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Regents to vote on new KSU president today…and other headlines: November 15, 2016

andy lambertNovember 15, 2016
The Kansas Board of Regents votes today on a new president for Kansas State. The regents are meeting today on the campus in Manhattan. Former president Kirk Schulz announced his departure in March, to take over at Washington State.
A federal judge throws out a former Kansas attorney general’s lawsuit against the state Supreme Court over its indefinite suspension of his state law license. The ruling came down yesterday against former Attorney General Phill Kline. He was disciplined three years ago over his past handling of investigations of abortion providers and has strongly denied wrongdoing.
Two men, convicted by a jury of violating federal firearms laws in a case that repudiates a state law that tries to block federal prosecution of anyone owning firearms made, sold and kept in the state. The jury convicted one man of eight counts for illegally making and marketing firearms. They found him not guilty in two other counts involving possession of a destructive device. His co-defendant was found guilty on one count for the purchase of a gun silencer.
A 31-year-old man is accused of killing two relatives in Pleasanton. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Linn County Sheriff’s Office say that man from Pittsburg is charged with second-degree murder, criminal desecration of a body, and interference with a law enforcement officer. He’s accused of killing his uncle and grandmother. No word on a motive.
The transgender soldier serving 35 years in prison at Fort Leavenworth for leaking classified info to WikiLeaks is asking the president to commute the sentence. No word back from the White House. Supporters argue the sentence was too harsh for something that didn’t do anything other than embarrass the military, while opponents claim sharing classified info could have put troops at risk.

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