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Obama lands in KC to dine with letter writers, talk economy

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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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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NCAA concussion settlement is a victory for athlete health

A decision on Tuesday that should be hailed as a victory for all college athletes comes in the form of improved health. The NCAA agreed to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose current and former athletes to determine if they suffer brain trauma by playing contact sports, according to a filing in U.S. District Court in Chicago.

Eat & Drink

National Cheesecake Day: Celebrate with tips and recipes to make your own

It’s National Cheesecake Day, so we asked local experts to share their tips on how to bake the dessert known for its smooth or fluffy filling. Making a cheesecake at home can seem a labor-intensive the first time around. Even our local experts admit they have tried and sometimes tweaked a recipe multiple times before they were satisfied with the results.

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