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FC Kansas City’s Amy LePeilbet has unique perspective on U.S. Women’s World Cup final matchup

Amy LePeilbet won’t be suiting up for the United States national team vs. Japan in Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final, but she’s a FC Kansas City teammate of U.S. defender Becky Sauerbrunn and was on the field the last time the Americans were in the final, in 2011, when Japan won on penalty kicks.

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The Fourth of July in Kansas City: A river runs through it

Fireworks, music and food drew tens of thousands to Fourth of July’s KC RiverFest, but for many the focus is the Missouri River. Besides the entertainment — bands, colorful kites, jugglers — getting folks to see and appreciate the river is a chief goal of the festival, which was organized by Friends of the River-Kansas City.

Vahe Gregorian

Royals’ Don Wakamatsu carries lessons learned from grandparents’ ordeal in internment camp

A reaction to an envelope in the mail nearly 30 years ago prompted the beginning of a journey of discovery for Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu, whose grandparents lived in and whose father was born in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II. It’s a particularly reflective time for Wakamatsu in the wake of the recent death of his cherished grandmother, Ruth, 97, who will be memorialized Saturday.

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