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Perry Ellis, Cliff Alexander pull KU past Tennessee, 82-67

For 40 minutes inside HP Field House, Tennessee was determined to make No. 11 Kansas work for a victory in the semifinals of the Orlando Classic. The Volunteers used a trapping zone defense, kept attacking on offense, and wouldn’t fold as Kansas built a 13-point lead in the opening minutes of the second half. The Jayhawks survived the challenge in a game dominated by runs. Junior forward Perry Ellis led the way with 24 points and 13 rebounds as Kansas vanquished Tennessee 82-67 to earn a berth in Sunday’s championship game on the grounds of ESPN’s Wide World of Sports complex.

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Black Friday up and running in KC, worldwide

Black Friday was already well underway before many awoke this morning. The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season has become a two-day affair, with more stores opening before people put down their turkey legs on Thanksgiving. There’s good reason for the creep; businesses know shoppers will only spend so much, and they want the first crack at those holiday budgets.

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Comedians make their views on Cosby known

With the sexual misconduct allegations against Bill Cosby topping headlines this month, some of the most critical comments directed at the embattled 77-year-old star are coming from his fellow comedians. “Here’s where we say goodbye, Bill Cosby,” tweeted Patton Oswalt. The rest of Hollywood, however, seems gripped by a strange silence.

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In Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedy

Michael Brown spent part of his last morning chatting with some workmen about Jesus. Police officer Darren Wilson got a call to help a feverish baby. Dorian Johnson got up at 7 a.m. with the intention of getting breakfast for his girlfriend. It was a mundane start to a Saturday, but by noon, all three had made a series of wrong turns that led to Brown’s death in a burst of gunfire.

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Dave Helling: Bargains aren’t always what they seem

We don’t want to think too hard about what we buy. We purchase our miraculous phones, big-screen TVs and tablet computers the same way we buy almost everything else: as cheaply as possible. That’s how capitalism is supposed to work. But let’s think a moment about the full cost of the goods and services we buy.
 
 

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