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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, surrounded by his family, addresses the crowd during a joint press conference with Gov. Jeff Colyer to thank their supporters and kick off Kobach's Fall campaign at the Kansas Republican Party headquarters on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Topeka, Kan. (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)

Greg Orman, independent, allowed on Kansas governor ballot

- Associated Press

Kansas City-area businessman Greg Orman’s name will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot as an independent candidate for Kansas governor, presenting a new obstacle to Democratic efforts to defeat conservative Kris Kobach in November.

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Mexican poppy producing state pushes to decriminalize opium

- Associated Press

Political leaders from Mexico's main heroin-producing state are pushing the federal government to legalize opium production for pharmaceutical use in a move they hope will reduce violence and help local farmers.

An American flag is seen through rain drops on a window as rain falls in Baltimore, Sunday, April 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

How to destroy a society

If I wanted to destroy an enemy society, and had a long-term focus, wanted to do it stealthily, and effectively, to make the society destroy itself and the ability to defend itself, I would do the following:

Campaign raising money for free legal immigrant services

- Associated Press

Two retired jurists, including the former chief justice of the state Supreme Court, have teamed up to raise money to help expand free legal services to immigrant children and families in Connecticut.