A photo of the truck that hit and shifted the train tracks, causing an Amtrak derailment in Kansas. National Transportation Safety Board via Twitter hide caption

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Rabbi Daniel Rockoff of Orthodox Congregation Beth Israel Abraham Voliner estimates there about 250 Sabbath-observant families in Johnson County, Kan. Elle Moxley/KCUR hide caption

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When A Saturday Caucus Means No Voting For Orthodox Jews

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Elizabeth Shirley's lawsuit, which resulted in a settlement for $132,000, could send a message to gun dealers across the country. But for now, the precedent will only have weight in Kansas. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Kansas Lawsuit Settlement Sets Standard For Gun Seller Liability

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Several states are considering measures restricting how welfare benefits can be used. In Kansas, a bill on the governor's desk will bar recipients from spending their benefits on movies, swimming or casinos, or from withdrawing more than $25 per day from ATMs. Brownie Harris/Corbis hide caption

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On Welfare? Don't Use The Money For Movies, Say Kansas Lawmakers

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Corrections officer Sgt. Charles Galaviz secures an inmate for transfer with handcuffs and shackles Jan. 24 at the Lexington Assessment and Reception Center, in Lexington, Okla. Overtime is mandatory for correctional officers in the state's prisons, which have a manpower shortage of about 33 percent and the highest inmate homicide rate in the country. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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States Face Correctional Officer Shortage Amid A Cultural Stigma

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Kansas can't deny same-sex couples' requests for a marriage license, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Kerry Wilks (right), one of four women represented by the American Civil Liberties Union in a lawsuit against the ban, spoke with reporters after a hearing Friday. John Hanna/AP hide caption

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Kody Partridge (center right) and her partner, Lauri Wood, kiss at a same-sex marriage celebration Monday in Salt Lake City. The status of gay marriage remains uncertain in Kansas and Wyoming, where officials say no court has ruled on their ban specifically. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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This Boeing 747 "Dreamlifter" landed at the wrong airfield in Wichita, Kan., this week. No damage was done, but there was concern about whether the runway was long enough to allow for a takeoff. After unloading fuel to lighten its load, the big jet was able to leave Thursday. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Grounded: The Boeing 747 Dreamlifter that mistakenly landed Wednesday at Jabara airport in Wichita, Kan. Jaime Green /MCT/Landov hide caption

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It's Away! Cargo Jet That Landed At Wrong Airport Takes Off

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A test field of sorghum outside Manhattan, Kan., planted by Kansas State University. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Heat, Drought Draw Farmers Back To Sorghum, The 'Camel Of Crops'

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The long arms of pivot irrigation rigs deliver water from the Ogallala Aquifer to circular fields of corn in northwestern Kansas. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Kansas Farmers Commit To Taking Less Water From The Ground

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Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick, a Republican, watches the chamber's electronic tally board as it approves a sweeping anti-abortion bill Friday at the Statehouse in Topeka. At left is Majority Leader Jene Vickrey. John Hanna/AP hide caption

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