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UMKC to pay ex-professor fired amid business school scandal

The University of Missouri-Kansas City has agreed to pay a former professor $625,000 to settle a lawsuit he filed after he said he was fired for blowing the whistle on a scandal involving UMKC's business school rankings .

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Ex-wife accuses top Missouri GOP Senate candidate of abuse

Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, now a leading Republican Senate candidate, was physically abusive and demonstrated such “unstable and coercive behavior” that steps were taken to limit his access to firearms, according to new allegations from his ex-wife revealed in court records on Monday.

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Minnesota public defenders may strike over workloads and pay

Public defenders are poised to go on strike as early as Tuesday across Minnesota, where unionized attorneys say they've been pushed to the brink by routinely high caseloads that have become unmanageable amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Professor sues student for posting final exam online

A Southern California university professor is suing a student he says tried to cheat on the midterm and final exams by posting them online in hopes of getting the answers.

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Missouri could make it harder to get out-of-state abortions

First-of-its-kind Missouri legislation shows that anti-abortion lawmakers in Republican-led states aren't likely to stop at banning most abortions within their borders but also could try to make it harder to go out of state to end pregnancies.

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Judicial panel unveils tentative new map for Missouri Senate

A judicial panel in charge of redrawing Missouri's Senate districts released a tentative plan Monday, giving candidates and voters a look at new boundaries that could be used beginning later this year.

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Democratic-backed suit challenges lack of Missouri House map

A lawsuit filed on behalf of Missouri voters by Democratic attorneys is asking a court to intervene in the state's stalled redistricting process and draw new U.S. House maps that can be used in this year's elections.

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