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Missouri House endorses Bright Flight expansion

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri House members have endorsed legislation that could offer additional financial assistance to persuade more top students to stay in the state after graduation day.…

Congress is giving states the transportation blues

By JOAN LOWY (DAYTON, Ohio, AP) — On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: the government’s Highway Trust Fund…

Mo. Senate sets aside debate on ethics legislation

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri Senate has temporarily set aside debate on ethics legislation that would curb lobbying. The bill would make lawmakers wait two years after their…

Boston Globe wins Pulitzer for bombing coverage

By DEEPTI HAJELA (NEW YORK, AP) — An award that usually is met with cheers and jubilation instead came with a moment of silence, as The Boston Globe won the…

US anti-Semitic attacks down before Kansas deaths

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER and BILL DRAPER (OVERLAND PARK, Kan., AP) — A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two…

Greife named distinguished fellow of the AIHA

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Alice Greife, dean of the College of Health, Sciences, and Technology at the University of Central Missouri, has been named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene…

Authorities say hate motivated Kansas shooting

By MARIA SUDEKUM (OVERLAND PARK, Kan., AP) — Authorities say there is enough evidence to warrant a hate-crimes prosecution in the shooting spree that killed three people at a Jewish…

NSA spy report among potential Pulitzer contenders

By MEGHAN BARR (NEW YORK, AP) — The Pulitzer Prizes, journalism’s highest honor, will be announced Monday. Among the potential contenders are reporters who revealed the massive U.S. government surveillance…

3 dead after suburban Kansas City shooting

By MARIA SUDEKUM (OVERLAND PARK, Kan., AP) — Three people were shot and killed Sunday afternoon in suburban Kansas City, and a spokeswoman for a local hospital said a 15-year-old…

UN climate report balances science and politics

By KARL RITTER (BERLIN, AP) — After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.’s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a…