As the Winter Meetings begin, the Royals will be patient — and listen

The Royals’ offseason has been defined by the usual secrecy and general inertia. For the moment, it might not change, either. The waiting will continue as the organization’s brain trust prepares for its annual trip to baseball’s Winter Meetings, which begin on Sunday at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

Trump speaks directly with Taiwan's leader, irking China

In a break with decadeslong diplomatic tradition, President-elect Donald Trump spoke directly with the president of Taiwan, a move that drew an irritated response from China and looked set to cast uncertainty over U.S. policy toward Asia.

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New UM system president Mun Choi receives warm welcome at UMKC

The University of Missouri System President-designate Mun Choi received a warm welcome on his first visit to Kansas City during a welcome rally Friday at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Choi, a provost at the University of Connecticut, was selected as UM System president in November. Choi, the first system president of Asian-American heritage, was selected after a nine-month national search. He officially begins his duties on March 1, 2017.
Tammy Ljungblad The Kansas City Star
New UM system president Mun Choi receives warm welcome at UMKC 1:49

New UM system president Mun Choi receives warm welcome at UMKC

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6 things to know about Calexit – the plan for California to secede from the U.S.

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Shawnee Mission Birth Center raises awareness of skin-to-skin newborn care

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A bird of a different feather in Weatherby Lake