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Bob Dole: Five-term US senator and the Republican Party’s 1996 presidential nominee has died aged 98

Bob Dole, five-term US senator and the Republican Party’s 1996 presidential nominee, died on Sunday aged 98. He overcame disabling World War Two wounds to become a pre-eminent figure in US politics representing Kansas in the Congress for 35 years. Dole, known for a wit that ranged from self-deprecating to caustic, died in his sleep, […]

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Rare infectious disease that killed two people traced to aromatherapy room spray

A rare mysterious tropical infection that had sickened people in the states of Minnesota and Kansas, as well as Texas has been traced to an aromatherapy room spray. They all were infected with a bacteria known as Burkholderia pseudomallei, and the disease it causes is called melioidosis, marked by non-specific symptoms such as cough and […]

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Ancient spider and offsprings found trapped in 99 million-year-old Burmese amber

Adult female spiders and baby spider lings have been found trapped in Burmese amber dating back about 99 million years. The Lagonomegopidae family of spiders is now extinct, but spiders have a long history and first appeared during the Carboniferous period between 359 to 299 million years ago. The fossilized Burmese amber pieces tell two […]

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Missing Labrador travels 50 miles to previous house in Missouri from Kansas

After Cleo the 4-year-old Labrador went missing, her owners found her somewhere they didn’t expect. Except that it was the family’s previous home in Lawson, Missouri, rather than their home in Olathe, Kansas. The family hadn’t lived in their Kansas home for nearly two years, but Cleo made her way back to its porch, where […]

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Man who spent 23 years in prison will receive $1.5 million for wrongful conviction

Lamonte McIntyre spent 23 years behind bars for a double murder he didn’t commit. On Monday, he was awarded $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit for his wrongful conviction, the Kansas State Attorney General’s office announced. McIntyre was 17 years old when he was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the 1994 murders of […]

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13-year-old charged with felony for pointing finger gun on classmates

A middle-school girl in Kansas is facing a felony charge for threatening her classmates with a finger gun gesture she made in class. The 13-year-old was reported on the school’s anti-bullying app in September after a fellow Westridge Middle School classmate asked her who in the class she would kill. The girl allegedly made a […]