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News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A large section of Kansas and the Midwest are at risk for strong tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flash flooding this weekend. The Storm Prediction Center in Oklahoma yesterday advised residents to be aware that dangerous weather is on the way and to make sure that they can receive weather warnings during their weekend activities. The storms are forecast to start Saturday and continue through Monday.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Backers of a new Kansas gun-rights law taking effect in July are describing provisions dealing with the drunken possession of firearms as a significant improvement for public safety. The new law strips cities and counties of their power to regulate guns and ensures that the open carrying of firearms is legal across the state.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Two elderly northeast Kansas men have dropped a federal lawsuit challenging a state law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. Attorney Jim Lawing said yesterday that Arthur Spry and Charles Hamner asked to have the case dismissed because a trial wasn't set until next year and they found requests for personal information intrusive. The two men live in a retirement home in Overbrook. U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil in Kansas City, Kansas granted their request Wednesday for a dismissal.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - The University of Kansas says one of its graduates has pledged an anonymous $25 million donation for scholarships and other purposes. Officials announced the commitment yesterday in a news release.

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