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Government & Politics

Missouri Gov. Greitens announces $146 million in cuts; higher education takes biggest blow

Gov. Eric Greitens released a list of budget reductions and withholdings, including almost $79 million in cuts to higher education.

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Here’s one of the first Republicans to defend John Lewis after Trump’s tweetstorm

Kansas Rep. Kevin Yoder was one of the few Republicans Saturday to voice support for Georgia Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon who found himself the subject of a barrage of critical tweets from President-elect Donald Trump. Lewis, 76, had questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s election, in which he lost the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton by almost 3 million votes but won the electoral vote.

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DeVos to face questions over schools, conservative activism

Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos is widely expected to push for expanding school choice programs if confirmed as education secretary, prompting pushback from teachers unions. But Democrats and activists also are raising concerns about how her conservative Christian beliefs and advocacy for family values might impact minority and LGBT students.

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After nearly 50 years in exile, former KC Black Panther leader Pete O'Neal speaks from Africa

Pete O'Neal talks about his work in Africa and the chance of a pardon before President Obama leaves office. His brother says O'Neal's fleeing was a loss for his hometown.
Monty Davis and Donald Bradley The Kansas City Star
After nearly 50 years in exile, former KC Black Panther leader Pete O'Neal speaks from Africa 3:16

After nearly 50 years in exile, former KC Black Panther leader Pete O'Neal speaks from Africa

Local Oil workers optimistic about market under Trump 2:15

Local Oil workers optimistic about market under Trump

Trump CIA pick Mike Pompeo lists Russia as a threat during confirmation hearing 1:51

Trump CIA pick Mike Pompeo lists Russia as a threat during confirmation hearing

Decriminalization of marijuana in KC is heading for the ballot 1:29

Decriminalization of marijuana in KC is heading for the ballot

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