This illustration depicts the bloody sacking of Lawrence, Kansas by the Quantrill Raiders on Aug. 21, 1863.
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August 21, 2013 Enmity between the universities of Missouri and Kansas dates back to a massacre that occurred 150 years ago today. That's still not a good reason to commemorate the killings at a sports bar.
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.
April 6, 2013 Gov. Sam Brownback is expected to sign the measure making abortion access much harder in Kansas. In addition to declaring that life begins "at fertilization," it blocks tax breaks for abortion providers and requires doctors to address a weak link between abortion and breast cancer.
April 3, 2012 Notre Dame faces a juggernaut: the undefeated Baylor Lady Bears and their 6-foot, 8-inch, star Brittney Griner. If Baylor wins, the team will finish the season undefeated and be the first in NCAA basketball to win 40 games in one season.
Anthony Davis of Kentucky during Saturday's victory over Louisville.
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April 2, 2012 Playing inside a dome, in front of 70,000 people and on a raised court is going to make things tough on the players when they take shots, coaches say.
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Rick Santorum poses with people at Harvest Graphics, a small business, during a campaign stop Wedneday in Lenexa, Kansas.
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March 9, 2012 Kansas holds its GOP caucuses on Saturday. But not all the candidates are making appearances there.
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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R).
November 28, 2011 His staff overreacted when it told authorities at the girl's high school that she had written something rather rude about him, Gov. Sam Brownback says. "Freedom of speech is among our most treasured freedoms," says the Republican.
July 6, 2009 Fun with literary characters and books. And Kansas. Seriously!
January 7, 2008 College football's age-old debate...
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