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News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. CDT

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A trial begins this week for three members of a militia group accused of conspiring to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somalis in the Kansas town of Garden City. Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen are charged with conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and conspiracy against civil rights. Stein also faces a weapons-related charge and Wright has an additional charge of lying to the FBI. Jury selection starts Tuesday.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - After seven often contentious days, testimony has ended in a federal bench trial challenging a Kansas voter registration law. During closing arguments Monday, Dale Ho, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, argued that the thousands of noncitizens who Secretary of State Kris Kobach contends are stealing elections "are not real." In his closing, Kobach argued the law hasn't prevented anyone but noncitizens from voting.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas legislators suffering sticker shock over a report saying that improving the state's public schools could cost an additional $2 billion a year have begun to consider setting less ambitious educational goals. Republican lawmakers appeared less anxious Monday after hearing from two out-of-state consultants who issued a report last week.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Johnson County Health Department say 10 cases of measles have been identified in Johnson, Linn and Miami counties. The agencies said in a news release Monday that eight Johnson County residents and one Linn County resident who contracted the disease are associated with a child care facility in Johnson County.

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