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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) - Gay rights advocates from across the country arrived at the Kansas Capitol to oppose an adoption bill that they see as a civil rights setback. The proposal would prevent the state from withholding grants or contracts to faith-based agencies that refuse to place children into homes that violate their religious beliefs. The measure needs approval in the House after passing the Senate.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - University of Kansas officials confirm that the school's former chancellor is earning the same salary after stepping down and becoming a special adviser. KU officials tell the Lawrence Journal-World that Bernadette Gray-Little began her position as a special adviser in July. She announced in September 2016 that she would step down as chancellor after the 2016-17 school year. A spokeswoman says the salary of about $510,000 is the same amount she earned during her final year as chancellor.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas has some financial breathing room less than a year after legislators reversed past income tax cuts to deal with persistent budget woes and now some Republicans want to go back to slashing taxes. The state Senate's GOP leaders are pushing the idea. They feel compelled to act because of changes in federal income tax laws that have some Kansas residents facing higher state taxes for a second time.

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - Johnson County authorities charged a 26-year-old Kansas City, Kansas man with capital murder in the deaths of a woman who was pregnant with his son. The Kansas City Star reports Devonte Dominique Wash will face the death penalty if he is convicted in the January death of 23-year-old Ashley Harlan of Olathe. She was found shot to death at her home. Harlan was about 20 weeks pregnant when she died.

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