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Fury grows about the death of Cecil the Lion at the hands of Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer

Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who killed a beloved African lion, is now the “hunted” himself. From Jimmy Kimmel delivering an emotional smackdown to Twitter users issuing death threats against Cecil the Lion’s killer, the outpouring of rage continues to grow.


Chiefs trainer says Eric Berry is cancer free, gained weight during chemotherapy

After Kansas City safety Eric Berry finished treatments for Hodgkin lymphoma, he was heavier than when he started. That’s what Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder said while talking with media members Wednesday at training camp in St. Joseph.

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Cowboy churches in Kansas and Missouri find their own trail to faith

Cowboy churches strive to avoid the trappings of traditional church, like many nondenominational churches. But cowboy churches go further: They don’t have a roster of members. They don’t pass a collection plate. They don’t have a dress code. Worshippers wear cowboy boots — and their cowboy hats, except during prayer.


Garmin earnings off 24 percent in second quarter

The Olathe-based company had said previously that its revenues would come in less than originally expected. It said a strong U.S. dollar, which hurts sales in other countries, would continue to weigh on revenues and earnings through the rest of this year.

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Johnson County must reject Kansas GOP’s toxic dogma

In a stunningly positive move, the Johnson County Commission is on the verge of passing a budget that would be a 180-degree turnaround from the toxic dogma that’s pursued by the GOP in the Kansas Legislature. Johnson Countians should be saying a huge “thank you” to the five commissioners who so far are pursuing this action: Ed Eilert, Jim Allen, Steve Klika, Ron Shaffer and Jason Osterhaus.

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