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Clinton officer’s killing
Slain Clinton, Mo., Police Officer Gary Michael loved to serve, his brother told Ian Cummings. A suspect in Michael’s shooting death during a traffic stop has been named and charged with first-degree murder. A manhunt for him continues. Dispatch audio released of the incident included the foreboding words: “Shots fired, officer hit.”
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Jesus’ crucifixion questions
Jesus may have been crucified during a solar eclipse, Eric Adler reports. Based on the Bible and NASA, which determined an eclipse occurred in 33 A.D., an eclipse may have darkened the skies during Jesus’ crucifixion.
Climate change and food transport
A new study suggests that much of the world’s corn and soybean supplies, which are shipped on the Mississippi River, could be affected by climate change. Clogged rivers could put the shipments in jeopardy, Scott Canon reports.
The Star’s editorial board gives its thoughts on how to vote in Tuesday’s election, which includes three issues in Kansas City placed on the ballot by initiative petition.
Royals’ fans see clobbering
Royals’ fans showed up to Kauffman Stadium Monday to see the Cardinals clobber their team 11-3, Vahe Gregorian reports. But the fans in blue outnumbered those in red supporting the in-state rival.