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OLATHE (AP) — Prosecutors on Thursday charged a 51-year-old man with murder and attempted murder after he allegedly started shooting in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar, killing one man and injuring two others, in an attack that some witnesses said was racially motivated.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury delivered an extraordinary blow to the government Thursday in a long-running battle over the use of public lands when it acquitted all seven defendants involved in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in rural southeastern Oregon.

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TOPEKA (AP) — A Republican legislator in Kansas criticized a Black Lives Matter supporter’s protest while singing the national anthem by posting on Facebook that she should go back “home,” then said Tuesday he was defending the military and the American flag.

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — One of Kansas City’s most venerable cultural institutions, the annual American Royal horse and livestock exhibition, is moving to Kansas from Missouri, officials announced Tuesday.

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STOCKHOLM (AP) — Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in literature Thursday for expanding the poetic possibilities of music with a body of work that includes "Like a Rolling Stone," ''Blowin' in the Wind" and "Mr. Tambourine Man" — a stunning announcement that marked the first time the award has g…

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TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas legislators passed an education funding plan Friday night after top Republicans rewrote it to gain broad, bipartisan support so that it would satisfy a court mandate and end a looming threat that public schools across the state might shut down.

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WICHITA (AP) — Kansas must begin registering thousands of eligible voters for federal elections who have not provided proof of citizenship under a federal court order that has complicated the state’s elections less than a month before early voting begins for its primary.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With her furious and graphic 12-page letter to the court, the young woman at the center of the Stanford University sexual assault case has instantly become a powerful symbol of courage and resilience to other sex-crime victims, all while remaining anonymous.

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TOPEKA (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback promised Tuesday to call the Kansas Legislature into special session to respond to a state Supreme Court order declaring that public schools might not be able to open after this month unless lawmakers provide more money to poor districts.

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TOPEKA (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday rejected some education funding changes enacted by the Legislature earlier this year and threatened to order the state's public schools closed if lawmakers don't act by June 30.

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LAWRENCE (AP) — Bill Self isn’t paying state taxes on the bulk of his millions of dollars of income as men’s basketball coach at Kansas, and it’s all legal under 2012 tax reforms pressed by Gov. Sam Brownback.

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TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is facing strong bipartisan criticism over his proposal to use bonds backed by tobacco settlement funds to help plug short-term budget gaps.

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TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas plans to delay major highway projects and cut additional spending at state universities, a top aide to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback announced Wednesday, after a new pessimistic fiscal forecast blew a hole in the state’s budget.

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MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters were battling a wildfire Thursday that spread from Oklahoma to Kansas and has burned an estimated 625 square miles. Two people have been treated for smoke inhalation.About two-thirds of the burned land was in Kansas, according to prelimina…

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KIOWA, Kan. (AP) — Fire crews were working to contain a wildfire burning across nearly 110 square miles in rural Oklahoma and Kansas on Wednesday, while strong wind and dry conditions also increased fire threats in neighboring states, authorities said.The National Weather Service said the fi…

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HESSTON (AP) — A man who stormed into a Kansas factory and shot 14 people, killing three, had just been served with a protective order involving a former girlfriend that probably set off the attack, authorities said Friday.The assault at the Excel Industries lawnmower-parts plant in the smal…

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TOPEKA (AP) — The Kansas ethics commission has rejected a complaint filed by a top Democrat against Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s re-election campaign for paying lawyers more than $167,000, the governor’s spokeswoman said Wednesday.

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TOPEKA (AP) — Conservative Republicans arguing that the federal government is out of control advanced a proposal Thursday in the Kansas House aimed at calling a convention of the states to propose changes in the U.S. Constitution.