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Government & Politics

Defeat of Republicans’ stop-gap spending bill would bring federal government closer to a shutdown

Democrats on Tuesday rejected a stop-gap funding bill proposed by Republicans that included funds to combat Zika. They complained that the bill provided money to flood victims in Louisiana and other states, but nothing to help residents plagued by lead-tainted water in Flint, Michigan. Senate Republicans accused Democrats of edging the country toward a government shutdown in order to paint the GOP-led Congress as ineffective.

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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.

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Trump: 'We cannot be the policeman of the world'

Trump tries to explain his position on NATO by insisting other nations should bear more of the cost of defending against aggression.
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