Kansas

State of the United States of America

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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 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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The first woman from her party to be elected to the House from her state, Ms. Meyers was a moderate who backed abortion rights and gun control.
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Snow blanketed some of the higher elevations in the West as 2 feet of flurries fell on Steamboat Springs Resort in Colorado. Thunderstorms forced music lovers at..
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Sen. Jerry Moran was the only senator from Missouri or Kansas to support a pair of resolutions Thursday to block President Donald Trump from using emergency..
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Botanists find carnivorous plant in Maryland, city spending $1,000 a day on leaking pool water in Kansas, and more
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Eli Gregg was playing outside when his mom heard him screaming. She found him with a 10-inch knife jutting from just below his eye.
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Doctors remove a 10-inch knife that impaled a 15-year-old Kansas boy’s face when he fell while playing (June 17)
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