Elephants take final bow at Ringling Bros. circus

Elephants will perform for the last time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, as the show closes its own chapter on a controversial practice that has entertained audiences since circuses began in America two centuries ago.

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The Royals finish the road trip with a win in Seattle 01:07

The Royals finish the road trip with a win in Seattle

Matt Besler reflects on Sporting KC's 1-1 draw with the LA Galaxy 01:04

Matt Besler reflects on Sporting KC's 1-1 draw with the LA Galaxy

Kansas City's first food truck hub draws hundreds for grand opening 01:47

Kansas City's first food truck hub draws hundreds for grand opening

Truckers are looking out for sex trafficking 02:02

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Family marks nine years Kara Kopetsky's disappearance 00:28

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The Royals lose their fifth straight in 6-0 loss at Seattle 01:00

The Royals lose their fifth straight in 6-0 loss at Seattle

Pull a Plane raises money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City 01:39

Pull a Plane raises money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City

Exploring Bennett Spring State Park 03:43

Exploring Bennett Spring State Park

How to set up a straw bale garden 01:24

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Transgender protest at Kansas Capitol 02:14

Transgender protest at Kansas Capitol

A peek inside The Rabbit Hole 02:40

A peek inside The Rabbit Hole

Taylor: 'I'm not embarrassed, I'm not afraid' 02:20

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Mother raped with daughter by her side tells her harrowing story

The 30-year-old was raped by strangers who broke into her Independence apartment

She has been public about the assault, posting on Facebook, gathering support from friends

Editor’s note: This story contains details of a rape

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How Mike Trout beat Chris Young in the Royals' 4-2 loss to the Angels 01:57

How Mike Trout beat Chris Young in the Royals' 4-2 loss to the Angels

Ex-Royal Johnny Giavotella has big night as Angels beat KC 9-4 01:19

Ex-Royal Johnny Giavotella has big night as Angels beat KC 9-4

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Watch the Royals' Eric Hosmer get his signature 'Hos' haircut

Royals fall 6-1 to the Angels in series opener 01:17

Royals fall 6-1 to the Angels in series opener

Royals coach Rusty Kuntz talks about appearing on baseball cards as a player 01:36

Royals coach Rusty Kuntz talks about appearing on baseball cards as a player

Breaking down Yordano Ventura's solid start 01:15

Breaking down Yordano Ventura's solid start

Christian Colon discusses Royals' 6-1 win 01:29

Christian Colon discusses Royals' 6-1 win

Yordano Ventura on hot start after gem against Orioles 02:29

Yordano Ventura on hot start after gem against Orioles

Drew Butera discusses double and hair flip 01:02

Drew Butera discusses double and hair flip

Dillon Gee gives the Royals a lift in relief 01:10

Dillon Gee gives the Royals a lift in relief

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The Royals finish the road trip with a win in Seattle

Danny Duffy came up big on Sunday when Luke Hochevar was unavailable.
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The Royals finish the road trip with a win in Seattle 01:07

The Royals finish the road trip with a win in Seattle

The Royals lose their fifth straight in 6-0 loss at Seattle 01:00

The Royals lose their fifth straight in 6-0 loss at Seattle

How Mike Trout beat Chris Young in the Royals' 4-2 loss to the Angels 01:57

How Mike Trout beat Chris Young in the Royals' 4-2 loss to the Angels

Ex-Royal Johnny Giavotella has big night as Angels beat KC 9-4 01:19

Ex-Royal Johnny Giavotella has big night as Angels beat KC 9-4