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Here's a summary of Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

Bernie Sanders may have lost the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, but he can still draw a crowd in Kansas.  About 4000 people attended a rally in Topeka yesterday (SAT), where Sanders was the keynote speaker at the Kansas Democratic Party's annual state convention.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks talks about her latest novel, The Secret Chord.  We'll also delve into the Lawrence Public Library's Big Read of Julia Alvarez's novel, In the Time of the Butterflies.

Here's a summary of the day's Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

About 400 people gathered to honor victims of an Olathe shooting that may have been racially motivated. Meanwhile, Austins Bar and Grill is scheduled to reopen today (SAT) after a shooting that skilled Srinivas Kuchibhotla and injured two other men.  Adam Purinton is being held on charges of murder and attempted murder in the case. 

The risk of wildfires is extremely high in the southwestern United States, including parts of western Kansas.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

As the relationship between the U.S. and Russia comes under increased scrutiny, a Lawrence museum is spotlighting a time when Kansans reached out to the Soviet Union to try to end the Cold War.  "Breaking the Ice: Lawrence, the Soviet Union, and Peace" opens at the Watkins Museum of History today (FRI).

 Washburn Coach Bob Chipman ranks sixth all-time in NCAA Division II history with 806 career wins. (Photo: Washburn University Athletics)

After Saturday, the basketball court in Washburn University’s Lee Arena will be known as Bob Chipman Court. The renaming of the hardwood is to honor head men’s basketball coach Bob Chipman, who - after 38 years - is retiring at the end of this season. 

Harvest Public Media is a reporting project specializing in agricultural and rural issues.

The hearing on the 2018 Farm Bill was organized by Kansas Senator Pat Roberts, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.

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