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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Kansas Legislature's debate on school funding (all times local):

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators passed an education funding plan Friday after top Republicans rewrote it to gain broad, bipartisan support to satisfy a court mandate and end a looming threat that public schools across the state might shut down.

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The city of Cleveland and a civil rights organization have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over the city's rules governing protests and marches during Republican National Convention next month, according to court documents Friday.

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BOSTON (AP) — Leaders in the Massachusetts Senate have unveiled a bill designed to ramp up the state's reliance on renewable sources of energy, including offshore wind and hydropower.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Millions of dollars in funding for domestic violence programs in North Carolina narrowly survived a legal fight over a law limiting protections for LGBT people.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the first gubernatorial debate between North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and his challenger, Attorney General Roy Cooper (all times local):

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In this Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 photo, U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Tulsa, speaks during a rally for Ted Cruz in Tulsa, Okla. Oklahoma's newest …

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FILE - In a Thursday, June 12, 2014 file photo, then candidate, U.S. Rep. Steve Russell R-Okla., speaks during a political forum in Edmond, Ok…

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FILE - In this May 16, 2013 file photo, House Transportation and Infrastructure Full Committee member Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla. speaks on…

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Navy pilot Jim Bridenstine pulled off a congressional upset four years ago when he ousted a five-term GOP incumbent from his Tulsa-area seat. The same year, Markwayne Mullin, a Republican plumber, won over thousands of Little Dixie voters in his southeastern Oklahoma district when Democrat Dan Boren left office.

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MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian parliament on Friday adopted a set of controversial counter-terrorism amendments which have sparked alarm among rights activists.

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LONDON (AP) — Scottish leader will 'take all possible steps' to remain part of EU; will prepare legislation for referendum.

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige (EE'-gay) is signing a bill that makes the state the first to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee has a meeting at the rail to go over a plan for a constitutional amendment that would prevent the Kansas Suprem…

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the acquittal of a Baltimore officer in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man whose neck was broken in police custody (all times local):

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Protestors gather for a rally near the south steps of the Kansas Statehouse at the same time a joint meeting of the House and Senate budget co…

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Teachers, school officials, parents and others crowd the doorway of the Old Supreme Court Chambers as a joint meeting of the House and Senate …

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Speaker of the Kansas House Ray Merrick, R-Stilwell, swings the gavel Thursday morning. June, 23, 2016, to start a special session of the Legi…

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Kansas Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, speaks against a proposed amendment to the state constitution to curb the power of th…

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Deputy Kansas Education Commissioner Dale Dennis, left, confers with Superintendents Todd White, center, and Jim Hinson, right, of the Blue Va…