The president will arrive at KCI about 7 p.m. Tuesday, stay overnight and deliver a speech on the economy at 11 a.m. Wednesday before leaving Kansas City. Tickets for the speech are required and will be available free starting at 9 a.m. Monday.
What’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border is not a new phenomenon. Not by a long shot. Records of Ellis Island are filled with the stories of young children who arrived on our shores without parents. Those children were just as desperate as the Central American children today.
In the Kansas race this summer for U.S. senator, as in campaigns large and small across the nation, the toughest language has moved from mass media to the corners of the social Internet — Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and especially Twitter. It’s become the go-to place for snark, sarcasm and bitterness from candidates and campaigns and the people who follow them.
The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move.
Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience.
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Scammers have been preying on the relatives of unaccompanied young migrants being held at two U.S. military bases by conning them into paying nonexistent fees to be reunited with their loved ones, officials said.
Typically a quiet office for overseeing elections and business filings, the secretary of state’s race in Kansas is grabbing headlines as the incumbent campaigns on state sovereignty in fending off a challenge from former Lawrence school board member Scott Morgan. The challenger accuses Kobach of politicizing the office for personal political gain.
Officials concede they are only halfway to meeting the goal they set for themselves two years ago to tear down 1,000 dangerous buildings. A funding shortage and opposition from neighborhood groups have hampered demolitions.
Jerry Nolte says there’s too much patronage in Clay County, which needs to be run more professionally to avoid lawsuits that have drained taxpayer money. Incumbent Pam Mason says the county is being governed well.
President Barack Obama is telling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the United States is growing more concerned about the rising number of civilian deaths in the Gaza war that is entering its third week.
The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.
Every Palestinian civilian's death costs Israel in its fight for world opinion, but the Jewish state must not cede its security for the sake of public relations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said as he pressed his nation's case on America's Sunday news programs.
Tom Foley, the endorsed Republican candidate for Connecticut governor, said Sunday he and his GOP rival, Sen. John McKinney, had agreed to run a civil campaign that he said has been followed mostly, but not always.
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