Sam Mellinger

Jayhawks’ comeback is a story that will be told for years

Kansas had some kind of moments Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse with decibels and tension filling the air — moments when a 76-69 overtime win felt impossible before slowly materializing in front of another sellout crowd and national television audience.

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‘Words’ killed Tom Schweich, former senator says, as friends remember ‘intense’ public servant

“Words do hurt. Words can kill,” former Sen. Jack Danforth said at a memorial service Tuesday for state Auditor Tom Schweich. Friends say a combination of factors led to Schweich’s suicide last week, including brutal politics — and a candidate who couldn’t let things go.


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Government & Politics

U.S. Justice Department’s report on Ferguson, Mo., details racial bias

Ferguson, Mo., is one-third white, but black people accounted for 85 percent of traffic stops, 90 percent of tickets and 93 percent of arrests. Blacks accounted for 95 percent of all jaywalking arrests. The racial disparity was so stark that the Justice Department has concluded in a report scheduled for release Wednesday that the Ferguson Police Department was routinely violating the constitutional rights of its black residents.

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