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The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Monday in Argentina's decade-long battle with holders of its defaulted bonds.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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An office supply company is asking the Montana Supreme Court to rule that the state's cap on punitive damage awards is unconstitutional.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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It may not be long before many of us are being watched over by distant health care professionals as we go about our lives. There's a booming new market in remote patient monitoring technology that promises to change the way we diagnose perplexing conditions,...
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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These are recent questions and answers posted on KC Gardens, The Star's gardening blog. Questions come from readers, with answers from volunteers for Johnson County's K-State Research and Extension, as well as Dennis Patton, Extension horticulture agent....
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe has the highest cap number on the team at $12,000,000. Safety Eric Berry, linebacker Tamba Hali and cornerback Brandon Flowers also are over the $10 million mark.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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A Memphis advertising agency has opened a space for employees to do some creative tinkering with the idea that it will supply inspiration for their work.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed...
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Is there hard statistical evidence that listing your house in April, May or June -- flowers blooming, birds chirping, lawns greened up after a tough winter -- actually nets you a higher price or a shorter time from listing to sale? Not exactly.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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The Supreme Court issued a statement strongly rebuking the governor Friday after he signed a judicial budget that ties funding to policy changes.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Friday, April 18, 2014
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The district's administration is still recommending that the district sell the vacant school to Foutch Brothers Real Estate, Superintendent Steve Green confirmed to The Star this week.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Friday, April 18, 2014
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A former customer service representative at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City was fired after two customers reported unauthorized purchases on their credit cards.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Sen. Charles Schumer will be at a western New York brewery to call on the federal government to drop a proposal that has the nation's craft beer brewers up in arms.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Hasbro returned to profitability in its first quarter, driven by sales of girls' toys such as My Little Pony and Nerf Rebelle. The prior-year period was dragged down by restructuring charges.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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A nonprofit's plans to create agriculture projects in Detroit neighborhoods are moving forward.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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The federal bankruptcy court overseeing Natchez Regional Medical Center's Chapter 9 filing will decide this week if it needs to appoint a special patient advocate for the duration of the process.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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The price of oil edged down Monday but stayed above $104 per barrel as investors watched simmering tensions in Ukraine.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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The San Jose Sharks kept saying they didn't expect to score five goals again on netminder Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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All of Tom Thibodeau's pre-series concerns about the Wizards came to fruition Sunday night at the United Center.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Watching the Bulls play offense some nights, it's a wonder The House That Jordan Built is still standing.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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The Dallas Mavericks had the big fish baited, gaffed and ready to be fried Saturday afternoon.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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It started with a surprise lineup change, a surge and a resounding thud.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Officials in Lafourche Parish say construction on a Career Magnet Center has been moving smoothly despite recent weather delays.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Matt Kuchar knew his next victory was coming, he just wasn't sure when.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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LaMarcus Aldridge was playing on another level Sunday night and had the emotional intensity to match the best performance of his career.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Even though they haven't graduated from high school yet, twin sisters Samantha and Mackenzie Reynolds have a year of college under their belts.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Fourth-liners Mike Brown and Raffi Torres scored second-period goals to spark a San Jose comeback and lead the Sharks to a 7-2 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Kings and a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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LaMarcus Aldridge scored a franchise playoff-record 46 points and Damian Lillard added 31, including the go-ahead free throws in overtime, to lift the Portland Trail Blazers to a 122-120 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night in Game 1 of their...
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Damian Lillard knocked down the go-ahead free throws with 17 seconds left to help the Portland Trail Blazers to a 122-120 overtime win over the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of this Western Conference quarterfinal series.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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FBI officials say a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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A South Korean prosecutor says four more crewmembers from a sunken ferry have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Asian stocks were mixed Monday in light trading after Japan reported a jump in its trade deficit and investors looked ahead to economic data this week from China and Korea.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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When Chantella Bentsen moved to Muskegon, she planned to operate her yarn shop from her home. That was before she saw the Century Club Shops.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Rising costs for materials and labor appear to be pressuring businesses, according to a quarterly survey from the National Association of Business Economics.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Fans gathered to cheer for Sporting Kansas City as they played the Montreal Impact on Saturday night at Sporting Park. Sporting won the match 4-0.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Medicaid won't expand in Kansas anytime soon. HB 2552, which requires an act of the Legislature to expand Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act, has been signed by Gov. Sam Brownback, his office announced Friday.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Tomas Plekanec scored at 5:43 of the third period and the Montreal Canadiens moved one win away from advancing to the second round of NHL playoffs with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Nene dominated with 24 points, Trevor Ariza scored 18, and the Washington Wizards rallied from 13 down to beat the Chicago Bulls 102-93 in their playoff opener on Sunday night.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Nene dominated with 24 points, Trevor Ariza scored 18, and the Washington Wizards rallied from 13 down to beat the Chicago Bulls 102-93 in their playoff opener on Sunday night.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Rene Bourque scored the fastest playoff- opening goal for the Canadiens in almost 37 years and Carey Price came up with 27 saves, and Montreal is one victory away from a sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning after an 3-2 win in Game 3 of this Eastern Conference...
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Daryl Morey is not only the general manager of the Houston Rockets and a graduate of MIT, he's also a fan of Houston's rap scene.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Missouri scores slightly better on 2014 rankings
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Japan's trade deficit surged nearly 70 percent to a record 13.75 trillion yen ($134 billion) in the last fiscal year, the third straight year of deficit, as exports failed to keep pace with surging energy costs.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Hoping to resolve a shortage of condoms that has sparked complaints around Cuba, the island's public health system has approved the sale of more than 1 million prophylactics with apparently expired dates.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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By now, at least half of them should be gone. Out of teaching within five years. That's the national trend the first graduating class of the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Institute for Urban Education was up against. Yet they've made it. All of...
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Canadian company Suncor Energy says an employee has died after being "severely injured" at its oil sands site.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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John Hubert, the second-leading rusher in program history, has played his last game, which means DeMarcus Robinson, Jarvis Leverett and Charles Jones are competing for the starting job they have long desired.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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The KCI Terminal Advisory Group appears ready to decide Tuesday or soon after on a specific terminal configuration for the airport's future. The group is expected to recommend one of three options: major renovation of two existing terminals, renovation...
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Connie Stevens -- who is in town to star in the New Theatre Restaurant production of "Miracle on South Division Street" -- was the classic studio starlet. She made dumb TV shows ("Hawaiian Eye") and movies we now regard as camp ("Parrish," "Susan Slade")....
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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