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First Amendment is at a crossroads in Supreme Court

CNN Politics - 2 hours 5 min ago
As the Supreme Court digs into a momentous term, the justices have signaled an unusual interest in the First Amendment by agreeing to hear seven different cases exploring the contours of free speech.  
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Western’s Weather Wrap: Turning Milder Briefly

KSN - 2 hours 25 min ago

Wind chills are pretty brutal across the state this morning, so make sure you bundle the kids up before you send them to the bus stop!

But after a cold morning, we’ll recover nicely this afternoon with highs in the 50s, mostly sunny skies, and breezy southwest winds.

The southerly winds will pick up even more tomorrow, warming us nicely into the 60s, but unfortunately increasing the fire danger again. Enjoy the mild temperatures while they last though, because we cool back down on Sunday!

Our latest drought monitor was updated yesterday, which unfortunately continues to show worsening conditions across the state.

While it won’t be enough to help with the drought, we do at least have SOME sort of rain chance on the way for Saturday into Sunday, and we’ll take whatever we can get at this point!

I’ll time this rain out for you and have more details on your weekend forecast, all morning on Kansas Today! Or you can watch my latest forecast right here: http://ksn.com/2017/03/08/weather-forecast-discussion/

~Katie the Weather Lady

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5 things to know today

CNN Top Stories - 2 hours 40 min ago
It's true. Christmas music does turn some people into Grinches. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)
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Joe Biden sure looks like he is running for president in 2020

CNN Politics - 2 hours 47 min ago
The biggest tell to date of Joe Biden's 2020 plans came this week, when he apologized to Anita Hill.
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Boy's cancer inspires family to start a farm

CNN Top Stories - 3 hours 19 min ago
Eleven years ago, the Tyson family seemed to have it all. Nicole and Scott Tyson had just bought land in Sharpsburg, Georgia, to build their dream home. They envisioned starting a small farm, with a place for their kids to play.
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Does Christmas music make you a Grinch?

CNN Top Stories - 3 hours 27 min ago
Does Christmas music put you in the spirit of giving or turn your heart two sizes too small?
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10 health questions you asked Dr. Google

CNN Top Stories - 3 hours 37 min ago
In 2017, you asked Dr. Google "What is keto diet," "What are opioids," and "What is lupus." Here are some of the top-trending health-related Google searches of the year.
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Marco Rubio says he's a 'no' vote for now. A handful of other Republicans say they're still evaluating the bill

CNN Top Stories - 3 hours 38 min ago
Republicans have an aggressive schedule for getting their tax plan through Congress, but with a vote on final passage coming as early as Monday, congressional observers are keeping a close eye on a handful of GOP senators who can prevent or pass the legislation.
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Rep. Farenthold announces plan to retire

CNN Top Stories - 3 hours 52 min ago
Republican Congressman Blake Farenthold announced he will not seek re-election after several sexual harassment claims have surfaced against him.
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Opioid fuels terror in parts of Africa, UN warns

CNN Top Stories - 4 hours 35 min ago
The illegal trade and growing abuse of tramadol, a synthetic opioid, are destabilizing parts of West Africa, especially in the Sahel region, where it is fueling terror groups and providing revenue for them to carry out attacks, UN officials and security experts say.
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These states could be the next Alabama

CNN Politics - 4 hours 37 min ago
Could the next Roy Moore be awaiting Republicans in Arizona or Nevada?
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These states could be the next Alabama

CNN Top Stories - 4 hours 37 min ago
Could the next Roy Moore be awaiting Republicans in Arizona or Nevada?
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Jimmy Kimmel calls out FCC chairman: 'Jackhole'

CNN Top Stories - 5 hours 21 min ago
Comedians Trevor Noah, Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel react to the FCC repeal of Obama-era net neutrality protections.
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Trump nominee struggles to prove qualification for job

CNN Top Stories - 5 hours 55 min ago
Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) questions Matthew Spencer Petersen, President Trump's nominee for district court judge, about his lack of experience trying cases in court.
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End priest celibacy, Australia child abuse inquiry says

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 53 min ago
A wide-reaching investigation into child abuse across Australia whose revelations shocked the nation has called for sweeping changes to be made, including recommending an end to mandatory celibacy in the Catholic Church.
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Act of kindness helps ticket scam victim get to WSU men’s basketball game

KSN - 8 hours 9 min ago

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – On Tuesday we told you about the Wichita man who was scammed out of tickets to this Saturday’s WSU men’s basketball game at Intrust Bank Arena.

He shared his experience with KSN to warn others in the community about fake tickets online. But today, there are two reasons he’s smiling.

Wichita Police say they made an arrest in the case, and George Spies tells me he’s relieved.
But even better than that, George is now going to have to clear his calendar this Saturday to go here.

It was a typical day for George Spies. Until I called him up and said meet me downtown.

I told him I had someone who wanted to meet him.

“We wanted to introduce you guys…”

Alan Wondra said a special reason made him want to help out George and his family.

“Since twenty some years, on the anniversary of their birthdays and the anniversaries of their deaths, we do what we call, random acts of kindness,” said Alan Wondra, Wichita.

The Wondra’s lost their daughter Megan to SIDS when she was just five and a half months old. Three years later, tragedy hit the family a second time with the loss of their son Brett at birth.

With Brett’s 23rd birthday this Sunday, Alan saw on opportunity.

“In honor of Brett, I’ve got two tickets for you to go to the ball game,” said Wondra.

Wichita Police say they arrested Derek Devlin who sold the bogus tickets to George for theft among other charges.

George could’ve never guessed he and his family would be in the stands Saturday to cheer on the Shockers.

“They’re obviously a very generous family, and got great hearts,” said George Spies, Wichita.

Even better – Alan got two more tickets from his church group so George’s original plan of taking his entire family is now possible.

“I already told my son that we wasn’t going, he was kind of bummed out but now, he will be excited,” said Spies.

But, for Alan and his family. staying home to watch the game on TV is all for a good cause.

“Its going to make me feel real good too that I was able to help him, that I was able to give him his tickets and that him and his family can really enjoy the Shockers,” said Wondra.

Alan has two children Jenn and Aaron who also try to keep their siblings in mind through acts of kindness.
And if you’re at the game Saturday – George says to look out for a sign he will be holding at the game, a thank you to the Wondras.

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'Dark money' provision dropped from tax bill

CNN Top Stories - 8 hours 39 min ago
A controversial provision that would have permitted nonprofit groups to enter politics and could have led so-called "dark money" contributions to become tax deductible has been dropped from the GOP tax bill, according to a leading Senate Democrat.
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'Dark money' provision dropped from tax bill

CNN Politics - 8 hours 39 min ago
A controversial provision that would have allowed nonprofit groups to enter politics, and made so-called "dark money" contributions tax deductible, has been dropped from the GOP tax bill, according to a leading Senate Democrat.
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