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Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder

Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond. Democrats lacked the votes Friday to force Republicans to fund the department for a year with no strings. Still, even some Republicans say party leaders are on a perilous path with a very public ideological struggle only highlighting the GOP’s inability to pass contested legislation and possibly worsening its weak […]

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Nemtsov a possible 'sacrificial victim,' investigators say

Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power that will stop at nothing to disfigure President Vladimir Putin’s image and drive him from power. Russian investigators, politicians and political commentators on state television on Saturday covered much ground in looking for the reason Nemtsov was gunned down in the heart of Moscow, but they sidestepped one possibility — that he was murdered for his relentless […]

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McCracken added to state emergency management team

As director of Pittsburg State’s police and parking services, Mike McCracken helps ensure the safety and security of the university and its students, faculty, staff and visitors. He will soon apply those skills on a state level.McCracken has been named to the Kansas Region 7 (southeast Kansas) Incident Management Team. The regional teams, functions of the Kansas Department of Emergency Management, provide assistance to state and local agencies during disasters and other emergencies in Kansas …

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NEO Equestrian wins Missouri State Horse Show

The equestrian team at Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) traveled to Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri last weekend where they were named High Point Team on Saturday and Reserve High Point Team on Sunday. There were also several individual achievements.One more regular season show will take place at Black Hawk College in Kewanee, Illinois Saturday, March 7. At this contest the riders who qualify will ride at Regionals that Sunday.“I am extremely proud of how hard all of …

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Layton finding success @ NEO

Tylen Layton, 21, born and raised in Copan, Oklahoma has been roping calves since the age of four. He is currently a calf roper on the NEO rodeo team.Layton said his next door neighbor Lon Chaney encouraged and taught him to rope as a kid, and Chaney let Layton use his indoor arena to practice.Layton was the recipient of the Annual NEO Recruiting Rodeo scholarship in 2013, which led to his rodeo career at NEO AM.Layton has been very successful during his time at NEO. He recently won the Kansa…