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Legislative leaders unveil plan to fund Kansas schools with block grants

The legislation from leading conservative lawmakers marks a key step toward overhauling how education is bankrolled in Kansas. Although the plan brings with it the promise of more than $300 million in new money for schools — much of it for retirement — legislators left unclear how they would eventually pay for it.

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Revelations weaken a Clinton candidacy

While former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remains a strong favorite to win the Democratic presidential nomination, she’s now more vulnerable to a party challenger – and, perhaps more ominously, more likely to give an already-alienated electorate new reasons to drop out of the political process. The furor over foreign money and secret emails may be prodding Clinton to engage politically faster than she’d planned.

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