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A federal judge says that Kansas' strict voter registration law is unconstitutional — and she also criticized Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who represented his office in defending the law. Mitchell Willetts/AP hide caption

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Police officers in Lawrence, Kan. watch thunderstorms move past the city in 2008. Orlin Wagner/AP hide caption

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Basketball, Marijuana And Poetry: These Police Tweet More Than Crime Alerts

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Kansas' Malik Newman holds the trophy after defeating Duke in a regional final game in the NCAA men's basketball tournament Sunday in Omaha, Neb. Kansas won 85-81 in overtime. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Six Kansas teens are running for governor, following the lead of Jack Bergeson (center). Some of the candidates are seen here participating in a forum at a high school in Lawrence, Kan., in October. Christopher Smith/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In 2012, Republican Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas pushed reforms through the Legislature that included across-the-board income tax reductions. But rather than boosting the economy, the cuts caused revenues to plummet. Lawmakers now seek to close a $900 million budget gap over the next two years. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Sen. Jerry Moran speaks during a Senate hearing in June 2017. Moran's opposition has effectively killed the latest Republican healthcare plan. Zach Gibson/Getty Images hide caption

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The Loyal Republican Senator From Kansas Who Helped Kill The Health Care Bill

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Kansas lawmakers watch an electronic voting board during votes on a bill to raise taxes and boost school funding at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. John Hanna/AP hide caption

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Members of the South Asian community and others attend a peace vigil for Srinivas Kuchibhotla, the 32-year-old Indian engineer killed at a bar Olathe, Kansas, in Bellevue, Washington on March 5, 2017. Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Indian Americans Reckon With Reality Of Hate Crimes

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Ron Estes was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for Kansas' 4th District on Tuesday. He greeted supporters in Wichita following his victory. Nadya Faulx/KMUW hide caption

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President Trump recorded a robo call for the Republican in a special election in Kansas, signaling potential trouble for the GOP. It's a race the party should have no trouble winning. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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