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Questions swirl about university’s responsibilities in Missouri speaker-intern scandal

Since news broke of sexually suggestive text messages between then-Missouri House speaker John Diehl and a legislative intern, many have wondered whether Missouri Southern State University did everything required by federal law. Universities are facing heightened scrutiny over how they handle enforcement of federal Title IX laws.

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Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on private email

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that has now been classified. The email in question, forwarded to Clinton by her deputy chief of staff, Jake Sullivan, relates to reports of arrests in Libya of possible suspects in the attack.

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Missouri House endorses statewide rules for Uber, Lyft

The Missouri House gave its initial approval Wednesday night to a bill that would limit the ability of cities to regulate ride-hailing companies by creating statewide standards. The vote comes just weeks after Kansas City approved new rules applying to both traditional taxis and new technology companies such as Uber and Lyft that use smartphone apps to link passengers with drivers using their own vehicles.

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