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Missouri House passes wide-ranging abortion bill

Missouri's Republican-led House has passed a bill to ban almost all abortions if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.    The legislation approved Wednesday would ban abortions except in cases of medical emergencies. There would be no exceptions for rape or incest.

Part of Kansas governor's budget plan appears doomed

A key part of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's budget plan appears doomed, creating potential trouble for her proposals to boost education funding and expand Medicaid.    Opposition hardened swiftly Friday, a day after the Democratic governor proposed cutting the state's annual payments to its pension system for teachers and government workers.