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Missouri state senator’s Trump assassination comment
Democratic state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal from University City, Mo., posted, and then quickly deleted, a comment on Facebook saying she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated. The U.S. Secret Service’s St. Louis field office is investigating and both Sen. Claire McCaskill and the chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party have called on her to resign. “The way I responded … was wrong,” Chappelle-Nadal told The Star. “I’m frustrated. Did I mean the statement? No. Am I frustrated? Absolutely. The president is causing damage. He’s causing hate.” Jason Hancock reports.
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Teen killed a day before he was going to college
A teenager shot to death Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of a Kansas City grocery store was set to leave for college in Springfield, Mo., on Friday, according to his former high school football coach. The teen was found shot inside a car in the parking lot of the Save-A-Lot store at 3410 Troost on Thursday afternoon.
Where and when to watch the eclipse plus other tips
Here are five helpful tips and reminders to help you view the solar eclipse on Monday, the first total eclipse to cross the breadth of the continental United States in 99 years. We offer tips on where to watch the eclipse, how to use solar glasses and more.
Editorial: Remove KC’s Confederate monument
The United Daughters of the Confederacy monument near 55th Street and Ward Parkway has stood in its location since 1958. It’s time to remove it, The Star’s editorial board writes.
Terror attacks in Spain
Police on Friday shot and killed five people wearing fake bomb belts who staged a car attack in a seaside resort in Spain’s Catalonia region hours after a van plowed into pedestrians on a busy Barcelona promenade, killing at least 13 people and injuring over 100 others.