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KC students walk out of Nixon speech in apparent protest of Ferguson shooting

A handful of students at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy raised their hands and walked out of a speech by Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday, apparently in protest of the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo. Nixon was at Lincoln to recognize its status as a National Blue Ribbon School, one of the nation’s top awards for academic excellence.

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White House argues President Obama’s immigration action will be legally solid

President Barack Obama is expected to sign an executive order Thursday to give as many as 5 million immigrants living in the United States without legal permission the authority to stay and work here. But the action will be confined to his term in office and can be overturned by his successor, and he apparently won’t say that the specified immigrants cannot be deported.

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