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Chiefs’ Eric Berry and Marcus Cooper leave training camp practice after injuries

The Chiefs injury list grew on Thursday morning when Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry and cornerback Marcus Cooper left practice because of injuries. Berry was being treated for an injury to his right foot or lower leg area. Late in practice, Cooper appeared to a leg and was assisted off the field and carted inside.

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Justin Timberlake brings back the glory of entertainment

The former boy-band star gives a crowd of more than 15,000 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City an extravagant and electrifying display of music, choreography and musicianship. It was the first of two nearly sold-out Sprint Center shows in two days. Thursday’s crowd is in for a treat.

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Blue Valley School District turns megachurch into a children’s campus

The district bought the campus for $9 million in 2012 after the property at 7700 W. 143rd St. went into foreclosure and then set about doing $17 million in renovations. Now the 51-acre Hilltop Campus in Overland Park is done. With the slogan “Education Beyond Expectations” emblazoned on its building, it houses an early childhood learning center, conference center, Parents as Teachers program and Student Services.

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In Kansas City, President Obama urges opponents to stop ‘hating all the time’

“Come on and help out a little bit,” the president implored lawmakers to laughter and applause from an audience of 1,500 at the Uptown Theater. The 33-minute speech, which focused entirely on domestic issues, was the centerpiece of an 18-hour presidential stop in Kansas City. Republicans criticized the president’s often partisan tone.

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Ban open carry in Kansas City

The Kansas City Council should take a stand for public safety and local control today by approving an ordinance making it illegal to openly carry firearms in the city limits. It’s the right thing to do. Gun violence is a scourge in Kansas City.

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Why the Minnesota Twins’ Phil Hughes got hit in the sixth inning

Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes pitched five innings, gave up three hits and no runs. In the sixth inning, Hughes gave up four hits — three of them doubles — and three runs. So what happened? How could a pitcher be so dominant for five innings, then get whacked all over the yard in the sixth? Probably because it was the third time through the order.