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December 6, 2011
The following is the full transcript of President Obama's remarks in Osawatomie, Kan., Tuesday as provided by the White House. THE PRESIDENT:  Well, I want to start by thanking a few folks who've joined us today.  We've got the mayor of Osawatomie, Phil Dudley is here.  (Applause.)  We have your superintendent Gary French in the house.  (Applause.)  And we have the principal of Osawatomie High, Doug Chisam.  (Applause.)  And I have brought your former governor, who is doing now an outstanding job as Secretary of Health and Human Services -- Kathleen Sebelius is in the house.  (Applause.)
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NATIONAL
April 5, 2014 | By Lisa Mascaro
PEARL, Miss. - Sen. Thad Cochran is a portrait of the genteel Southern politician, known for three-piece suits, a shock of white hair and shoveling billions of government dollars back to his impoverished home state to repair levees, construct research facilities at Ole Miss and bolster catfish farms. That spending prowess once reaped rewards for the Mississippi senator, with buildings bearing his name, easy reelection campaigns and so much public affection that he's known here simply as "Thad.
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TRAVEL
May 16, 2010 | From The Los Angeles Times
If ever in Abilene, Kan., home of the amazing Eisenhower Museum and Library, you must stay at this B&B. Jay and Adrian Potter are the most gracious of hosts in this prairie setting. Praline French toast, anyone? Abilene's Victorian Inn, 820 N.W. 3rd St, Abilene; (888) 807-7774, http://www.abilenesvictorianinn.com Rooms from $74. Andrea Shapiro, Beverly Hills
SPORTS
April 5, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The NBA's regular season ends April 16, and for the bottom-dwellers the draft lottery May 20 looms large. Below are standings of the eight worst teams after Friday's games, their odds to land the No. 1 overall pick and mock draft picks from current position: TEAM/W-L/Pct./Odds/MOCK DRAFT SELECTION 1; Milwaukee/14-62/.184/25%/Jabari Parker, F, Duke 2; Philadelphia/17-59/.224/19.9%/Andrew Wiggins, F, Kansas 3; Orlando/21-55/.276/15.6%/Dante Exum,...
NEWS
March 10, 2012 | By John Hoeffel
Hundreds of Republicans turned out on a crisp, clear Saturday in the state's largest city to cast votes in a presidential contest that could influence the drawn-out race, likely giving Rick Santorum bragging rights as he competes to win Tuesday in Alabama and Mississippi. In a possible preview of the results from the Sedgwick County caucus, Gov. Sam Brownback asked the crowd which candidate they supported. Santorum won the loudest cheers. "Kansas matters this year in the presidential race," he said, describing the caucus as "the largest Republican gathering in the state this year and maybe ever in Sedgwick County.
NEWS
March 7, 2012 | By Michael Finnegan
A day after losing all but one Super Tuesday contest, Newt Gingrich retreated Wednesday to the Deep South, abandoning plans to campaign in Kansas in a gamble that victories next week in Alabama and Mississippi can salvage his quest for the Republican presidential nomination. “We clearly have limited resources, and we decided that it would make sense to focus those limited resources on Mississippi and Alabama,” the former House speaker told reporters here after a rally in a hotel atrium.
SPORTS
December 20, 2011 | By Baxter Holmes
USC next vs. No. 12 Kansas, Thursday at the Galen Center, 8 p.m. TV: FSN. — USC has played Kansas three times since 2007, losing each time. The Jayhawks are led in scoring (17.8 points per game) and rebounding (11.4) by junior forward Thomas Robinson.
SPORTS
April 5, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The NBA's regular season ends April 16, and for the bottom-dwellers the draft lottery May 20 looms large. Below are standings of the eight worst teams after Friday's games, their odds to land the No. 1 overall pick and mock draft picks from current position: TEAM/W-L/Pct./Odds/MOCK DRAFT SELECTION 1; Milwaukee/14-62/.184/25%/Jabari Parker, F, Duke 2; Philadelphia/17-59/.224/19.9%/Andrew Wiggins, F, Kansas 3; Orlando/21-55/.276/15.6%/Dante Exum,...
NATIONAL
March 28, 2009 | Associated Press
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed a bill Friday to ensure that women and girls seeking abortions in Kansas are allowed to see ultrasound images or hear their fetus' heartbeat before the procedure. The bill, which takes effect July 1, amends a state law requiring doctors to obtain a patient's informed consent before performing an abortion.
SPORTS
February 28, 2010
James Anderson scored 27 points, Keiton Page was perfect on four three-point tries at crucial times and Oklahoma State denied a bid by No. 1 Kansas to go undefeated through Big 12 play with an 85-77 victory on Saturday. The Jayhawks (27-2, 13-1) had won their last 13 games since losing at Tennessee to close nonconference play and suffered their second loss of the season just hours after No. 2 Kentucky also lost to the Volunteers. The last time the top two teams lost on the same day was Jan. 21, 2006, when No. 1 Duke lost to Georgetown and No. 2 Florida lost to Tennessee.
SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
ANGELS 7, ROYALS 3 AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout had two hits, raising his Cactus League batting average to .409. Raul Ibanez went hitless in three at-bats, lowering his average to .194. Kole Calhoun and Chris Iannetta each hit home runs. ON THE MOUND: C.J. Wilson needed 99 pitches to work 52/3 innings, giving up three runs - one earned - and striking out nine. The Angels used the back end of their bullpen in regular-season fashion, with Kevin Jepsen pitching a scoreless seventh, Joe Smith a scoreless eighth, and closer Ernesto Frieri a scoreless ninth.
NATIONAL
March 19, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
A federal judge has ruled that Kansas and Arizona should be allowed to require voters to provide evidence of U.S. citizenship, in a case closely watched by both sides dealing with the question of voter eligibility. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren in Wichita, Kan., ruled that the U.S. Election Assistance Commission had no legal authority to deny requests from the two states to add the citizenship requirement. In the ruling, released Wednesday, he ordered the commission to revise the national form immediately.
SPORTS
March 11, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers are destined to have a high pick in June's NBA draft, but the franchise won't know where it is  picking until the draft lottery on May 20. One of the top prospects in the draft, Kansas center Joel Embiid, received some disappointing news on Monday. According to the Associated Press, Embiid has a stress fracture in his lower back, which will knock him out of the Big 12 tournament and could sideline him for the first week of the NCAA tournament. Assuming he suffers no setbacks, the Jayhawks may need to survive a couple of rounds without their starting center.
TRAVEL
March 8, 2014
A direct drive from politically blue Southern California to blue New York takes you through red Kansas and the curiously named town of Liberal. Don't miss it. Tour Dorothy's House & Land of Oz, a theme village, and the Mid-America Air Museum (including a tiny Air Force One that President Eisenhower piloted between Camp David and Washington, D.C.). Relax at Taste of China, where the $8.95 buffet would impress Angelenos and New Yorkers alike. Liberal Convention & Visitors Bureau, 1 Yellow Brick Road; (800)
NATIONAL
March 7, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that the state's current levels of school funding are unconstitutional, and ordered the Legislature to provide for “equitable funding for education” by July 1. The long-anticipated ruling was a victory for education advocates in the state, but it may be a short-lived one as the Legislature has vowed to defy court orders on the subject. The Kansas Legislature began reducing school funding in 2009 during the recession. As part of this reduction, lawmakers began to reduce and withhold payments of state aid, making poorer school districts scramble for adequate funding.
TRAVEL
February 28, 2014 | By Cynthia Mines
KANSAS CITY, Mo.  - Kansas City is a fitting home field for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum: It was here that the first professional league for black players was formed in 1920 and where Jackie Robinson was playing in 1945 when he was recruited by the Brooklyn Dodgers to be the player who would break the color barrier. And it was the Kansas City Monarchs who won the first Negro World Series in 1924. The museum, founded in 1990, has stepped admirably to the plate to preserve the history of the half-century when black players were shut out of professional baseball and formed their own teams.
NATIONAL
February 26, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
The night began with Kansas City, Mo., firefighter Anthony Bruno celebrating at a wedding reception with his new wife. It ended with Bruno pummeling a policeman's head into the pavement -- until the Kansas City officer, Donald Hubbard, fired two shots that killed Bruno on Dec. 1. The ensuing investigation divided Kansas City, even after a Jackson County grand jury cleared Hubbard of wrongdoing this month. Did the officer provoke a drunken Bruno by kneeing him in the head during an arrest?
NATIONAL
February 19, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga
Would a spanking proposal introduced by a Wichita lawmaker give Kansas teachers new leeway to rough up the state's schoolchildren? That's how some online reports have characterized the measure, which was introduced last week by Rep. Gail Finney -- ostensibly in an effort to reduce child abuse, not encourage it in the classroom. “Kansas bill would allow spanking that leaves marks,” screamed one headline. “Teachers could spank harder under bill pending in KS legislature,” warned another.
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