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Birds win in fight over wind farm near northwest Missouri wildlife refuge

Oregon-based Element Power’s has dropped its $400 million plan to build Missouri’s largest wind farm in Holt County. It had been criticized from the beginning because of the site’s proximity to the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge near Mound City. Opponents feared a slaughter if migratory birds flew into the 350-foot-high turbines.

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Celebrities’ nude photos aren’t meant for you

Over the weekend, hackers leaked another batch of celebrity nudes. And pictures are still pouring in. Jennifer Lawrence, Jill Scott, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Gabrielle Union and Hayden Panetierre are just a few starlets who have been exposed. As hackers continue to leak celebrity nudes online, we must remember these are not Facebook pictures or Instagram snapshots. These are private, stolen moments and we were not invited.

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Chiefs looking for more protection from the offensive line

The sample size is small, of course, just three games. But if there is one early concern for Chiefs coach Andy Reid, it might be this: Quarterback Alex Smith has been among the most harassed quarterbacks in the NFL. Through three games, the Chiefs have allowed 11 sacks, the second most in the NFL.

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Smallcakes expanding with sister shop selling ice cream & candy

Smallcakes Creamery & Novelties had a soft opening in the Deer Creek Marketplace at 6936 W. 135th St. on Aug. 13. Now it plans a grand opening from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday with free cotton candy, ice cream tastings and door prizes. The shop sells ice cream based on the Smallcakes cupcake flavors - from Red Velvet to Orange Creamsicle - as well as novelty candy.

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