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Top Of The Morning News: Monday, August 20, 2012


Missouri Congressman Todd Akin's comment about pregnancies caused by rape causes controversy.  Kansas Governor Brownback says he thinks a tax cut bill he supported will stand.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

Kansas Akin’s Rape Comments Stir Up Controversy

Missouri’s GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin is facing a wave of criticism for comments he made during an interview about pregnancies caused by rape.  Akin is a Tea Party candidate challenging Democrat Claire McCaskill.  Find out what he said here.

Kansas Governor Brownback: Tax Cuts Will Stand

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback doesn't think lawmakers will try to scale-back or delay the implementation of a massive tax cut in the coming legislative session.  The plan will cut income tax rates and eliminate income taxes for around 190,000 businesses.  Find out more here.

School Lunches Get Healthier

Kansas school children may not notice the changes, but they'll be eating healthier meals at the school cafeterias. K-State nutritionist Sandy Proctor says that's because of the federal "Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act."  Find out more about the new standards here.

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