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News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press

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LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) - Fort Leavenworth is planning a groundbreaking next week for a $15.6 million battleground simulation training center. Officials say the ceremony on Wednesday will begin construction of a Regional Simulation Center, which will house the hardware, software and technology that simulate battlefield activity. The Army says it will save money by consolidating the training technology.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas officials say about 20 percent of the state's 1.74 million registered voters participated in primary elections this month. The State Board of Canvassers says nearly 351,000 votes were cast in the August 5th primaries. Secretary of State Kris Kobach had predicted 22 percent voter turnout.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - A panel of college leaders from Pakistan will speak at Johnson County Community College about the role of education in fighting terrorism in their country. The educators from the Sukkur Institute of Business Administration are scheduled to speak September 18th at the Overland Park campus. The event is open to the public.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The attorney for a home day care owner who ran over a toddler with a lawn mower says the accident was not a crime. David Moses says last week's incident is not aggravated endangerment of a child and his 39-year-old client didn't act recklessly. The woman has not been charged. The 18-month-old girl was critically injured by the push mower on August 21st.

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