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News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. CDT

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EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) - The former director of the Emporia State University's early childhood center has been granted diversion for failing to report suspected child abuse or neglect at the center. The Emporia Gazette reports Keely Persinger's record will be cleared if she successfully completes the plea agreement. A pretrial conference for Kimberly Schneider, a former teacher at the center and the subject of the original complaint was continued to Aug. 20. She is charged with five counts of child endangerment.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran says President Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin was a "missed opportunity" to press for "better behavior" from Russia. Moran said Tuesday that the summit in Helsinki also gave Trump a chance to publicly show solidarity with Europe tell Putin that Russian meddling in western elections will not be tolerated. But he also said he thinks Trump has been tough on Russia.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The National Rifle Association has endorsed Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer in his Republican primary race against a field that includes Secretary of State Kris Kobach. But Kobach touted his own endorsement Monday by Gun Owners of America, which describes itself as a "no-compromise" gun-rights organization. Colyer released a copy of a letter Monday from the NRA's political action committee backing Colyer and giving him an "A" rating.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A proposal for a high-voltage power line carrying wind energy across the Midwest has received a jolt of new life from the Missouri Supreme Court. The court ruled Tuesday that regulators wrongly rejected the $2.3 billion project by Clean Line Energy Partners to build one of the longest power lines in the U.S. The plan calls for the line to run from western Kansas across Missouri and Illinois before hooking into an eastern U.S. power grid in Indiana.

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