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Diane Bigler: Music as art gives people peace and comfort

Music makes us brighter, more intelligent, more logical, more rational and more capable. It improves study habits and test scores. It builds a better sense of self and community. It aids in our general sense of well-being and improves our quality of life. At times, music brings us closer to the divine in all of us.

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Ron Marr: Thinking caps make sense of political noise

Political parties are a lot like crime families, minus the exceptional Italian cuisine, cool nicknames and positive cash flow. Both are a wee bit flexible in the morals and ethics departments, and neither would hesitate to steal the tooth fairy change from under the Elephant Man’s orthopedic pillow.

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Liz Cook: U.S. weakness in Trump-like overconfidence

The older I get, the more convinced I become that Americans have a peculiar confidence problem. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is an easy Exhibit A. The businessman is flying high in the polls on the gossamer wings of bluster and pomp, deriding his opponents as effete equivocators.

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The Royals lose their fifth straight in 6-0 loss at Seattle

The Star's Rustin Dodd recaps the Royals' 6-0 loss to the Mariners on Saturday night in Seattle.
Rustin Dodd rdodd@kcstar.com
The Royals lose their fifth straight in 6-0 loss at Seattle 01:00

The Royals lose their fifth straight in 6-0 loss at Seattle

Pull a Plane raises money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City 01:39

Pull a Plane raises money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City

Exploring Bennett Spring State Park 03:43

Exploring Bennett Spring State Park

How to set up a straw bale garden 01:24

How to set up a straw bale garden