On Wednesday, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and other officials announced that the Department of Homeland Security has signaled support for the construction of a $1.14 billion biosecurity lab to be built in Manhattan, Kan. Federal officials signed a land transfer agreement paving the way for the facility's construction. "While there is much more work to be done, signing of the land transfer agreement is a good step forward in securing the future health, wealth and security of the our nation," Brownback said.

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