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Kansas officials boost revenue estimates by $178M

Kansas officials projected Thursday that the state will collect nearly $178 million more in revenues than previously thought through June 2015, brightening its short-term budget picture.…
FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2008 file photo, Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes, left, embraces Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez during a round table discussion on Fuentes' work at the UNAM national university in Mexico City. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)

Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.…
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Charge dropped in Kansas street painting caper

A northeast Kansas prankster won't be facing any penalties for painting a green line down a local street as part of a St. Patrick's tradition that goes back decades.…