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Obama lands in KC for speech on economy, goes to Arthur Bryant’s

President Barack Obama arrived in Kansas City on Tuesday evening, with plans to eat dinner with local residents who have written letters to the White House in support of some of his programs. He’ll talk Wednesday morning at the Uptown about the economy.

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Royals’ offense goes lifeless in 2-1 loss to Minnesota Twins

On the doorstep of the final two months of their most highly anticipated season in 20 years, the Royals offered up one of their worst performances of the season Tuesday night in a 2-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins. The Kansas City lineup managed a mere two hits and never advanced a runner to third base in Minnesota starter Kyle Gibson’s seven innings.

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Nonviolence rally marred by multiple fights

Performers and animals from the UniverSoul Circus paraded north on Prospect Avenue from 39th Street to a rally that filled the parking lot of the Linwood Shopping Center. The guest of honor was Ka’Vyea Tyson-Curry, the 10-year-old boy who was paralyzed from the waist down in a shooting that killed his father earlier this year. But the event had to be stopped by organizers after multiple fights broke out.

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World War I Museum urges people to mark war’s centennial by reading classics

The museum and the Kansas City Public Library are encouraging people to read the novel “All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Remarque and the nonfiction work “The Guns of August” by Barbara W. Tuchman. The collaboration, titled Great War/Great Read, features a series of public programs that will continue through October. It begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at the museum at Liberty Memorial.

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