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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - One of five people accused of strangling or smothering to death three others in a Topeka home over a rape allegation has been sentenced to three life terms. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 34-year-old Joseph Krahn won't be eligible for release for 150 years under the sentence imposed Friday. He pleaded no contest last month to three first-degree murder charges in the March slayings. Prosecutors had considered the death penalty.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Coffeyville man who tried to buy an explosive on the internet was sentenced to two years in federal prison. U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said in a news release that 19-year-old Carlos Francisco Martin was sentenced Friday for attempting to obtain an explosive with intent to destroy property. In his guilty plea, Martin admitted he ordered an explosive from an internet site where users remain anonymous and pay for purchases in bitcoins

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas landlord is facing a housing discrimination charge for allegedly demanding sex from two female tenants and evicting them when they refused his advances. The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the charge Thursday against a man who owns multiple rental properties around Wichita and managed at least one other. The charge stems from complaints filed by two women who were evicted in 2014.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Muslim student athlete who refused to observe the national anthem for religious reasons has been kicked off the basketball team at a Kansas college. That has ignited concerns over whether Garden City Community College violated the civil rights of 19-year-old Rasool Samir, who continued shooting balls during the anthem Nov. 1. The college says Samir was dismissed for violating team rules. The ACLU says he may have been disciplined for exercising his First Amendment rights.

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