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General Motors CEO Mary Barra faces a tough week of testimony before congressional committees about defective ignition switches linked to 13 deaths.

Medicaid - Ill vs MO - STL Pub Radio

Illinois is one of 25 states that went ahead with Medicaid expansion. Neighboring Missouri did not. Véronique LaCapra looked into the impacts of those differing decisions.

Even as the presidential public financing system has been all but abandoned, advocates are trying to bring such a system to New York state. What happens there could be a model for other states.

Missouri Capitol Building

Around Missouri, several state lawmakers will run unopposed this fall, including candidates in the southwest part of the state. KSMU's Scott Harvey has more.

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Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss President Obama's speech in Brussels and his meeting with Pope Francis.

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Afghanistan could pick a leader to replace Hamid Karzai next week, but Taliban members are ramping up attacks. Al Jazeera's Abderrahim Foukara talks about the elections and the future of Afghanistan.

Election Ballot

Tuesday marked the deadline for filing for Missouri’s federal, state and county offices. Jennifer Davidson has a rundown of Greene County candidates.

Gov. Chris Christie's administration has released the results of an internal investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closures. The report clears Christie of wrongdoing, but New Jersey Democrats question its validity.

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, presents a Senate report on for-profit colleges in 2012. He wants changes to the federal student loan system.

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Students are taking on record levels of debt to pay for college. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, says it's a drag on the economy and is calling for changes to the federal student loan system.