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Editorial: To be truly great, America must be kind

Srinivas Kuchibhotla, the India-born engineer killed in an Olathe bar last week, was the sort of man we must not just mourn but emulate at this overheated moment. The most important contribution we could make in the face of this unacceptable loss might be to soften our hearts and tone to those who are different.

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David W. Jackson: We rise as times continue to change

ABC will broadcast a four-part miniseries this week titled “When We Rise,” a history of the struggle for equal rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. The eight hours of prime-time, network, LGBT-related matter, which begins Monday, was created by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. It’s a historic television moment worth noting, especially given Kansas City’s role in the nation’s civil rights movements.

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Opinion: The truth about Trump’s worrisome war on media

Like him or not, President Donald Trump won the presidency fair and square. His upset of historic proportions was magnified even further by the overconfidence and noblesse oblige of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic elite. The Washington media need to stop whining, get off their high horse and do the jobs they chose.

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Editorial: The Trump White House is figuring out NATO

President Donald Trump has sent mixed signals on foreign policy, but his subordinates have helped clarify the White House’s policy views on NATO and Western Europe. Vice President Mike Pence’s speech on NATO and his calls for European allies to spend more on defense were significant.

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