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How they won: Kansas organizers unpack their big win for abortion rights

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In February, long before organizers in Kansas had made the hundreds of thousands of calls, knocked on the tens of thousands of doors; or did the thousands of media interviews needed to win a monumental race against an...

The Kansas victory shows that Democrats can fight for abortion rights and win

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It wasn’t even close; it was a blowout. With an unexpectedly large turnout and a huge margin, Kansas voters on Tuesday rejected a measure that would have removed the right to an abortion from their state’s constitutio...

Kansas abortion referendum drives record number of voters to polls

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Most primary elections only turn out a small portion of the electorate – but this year’s Kansas primary was unlike any other in the state. This year’s primary ballot included a question to decide whether to stop the s...

Kansas votes to protect abortion rights in state constitution

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Kansans secured a huge win for abortion rights in the US on Tuesday night when they voted to continue to protect abortion in the state constitution. The race was called by a host of US groups like NBC News, the New Yo...

Why the language on the Kansas abortion ballot is so confusing

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On Tuesday, voters in Kansas will be voting on whether the state’s constitution protects the right to an abortion. On one hand, this vote could be seen as a litmus test for how a traditionally conservative state react...

‘I’m not a radical’: Kansas split ahead of critical post-Roe abortion vote

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On 13 July, Sarah McGinnity, 39, sat down with her mother, 67, and six-year-old daughter and carefully wrote postcards to people she’d never met. “Dear voter, it will take all of us to protect reproductive rights in K...

Kansas referendum will test change in abortion landscape since Roe fell

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In the first of a wave of referendums across the country on abortion rights, Kansas voters will decide on Tuesday whether the state’s constitution protects the right to terminate a pregnancy. Should Kansans pass the b...

Homes ‘completely blown away’ as tornado rips through Kansas

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A suspected tornado that barrelled through parts of Kansas damaged multiple buildings, injured several people and left more than 6,500 people without power, officials said. Officials said the suspected twister moved t...

Kansas catch North Carolina in biggest ever NCAA title game fightback

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Kansas brought their fourth NCAA title back home Monday thanks to a second-half flurry that erased a 16-point deficit and eventually overcame North Carolina 72-69 in an epic battle of power programs. David McCormack s...

Hot-shooting Kansas cruise past Villanova in Men’s Final Four

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Kansas and Villanova waged a memorable three-point shooting contest at the Men’s Final Four, one of them racing out to a big lead in the opening minutes and the other spending the rest of the night trying in vain to c...

Not in Kansas any more: flamingo that fled zoo spotted in Texas after 17 years

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It’s been 17 years since Pink Floyd made a daring escape from a zoo in Kansas. Now the African flamingo – who also goes by No 492 – has been seen living the life of a fugitive 700 miles to the south, in Texas. The bir...

Upward lightning electrifies Kansas night sky – video

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A spectacular lightning display illuminated the night sky over Wichita, Kansas, during a thunderstorm on Tuesday. The national weather service issued a tornado warning over the Kansas City area as hail and gusty winds...

Wrongfully convicted Kansas man who spent 23 years in prison sues for $93m

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A Kansas man who spent 23 years in prison for a double murder he did not commit is seeking $93m in damages from the county where he was convicted and a former detective he says framed him. Lamonte McIntyre, 45, and hi...

Kansas woman charged with joining and leading Islamic State battalion

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A woman who once lived in Kansas before moving to Egypt and Syria has been charged with joining the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group and leading an all-female battalion of AK-47 wielding militants. The US attorney ...

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