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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.

Royals

Live updates, stats from tonight’s Royals-Twins game

Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Wednesday’s Royals-Twins game for live stats and updates from Andy McCullough, The Star’s Royals beat reporter, and other Star sportswriters and editors. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. on Fox Sports Kansas City.

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Garmin reports a strong quarter and raises its profit outlook

The Switzerland-based company, which maintains its operating headquarters in Olathe, said earnings climbed to $182 million for the three months that ended June 28. That was up from earnings of $172.5 million for the same quarter a year earlier. Revenue increased 12 percent in the quarter to $777.8 million.

Business

A more vigorous economy appears to be emerging

The government estimated that the economy grew at a 4 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter. Consumers, businesses and governments joined to fuel the second-quarter expansion. The government also said growth was more robust last year than it had previously estimated.

Golf

Next two weeks are critical for Tiger Woods

Since returning from surgery a month ago, Tiger Woods has been disappointed with his play. His next two tournaments, the Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship, will determine whether his season will continue.

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