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Kansas: State in the United States
Kansas is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States. Its capital is Topeka and its largest city is Wichita, with its most populated county and largest employment center being Johnson County. Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north; Missouri on the east; Oklahoma on the south; and Colorado on the west. Kansas is named after the Kansas River, which in turn was named after the Kansa Native Americans who lived along its banks. The tribe's name is often said to mean "people of the (south) wind" although this was probably not the term's original meaning. For thousands of years, what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys. Tribes in the western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison.

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Kansas indefinitely suspends Silvio De Sousa after Kansas State brawl

Kansas has announced its first punishment after the team was involved in a brawl with Kansas State. Silvio De Sousa was suspended indefinitely.
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Punches thrown during wild brawl at end of Kansas-Kansas State rivalry game

The No. 3-ranked Jayhawks' 81-60 victory over Kansas State ended with a wild brawl.
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Videos for Kansas


Planes streaking across Kansas’ night sky captured in timelapse video [Video]Planes streaking across Kansas’ night sky captured in timelapse video

Timelapse captures stars and trails of light flashing across the night sky in Goodland, Kansas

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:28Published

Pompeo isn't planning a U.S. Senate run: sources [Video]Pompeo isn't planning a U.S. Senate run: sources

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday he does not plan to run for a U.S. Senate seat in Kansas in 2020, two people close to McConnell said. Ryan..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:38Published

Central US Snow Throws Wrench Into Turkey Day Travel Plans [Video]Central US Snow Throws Wrench Into Turkey Day Travel Plans

A major blizzard swept across Colorado and into the U.S. Midwest on Tuesday. Reuters reports the storm blocked roads and causing hundreds of flight cancellations. By early Tuesday afternoon, the storm..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Historic U.S. steam train rolls through Midwest city in falling snow [Video]Historic U.S. steam train rolls through Midwest city in falling snow

Union Pacific's steam locomotive Big Boy No. 4014 evokes nostalgia in Hays, Kansas

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 01:00Published

 

Bill Self on 'embarrassment' of Kansas-Kansas State brawl: 'Ridiculous' it happened in in the stands

Punishments are expected to be handed down Wednesday for players involved in melee, which occurred in final seconds of Kansas-Kansas State.
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Man requests 'trial by combat' with Japanese swords to settle custody battle with ex-wife

Kansas man David Ostrom asked an Iowa court to give him 12 weeks notice to "source or forge" a katana and wakizashi for the duel.
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Mike Pompeo Is Said to Decide Against Running for Senate in Kansas

The secretary of state’s decision most likely ends Republicans’ hopes of securing a potentially dominant candidate for the open seat in Kansas, his home state.
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Gonzaga remains No. 1, but Duke narrows gap in USA TODAY Sports men's basketball poll

Gonzaga remains No. 1 in the USA TODAY men's basketball poll for the third consecutive week. Duke, Kansas, Baylor and Auburn round out the top five.
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Officer Admits He Faked Claim About McDonald’s Coffee Cup Insult

The Kansas police officer resigned after video footage showed that restaurant employees had not written “pig” on his cup.
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Explosion at Kansas aircraft plant injures 15

More than a dozen people were injured when a nitrogen line ruptured at the Beechcraft aircraft manufacturing facility in Wichita, Kansas, causing part of the building to collapse (Dec. 27)  
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Rare black rhino born, dengue fever, 'Santa Lady,' disputed Lincoln hat: News from around our 50 states

Bedbugs eradicated from City Hall in Arizona, postal worker saves Christmas in Kansas, and more
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Kansas school principal becomes Buddy the Elf for his students

Ryan Cunningham, the principal at Medicine Lodge Grade School in Kansas, stayed in character as Buddy the Elf from the movie "Elf."
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Senate confirms Trump's North Korea envoy and possible Pompeo successor as No. 2 at State

Detroit native Stephen Biegun may eventually replace Secretary of State Mike Pompeo if Pompeo leaves to run for an open Senate seat in Kansas.
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Kansas is the new No. 1 in the USA TODAY Sports men's basketball poll

Helped by two easy wins, Kansas is the new No. 1 in the USA TODAY men's basketball Poll. Former No. 1 Louisville fall to fourth behind Gonzaga and Duke.
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Vermont, Oklahoma and Now Topeka, Kan., Want You

Topeka, the state capital of Kansas, is the latest community to use money to lure out-of-towners.
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Louisville maintains No. 1 spot in the USA TODAY men's basketball coaches poll

Louisville improved to 9-0 last week to stay No. 1 in the USA TODAY men's basketball poll. Ohio State, Kansas, Maryland and Duke complete top five.
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These Cluster Bombs Started Killing Civilians Before They Left U.S. Soil

In 1989, a BLU-97 cluster-munition bomblet exploded in a Kansas factory, killing two workers. Their fates were soon shared by American service members in the Persian Gulf War.
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Trump acknowledges Pompeo could run for U.S. Senate

President Donald Trump on Friday acknowledged that his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, could run for a U.S. Senate seat next year in his home state of Kansas and predicted he would win.
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Is Secretary of State Mike Pompeo mulling a Senate run in Kansas? Trump tells Fox he might do it

President Donald Trump said Friday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo might leave the State Department to run for an open Senate seat in Kansas.
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: Mike Pompeo eyes a Kansas Senate seat

Any move by Pompeo from Foggy Bottom to the campaign trail will not happen until President Trump signs off on the move
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'Halfway towards a live nativity': A camel, cow and donkey were found wandering together on a Kansas road

A police department in Kansas photographed a camel, a donkey and a cow found wandering together on a road. Where were they going?
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Kansas mayor overcame addiction and prison time to become his town's mayor

Jermaine Wilson of Leavenworth, Kansas, started using drugs at age 11 and was in maximum-security prison by age 21. Now he's the mayor of Leavenworth. Steve Hartman has his story for "On the Road."
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Inside the renovated Eisenhower museum

In our series, American Wonders, we’re exploring places that make America wonderful, from majestic natural landscapes to spectacular manmade creations. In this installment, we visit a recently..
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Sanders "absolutely outraged" by Trump's "behavior in Helsinki"

"Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan spoke with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and rising Democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as they campaigned in Kansas.
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Not your grandfather’s stained glass

Judson Studios, which has been creating remarkable stained glass windows for 120 years, keeps coming up with something new, their cutting-edge techniques attracting designers for all sorts of projects,..
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Mister Mayor

By age 11, Jermaine Wilson, of Leavenworth, Kansas, was a drug user. He would later spend time in juvenile detention, and by 21 he was convicted of drug dealing. Wilson realized that his options at the..
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Rural medical care in crisis

Since 2010, 99 rural hospitals in the United States have closed, leaving residents in isolated communities without access to proper medical or emergency room care. The effects can be deadly, as Lee..
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Sweet woman spotted pushing her Pomeranian dog on swing at park

A sweet woman was spotted pushing a Pomeranian dog on a swing set at a park in Kansas.
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Massive gaffe by Texas Tech player helps Kansas to first conference win under Les Miles

A Texas Tech fumble after a blocked field goal in the final seconds gave Kansas one final opportunity to get a rare win in Big 12 Conference play.
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Remembering Eisenhower as a "warrior for peace"

A visit to the newly-renovated Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum & Boyhood Home in Kansas recalls the 34th president as a "warrior for peace"
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Cargill suspends shifts at Kansas beef facility after explosion

Cargill said on Thursday it had suspended some shifts at its Dodge City, Kansas, beef-packing plant after an explosion injured two employees.
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Ex-Kansas Republican shakes up U.S. Senate race by running as "pragmatic" Democrat

The state hasn't elected a Democrat for Senate since 1932
CBS News - Published

U.S. Supreme Court divided over Kansas immigrant identity theft case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared divided over the legality of Kansas prosecuting three immigrants for violating identity theft laws by using other people's Social Security numbers in a..
Reuters - Published

Police search for second suspect in Kansas City bar shooting that killed four

Police were searching on Monday for one of two men who opened fire at a Kansas City, Kansas, bar over the weekend, killing four people and wounding five others in a rampage hours after one of the..
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One suspect nabbed, one sought in shooting rampage that killed 4, wounded 5 in Kansas bar

One suspect in the shooting rampage that left four dead and five wounded at a Kansas bar was in custody while a second accused remained at large.
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Survivor of Kansas bar shooting recalls "bone-chilling" screams

A manhunt is intensifying in Kansas for one of two suspects in a deadly shooting at a crowded bar early Sunday morning. Police say Hugo Villanueva-Morales is armed and dangerous. They announced..
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Kansas bar shooting survivor recalls "bodies dropping"

One arrested after four people shot dead, five others wounded early Sunday morning inside a packed Kansas City bar
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One Kansas bar shooting suspect caught and second still on run

Gunfire left 4 dead, 5 wounded in bar in Kansas City, Kansas; at least 3 of the dead were regular customers
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4 killed and 5 wounded in bar shooting in Kansas

Police were searching Sunday for two men who opened fire at a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, killing four people and wounding five others. KCTV's Kelly Taylor reports.
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Kansas City bar shooting leaves several dead and injured

Four people were killed and five others injured in a shooting early Sunday at a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, police said.
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Four dead in Kansas City bar shooting

Two men opened fire inside a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, early Sunday, killing four people and wounding five others in a shooting believed to have stemmed from an earlier dispute, police said. (Oct...
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Four killed, five wounded in shooting at Kansas City bar

Four people were killed and five wounded in Kansas early on Sunday by a suspect who opened fire inside a Kansas City bar, and police were hunting for the shooter, local authorities and media reports..
Reuters - Published

Kansas City Shooting: 4 Killed and 5 Others Wounded at Bar

The attacker opened fire at a small bar in Kansas overnight Sunday, the police said. The motive was not clear and a search for the assailant was underway.
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