<![CDATA[National]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/ en-us Mon, 19 May 2014 14:24:04 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Mon, 19 May 2014 14:24:04 CDT National 60 Obama plans broader use of clemency for federal prisoners http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article26482027.html#storylink=rss Orders would free dozens locked up on nonviolent drug offenses

Expansive use of clemency power is part of his effort to correct excesses of the past

More than 30,000 federal inmates have submitted clemency applications

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America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26481172.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:19:04 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26481172.html Parades, hot dogs, cold beer: America celebrates July 4 http://pics.mcclatchyinteractive.com/news/nation-world/national/article26517730.html#storylink=rss Parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music ushered in the Fourth of July as the United States marked 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday. Here were some highlights of Independence Day celebrations:

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Some blacks say forgiving Charleston church shooter isn’t as easy as it may sound http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article26494630.html#storylink=rss Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the previous night’s revival to ponder the idea of forgiving the white man accused of killing nine of the historic black church’s members, including the pastor.

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Presidential candidates campaign in July Fourth parades http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26504137.html#storylink=rss Marching in Fourth of July parades in these early voting states has become a tradition for politicians seeking the White House, giving them a chance to boost their name recognition and glad-hand with voters.

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Health insurance companies seek big rate increases for 2016 http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article26500219.html#storylink=rss Health insurance companies around the country are seeking rate increases of 20 to 40 percent or more, saying their new customers under the Affordable Care Act turned out to be sicker than expected. Federal officials say they are determined to see that the requests are scaled back.

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Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in hot dog eating contest http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26491627.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:09:03 CDT By JULIE WALKER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26491627.html Chafee's campaign leaves some NH Democrats a bit puzzled http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26483401.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 02:14:05 CDT By MICHELLE R. SMITH ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26483401.html Virginia chief says armed suspect killed during police chase http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26500900.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:53:51 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26500900.html Magnitude 4.2 earthquake hits Oregon, no damage reported http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26493610.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:19:04 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26493610.html 66 riders safely evacuated after 400-foot Ferris wheel stops http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26483407.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:49:04 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26483407.html 2 homes burn near town as Washington wildfires grow http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26494873.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 22:34:04 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26494873.html Girl killed after being struck by jumping sturgeon in boat http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26495518.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:04:04 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26495518.html Same-sex couple in Mississippi goes to court to seek divorce http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26337904.html#storylink=rss Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the state Supreme Court to allow a lesbian couple to seek a divorce.

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Plenty claim to be Uncle Sam, but few can prove the lineage http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article26482609.html#storylink=rss An upstate N.Y. butcher known as Uncle Sam is considered the inspiration for the national symbol.

‘One of the surprising things was that the family had this patriotism running through them.’

After lobbying by New Yorkers, Congress officially anointed Samuel ‘Uncle Sam’ Wilson in 1961.

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Immigrant children in Texas detention center given adult dose of hepatitis A vaccine http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article26500807.html#storylink=rss About 250 immigrant children were given an adult dose of a hepatitis A vaccine at a Texas detention facility where they were being held with their mothers, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

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Fear of Alzheimer’s is everywhere, but it’s spurring some to change lives http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article26517184.html#storylink=rss Perhaps the only thing as bad as Alzheimer’s disease is the fear among a growing number of older Americans that they may be at risk of the neurodegenerative disorder, which robs memory and cognitive ability and is the leading cause of dementia.

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Gallery: America celebrates the Fourth of July http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article26514796.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:24:08 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article26514796.html Utility drones could inspect equipment, scan for outages http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article26489512.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 23:40:04 CDT By RAY HENRY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article26489512.html Today in History http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26523178.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 23:03:53 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26523178.html China to create $19B fund to support plunging stock market http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article26492815.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 22:34:05 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article26492815.html Woman who tries to sneak on planes arrested twice in 2 days http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26495653.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 22:24:03 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26495653.html Threat to Southwest flight deemed not credible by FBI http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26517844.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 22:14:04 CDT By Associated Press ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26517844.html AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26516770.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 22:04:04 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26516770.html Arizona prison hit with 3rd disturbance by inmates in 4 days http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26515531.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 21:59:04 CDT By Associated Press ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26515531.html Billy Joel weds girlfriend during Fourth of July party http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26519293.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 21:49:04 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26519293.html Boy injured after small plane crashes on California beach http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26514418.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 21:49:04 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26514418.html 3 dead bodies found in 2 houses in coastal Maine town http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26503828.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:59:04 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26503828.html Slain woman's parents focused on healing, not sanctuary law http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26500405.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:54:04 CDT By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26500405.html Apartment building with staircase death had earlier collapse http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article26493223.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:14:09 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article26493223.html