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Scaramucci is out as White House communications director
President Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from the White House communications director position, which he was appointed to a little more than a week ago. The New York Times reported shortly before the administration released an official statement that new Chief of Staff John Kelly requested Scaramucci’s removal.
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Terms reached in suit over Missouri’s uber-mansion
One of the largest homes in America, the castle-style Chateau Pensmore in southwest Missouri was designed to survive earthquakes, tornadoes, even a bomb blast, Rick Montgomery reports. Dispute over the concrete mixed for the home near Ozark, Mo., is settled, avoiding a federal trial this week.
Parkville teen wins Miss Teen USA
Competing as Miss Missouri, Park Hill South High School graduate Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff won the Miss Teen USA 2017 pageant in Phoenix, besting 50 other competitors representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia. As the winner, Sophia will receive a $10,000 scholarship and $5,000 in cash, Aaron Randle reports.
Is overflow parking ruining midtown KC?
When apartment renters park their cars up and down nearby streets, there’s pushback in some Kansas City neighborhoods, reports Diane Stafford. In parts of the city’s core — Hyde Park, West Plaza, Plaza Westport, Volker, Southmoreland and River Market, to name a few — some residential streets are lined with cars belonging to apartment tenants who don’t have provided parking.
Royals lose to Orioles, 2-1
The Royals added outfielder Melky Cabrera to the lineup on Monday, but the new-look offense was quiet in a 2-1 loss to the Orioles, Rustin Dodd reports. The Royals finished July with a 16-10 mark.