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Obama tackles economy, cynicism in Kansas City speech

President Barack Obama spent Tuesday night in a downtown Kansas City hotel before giving an 11 a.m. speech about the economy at the Uptown Theater. He’s visited the area four times in as many years to make his pitch on making the economy more prosperous and more fair.

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Milton Wolf confronts Pat Roberts at campaign stop

Tea Party challenger Milton Wolf confronted U.S. Senator Pat Roberts as he campaigned in downtown Emporia. Their brief meeting Wednesday took place at an intersection as Roberts walked from business to business to talk with merchants. The two are squaring off in Tuesday’s Republican primary.

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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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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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Why Jarrod Dyson did not pinch-run right away

After the game, Ned Yost said it was not a steal situation. Twins closer Glen Perkins is left-handed, so a runner has a very difficult time getting a jump. Once Perkins does go home, he only takes 1.1 seconds to get the ball there. The average is about 1.4 seconds, so Perkins is very quick to home plate — too quick for Dyson to steal.