Kansas ends $25 cap on welfare cash benefits from ATMs

The Kansas Department for Children and Families announced Tuesday that it would rescind the limit after officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said the provision “would seem to prevent a needy TANF family from having ‘adequate access to their cash assistance.’”

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Sprint chairman is confident even as T-Mobile passes area company in subscribers

The endorsement of Masayoshi Son, whose SoftBank Corp. owns 80 percent of Sprint, allows Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure to push ahead with a five-point turnaround plan. Sprint added a relatively weak 527,000 new subscribers in April, May and June. Sprint fell to No. 4 with 57.668 million subscribers and T-Mobile climbed to No. 3 with 58.908 million subscribers at the end of June.

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U.S. could gain immensely from strong ties to Cuba

As U.S. ties with Cuba grow stronger, Americans should think of what we can gain from the island nation. Cuba is not just a growth market for agricultural exports from Missouri and Kansas. U.S. officials need to closely examine Cuba’s health care system and import what could work here.

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Kermit kaput: Miss Piggy and her ‘Kermie’ break up

This summer sucks for love: Last week country stars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert announced the end of their marriage. On Monday singers Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale did the same. And most shocking of all: Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy announced today they’re calling it quits after 40 years of cross-species romance.

 
 
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