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

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Republican candidates for the secretary of state nomination are trading barbs. Challenger Scott Morgan says Secretary of State Kris Kobach has turned the office into a circus in pursuit of his own political agenda while drumming up media attention. Kobach, meanwhile, considers Morgan a Democrat disguised as a Republican and has hinted that Morgan should leave the Republican Party.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - The University of Kansas is now also on a list of colleges and universities under investigation for how they handled investigations into sexual assaults. University of Kansas officials issued a statement Monday saying the school doesn't tolerate sexual assault and will assist in the federal review. The list doesn't include specific information about what case got a school included, and the university declined to provide details.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Crops in many parts of the state have been put under stress by the return of hot, dry conditions. The National Agricultural Statistics Service says temperatures averaged 2 to 6 degrees above normal in most of Kansas last week, with some areas seeing triple-digit highs. The agency rated 10 percent of the state's corn crop in poor to very poor condition. Most of the sorghum, soybean and sunflower crops are faring somewhat better than corn.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - An endangered gazelle at the Topeka Zoo is dead after beating its head against a gate until it broke its neck. The Topeka Capital-Journal says a zoo visitor saw the 5-year-old Addra gazelle running from corner to corner before charging the gate three times. Zoo staff ran to the scene but the gazelle, Raul, was already dead. Zoo staffers described the animal's behavior as puzzling.

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