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Snowden's leaks may endanger US t roops

Posted: 01/09/2014 - Two congressmen say a classified Pentagon report on former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden says most of the documents he took concerned current military operations.

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Mixed response to all-day kindergarten in Kansas

Posted: 12/29/2013 - Leaders of the Kansas House and Senate education committees aren't sold on Gov. Sam Brownback's five-year, $80 million plan to pay for full-day kindergarten.

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Federal health market surpasses 1 million signups

Posted: 12/29/2013 - A December surge propelled health care sign-ups through the government's rehabilitated website past the 1 million mark, the Obama administration said Sunday, reflecting new vigor for the problem-plagued federal insurance exchange.

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GOP opposition hasn't quieted Kansas Medicaid debate

Posted: 12/29/2013 - Pressure is likely to build next year in Kansas to expand Medicaid to cover thousands of uninsured residents, despite the Republican-dominated Legislature's displeasure with the federal health care overhaul.

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Kansas legislators to put tax debate on hold in 2014

Posted: 12/28/2013 - Gov. Sam Brownback and the Republican-controlled Legislature focused during the 2012 and 2013 sessions on eliminating income taxes for some 200,000 businesses and adjusting the rates for individual income taxpayers.

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To clean up coal, President Obama pushes more oil production

Posted: 12/22/2013 - America's newest, most expensive coal-fired power plant is hailed as one of the cleanest on the planet, thanks to government-backed technology that removes carbon dioxide and keeps it out of the atmosphere.

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President Obama vows 'year of action' after he 'screwed it up' on health care

Posted: 12/20/2013 - President Obama acknowledged that his administration "screwed it up" on the rollout of the Affordable Care Act in an end-of-year news conference at the White House today but, eager to pivot to 2014, suggested that the new year should be a "year of action" on his economic priorities.

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Kansas panel finds lawyer's tweets violated rules

Posted: 12/20/2013 - A disciplinary panel says a former Kansas courts research attorney violated the rules of lawyer conduct when she used foul language in tweets about former Attorney General Phill Kline.

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Legislature drug testing includes no penalties

Posted: 12/20/2013 - A man chosen to administer a new drug testing program for state lawmakers say those who fail the tests won't be penalized, and their names might not be made public.

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Conservative group endorses Kansas challenger

Posted: 12/19/2013 - A hard-right conservative group led by former Kansas Congressman Jim Ryun is endorsing a Republican who is trying to oust three-term GOP Sen. Pat Roberts.

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Budget bill moves toward final passage in Senate

Posted: 12/17/2013 - A bipartisan budget bill that would ease some but not all of painful budget cuts that would otherwise slam the Pentagon and domestic agencies has passed a pivotal test in the Senate.

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