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Royals among teams expressing interest in free-agent pitcher Joel Hanrahan

As their big-league bullpen flounders in the early weeks of the season, the Royals are keeping their eyes peeled for external upgrades. The team will send a representative to two-time All-Star closer Joel Hanrahan’s showcase for teams on Thursday, acco…

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Suspect in shootings at Jewish Community Center had racist views, a prison record

The shooting suspect booked into the Johnson County jail as Frazier Glenn Cross is better known as F. Glenn Miller, a southwest Missouri man long known for deeply anti-Semitic and racist statements.

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Doctor, grandson, slain outside the Jewish Community Center, ‘in heaven together’

Reat Griffin Underwood, a freshman at Blue Valley High School, was with his grandfather outside the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park when the vehicle they were in was struck by gunfire. Reat’s grandfather, William Lewis Corporon, who had taken …

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MTV Movie Awards: Big wins for ‘Hunger Games’ and bare chests

Conan O’Brien wore a muscle suit, and Zac Efron bared his real chest. And actors paid tribute to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman and Paul Walker. Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards were a mix of the serious and the silly. While there were no Miley Cyrus-type mo…

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Columbia groups to study marijuana cultivation measure

A Columbia advisory panel researching a proposed ordinance that would decriminalize cultivation of small amounts of marijuana has agreed to work with the city’s Board of Health on the issue before making a recommendation to the City Council this summer.

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With throwback strategy, Manhattan’s Tallgrass Brewing cans a winner

In May 2010, Tallgrass Brewing Co. became the first brewer in Kansas to sell craft beer in cans. After that move, sales rocketed in out-of-state markets where beer drinkers had accepted that good brew could come in an aluminum can. Now, Kansas Citians…

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CIA’s use of harsh interrogation went beyond legal authority, Senate report says

A still-secret Senate Intelligence Committee report calls into question the legal foundation of the CIA’s use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques on suspected terrorists, a finding that challenges the key defense on which the agen…

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Cancer survivor Nick Hibbeler of Park Hill High hands spot in contest to terminally ill student

Voted into the final round of USA Today’s “Most Inspiring Athlete” contest, Park Hill High junior Nick Hibbeler forfeits his spot in the competition to allow a terminally ill student-athlete from Washington state a shot at the final prize.

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Nike hikes prices for NFL jerseys, but no Chiefs rank among Top 25 in sales

NFL jerseys manufactured by Nike, at least the top-end ones, are about to take a hefty hike in price. The reason? Partly the fact that NFL fans have shown they’ll pay a pretty penny for their favorite swag, and partly because Nike has a corner on the m…

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North Kansas City and Park Hill districts move forward after voters decide funding issues

Now that voters have spoken about the North Kansas City and Park Hill school districts’ plans to raise more money, some school officials are moving forward with plans and others are adjusting theirs.

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Chiefs to play Bengals, Vikings at home and at Carolina, Green Bay in preseason

The National Football League’s 2014 preseason schedule released Wednesday includes a spotlight game for the Chiefs. After a home date against the Cincinnati Bengals to open the preseason — the date of which has not been determined — the Chiefs’ secon…

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More moms are staying home, reversing a decades-long trend

According to a Pew Research Center study, 29 percent of mothers did not work outside the home in 2012, a jump from the modern-era low of 23 percent in 1999. A nearly 30-year trend until 2000 had seen more women, including mothers, entering the workplace.

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