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 2020-02-28 16:06 

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Turkey threatens Europe with refugees after 33 troops killed...

REYHANLI, Turkey — The presidents of Turkey and Russia spoke over the phone on Friday, a day after Syrian government airstrikes killed 33 Turkish troops, significantly ratcheting up tensions between Ankara and Moscow. It was the highest number of Tu...

 2020-02-28 15:06 

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Grandfather, Navy vet among 5 victims of Wisconsin shooting...

Grandfather, Navy vet among 5 victims of Wisconsin shootingBy AMY FORLITI Associated PressThe five men who were killed by a co-worker at a Milwaukee brewery include an electrician, a Navy veteran, a father of two small children, a fisherman and a grandfat...

 2020-02-28 14:09 

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'Mini-moon' the size of a car discovered orbiting Earth. But it won't be there for long....

After billions of years, it looks like the moon found some temporary company in the form of a "mini-moon" that recently entered the Earth's orbit.The discovery was made the night of Feb. 15 by Senior Research Specialist Kacper Wierzchos and Re...

 2020-02-28 14:06 

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Prayers at fire-bombed mosques as India's riot toll grows...

NEW DELHI — Muslims in a northeastern neighborhood of India's capital returned for weekly prayers at fire-bombed mosques on Friday, two days after a 72-hour clash between Hindus and Muslims that left at least 40 dead and hundreds injured.Five da...

 2020-02-28 13:51 

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Workplace mass shootings are rare. Milwaukee rampage was the first of 2020....

When a brewery employee gunned down five co-workers at Milwaukee's Molson Coors campus, then killed himself, it was the first mass shooting at a workplace involving a current or former employee in 2020.The incident marked the 13th mass workplace shoot...

 2020-02-28 13:38 

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A hearse was stolen with a body still inside. Then a car chase on a LA freeway ensued....

The case of the missing hearse with body inside the coffin still loaded in the back ended in a freeway car chase and crash on a busy Los Angeles freeway, police said.A black Lincoln Navigator stolen Wednesday from outside a church near Pasadena was recove...

 2020-02-28 13:37 

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Outdoor notebook: Kansas archery clubs set shoot dates for 2020...

The Topeka Bowhunters Club unveiled its 2020 shoot schedule recently, with the first event right around the corner on March 7.The shoot will begin at 8 a.m., with a registration fee of $12 per person. There will be 40 3D targets set up for the event, whic...

 2020-02-28 13:35 

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LIVE VIDEO: WHO coronavirus briefing...

The World Health Organization hosts its daily briefing on the coronavirus....

 2020-02-28 13:30 

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Boy with autism denied First Communion at Catholic church: 'That is discrimination,' mom says...

MANALAPAN, N.J. — Nicole and Jimmy LaCugna both grew up with a strong Catholic faith. Each attended religious education as children, married in a Catholic church, and sent their first son, Nicholas, through a faith-based pre-K program.So when their ...

 2020-02-28 13:23 

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Teen charged with vandalizing Plymouth Rock and other landmarks...

PLYMOUTH, Mass. Police have accused a teen of vandalizing Plymouth Rock and other local landmarks last week.The 17-year-old local high school student will be charged with 11 felony counts of vandalism to property and one misdemeanor count of trespassing. ...

 2020-02-28 13:11 

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Reddit CEO claims TikTok app is 'fundamentally parasitic' and spyware...

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman presumably won't be singing on TikTok anytime soon.Huffman referred to the wildly popular short-form mobile video app as "fundamentally parasitic," in remarks he made Wednesday at a Silicon Valley conference. TikTok wa...

 2020-02-28 13:06 

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US workers didn't have proper gear to work with coronavirus evacuees, HHS whistleblower claims...

Federal workers did not have the necessary protective gear or training when they were sent to help quarantined Americans who were evacuated from China during the coronavirus outbreak, according to a government whistleblower complaint.The complaint alleges...

 2020-02-28 12:43 

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A joke gone too far? Some police departments are offering to 'test' meth for coronavirus. Not everybody is laughing...

Law enforcement agencies across the nation are jokingly encouraging meth users to bring their drugs in for testing for the new coronavirus.Police are offering to test narcotics that are brought into their stations. Or, "if you prefer to keep your meth...

 2020-02-28 12:28 

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US students lag other countries in math. The reason likely lies in how schools teach it....

American students are struggling in math.The latest results of a respected international exam given to teenagers ranked the U.S. ninth in reading, but 31st in math literacy out of 79 countries and economies. America has a smaller-than-average share of top...

 2020-02-28 12:12 

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Betsy DeVos orders probe after USA TODAY finds college evidently without faculty, students...

The U.S. Department of Education launched an investigation after a USA TODAY report showed an accredited college apparently had no faculty or students.Reagan National University, the college investigated by USA TODAY, was approved by the Accrediting Counc...

 2020-02-28 12:05 

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Coronavirus fear touches off a global run on face masks...

Coronavirus fear touches off a global run on face masksBy DEE-ANN DURBIN, ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and JOSEPH PISANI AP Business WritersFear of the spreading coronavirus has led to a global run on sales of face masks despite evidence that most people who are...

 2020-02-28 03:11 

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Kansas lake levels for Feb. 27, 2020...

Date — Feb. 27Reservoir ... Pool ... Elev. ... Dis.Milford ... 1,144.4 ... 1,141.50 ... 881Wilson ... 1,516 ... 1,515.28 ... 500Kirwin ... 1,729.2 ... 1,729.08 ... 30Webster ... 1,892.4 ... 1,892.30 ... 65Glen Elder ... 1,455.6 ... 1,454.41 ... 401T...

 2020-02-27 23:10 

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Kansas Senate punts plan to count more provisional ballots...

Sen. Randall Hardy on Thursday proposed an expansion of legislation aimed at lowering the number of ballots that get tossed in the trash after Election Day.The bill already would preserve thousands of provisional ballots cast by Kansas voters who move fro...

 2020-02-27 23:09 

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Kansas Senate orders academic report cards on state's foster kids...

The Kansas Senate unanimously approved legislation Thursday requiring compilation of an annual academic report card on thousands of children in foster care.Kansas would be the second state to initiate this type of tracking mandate. If passed into law, the...

 2020-02-27 23:07 

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Senate passes bill to regulate advertising on raw milk sales in Kansas...

The Kansas Senate approved a bill requiring specific text be printed on container labels of unpasteurized goat or cow milk and on raw-milk dairy products sold directly from producers to consumers.In response to public health concerns raised by the Kansas ...

 2020-02-27 21:36 

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Betsy DeVos orders probe after USA TODAY finds college evidently without faculty, students...

The U.S. Department of Education launched an investigation after a USA TODAY report showed an accredited college apparently had no faculty or students.Reagan National University, the college investigated by USA TODAY, was approved by the Accrediting Counc...

 2020-02-27 20:12 

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Former Michigan wrestlers urge more victims to 'speak up'...

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — The whistleblower whose letter to University of Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel alleging sexual assault sparked an investigation into a former school doctor says he was inspired by the women who testified against convicte...

 2020-02-27 19:21 

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Glen Elder Park Pond stocked with rainbow trout...

Glen Elder Park Pond in north-central Kansas was recently stocked with 400 pounds of rainbow trout, averaging about a half-pound apiece, giving local anglers a chance to chase a species not native to the area's waters.This marks the fifth time the Kan...

 2020-02-27 18:28 

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AP-NORC poll: How Americans describe 2020 Democrats, Trump...

WASHINGTON — Competent, a fighter, good. Old, out of touch, disingenuous. And, of course: who's that?As the 2020 campaign intensifies, a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research asked Americans to say what word or p...

 2020-02-27 16:39 

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Law enforcement learn to identify and assist people with mental health issues...

PITTSBURG — Area agencies have come together to help inform law enforcement officers on ways to identify and assist people who are having mental health issues.Earlier this week, law enforcement officers from local agencies and across Kansas began a ...

 2020-02-27 16:25 

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Kansas schools could get more state aid by removing Fort Leavenworth from formula...

A revision in the way Kansas calculates aid for school district projects could help lower property taxes for residents across the state.The Senate unanimously signed off on legislation Wednesday to provide additional support for bonds issued to fund facil...

 2020-02-27 15:53 

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MLB appoints 1st black umpire crew chief...

NEW YORK — Kerwin Danley became the first African American umpire crew chief in Major League Baseball when a series of promotions, additions and retirements were announced Thursday.The moves included Alfonso Marquez being elevated to the second Hisp...

 2020-02-27 14:21 

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First coronavirus patient with 'unknown origin' in the US wasn't tested for days...

A California coronavirus patient believed to be the first U.S. case from "unknown" exposure was not tested for several days because federal health officials believed he did not meet the criteria, officials say.The patient was transferred to UC Dav...

 2020-02-27 12:54 

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Huge staff, ad blitzes, free T-shirts: How billionaire Michael Bloomberg is campaigning for the White House...

RICHMOND, Va. Sean Mee walked the streets of this city's trendy Fan District with a simple message: Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will "get it done."Mee, whose late wife spent 10 years battling cancer, said he was convinc...

 2020-02-27 12:34 

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Bankrupt Boy Scouts may need to sell Norman Rockwell art to pay sexual abuse victims...

Buried in the fine print of a document filed as part of the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy last week is a brief mention of a potentially huge asset: "original Rockwell paintings."The disclosure that the organization owns works by Norman Rockwell...

 2020-02-27 12:30 

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Obama demands TV stations stop airing 'despicable' anti-Biden ad from Pro-Trump PAC that misuses his words...

WASHINGTON Former President Barack Obama demanded South Carolina television stations and a pro-Trump group stop airing a "despicable" ad that misuses his voice to attack his former Vice President Joe Biden."Joe Biden promised to help our commu...

 2020-02-27 12:26 

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Obama demands TV stations stop airing 'despicable' anti-Biden ad from Pro-Trump PAC that misuses his words...

WASHINGTON Former President Barack Obama demanded South Carolina television stations and a pro-Trump group stop airing a "despicable" ad that misuses his voice to attack his former Vice President Joe Biden."Joe Biden promised to help our commu...

 2020-02-27 12:10 

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Trump urges calm even as US reports worrisome new virus case...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared that a widespread U.S. outbreak of the new respiratory virus sweeping the globe isn't inevitable even as top health authorities at his side warned Americans that more infections are coming.Shortly aft...

 2020-02-27 04:37 

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Lincoln kids head to 'informance'...

Area elementary school students filled Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre on Monday to hear live symphonic music performed, and learn a little something about it, too.Around 1,500 fourth, fifth, and sixth graders were able to attend two separate shows ...

 2020-02-27 01:55 

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GOP-led House approves proposal to raise scrutiny of power pole siting...

Dozens of 105-foot-tall Evergy poles in residential front yards of a low-income Wichita neighborhood inspired passage Wednesday by the Kansas House of an amendment expanding regulatory oversight of transmission line siting decisions in urban areas.The 201...

 2020-02-27 01:54 

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Kansas Senate passes sports gambling plan despite concerns with state's cut of action...

The Kansas Senate on Wednesday moved to legalize sports gambling over objections from Democrats who complained that a deal brokered after two years of haggling too heavily favors casino managers.Adults could place bets on professional and college athletic...

 2020-02-26 23:06 

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Smithsonian makes nearly 3 million pieces of art available online and free to use...

Ever wanted to take a deep dive into one of the world's largest art collections? The Smithsonian Institution has a groundbreaking surprise in store for the public, and the possibilities are endless.Tuesday, the Smithsonian released nearly 3 million im...

 2020-02-26 22:06 

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Way too 'Extreme': Trashy reality shows' comeback makes TV revolting again...

You can't fix systemic poverty with a hug and a kitchen island.Also: Losing weight through extreme and unsafe methods can cause harm. Every parent is different. And wives probably belong with the spouses they originally married.American TV viewers lea...

 2020-02-26 21:15 

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Six dead in shooting rampage at Molson Coors in Milwaukee; gunman also dead...

MILWAUKEE In one of the worst shootings in Wisconsin history, six people were killed during a shooting rampage on the Milwaukee campus of Molson Coors on Wednesday afternoon, according to multiple sources who spoke to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.The gu...

 2020-02-26 21:15 

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Five dead in shooting rampage at Molson Coors in Milwaukee; gunman also dead...

MILWAUKEE In one of the worst shootings in Wisconsin history, five people were killed by a gunman during a rampage on the Milwaukee campus of Molson Coors on Wednesday afternoon.The gunman died by suicide, bringing the total of known dead so far to six. I...

 2020-02-26 21:06 

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Snoop Dogg, on 'Red Table Talk,' expresses regret over Gayle King drama: 'I was frustrated'...

Snoop Dogg is telling his side of the story regarding his controversial comments to Gayle King after she posed a headline-making question about Kobe Bryant during an interview.Earlier this month, the rapper directed an expletive-laden rant toward King aft...

 2020-02-26 20:36 

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Coronavirus mixed messages: CDC vs. Trump; San Francisco declares emergency; 270 million face masks needed...

SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco Mayor London Breed has issued an emergency declaration aimed at preparing the city for a coronavirus outbreak even though no cases of the new virus have been confirmed in the city."Although there are still zero confirmed ca...

 2020-02-26 19:50 

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Seven dead including shooter in rampage at Molson Coors in Milwaukee...

MILWAUKEE Seven people were killed including a gunman during a shooting rampage on the Milwaukee campus of Molson Coors on Wednesday afternoon, according to multiple sources who spoke to the Journal Sentinel.The company told employees in an email that the...

 2020-02-26 19:12 

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Business News...

First Bank Kansas names Hannah Schulte as new Marketing DirectorFirst Bank Kansas is pleased to announce that Hannah Schulte has joined their team as Marketing Director.Born and raised in Salina, Schulte went to Salina Central High School and stayed invol...

 2020-02-26 18:50 

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Congress makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Till...

WASHINGTON — Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, Congress has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law.The bill, introduced by Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush and named after Till, c...

 2020-02-26 17:49 

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Grandfather of 1-year-old who fell to her death from Royal Caribbean cruise ship to plead guilty...

The grandfather of a toddler who died after falling from an 11th-floor window of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in Puerto Rico last year will plead guilty in her death.Salvatore "Sam" Anello initially pleaded not guilty to negligent homicide in the...

 2020-02-26 17:38 

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Ronny Jackson, ex-White House doctor, says he put cauliflower in Trump's mashed potatoes to improve his diet...

WASHINGTON A former White House doctor says that while he regrets being unable to get President Donald Trump to exercise more, he did manage to slightly improve the president's diet."The exercise stuff never took off as much as I wanted it to,"...

 2020-02-26 16:16 

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Former foster care youth gives back...

PITTSBURG — Children who enter foster care are given only a few moments to fill up a bag with their belongings. It's often a trash bag.When he was in foster care, Pittsburg State University student Samuel Swanson said he remembers what it was li...

 2020-02-26 15:51 

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Kansas drifts toward re-labeling life jackets...

TOPEKA — Kansas is slowly paddling toward adjustment of state law on labeling life jackets used by boaters on lakes and rivers.The underlying Kansas statute requiring anyone under 12 years of age to wear a personal flotation device when on board any...

 2020-02-26 15:36 

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Millions await snow and bitter cold as storm moves from the Midwest to the Northeast...

After a snowy Tuesday in the Plains, a winter storm will dump snow in a 1,200-mile stretch from Missouri to Maine from Wednesday into Thursday, causing travel disruptions and school closings.In Kansas on Tuesday, one person died and a section of Interstat...

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