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The long-running confrontation between the Kremlin and Alexei Navalny took a darker turn this week as Russia’s best-known opposition figure launched a hunger strike to demand proper medical attention and protest his prison treatment. Now…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to overcome vaccine hesitancy, the Biden administration on Thursday stepped up its outreach efforts to skeptical Americans, launching a coalition of community, religious and celebrity partners to promote COVID-19 shots in…

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated a surprise Holy Thursday Mass with the cardinal he fired last year, extending an extraordinary gesture to Cardinal Angelo Becciu by celebrating the liturgy that commemorates Jesus’ Last…

TOPEKA — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt jumped on the lawsuit bandwagon of states taking legal action to challenge constitutionality of a federal economic stimulus law preventing states from indirectly using emergency funding to lower…

TOPEKA — Ted Lasso, a fictional soccer coach from a TV show of the same name, on Thursday beat out University of Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self and Wichita State women’s basketball coach Keitha…

Four Iola High School band students made their first appearance at state competition Wednesday, without ever leaving town. The students performed solos in a small recital at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center, and their efforts…

MORAN — Moran’s Emprise Bank branch, which has been mostly closed to the public since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, will close its doors for good June 25. For now, the bank remains open…

ANDERSON, Mo. (AP) — A woman who was named “Grace Doe” after her remains were found in 1990 in southwest Missouri has been identified, McDonald County authorities announced Wednesday. Investigators and forensic science identified the…

WASHINGTON — A more contagious strain of the coronavirus is now predominant in five U.S. regions and accounts for a quarter of new cases nationally, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Joe Biden outlined a huge $2.3 trillion plan Wednesday to reengineer the nation’s infrastructure in what he billed as “a once-in-a-generation investment in America” that would undo his predecessor’s signature legislative…