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President Obama to meet letter writers in Kansas City

The White House says that President Barack Obama will spend part of his time in Kansas City on Tuesday and Wednesday talking with people who have written to him. He has used such meetings to underscore issues he is trying to press with the broader public. Meanwhile, Kansas Citians

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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.

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More seniors re-inventing themselves to ‘un-retire'

Retirement. Days of sleeping late, playing bridge, golfing, sailing, traveling, enjoying grandkids and other long-delayed pleasurable pursuits. Ahh, at last. Not so fast, say many seniors in the Kansas City area: Retirement is over-rated. After consulting with business financing advisers, Rand and Janeel Smith used their retirement funds to open a retail store, “eyeSmith,” in May of 2012.




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