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Melinda Henneberger

Melinda Henneberger: Steve Bannon is the architect of Donald Trump’s worst impulses

A spate of anti-Semitic incidents has occurred in recent weeks, along with an unprecedented increase in hate incidents involving Muslims and other minorities since the November election. President Donald Trump belatedly spoke of the “work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil.” He could start by firing adviser Steve Bannon.

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Kathleen Parker: A failure to communicate

It doesn’t seem to bother Trump’s supporters that he has hit a few snags — court rulings halting his travel restrictions; the dismissal or withdrawal of a top official here and there. Or that there seems to be an irregular relationship between Trump’s and Vladimir Putin’s “people.”

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Teen writes about living at home with the crack addict her mother married

"I sat outside my home and listened to my sister scream for help," wrote Kayla Perez, 21, of Overland Park, who is the author of the first story in a new book, "Welcome to My Neighborhood." It is framed as a children's book, similar to Golden Books, but the stories are true, dire and grim. They're written by teenagers in the Youth Ambassador program, including Perez, who penned her story when she was 17 years old and living under the same roof as a crack addict her mother had married. The book, a pro bono project of the advertising and marketing company VML, will be introduced to Kansas City civic leaders at a dinner Tuesday. The Youth Ambassador program promotes youth development and addresses social and academic challenges for underserved teenagers.
Tammy Ljungblad The Kansas City Star
Teen writes about living at home with the crack addict her mother married 1:47

Teen writes about living at home with the crack addict her mother married

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Lewis Diuguid talks about his friendship with 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author Harper Lee

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MoDOT celebrates women in engineering

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Indiana State Police officer points out an auto safety feature you should be using