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Live updates, stats from today’s Kansas-Rhode Island game

Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Thursday’s Orlando Classic game between the No. 11 Kansas Jayhawks and the Rhode Island Rams for live stats and updates from Rustin Dodd, The Star’s Kansas beat reporter, and other Star sportswriters and editors. ESPN2 will telecast the game starting at 1 p.m. Central.


Christmas spirit shines in Country Club Plaza’s famous lights

The shopping district’s traditional Thanksgiving lighting ceremony was created by someone who might just surprise you. Here’s a brief history of the event, and of the Plaza itself. Tonight, Royals general manager Dayton Moore and left fielder Alex Gordon will have the honor of flipping the switch at 6:54 p.m.. The ceremony starts at 6 p.m. Three simultaneous fireworks displays will follow the lighting.

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Ebola aid dogged by coordination lags in Guinea

Eight months into West Africa's Ebola outbreak, aid efforts in Guinea still suffer from poor coordination, hampering deployments of international support to help quell a virus that has killed more than 1,200 people in the former French colony, officials and medical aid providers say.


Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night

Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday to observe the Thanksgiving holiday, decorating boarded-up storefronts and gathering for church services and turkey giveaways in marked contrast to the previous days' outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

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Slipknot’s shocking rock provides catharsis at the Sprint Center

Wednesday night’s 95-minute headlining outing indicated that the masked heavy metal band from Iowa remains potent 15 years after the release of its debut album. Aside from a rendition of the melodic 2008 hit “Dead Memories,” almost all of the songs could be used as effective emergency alarms at a nuclear facility. King 810 and Korn were also on the bill.

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Dave Helling: Bargains aren’t always what they seem

We don’t want to think too hard about what we buy. We purchase our miraculous phones, big-screen TVs and tablet computers the same way we buy almost everything else: as cheaply as possible. That’s how capitalism is supposed to work. But let’s think a moment about the full cost of the goods and services we buy.

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