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Republican Roger Marshall defeats Democrat Barbara Bollier in Kansas Senate race

GOP Rep. Roger Marshall defeated Democratic State Senator Barbara Bollier to replace retiring Sen. Pat Roberts in Kansas, Insider reported via Decision Desk HQ. Bollier faced an uphill battle against Marshall, the preferred pick of the GOP establishment, whose Senate bid was backed by Roberts and other prominent Republicans. See […]
Republican Roger Marshall defeats Democrat Barbara Bollier in Kansas Senate race
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The Trump administration’s move to change how states report hospitalisation data has created a ‘major disruption’ in some states

The Trump administration’s decision to change the mechanism for reporting COVID-19 hospitalisation data has created stress on systems in states including Missouri, Kansas, and Idaho. States like Idaho have not reported hospitalisation numbers since the July 15 change went into effect, and Wyoming was unable to report how many patients […]
The Trump administration’s move to change how states report hospitalisation data has created a ‘major disruption’ in some states
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GOP Rep. Steve Watkins of Kansas was charged in voter fraud investigation

The Shawnee County district attorney charged Rep. Steve Watkins of voter fraud, local outlets reported. The allegations stem from Watkins listing a UPS Store address on his mail-in ballot during 2019 local elections. He faces three felony charges and one misdemeanour charge. He has denied the claims and called listing […]
GOP Rep. Steve Watkins of Kansas was charged in voter fraud investigation
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A couple converted a Kansas nuclear missile silo into a bizarre 18,000-square-foot castle, and now it’s on the market for $3.2 million — see inside

A couple spent 30 years renovating a nuclear missile silo into an underground castle. Now, the Kansas property is for sale for $US3.2 million. These photos and videos show inside the stunning property. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Kansas probably isn’t where you’d first look if you’re in […]
A couple converted a Kansas nuclear missile silo into a bizarre 18,000-square-foot castle, and now it’s on the market for $3.2 million — see inside
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2 storm chasers got engaged as a tornado spiraled toward them

Joey Krastel always knew that he would propose to his boyfriend Chris Scott while a tornado was breathing down their necks, NBC News reported. Early in their relationship, the couple bonded over a shared love of tornadoes and chasing extreme weather. So on Tuesday, Krastel got down on one knee […]
2 storm chasers got engaged as a tornado spiraled toward them
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Here’s a look at every single Apple store in the United States

We’ve compiled a list of every Apple store in the United States. Jump to your favourite state via the table of contents, or scroll down to see every state in alphabetical order. To understand Apple’s retail footprint, it really helps to see it for yourself. Below, we’ve collected the photos […]
Here’s a look at every single Apple store in the United States
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A Catholic school refused to let a same-sex couple’s child attend

A Catholic school in Kansas City, Kansas, rejected the child of a same-sex couple. St. Ann Catholic School decided not to accept the child for kindergarten after conferring with the Archdiocese of Kansas City. According to the Kansas City Star, the archdiocese recommended against it because same-sex couples “cannot model […]
A Catholic school refused to let a same-sex couple’s child attend
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A black student is suing her former high school after being told her skin was ‘too dark’ to perform on the dance team, lawsuit says

University of Missouri student Camille Sturdivant is suing her former high school’s district for racial discrimination. Sturdivant, who is black, claims that she was discriminated against while on the dance team at Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kansas. She claims in the lawsuit that the team’s choreographer […]
A black student is suing her former high school after being told her skin was ‘too dark’ to perform on the dance team, lawsuit says
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Democrats double down in Kansas in a push to flip longtime red seats

Kansas hasn’t sent a Democrat to Congress for a decade, but this year, that might change. Democrats are targeting two House races in the ruby-red state that President Donald Trump won in 2016 by 21 points. The governor’s mansion is also up for grabs, but a third-party candidate may undermine […]
Democrats double down in Kansas in a push to flip longtime red seats
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Kansas Democrat drops out of House race after sexual harassment accusations and lashes out at Democratic Party on the way out

A Democratic congressional candidate, Andrea Ramsey, has dropped out of a Kansas race after sexual harassment allegations against her resurfaced. In the statement she made announcing her exit, Ramsey criticised the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s approach to handling sexual harassment allegations. Ramsey has denied the allegations made against her. Democratic […]
Kansas Democrat drops out of House race after sexual harassment accusations and lashes out at Democratic Party on the way out
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The FBI Says It Has Stopped A Suicide Bomb Plot On Kansas Airport

Federal officials say they have arrested a man who planned on exploding a car bomb at the Wichita, Kansas airport. Terry Lee Loewen, 58, reportedly works as an avionics technician at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport and was arrested there this morning. The FBI says he was trying to provide “terrorist […]
The FBI Says It Has Stopped A Suicide Bomb Plot On Kansas Airport
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NRA’s Efforts To Stop Anti-Gun Lobbying In Kansas Could Also Crush Stop-Smoking Efforts

[credit provider=”Scott Olson/Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/pistols-are-offered-for-sale-at-freddie-bear-sports-on-news-photo/154359792″] The American Cancer Society says that a bill being pushed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) in Kansas to ban lobbying against guns would also restrict anti-smoking and anti-drinking programs.State Senate Bill 45 prevents “any money appropriated by the state legislature” from being used to “promote any […]
NRA’s Efforts To Stop Anti-Gun Lobbying In Kansas Could Also Crush Stop-Smoking Efforts
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Kansas Supreme Court Says Strippers Have Employment Rights Too

[credit provider=”via Club Orleans” url=”http://clubotopeka.com/”] Strippers in Kansas are legitimate employees and not just independent contractors of the clubs where they work, the Kansas Supreme Court has ruled.The final decision in Milano’s v. Kansas Department of labour Contributions Unit capped off a seven-year legal battle over whether strippers should be […]
Kansas Supreme Court Says Strippers Have Employment Rights Too
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The Meat Industry Is Ruining Steak

[credit provider=”flickr: djnordic” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/djnordic/182562710/”] It is often said that true steak-lovers know that the meat is meant to be consumed (medium) rare.For them, this report from the Kansas City Star may be heartbreaking. Reporter Mike McGraw spent a year looking into the meat industry’s meat tenderization process, and what he […]
The Meat Industry Is Ruining Steak
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Why Super-Fast Internet Connections Are Disappointing

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Babenh%C3%A4user_Landstra%C3%9Fe_in_Frankfurt.jpg”] A BUSINESS with a popular website might happily bring a gigabit-per-second (Gbps) fibre-optic connection into its server room. After all, thousands of simultaneous connections, each consuming a sliver of data, quickly add up.But on the flip side of the equation, the results aren’t quite as rosy. […]
Why Super-Fast Internet Connections Are Disappointing
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This Kansas Lawyer Is Facing Criminal Charges For Allegedly Taking Upskirt Pictures Of Employees

[credit provider=”FOX 4 News” url=”http://fox4kc.com/2012/06/28/attorney-accused-of-recording-womens-underwear/?hpt=ju_bn5″] A lawyer in Olathe, Kan., has been dragged into criminal court on charges he rigged an iPhone app to take secret videos and pictures of three of his female employees.Jeremiah Johnson was arraigned last week on two misdemeanour charges stemming from accusations he encouraged his […]
This Kansas Lawyer Is Facing Criminal Charges For Allegedly Taking Upskirt Pictures Of Employees
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Kansas Mega Millions Winner Finally Claims Prize

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/vvvracer/4565028092/”] The holder of the winning Mega Millions ticket in Kansas has finally come forward to claim part of the $656 million prize, Lottery officials said Friday.  
Kansas Mega Millions Winner Finally Claims Prize
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Rick Santorum Crushed Mitt Romney At Today’s Kansas Caucuses

[credit provider=”Gage Skidmore via Flikr”] Rick Santorum has no mathematical possibility of winning enough delegates to capture the Republican nomination.That fact just has to be made clear before you understand today’s news: Rick Santorum crushed Mitt Romney and the rest of his GOP rivals at the Kansas caucus. 
Rick Santorum Crushed Mitt Romney At Today’s Kansas Caucuses
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Kansas City Fed: Manufacturing Activity DEMOLISHES Expectations In The Midwest

[credit provider=”drugoi.livejournal.com” url=”http://drugoi.livejournal.com/3613407.html#cutid1″] Manufacturing expanded in the midwest, the Kansas City Federal Reserve announced this morning.The composite index measuring manufacturer activity in the tenth district surged to a reading of 7, against last month’s revised figure of -2 and the highest reading since October.
Kansas City Fed: Manufacturing Activity DEMOLISHES Expectations In The Midwest
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The New Kansas City Fed Head Smells A Farmland Bubble

[credit provider=”Travel + Leisure/Beall and Thomas Photography “] Last month, we discussed the farmland bubble argument, weighing ag industry consolidation and food price volatility against well-performing loans.Today, in her inaugural speech as head of the Kansas City Fed, Esther George sided with the bears (cows?), warning that the current spike […]
The New Kansas City Fed Head Smells A Farmland Bubble
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Obama Just Defined The 2012 Election

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Keith Srakocic”] In a speech in Osawatomie, Kansas today, President Barack Obama set about moving beyond the petty inside-the-beltway arguments over deficits and debt ceilings, jobs bills and tax cuts, and resurrected the vision of revered Republican Teddy Roosevelt, to bill himself as the president of a strong and […]
Obama Just Defined The 2012 Election