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T. rex takes on the Smithsonian

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Twenty-six years after she stumbled upon one of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons in the world, Montana rancher Kathy Wankel’s discovery has a new home.

2 years before Mo. governor's race, Koster has $2M

|Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has more than $2 million in the bank for a likely gubernatorial campaign in 2016.

Jenkins leads fundraising in Kansas 2nd District

|Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Republican Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins continues to enjoy a sizable fundraising advantage over the Democrat challenging her re-election in the 2nd District of eastern Kansas.

Firefighters union supports Abercrombie for gov

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

The Hawaii Firefighters Association has announced it supports Gov. Neil Abercrombie in his bid for re-election.

Pryor: $1.2M raised in first 3 months of '14

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor on Tuesday reported raising $1.22 million in the first three months of the year, trailing his Republican rival during the quarter while still boasting a larger war chest in his re-election bid.

GOP Senate hopeful McFadden has $1.8M reserve

|Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mike McFadden has nearly $2 million in reserve as the campaigns start to heat up.

Huckabee tops 2016 presidential poll in Iowa

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is the top choice at the moment for potential Iowa Republican caucus voters, according to a new Loras College poll.

The Dubuque, Iowa-based college’s inaugural survey showed Huckabee with 14.7 percent. Trailing were former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, 10.7 percent; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, 8.5 percent; House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, 8.3 percent; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, 8 percent; Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, 6.2 percent and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with 4.7 percent each. Texas Gov. Rick Perry has 3 percent.

NCAA committee approves expanded meal allowance

|Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

The NCAA's Legislative Council approved a proposal Tuesday to expand the meal allowance for all athletes.

Democrat top fundraiser in attorney general race

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Democrat Hector Balderas has opened up a large fundraising advantage in the race for attorney general, according to the latest campaign-finance disclosures.

Peters, Land remain close in Senate fundraising

|Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Democrat Gary Peters and Republican Terri Lynn Land are continuing to raise millions of dollars for their U.S. Senate campaigns in Michigan.