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Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, and Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, speak during a press conference Thursday before a Senate hearing for the next Farm Bill at K-State’s McCain Auditorium.




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  • Latest: Donations top $1M for Kansas bar attack victims

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Kansas bar that some witnesses said was racially motivated (all times local):

  • Neighbor: Bar attack suspect a 'drunken mess,' not political

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, was always a drinker but became a "drunken mess" after his father died about 18 months ago, a longtime neighbor said Saturday.

  • The Latest: Victim says alleged shooter asked about visas

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Kansas bar that some witnesses said was racially motivated (all times local):

  • GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after Kansas worker killed

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters — a largely white Kansas City suburb — didn't reflect it.

  • Witnesses: Bar gunman shouted 'get out of my country'

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country," witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help.





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