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August 27, 2013 5:57 PM

Sly James kicks off conversation between President Obama and mayors about youth violence

“We’ll start with you, Sly,” is how the president started the meeting, according to a news release from the Kansas City mayor’s office. “I was honored to be a part of this initial exchange of ideas,” said James, whose prepared remarks attributed Kansas City’s youth violence problem to poverty, lack of educational attainment and access to guns.

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