Missouri Lawmakers Say They Want To Expand Pre-K But Not How They'd Pay For It

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson talked a lot about expanding early childhood education opportunities in the weeks leading up to his first State of the State address and budget as governor.

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Supreme Court Revives Trump's Ban On Transgender Military Personnel, For Now

Updated at 3:50 p.m. ET The Supreme Court has reinstated President Trump's order placing restrictions on transgender persons enlisting and serving in the military, by granting a stay of two lower court injunctions that had blocked the president's policy. The justices voted 5-4, reflecting the high court's conservative majority. The decision allows the Pentagon to prevent many transgender persons from joining or, in some circumstances, remaining in the military while the lower court rulings...

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Iranian women have tried to build on the #MeToo movement in the West, but it's tough. They're trying to counter the country's official line — that Islamic traditions prevent harassment.

Fuel prices more than doubled last week in Zimbabwe, prompting people to protest. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with journalist Tendai Marima about the violent government crackdown that followed.

It's a meeting of two truly American pastimes: football and lawsuits.

First, the football.

Late in regulation in Sunday's NFC championship game, the New Orleans Saints were tied 20-20 with the Los Angeles Rams in pursuit of the Super Bowl.


As the ball sailed toward Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis, Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman knocked into Lewis, appearing to make helmet-to-helmet contact. Officials called no pass interference or helmet-to-helmet penalties.

The Trump administration is planning to ask the Supreme Court to review a lower court's ruling that blocks the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, according to a Justice Department filing released Tuesday.

Tensions are rising in Venezuela ahead of nationwide protests called by the opposition-led National Assembly. A 35-year-old leader is heading the renewed effort to oust President Nicolás Maduro.

The Supreme Court has revived the Trump administration's ban on transgender military personnel, for now. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Shannon Minter of with the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

There was some surprises in this year's 2019 Oscar nominations, but for people paying attention to the best original song category, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's "Shallow" from A Star Is Born was absolutely sure to make the cut.

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As the partial government shutdown hits a record 32nd day, the Senate is set to consider two competing proposals this week that could re-open the government — but probably won't.


With the idea that 4-H has helped keep kids out of trouble, the local University of Missouri Extension office and Greene County have teamed up to create a new program.

The Greene County Youth Academy serves kids who may have had some trouble with the law. The academy will be the focus of the new 4-H program.