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States file another lawsuit over Obama transgender rules

Texas and four other Republican-led states filed another lawsuit Tuesday seeking to roll back the Obama administration's efforts to strengthen transgender rights, saying new federal nondiscrimination health rules could force doctors to act contrary to their medical judgment or religious beliefs.


Kansas continues trying to bring Missouri businesses across state line

A volley of offers by each state to limit the use of economic development incentives over the last two years seems to have all been for naught after the Kansas Commerce Department sent a letter to the Kansas City Downtown Council Community Improvement District offering its help. There’s nothing the Kansas agency can do to help organizations in Missouri outside of providing assistance for a business looking to expand or relocate into Kansas.


Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

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Racism and talk of religious war: Trump staff's online posts

Donald Trump's paid campaign staffers have declared on their personal social media accounts that Muslims are unfit to be American citizens, ridiculed Mexican accents, called for Secretary of State John Kerry's death by hanging and stated their readiness for a possible civil war, according to a review of their postings by The Associated Press.

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Judge in Texas temporarily blocks Obama’s transgender rules

The judge said his order, which applies nationwide, was not about the policy issues of transgender rights but his conclusion that federal officials simply did not follow rules that required an opportunity for comment before such directives are issued. Some Kansas City area school districts say they still plan to work directly with transgender students to decide what works best for them regarding which bathroom to use.


Earnest Leap pardoned decades after 'lie' put him on sex offender registry

After 27 years, Earnest Leap of Oakview was pardoned for a sex offense against his son he said he never committed. Brodie Leap, the son, pushed for his father’s exoneration for years. Father and son react to the news that their mission to clear Earnest Leap's name resulted in a pardon by Gov. Jay Nixon on Aug. 19.
Jill Toyoshiba The Kansas City Star
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