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Shimon Peres, ex-Israeli president and PM, dies at 93

Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, died early Wednesday, a person close to him confirmed. Peres was 93.

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Battle for besieged Syrian city of Aleppo intensifies

With international diplomacy in tatters and the U.S. focused on its election, the Syrian government and its Russian allies are seizing the moment to wage an all-out campaign to recapture Aleppo, unleashing the most destructive bombing of the past five years and pushing into the center of the Old City.

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This may be the only way to save the East Coast from drowning

Climate change might be unavoidable, and higher sea levels are coming, but proper planning can protect American coastal communities. As of now, though, that planning is not advancing, in part because of the political debate about whether climate change is real. Europeans who’ve fought the sea for centuries think that is really dumb.

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Nine Kansas and Missouri-related athletes to watch out for in Rio

When the Rio Olympics get underway on August 5, all concerns about the host city's readiness will shift to the athletes themselves. The states of Missouri and Kansas will be represented with nearly 50 US and foreign athletes connected in various ways to the state or schools therein.
Madeleine Ptacin The Kansas City Star
Nine Kansas and Missouri-related athletes to watch out for in Rio 1:57

Nine Kansas and Missouri-related athletes to watch out for in Rio

Terror in Brussels 2:36

Terror in Brussels

Mizzou students react to accusations of racial slurs hurled by a fraternity 4:21

Mizzou students react to accusations of racial slurs hurled by a fraternity

Royals sign 6-year-old cancer survivor to contract as part of Make-A-Wish 2:25

Royals sign 6-year-old cancer survivor to contract as part of Make-A-Wish