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KC students walk out of Nixon speech in apparent protest of Ferguson shooting

A handful of students at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy raised their hands and walked out of a speech by Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday, apparently in protest of the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo. Nixon was at Lincoln to recognize its status as a National Blue Ribbon School, one of the nation’s top awards for academic excellence.


Royals owner David Glass discusses Billy Butler leaving, Alex Gordon potentially staying long-term

Royals owner David Glass was willing to chat about the season just past and the season ahead with a few reporters at the quarterly MLB owners meetings at The InterContinental Hotel on the Plaza. In this Q&A, he says the Royals’ payroll is likely to rise: “The way it works, it’ll cost a lot more just to keep the team intact.”

Vahe Gregorian

Chiefs making history with distinct recipe for winning

The Chiefs, who play at Oakland on Thursday night (7:25 on NFL Network and KSHB, Ch. 41), owe much of their success this season to a strange-but-true brew of things that don’t add up. At least not traditionally. One most telling stat: The NFL record for rushing touchdowns allowed in a single season is two, and the Chiefs have yielded none this season.

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Just whine, baby: Five reasons to dislike the Oakland Raiders

Bagging on the Raiders is like shooting fish in a barrel. Way too easy. Let’s start with some simple statistics. (Don’t worry, Raiders Fan — this won’t involve math.) Oakland has lost 17 straight games. The team is 0-10 so far this season. The Raiders haven’t had a winning season since 2002. See? Too easy.

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