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Government & Politics

Crime moves to forefront in Missouri governor’s race

Both Republican Eric Greitens and Democrat Chris Koster strike a similar “tough-on-crime” posture, promising harsher sentencing and opposing new restrictions on gun ownership. But that’s where similarities between the political rivals end. The issue has special relevance for Kansas City, where the governor plays a much larger role in law enforcement because the city’s police department is under state control.

Nation & World

AP Explains: National anthem is icon of patriotism, protest

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's recent decision to not stand during the national anthem as a way of protesting police killings of unarmed black men has drawn support and scorn far beyond sports. The Associated Press explains how "The Star-Spangled Banner" became a ritual of American public life, its complicated racial origins and how the song has been used as a form of political resistance.

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he's been working on education issues

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said Wednesday that it's a good time for the school finance discussion to happen. He also dismissed any notion his office has been moving slowly on the issue.
Hunter Woodall The Kansas City Star
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he's been working on education issues 1:05

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he's been working on education issues

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback open to input on education funding 2:02

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback open to input on education funding

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach reacts to judge's decision on voter ID 0:32

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach reacts to judge's decision on voter ID

Dolly Parton on Election 2016: 'I think they're both nuts' 1:15

Dolly Parton on Election 2016: 'I think they're both nuts'

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