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American Royal halts plan to raze Kemper Arena and replace it with events center

The American Royal this week sent a letter to Councilman Ed Ford, chairman of the council’s planning and zoning committee, saying it was pulling its proposal. The letter made clear that the American Royal has been stung by negative public and media reaction to its proposal.

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Under pressure, Chuck Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday that he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House’s insular team of national security advisers. During a White House ceremony, President Barack Obama said he and Hagel had determined it was an “appropriate time for him to complete his service.”

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