Missouri executes man who murdered KC teenager in 1989

A man who spent nearly 25 years on Missouri’s death row has been executed for the kidnapping, rape and stabbing death of a 15-year-old Kansas City girl. Fifty-year-old Roderick Nunley, who was convicted in the 1989 kidnapping, rape and stabbing death of a 15-year-old Ann Harrison, died by injection Tuesday night.


How old is your heart? This calculator will tell you

Most American have hearts that are aging faster than they are, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Based on risks associated with smoking, being overweight or having high blood pressure or diabetes, average American adults have hearts about 6.6 years older than their chronological age.


Kelvin Herrera, Alex Rios infected as chickenpox hits Royals’ clubhouse

The Royals dealt with a chickenpox outbreak as they completed a weekend series against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Kansas City outfielder Alex Rios and All-Star reliever Kelvin Herrera both have been infected with the virus and could miss at least two weeks of action, team officials told The Star.

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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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