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont news from The Associated Press at 9
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 4 days ago
shows that the U.S. government has placed fewer than 100 migrant children from Central America who have entered the United States without their parents in Northern New England since the fall of 2013. The federal government says it has placed 60... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Here is the latest Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont news from The Associated Press at 8shows that the U.S. government has placed fewer than 100 migrant children from
Here is the latest Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont news from The Associated Press at 8
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 4 days ago
shows that the U.S. government has placed fewer than 100 migrant children from Central America who have entered the United States without their parents in Northern New England since the fall of 2013. The federal government says it has placed 60... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Here is the latest Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont news from The Associated Press at 5:50 a.m. EDTBRIDGTON, Maine (AP) - Fire officials are praising a pet dog for his heroics in
Here is the latest Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont news from The Associated Press at 5:50 a.m. EDT
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 4 days ago
BRIDGTON, Maine (AP) - Fire officials are praising a pet dog for his heroics in alerting a sleeping family to a large scale fire that had broken out at their southern Maine home. WCSH-TV reports the dog's barking woke up residents of a home on Kansas... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Is There A Better Way To Pay For America's Schools?first lady Ladybird Johnson and daughter Lynda Bird. Casey Smith (center) hold
Is There A Better Way To Pay For America's Schools?
KPBS San Diego / Posted 5 days ago
first lady Ladybird Johnson and daughter Lynda Bird. Casey Smith (center) holds a family Bible as his grandfather, Texas state Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock, R-Killeen, takes the oath of office with his fellow legislators on Jan. 13, 2015, in... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Is There A Better Way To Pay For America's Schools?The Kansas Supreme Court gave state lawmakers an ultimatum: Make school fundin
Is There A Better Way To Pay For America's Schools?
KERA North Texas / Posted 5 days ago
The Kansas Supreme Court gave state lawmakers an ultimatum: Make school funding more equitable by June 30, or it will consider shutting down the state's public schools. Since then, things have gotten ugly. Lawmakers followed up with a plan — to... Read more
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CNN
Trump's 'America First' carries ugly echoThere would soon be several hundred chapters and almost a million members, two-
Trump's 'America First' carries ugly echo
CNN / Posted 8 days ago
There would soon be several hundred chapters and almost a million members, two-thirds of whom resided in the Midwest. Charles Lindbergh would officially join America First in April 1941, serving as the committee's principal spokesman and chief... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Ban the box: Would dropping criminal history from job applications reduce recidivism?the box. In Missouri, that box just got a little smaller. Gov. Jay Nixon sign
Ban the box: Would dropping criminal history from job applications reduce recidivism?
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
the box. In Missouri, that box just got a little smaller. Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order April 11 prohibiting state agencies from asking about a job applicant’s criminal history on an initial job application. “The action I’m taking... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Former Shawnee County judge speaks bluntly for juvenile justice reformNow in her second year of retirement, former Shawnee County Judge Jean Schmidt
Former Shawnee County judge speaks bluntly for juvenile justice reform
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 8 days ago
Now in her second year of retirement, former Shawnee County Judge Jean Schmidt did Wednesday what sitting judges can’t — she spoke candidly about public policy. “Zero-tolerance policies are for stupid and lazy people who don’t want to think or have... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Trump's 'America First' carries ugly echo"My foreign policy will always put the interests of the American people, and Am
Trump's 'America First' carries ugly echo
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 8 days ago
"My foreign policy will always put the interests of the American people, and American security, above all else. That will be the foundation of every decision that I will make. America First will be the major and overriding theme of my... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Tour reveals Kansans' frustration with politics of budget, education and taxesHAYS — Towering sculptures of four iconic Kansans anchoring the Capitol’s rotun
Tour reveals Kansans' frustration with politics of budget, education and taxes
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 9 days ago
HAYS — Towering sculptures of four iconic Kansans anchoring the Capitol’s rotunda emerged from the cluttered, dusty workshop of artist Pete Felten. Since installed in 1981, the 2,000-pound monuments have stood as a testament to courage, leadership... Read more
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Bluffton Today
Gov. Haley heads to Washington to discuss Guantanamo closureCOLUMBIA — Gov. Nikki Haley is going to Washington later this week to voice her
Gov. Haley heads to Washington to discuss Guantanamo closure
Bluffton Today / Posted 10 days ago
COLUMBIA — Gov. Nikki Haley is going to Washington later this week to voice her concerns over the possible transfer of Guantanamo detainees to sites including South Carolina. The governor will be among those testifying Thursday before the U.S. House... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Kansas to withdraw from federal refugee program, Gov. Sam Brownback saysKansas is withdrawing from the federal refugee relocation program, Gov. Sam Bro
Kansas to withdraw from federal refugee program, Gov. Sam Brownback says
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 10 days ago
Kansas is withdrawing from the federal refugee relocation program, Gov. Sam Brownback said Tuesday as he moved to sever any cooperation with the federal government to bring refugees to the state. The decision is an escalation for Brownback, who... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Gov. Haley heads to Washington to discuss Guantanamo closureThe governor will be among those testifying Thursday before the U.S. House Home
Gov. Haley heads to Washington to discuss Guantanamo closure
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 10 days ago
The governor will be among those testifying Thursday before the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, according to Haley's office. The panel discussion is focused on implications for state and local communities if the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Gov. Haley heads to Washington to discuss Guantanamo closureS.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley is going to Washington later this week to voice he
Gov. Haley heads to Washington to discuss Guantanamo closure
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 10 days ago
S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley is going to Washington later this week to voice her concerns over the possible transfer of Guantanamo detainees to sites including South Carolina. The governor will be among those testifying Thursday before the... Read more
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The Oklahoman
Tax incentives for Oklahoma wind farms are getting scrutinyThe ongoing state budget crisis and the rapid growth of wind energy in Oklahoma
Tax incentives for Oklahoma wind farms are getting scrutiny
The Oklahoman / Posted 10 days ago
The ongoing state budget crisis and the rapid growth of wind energy in Oklahoma in the past decade has reached an inflection point at the state Capitol, with energy industry heavyweights debating the future of incentives for renewable energy. Both... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Road trip reveals economic peaks, valleys of Kansas' landscape— First Baptist Church pastor Dave Richardson and member Donna Rains don’t use
Road trip reveals economic peaks, valleys of Kansas' landscape
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 10 days ago
— First Baptist Church pastor Dave Richardson and member Donna Rains don’t use traditional indicators to analyze strength of the local economy. Set aside graphs on gross domestic product, money supply, housing starts and the stock market. The... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Missouri House hears bill on high school graduation requirementsJefferson City - The Missouri House of Representatives heard a bill (HB 1982) M
Missouri House hears bill on high school graduation requirements
KOMU Columbia / Posted 10 days ago
Jefferson City - The Missouri House of Representatives heard a bill (HB 1982) Monday that requires Missouri high school students to take a world history course in order to graduate. Under the bill, "Passing a test on world history or otherwise... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Rep. Mike Pompeo won't challenge Sen. Jerry Moran this yearAfter weeks of publicly considering it, U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo will not challeng
Rep. Mike Pompeo won't challenge Sen. Jerry Moran this year
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 11 days ago
After weeks of publicly considering it, U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo will not challenge U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran this year. “I will, today, file for re-election to the House of Representatives and seek to continue to represent the people of Kansas’ 4th... Read more
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The Shelter Island Reporter
Zeldin unveils new plan fight Plum Island saleto make Plum Island a protected wildlife refuge and park. A bill aiming to sto
Zeldin unveils new plan fight Plum Island sale
The Shelter Island Reporter / Posted 11 days ago
to make Plum Island a protected wildlife refuge and park. A bill aiming to stop the federal government’s proposed sale of Plum Island to the highest bidder is expected to be approved by the House of Representatives’ Homeland Security Committee... Read more
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The Suffolk Times
Zeldin unveils new plan to fight Plum Island saleA bill aiming to stop the federal government’s proposed sale of Plum Island to
Zeldin unveils new plan to fight Plum Island sale
The Suffolk Times / Posted 12 days ago
A bill aiming to stop the federal government’s proposed sale of Plum Island to the highest bidder is expected to be approved by the House of Representatives’ Homeland Security Committee on Thursday, opening the door for an eventual vote by the entire... Read more
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The Riverhead News-Review
Zeldin unveils new plan to battle Plum Island saleA bill aiming to stop the federal government’s proposed sale of Plum Island to
Zeldin unveils new plan to battle Plum Island sale
The Riverhead News-Review / Posted 12 days ago
A bill aiming to stop the federal government’s proposed sale of Plum Island to the highest bidder is expected to be approved by the House of Representatives’ Homeland Security Committee on Thursday, opening the door for an eventual vote by the entire... Read more
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Island Packet
FCC’s Mignon Clyburn works to bridge America’s digital divideCommission in 2009, she had never spent more than a week in the nation’s capita
FCC’s Mignon Clyburn works to bridge America’s digital divide
Island Packet / Posted 12 days ago
Commission in 2009, she had never spent more than a week in the nation’s capital, she said. Instead, her background as a state regulator and a career at a small weekly African-American newspaper had her thinking about issues that affect citizens... Read more
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Maneater
Controversial Missouri religious freedom bill moves forwardmonth over a filibuster by Missouri senate Democrats, Senate Joint Resolution 3
Controversial Missouri religious freedom bill moves forward
Maneater / Posted 14 days ago
month over a filibuster by Missouri senate Democrats, Senate Joint Resolution 39 is currently being deliberated upon in the House of Representatives. SJR 39 would create a referendum for voters to decide whether to amend the state Constitution... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
House speaker punts boot-fitting event amid wrangling over deficitKansas House Speaker Ray Merrick invited legislators and lobbyists to get measu
House speaker punts boot-fitting event amid wrangling over deficit
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 15 days ago
Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick invited legislators and lobbyists to get measured for a pair of custom-made boots at the Capitol next week amid deliberations on Gov. Sam Brownback's plan to resolve a state government budget deficit. House and... Read more
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New York Magazine
Democrats Drive for 5: An Early Overview of 2016 U.S. Senate RacesA potentially weak presidential ticket is making the Republican defense of Sena
Democrats Drive for 5: An Early Overview of 2016 U.S. Senate Races
New York Magazine / Posted 15 days ago
A potentially weak presidential ticket is making the Republican defense of Senate seats even more difficult than before. Party control of the U.S. Senate is a big and achievable goal for both parties this November. The stakes are high, no matter who... Read more
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The Oklahoman
Now-closed Wright Career College's accrediting agency was under fireThe private for-profit vocational school that abruptly closed its campuses in O
Now-closed Wright Career College's accrediting agency was under fire
The Oklahoman / Posted 15 days ago
The private for-profit vocational school that abruptly closed its campuses in Oklahoma and elsewhere last week was accredited by an organization that officials from multiple states are seeking to shut down. The embattled Accrediting Council for... Read more
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Park Record
Utah Democratic candidates rouse party members at Summit County convention Candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on hand Se
Utah Democratic candidates rouse party members at Summit County convention
Park Record / Posted 17 days ago
Candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on hand Several of Utah's Democratic candidates stopped in Park City over the weekend hoping to rouse party... Read more
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The Oklahoman
Oklahoma groups offering help to students of defunct Wright Career CollegeThe state agency that oversees private vocational schools in Oklahoma is checki
Oklahoma groups offering help to students of defunct Wright Career College
The Oklahoman / Posted 17 days ago
The state agency that oversees private vocational schools in Oklahoma is checking to see what licensed schools might be willing to take on the students from the now-closed Wright Career College. Each student must be helped on a case-by-case basis... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Western Kansas mental hospital workers decry short staffingTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) � Two employees of the state's mental hospital in western Kan
Western Kansas mental hospital workers decry short staffing
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) � Two employees of the state's mental hospital in western Kansas told legislators Monday that staffing shortages have created dangerous conditions, and a top social services administrator acknowledged that many of their complaints... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Larned State Mental Hospital workers decry short staffingTwo employees of the state’s mental hospital in western Kansas told legislators
Larned State Mental Hospital workers decry short staffing
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 18 days ago
Two employees of the state’s mental hospital in western Kansas told legislators Monday that staffing shortages have created dangerous conditions, and a top social services administrator acknowledged that many of their complaints are valid. Kyle... Read more
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Southwest Daily News
How long will state legislative battles over religious freedom and marriage rights continue? Tensions between liberal and conservative lawmakers and between religious gro
How long will state legislative battles over religious freedom and marriage rights continue?
Southwest Daily News / Posted 18 days ago
Tensions between liberal and conservative lawmakers and between religious groups and advocates for the LGBT community threaten the future of religious... Read more
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MLive.com
How a Ponzi scheme used Flint homes to fleece $15M from realty investorsFLINT, MI – The house at 4808 Miami Lane is an eyesore. Beige stalactites hang
How a Ponzi scheme used Flint homes to fleece $15M from realty investors
MLive.com / Posted 18 days ago
FLINT, MI – The house at 4808 Miami Lane is an eyesore. Beige stalactites hang from the house's kitchen ceiling as paint slowly peels from the drywall. The decaying remains of an unknown animal – most likely some sort of large varmint – lies mixed... Read more
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NBC News
Meet the Press - April 17, 201617, 2016 CHUCK TODD: This Sunday, a $353,000 ticket to a Hillary Clinton fund
Meet the Press - April 17, 2016
NBC News / Posted 19 days ago
17, 2016 CHUCK TODD: This Sunday, a $353,000 ticket to a Hillary Clinton fundraiser. My exclusive interview with the host of that event, George Clooney. GEORGE CLOONEY: I think it's an obscene amount of money. And it's ridiculous that we should... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
RNC to Trump: Delegate process 'easy to understand for those willing to learn it'34 delegates at a party convention rather than a primary attended by voters. Al
RNC to Trump: Delegate process 'easy to understand for those willing to learn it'
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 20 days ago
34 delegates at a party convention rather than a primary attended by voters. All went to Trump's chief rival, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. The outcome prompted a daily stream of complaints and allegations this week from Trump, who wrote in an op-ed... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
RNC to Trump: Delegate process 'easy to understand for those willing to learn it'34 delegates at a party convention rather than a primary attended by voters. Al
RNC to Trump: Delegate process 'easy to understand for those willing to learn it'
Chicago Tribune / Posted 20 days ago
34 delegates at a party convention rather than a primary attended by voters. All went to Trump's chief rival, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. The outcome prompted a daily stream of complaints and allegations this week from Trump, who wrote in an op-ed... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
RNC to Trump: Delegate process 'easy to understand for those willing to learn it'34 delegates at a party convention rather than a primary attended by voters. Al
RNC to Trump: Delegate process 'easy to understand for those willing to learn it'
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 20 days ago
34 delegates at a party convention rather than a primary attended by voters. All went to Trump's chief rival, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. The outcome prompted a daily stream of complaints and allegations this week from Trump, who wrote in an op-ed... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Kansas Supreme Court justice's fundraising arm decries 'politicized effort' to oust members over school financeKansas Supreme Court Justice Carol Beier’s fundraising operation is soliciting
Kansas Supreme Court justice's fundraising arm decries 'politicized effort' to oust members over school finance
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 21 days ago
Kansas Supreme Court Justice Carol Beier’s fundraising operation is soliciting donations by describing what it calls an “unprecedented politicized effort” to deny justices retention because of school finance rulings. An appeal from the operation —... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Laws decried as LGBT discrimination proposed across country

Legislation has been proposed in states across the country to protect those

Laws decried as LGBT discrimination proposed across country
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 23 days ago

Legislation has been proposed in states across the country to protect those who — due to religious beliefs — decline to employ or serve certain people. Critics say the laws are aimed at the LGBT community and are discriminatory.

Recent laws... Read more

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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Kansas congressional delegation pushes for national Kelsey Smith ActWearing a black blazer adorned with a pin of her late daughter’s face, Missey S
Kansas congressional delegation pushes for national Kelsey Smith Act
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 23 days ago
Wearing a black blazer adorned with a pin of her late daughter’s face, Missey Smith spoke confidently Wednesday, her voice quivering at times, as she explained the circumstances of Kelsey Smith’s kidnapping and murder. Reeling off statistics and... Read more
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Mashable
44 books on 44 presidents: A handsome Democratic failureEditor's note: This is the fourteenth entry in the writer's year-long project t
44 books on 44 presidents: A handsome Democratic failure
Mashable / Posted 24 days ago
Editor's note: This is the fourteenth entry in the writer's year-long project to read one book about each of the U.S. Presidents by Election Day 2016. You can also follow Marcus' progress at the @44in52 Twitter account and with this 44 in 52... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Photo ID law draws more opposition at the Capitolhas hosted in two decades. The event comes one day after Senate Democrats fili
Photo ID law draws more opposition at the Capitol
KOMU Columbia / Posted 24 days ago
has hosted in two decades. The event comes one day after Senate Democrats filibustered the republican proposal. Secretary of State Jason Kander spoke at the event and said the proposal could deprive some Missourians, mostly minorities and... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Chairman Alexander: “Disturbing Evidence” That Education Department Is Ignoring The New LawDepartment is ignoring the law that Congress passed in December and told the Ed
Chairman Alexander: “Disturbing Evidence” That Education Department Is Ignoring The New Law
The Chattanoogan / Posted 24 days ago
Department is ignoring the law that Congress passed in December and told the Education Secretary he would use “every power of Congress to make sure the law is implemented the way we wrote it.” Chairman Alexander said that in a negotiated... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Sunday recap: Lawmakers join another call for U.S. Constitutional conventionThe Alaska House of Representatives is again recommending Alaska join a convent
Sunday recap: Lawmakers join another call for U.S. Constitutional convention
Juneau Empire / Posted 25 days ago
The Alaska House of Representatives is again recommending Alaska join a convention to revise the U.S. Constitution. On Sunday, lawmakers spent nearly 90 minutes debating the merits of a convention to approve a Constitutional amendment allowing... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Moran proud of small-town rootsGreat Bend Farm and Ranch Expo Friday afternoon, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)
Moran proud of small-town roots
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 28 days ago
Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo Friday afternoon, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) said he was thankful for the endorsement of the Kansas Farm Bureau and Kansas Livestock Association, both of which had announced their support of his reelection bid... Read more
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