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Kansas is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States. Its capital is Topeka and its largest city is Wichita, with its most populated county being Johnson County. Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north; Missouri on the east; Oklahoma on the south; and Colorado on the west. Kansas is named after the Kansas River, which in turn was named after the Kansa Native Americans who lived along its banks. The tribe's name is often said to mean "people of the (south) wind" although this was probably not the term's original meaning. For thousands of years, what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys. Tribes in the western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison.

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On May 31, 2009, Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed as he attended church in Wichita, Kansas. Here is Jeff Glor's original report for CBS News.
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A 50-year-old Kansan is the sixth person nationally to die of vaping-relatedย lung illness, according to state health authorities.
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A federal judge will decide on Wednesday whether the Bureau of Prisons must provide buprenorphine, an addiction medication, to a Kansas inmate who is past the..
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Trump allies on the ground in South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Kansas moved to cancel the 2020 primary contests
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Six deaths are now connected to a growing public health crisis tied to vaping. The newest death is in Kansas, where health officials say a patient who used..
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The star receiver denies the claims in a new lawsuit filed by his former personal trainer. Also, a patient in Kansas is the latest victim in the growing health..
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Black bear snacks on Florida womanโ€™s ankle, earthquake, aftershocks rock Kansas county, and more
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