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SAT and ACT scores may soon become a thing of the past

Rockhurst University is joining a growing list of colleges moving to a “test optional” admissions policy, meaning applicants can choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores.
— Read on www.kctv5.com/content/tncms/live/

Heroes: Wayne Miner of Kansas City was possibly last American to die in World War I

Wayne Miner of Kansas City volunteered when no one else would. He may have been the last American to die in World War I.
— Read on www.kansascity.com/news/local/article107823992.html

New York Could Become First State To Be Completely Done With Private Prisons

New York State has been leading the way in flexing its muscles with respect to the private prison industry. Let’s take a look at what these three policies in concert mean, and what may come next as Bill S5433 goes to the Assembly and ultimately the Governor for approval as soon as this week.
— Read on www.forbes.com/sites/morgansimon/2019/06/18/new-york-to-become-first-state-to-be-completely-done-with-private-prisons/

Trump Signs Bill Revoking Obama-Era Gun Checks for People With Mental Illnesses

The new law nullifies an Obama-backed rule that added people with mental illnesses to the national background check database.
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-signs-bill-revoking-obama-era-gun-checks-people-mental-n727221

Topeka Rescue Mission could close doors over money issues

In a news release issued Monday morning, TRM says it is facing a $180,000 shortfall each month. If it cannot secure new financial support, TRM will shutter its shelters and end all services by Sept. 15.
— Read on www.wibw.com/content/news/Topeka-Rescue-Mission-could-close-doors-over-money-issues-520691851.html

Mass shootings: What is Congress doing about gun control?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has blocked background check legislation that had previously passed the House. Here’s what that legislation would do.
— Read on www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/08/04/mass-shootings-what-congress-doing-gun-control/1916451001/