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Army Corps blocks route for Dakota Access oil pipeline

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota. The decision is a victory for the several thousand camped near the construction site, who’ve said for months that the four-state, $3.8 billion project would threaten a water source and cultural sites.

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Petraeus defends candidacy for secretary of state while Snowden slams him

While retired General David Petraeus explained why the scandal that forced him to resign as head of the CIA should not disqualify him from potentially being named secretary of state by President-elect Donald Trump, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden accused him of receiving a lighter punishment than he ever would receive despite disclosing information “far more highly classified than I ever did.”

Elections 2016

Trump voters say they’re doing fine but government is lying about economy’s health

There’s a disconnect between economic data suggesting a good and growing economy, and a groundswell of voters who think those numbers are rigged. Interviews with several dozen voters in Western Pennsylvania who support Republican Donald Trump reveal a deeply held distrust of government statistics and programs, a fear that their own relative prosperity is threatened and the strong sense that change is critical in the White House.

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New university system President Mun Choi receives warm welcome at UMKC

The University of Missouri System President-designate Mun Choi received a warm welcome on his first visit to Kansas City during a welcome rally Friday at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Choi, a provost at the University of Connecticut, was selected as UM System president in November. Choi, the first system president of Asian-American heritage, was selected after a nine-month national search. He officially begins his duties on March 1, 2017.
Tammy Ljungblad The Kansas City Star
New university system President Mun Choi receives warm welcome at UMKC 1:49

New university system President Mun Choi receives warm welcome at UMKC

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What if Sam Brownback goes back to Washington?

Kris Kobach: Trump's false claim about millions voting illegally is 'absolutely correct' 4:55

Kris Kobach: Trump's false claim about millions voting illegally is 'absolutely correct'

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Police arrest dozens of low-wage workers at Fight for 15 protest

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