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Last teams standing in NCAA Tournament share history

Duke and Michigan State, which battled at the Champions Classic in November, reached the Final Four with victories in regional championship games on Sunday. The second semifinal pits Kentucky and Wisconsin, regional winners from Saturday, and these programs know each other from last year’s Final Four.

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Missouri legislators cut benefits for the poor, not for themselves

Talk about having your priorities upside down in the Missouri General Assembly. Legislative leaders wrapped up the first half of their session celebrating bills that could potentially cancel welfare benefits for more than 20,000 of the state’s poorest citizens, two-thirds of them children. But lawmakers have made no progress on limiting handouts for themselves in the form of campaign contributions and lobbyist gifts.

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Alan Bavley: Uncommon sense on health care

Joshua Freeman, the head of family medicine at the University of Kansas Hospital, makes the case why a single-payer system — basically, Medicare for all — is the right way to go. According to Freeman, a single-payer system would go a long way toward putting the focus back on patients.

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Joelouis Mattox: We all must work together to overcome racism

March is National Woman’s History Month. Joelouis Mattox, a former member of the Missouri Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission On Civil Rights, dedicates this column to Lucile H. Bluford, who encountered state-sponsored racism in 1939 when she was denied admission to the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
 
 

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