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Boxes of bones
The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office is trying to solve the coldest cases in the area: identifying unidentified remains — some of them decades old. Kelsey Ryan and Ian Cummings report on some of the details behind the discovery of remains around the county.
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Eclipse scramble begins
The quest for solar eclipse glasses, which protect the eyes from damaging sun rays, is getting intense, Eric Adler reports. Many retailers are out of stock.
Trump blames “alt-left”
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the “alt-left” protesters were also to blame for the violence that left one woman dead in Charlottesville, Va. “I think there is blame on both sides,” Trump said, referring to one side that included white supremacist groups like the KKK and neo-Nazis and the other side of counterprotesters.
Royals bullpen collapses
The Royals bullpen collapsed in a 10-8 loss to the A’s, Rustin Dodd reports. Amidst a shaky August, Tuesday’s collapse was the “most epic blowup to date.”
Erasing gay students from yearbook
The Star’s editorial board writes that cutting two gay students’ quotes from the Kearney High School yearbook is “plainly discriminatory. Were they thinking no one would notice? Or that it wouldn’t have been a good idea to discuss the deletions with the students and their families?”