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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.

National & International

Clinton, Trump battle fiercely over taxes, race, terror

In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings secret from voters and peddling a "racist lie" about President Barack Obama. Businessman Trump repeatedly cast Clinton as a "typical politician" as he sought to capitalize on Americans' frustration with Washington.

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Dave Helling, Scott Canon discuss the implications of the first presidential debate

Star reporters Dave Helling, at right, and Scott Canon chatted live on Facebook about the first presidential debate between Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton and Republican hopeful Donald Trump. Here are the highlights.
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Dave Helling, Scott Canon discuss the implications of the first presidential debate 9:13

Dave Helling, Scott Canon discuss the implications of the first presidential debate

Deep Background: Dissecting the Clinton, Trump campaigns ahead of first debate 4:17

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

Clay Chastain outlines reasons for light rail 2:17

Clay Chastain outlines reasons for light rail

Donald Trump draws the ire of Nancy Kassebaum at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics 3:16

Donald Trump draws the ire of Nancy Kassebaum at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

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