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The new standard in Kansas, which took effect on Monday, lifts the cap on beer alcohol levels, but only to a degree. The new maximum is 6 percent alcohol by volume. Frank Morris/KCUR hide caption

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The End Is Near For 3.2 Beer

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A judge has dismissed all remaining criminal charges over the death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab, who was killed while riding the 17-story Verruckt waterslide at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kan. The process of tearing down the slide began last fall. Tammy Ljungblad/AP hide caption

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Braxton Moral is scheduled to receive a high school diploma from Ulysses High School and a bachelor's degree from Harvard. "It's not as hard as you think; it's just an efficient use of time," he says. Courtesy of Julie Moral hide caption

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Then-Georgia Secretary of State, and Republican nominee for governor, Brian Kemp attends an election night event in Athens, Georgia. As secretary of state, Kemp was charged with overseeing the election logistics for the election he was running in. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images hide caption

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, and his wife Heather Kobach, speak to supporters after last week's Kansas Republican gubernatorial primary. Steve Pope/Getty Images hide caption

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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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