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News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CDT

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas lawmakers are considering legislation that would prevent the state from forcing faith-based adoption agencies to place children into homes that violate their religious beliefs. Critics say the bill is designed to discriminate against would-be LGBT parents. Two identical bills dubbed the Adoption Protection Act are under consideration in House and Senate committees, and each panel finished two days of hearings Wednesday.

ELKHART, Kan. (AP) - Game wardens say they have solved an antelope poaching case discovered last October in southwest Kansas. Wardens were called in October about two antelope found dead in Morton County. Evidence indicated the animals were shot with a rifle and left to rot in the field. The Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism said Wednesday that three people were arrested and have confessed to the poaching.

PLAINVILLE, Kan. (AP) - The husband of a woman who was found dead in rural western Kansas has been arrested. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday that 35-year-old Ailfonso Eduardo Garcia was arrested early Monday in Plainville. His wife, 24-year-old Alexis Garcia, was found dead early Monday in Plainvlle, in Rooks County. The Kansas Attorney General's office will determine formal charges.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kris Kobach has picked Wichita businessman and former Republican rival Wink Hartman as his running mate in his campaign for Kansas governor. The secretary of state announced Hartman's selection Wednesday. Kobach said as lieutenant governor, Hartman would function like a corporate chief operating officer and audit state agencies. Hartman owns a family of oil industry companies and his selection is likely to help Kobach finance the campaign.

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