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Surprises emerge at Clinton-Trump debate

Monday’s first presidential debate of the season had highs and lows for both candidates. Trump’s best moment involved NATO; Clinton shone when attacking Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns.

Government & Politics

Possible cuts at KU, KU Med total around $23 million

Documents released by the Kansas Board of Regents show the University of Kansas could be forced to cut more than $12 million per the Brownback administration’s request for state agencies and universities to look at a possible budget cuts for the next two fiscal years. KU Medical Center would need to cut around $10.4 million.

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Federal judge sets contempt hearing for Kobach

Judge Julie Robinson scheduled the hearing after the American Civil Liberties Union last week contended Secretary of State Kris Kobach has failed to comply with the judge’s May order to register about 18,000 people who registered to vote at the DMV but did not provide proof of citizenship.

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Senators draft bill to protect nuclear whistleblowers

A bill introduced by three Democratic senators on Monday would expand protections for employees who raise health and safety concerns at America’s nuclear weapons facilities. A recent audit found the Department of Energy had repeatedly failed to protect whistleblowers from retaliation and intimidation by its contractors. Since the agency “won’t make the changes necessary to increase accountability and protect folks who raise concerns — we’re going to have to legislate those changes ourselves,” said Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, one of the bill’s sponsors.

Elections 2016

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton clash in first presidential debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton went to head-to-head in the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York on Monday. They discussed jobs, racial divisions and national security with many personal jabs thrown in between. The debate, moderated by NBC anchor Lester Holt, is the first in a series of three scheduled ahead of Election Day.

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Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton clash in first presidential debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton went to head-to-head in the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York on Monday. They discussed jobs, racial divisions and national security with many personal jabs thrown in between. The debate, moderated by NBC anchor Lester Holt, is the first in a series of three scheduled ahead of Election Day.
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Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton clash in first presidential debate 4:36

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton clash in first presidential debate

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Debate watch party at UMKC

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Deep Background: Dissecting the Clinton, Trump campaigns ahead of first debate

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