U.S. Supreme Court denies stay of execution for man who murdered KC teen in 1989

The U.S. Supreme Court says it won’t stop the scheduled execution of a man convicted in the 1989 kidnapping, rape and stabbing death of a 15-year-old girl in Kansas City. The justices issued orders Tuesday evening denying a stay of execution for 50-year-old Roderick Nunley. He’s set to be executed at 6 p.m. Tuesday for the death of Ann Harrison of Kansas City.

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Hungry for a classic burger? Find one at these eateries or cook up your own

Millennial chef Tyler Fox gets nostalgic for old-school drive-in hamburgers. He checks out local relics that are keeping up with the mobile meal’s evolution while creating his own recipes for the homemade versions — think Labor Day weekend.

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Lewis Diuguid

Race relations dialogue is desperately needed in the U.S.

A national conversation could result in solutions to the recurring deaths of black males by police, calm tension over the slayings by a white supremacist of nine African-Americans on June 17 at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., and perhaps have prevented Vester Lee Flanagan II from killing TV journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward last week.

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Allan Katz: The Iran debate is a fact-free zone

Allan Katz of Kansas City, who served as U.S. ambassador to Portugal from 2010 to 2103 and is the founder of the American Public Square, writes: A vigorous, fact-based debate on the Iran nuclear deal is needed — for the country and the world. The capacity for such debates is vitally important to the fiber of democracy, but we seem unable to achieve them today on any issue of great importance.

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