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Top Of The Morning News: March 19, 2013

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A federal judge overturns a Missouri law that challenging the provision of the federal healthcare law requiring insurers provide no-cost coverage for birth control.  The Kansas house looks at overhauling the state’s civil service system.

Judge Overturns Missouri Birth Control Coverage Law

A federal judge has struck down a Missouri law that directly challenges the so-called contraceptive mandate under the federal health law. The result of the judge’s actions mean Missouri health plans have to include no-cost options for contraceptives.  Read more here.

Kansas House Bill Overhauls Civil Service System

A Kansas House committee has advanced a bill that would overhaul the state's civil service system.  The bill would change some types of positions so they would not be covered by civil service protections.  Learn more here.

My Life, My Town: Alaysha Jefferson

Alaysha Jefferson loves cheerleading at the Hallsville High School in Hallsville, Missouri,a small town that has the population of 1,300.   Alaysha has a quiet life. She spends her time in classes, cheerleading practice, and doing homework at home.  Although she loves Hallsville, growing up as a racial minority is not always easy in this town that is 96% White and 1.5 % African American. Watch her story here.

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