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Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Kansas. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to News Editor Chris Clark at 800-852-4844 or 816-421-4844 or

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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OVERLAND PARK — Justice Department officials are expected to announce their next steps in the case of Frazier Glenn Cross, the Missouri man suspected in Sunday's shooting spree at two Jewish sites near Kansas City. Cross is jailed but hasn't been charged in the killings. Authorities said Monday that evidence strongly points to hate as a motivating factor, and Cross is an avowed white supremacist known to hate-group monitors and law enforcement. By Bill Draper. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m., photo.


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two weeks before the fatal shootings over the weekend outside two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City. The contrast between the Anti-Defamation League's 2013 audit and the Sunday attack that killed three people highlights what hate-group trackers say is a broader trend: more overall tolerance disrupted by periodic bursts of violence from a racist fringe. By Alan Scher Zagier And Bill Draper. MOVED: 850 words, photos.


TOPEKA — Advocates for older Kansas residents are urging Gov. Sam Brownback to veto a bill that would have the state join a multistate compact opting Kansas out of most federal health care programs. By John Milburn. UPCOMING: 300 words.


DODGE CITY — Dodge City and Ford County commissions have approved another step toward a $10 million municipal water park that has been under discussion for 14 years. The commission approved the project as a special sales tax project made the first $50,000 available to create initial designs for the attraction. UPCOMING: 300 words.


— KU-TUBERCULOSIS — University of Kansas officials say a student with tuberculosis is expected to make a full recovery.

— DOLE TOUR — Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole says he's looking forward to visiting friends across Kansas next week.

— VOTER CITIZENSHIP-LAWSUIT — Kansas and Arizona will get more time to respond to the request by federal election officials for a stay in his ruling requiring them to enforce state laws requiring new voters to document their U.S. citizenship.

— SEX OFFENDER-GUILTY PLEA — A registered Kansas sex offender has pleaded guilty to one count of sending obscene material to a minor while he was a patient at Larned State Hospital.


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