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Ready Or Not, ACA Coverage Begins

Posted: 01/01/2014 - After years of anticipation, coverage on the new Obamacare marketplaces finally begins on Wednesday. The new, expanded version of Medicaid also goes into effect in some states, and new consumer protections kick in.

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush Hospitalized

Posted: 12/31/2013 - A statement Tuesday night from the office of her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, said Barbara Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday.

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Gay Couple Sue Kansas Over Tax Policy

Posted: 12/31/2013 - Two married gay couples have filed a lawsuit to overturn a Kansas policy that prevents them from filing joint state income tax returns.

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NAFTA 20 Years Later

Updated: 12/31/2013 - Looking around a Mexico dotted by Starbucks, Wal-Mart and Krispy Kreme outlets, it's hard to remember the country before the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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Wichita Museum Celebrates MLK Day

Updated: 12/31/2013 - The Kansas African American Museum in Wichita is planning a series of events on the Saturday before the Jan. 20 observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Kansas To Check Voter Birth Records

Posted: 12/31/2013 - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says the state will start checking birth certificates within a few weeks to decrease the list of voters with registrations on hold for not complying with a proof-of-citizenship requirement.

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Poll FInds GOP Belief In Evolution Plummets

Updated: 12/30/2013 - A poll out Monday shows that less than half – 43 percent – of those who identify with the Republican Party say they believe humans have evolved over time.

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Obamacare Starts Wednesday, Questions Continue

Updated: 12/30/2013 - The heart of the law springs to life Wednesday, after nearly four years of political turmoil and three months of enrollment chaos. Patients will begin showing up at hospitals and pharmacies with insurance coverage bought through the nation's new health care marketplaces.

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Judge Rules NSA Collection Of Phone Records Is Legal

Updated: 12/27/2013 - The National Security Agency notched a much-needed win in court Friday after a series of setbacks over the legality and even the usefulness of its massive data collection program.

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Kansas Says Last Part Of Medicaid Overhaul Delayed

Updated: 12/27/2013 - Kansas is postponing the last part of an overhaul of its Medicaid program amid questions from federal officials about in-home services for the developmentally disabled.

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Museum Honors WWI Christmas Truce

Updated: 12/27/2013 - The National World War I Museum in Kansas City has commemorated the 99th anniversary of the World War I Christmas Truce of 1914.

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CNN Poll | 70% Believe Economy Is Poor

Posted: 12/27/2013 - Despite a recent string of positive economic news, a new CNN/ORC poll released Friday showed people were pessimistic that the economy was improving. Nearly 70% said the economy is generally in poor shape, and only 32% rated it good.

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Kansas Will Test Welfare Recipients

Updated: 12/27/2013 - Kansas is set to begin a drug testing program next year for some welfare recipients similar to a Missouri program that cost about $500,000 and turned up fewer than two dozen people who tested positive.

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Kobach Wants Voter Lawsuit Stayed

Posted: 12/27/2013 - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is asking a federal judge to stay a lawsuit over the state's voter proof-of-citizenship law while another case he initiated is being heard.

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Obama Signs Budget, Defense Bills In Hawaii

Posted: 12/26/2013 - President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday a budget deal forged by Democrats and Republicans in Congress that puts off the risk of a government shutdown for two years.

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