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Advocates gearing up to challenge tough new DHS rules on deportation

Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Monday issued final orders to step up the deportation of tens of thousands more immigrants living in the country illegally. The final orders, signed by the secretary, are very close to drafts obtained by McClatchy, that wipe away protections implemented by the Obama administration.


Poster art from World War I shows power of propaganda

A new exhibit that opened Tuesday at the National World War I Museum and Memorial features 29 examples of poster art from World War I that have not been publicly displayed before. The centennial exhibit includes posters from allies Britain, France and Italy, as well as one for a German war loan.


Wanted: construction and remodeling workers

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry in Kansas City will hold a job fair on Feb. 28 to address labor shortages. The job fair will be at the Metropolitan Community College Business & Technology Center, 1775 Universal Ave.


Deep Background: Tracking the Yordano Ventura story

Kansas City Star reporter Maria Torres talks about work she did with columnist Vahe Gregorian and photographer/videographer Jill Toyoshiba to piece together the events that preceded Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura driving through a guardrail to his death in his native Dominican Republic.

Government & Politics

Former U.S. Sen. Kit Bond puts Missouri mansion up for sale

Former U.S. Sen. Kit Bond of Missouri is selling the Colonial mansion in central Missouri that was his base during his long political career. Bond said he wanted to return to Mexico when he retired from the U.S. Senate after a 24-year career there, but that it made more sense to move to St. Louis after he began working as a partner in the Thompson Coburn law firm.