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Gov. Sam Brownback is not backing off Kansas education cuts

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director says he’s not planning to back off cuts in funding for public schools and state universities even though tax collections were better than expected last month. Budget Director Shawn Sullivan said Wednesday that the state’s revenue picture is still too uncertain.

Government & Politics

Boehner escapes jam on DHS vote, but more GOP battles loom

House Speaker John Boehner’s job is safe despite passing yet another big bill that most of his Republican colleagues oppose, as he did Tuesday to avert defunding the Department of Homeland Security. But Boehner and his leadership team appear destined to confront fratricidal fights for months to come. The friction exposes deep GOP ideological differences as the 2016 presidential campaign gets under way.

National

Clinton ran own computer system for her official emails

The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Clinton’s emails – on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state – traced back to an Internet service registered to her family’s home in Chappaqua, New York, according to Internet records reviewed by the Associated Press.

Government & Politics

U.S. Justice Department’s report on Ferguson, Mo., details racial bias

Ferguson, Mo., is one-third white, but black people accounted for 85 percent of traffic stops, 90 percent of tickets and 93 percent of arrests. Blacks accounted for 95 percent of all jaywalking arrests. The racial disparity was so stark that the Justice Department has concluded in a report scheduled for release Wednesday that the Ferguson Police Department was routinely violating the constitutional rights of its black residents.

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