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NAACP issues travel advisory for Missouri
NAACP officials say their recent travel advisory for Missouri is the first that the civil rights group has issued for any state. Missouri became the first because of recent legislation making discrimination lawsuits harder to win, and in response to longtime racial disparities in traffic enforcement and a spate of incidents cited as examples of harm coming to minority residents and visitors, say state NAACP leaders.
Incumbent Cindy Neighbor comes up short in primary
Two first-time candidates for the Shawnee Mission school board emerged as frontrunners in a Tuesday primary, Katy Bergen reports. The new board, which will be determined in November elections and formed by next January, will be tasked with choosing a new superintendent to lead the district.
Crowne Plaza security guard harasses India native
An Alabama businessman says he was harassed by a security guard at the Crowne Plaza hotel early Tuesday because of his name and skin tone. Cellphone video taken by Ahmed Dharani shows the agitated guard standing near the front desk and shouting, “Because your name is Ahmed, take your gun and shoot me.”
Baby born after crash gets glasses — and sees her parents for first time
The night a car smashed into them head-on, Air Force couple Julie and Jevon McBride were unsure if they’d see each other alive again, let alone the baby growing in Julie’s womb. Ten months after that accident on a Warrensburg road, the McBrides are elated that their daughter finally is seeing their faces clearly for the first time, Eric Adler reports.
Royals lose to Orioles, 7-2
The Royals fell to the Baltimore Orioles, the offense cooling off in a 48-hour stretch that saw July become August. After starting a nine-game road trip with six straight wins, the result left the club needing a victory on Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep, Rustin Dodd reports.