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Kansas officials back Trump plan for biodefense lab


September 12, 2018

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials are backing President Donald Trump's plan to switch federal agency control of a biodefense laboratory complex under construction in the state.

The National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan is currently controlled by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The $1.25 billion project will aid efforts to prepare for threats against agriculture and research how to protect the country's food supply, according to federal and state officials.

Trump this year proposed handing over operational control of the facility to the U.S. Department of Agr...

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