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KCUR Morning Newscast 10-7-08

By Maria Carter, KCUR Newsroom

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Kansas City, MO – The suburbs, like those in Clay, Platte, and Clinton counties, might be the key to the Presidential election, according to new research.

A teacher at a Kansas City charter school has been suspended after video of his public school students chanting praise of Barack Obama showed up on YouTube.

Five museums and five libraries, including the Kansas City Public Library, will receive the 2008 National Medal for Museum and Library Service at the White House today.

Democratic nominee for Missouri Governor Jay Nixon laid out his plans for the state's K-through-12 public schools at a fundraiser last night in Jefferson City.

Missouri Governor Matt Blunt wants federal disaster aid for more than 50counties hit hard by last month's flooding.

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