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Nixon brings Medicaid plan to Cape Girardeau, budget cuts hitting Marion school dist. hard

Gov. Nixon brought his Medicaid plan to Cape Girardeau today. Gov. Nixon brought his Medicaid plan to Cape Girardeau today.
State budget cuts putting kink in Marion School District's plans. State budget cuts putting kink in Marion School District's plans.
(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak). Sen. Rand Paul after his 13-hour filibuster. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak). Sen. Rand Paul after his 13-hour filibuster.
President Obama will sign the extension to the Violence Against Women Act in a ceremony Thursday at the Interior Department, which overseas programs for Native Americans. President Obama will sign the extension to the Violence Against Women Act in a ceremony Thursday at the Interior Department, which overseas programs for Native Americans.
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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon brought his Medicaid expansion campaign to Cape Girardeau on Thursday. He has been traveling across the state to promote his proposal. Christy Millweard will have more at 9 and 10.

Missouri lawmakers are focusing on how documents are handled when people seek driver's licenses. This comes after a lawsuit was filed this week when a Stoddard County man tried to update his license to carry concealed weapons and was told the application, birth certificate and residency documents would be scanned and saved.

The Marion CUSD #2 School Board has worked to clean up its fiscal house in recent years, but state budget cuts are putting a kink in that district's plans. Arnold Wyrick will have more on this story tonight at 9 and 10.

The Saline County sheriff says a "hoax e-mail" is making its rounds. According to the sheriff's office, the e-mail urges to reader to dial 122 on their cell phone to be automatically connected to a state police dispatcher in all 50 states.

The Senate confirmed John Brennan to be CIA director Thursday after the Obama administration bowed to demands from Republicans blocking the nomination and stated explicitly there are limits on the president's power to use drones against U.S. terror suspects on American soil.

President Barack Obama signed expanded protections for domestic violence victims into law Thursday, renewing a measure credited with curbing attacks against women a year and a half after it lapsed amid partisan bickering.

The U.N. Security Council responded to North Korea's latest nuclear test by punishing the reclusive regime Thursday with tough, new sanctions targeting its economy and leadership, despite Pyongyang's threat of a pre-emptive nuclear strike on the United States.

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