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Grand night for Cam Gallagher
The Royals rode the combination of catcher Cam Gallagher and pitcher Jakob Junis, two rookies and former minor league teammates, to a third straight victory Monday night, Rustin Dodd reports. Gallagher hit his first career home run, a grand slam. “I don’t even think it’s really sunk in yet,” he said.
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New KCI proposals submitted
Four companies have now submitted proposals for a new terminal at Kansas City International Airport, Steve Vockrodt and Lynn Horsley report. Now KC councilmembers have until Aug. 24 to come up with ballot language for a November vote on the airport’s future.
Backlash over gay students’ quotes
After two gay Kearney students had their yearbook quotes removed without notice, a gay school board member blasted the district, Mará Rose Williams reports. “None of my fellow board members or district administrators involved in this incident knows what it’s like to be openly gay in such a small town like Kearney,”said the board member, Matthew Ryan Hunt.
Growing threat of domestic terrorism
The Star’s editorial board writes that the Charlottesville, Va., attack highlights a growing threat of domestic terrorism in the U.S. The Star warned of burgeoning threats two years ago in a comprehensive investigation, “Ignoring the Terror Within.”
Gone in 60 seconds?
The length of the total eclipse depends on where you stand, Eric Adler reports. If you’re at the edge of the shadow, it could last only a few seconds.