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

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - A manufacturing company is planning a $7 million expansion in Manhattan and hopes to create 100 new jobs. Florence Manufacturing Company makes storage lockers and cluster mailboxes like the ones often used in apartment buildings.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - One Topeka mother says she's excited first lady Michelle Obama will speak to graduating high school students without disrupting their commencement. The first lady will address graduates together on May 16th during a "senior recognition day," leaving the following day to the students and their families at separate ceremonies.

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - Frazier Cross was wheeled into a Johnson County courtroom for a brief hearing on Thursday. His attorney asked that the next hearing for the white supremacist accused of fatally shooting three people in Overland Park be pushed back a month. It has been scheduled for May 29th.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Lightning struck a tree outside a Wichita elementary school just as the school day was starting Thursday. Some windows were shattered at Woodman Elementary but no students were hurt. Some second- and third-graders were moved to other rooms.

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