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

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A national Republican group has contributed $45,400 to U.S. Senator Pat Roberts in his GOP primary race against tea party challenger Milton Wolf. The donation from the National Republican Senatorial Committee helped Roberts raise more than $200,000 so far this month. Campaign finance reports show Wolf raised more than $120,000 in contributions this month.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A political action committee supported by farmers is spending more than $260,000 to oppose U.S. Representative Tim Huelskamp. The Kansas Republican has called for ending a federal program that supports demand for biofuels. Huelskamp faces Alan LaPolice, who supports renewable energy standards, in next week's primary.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a Kansas foster parent with murder in the death of a 10-month-old girl who was left in a hot car. Seth Jackson of Wichita made his first court appearance yesterday to hear the charges against him. The girl died last Thursday after being left inside a sweltering car for more than two hours.

LENEXA, Kan. (AP) - Two Kansas City nonprofits are getting a total of about $120,000 in federal funds to improve areas around the Middle Blue River. The Environmental Protection Agency says the grants to the Blue River Watershed Association and the Heartland Conservation Alliance are part of about $2 million in funding the EPA's providing to organizations nationwide to help protect and restore urban waters. The Kansas City groups are getting about $60,000 each.

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