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Kansas City Kids Marching In Black Lives Matter Protests Have A Message: ‘We Deserve A Chance’

On a warm Sunday afternoon, 12-year-old Isaiah Wotruba and his younger brother, Jeremiah, walked down 63rd street near Brookside, leading a group of around 100 protesters in a chant. “Show me what community looks like,” Isaiah says into a megaphone. “This is what community looks like,” the crowd responds. The two brothers were among more than a dozen kids who marched as part of Sunday’s Brookside Black Lives Matter Brigade. Organizer Stacy Shaw told the crowd at the start of the demonstration...

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The St. Louis Cardinals have had 13 members of their traveling party — seven players and six staff members — test positive for COVID-19, Major League Baseball and the team announced Monday. As a result, this week’s four game series in Detroit, which already had featured one postponed game, one double header, and two games moved out of St. Louis, has been postponed entirely.

Mississippi is heading for a title that no state would want: It is on track to overtake Florida to become the No. 1 state for new coronavirus infections per capita, according to researchers at Harvard.

The state already faces high levels of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and obesity.

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The St. Louis Cardinals have had 13 members of their traveling party — seven players and six staff members — test positive for COVID-19, Major League Baseball and the team announced Monday. As a result, this week’s four game series in Detroit, which already had featured one postponed game, one double header, and two games moved out of St. Louis, has been postponed entirely.

Like most people these days, Riley Donaldson’s summer has not turned out as expected.

The recent graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School was accepted into the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to work toward a BFA. But she won't be heading there in the fall.

“I graduated in December so I could work full-time, so I could save up money for Chicago,” Donaldson says. “Now I’m still working the same job, which I love, but community college and being a barista isn’t what I planned on this year.”

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

Mississippi is heading for a title that no state would want. According to researchers at Harvard, it is about to become the No. 1 state for new coronavirus infections per capita. Dr. LouAnn Woodward is the top executive at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and she joins us now.

Thank you for taking the time today.

LOUANN WOODWARD: Absolutely. I'm glad to speak with you this evening.

SHAPIRO: Well, first just tell us what things look like from where you sit right now.

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Nobody goes it alone. The key to a successful first step in starting a small business is knowing where to find resources, resources, resources. Trulaske College of Business assistant teaching professor SCOTT CHRISTIANSON is hoping next week's virtual conference will put entrepreneurs in touch with each other and with local organizations who can help along the way. August 3, 2020

Boone County reported 61 new positive COVID-19 cases Saturday, a daily record. The county also reported its fourth death from the virus Friday.

The fourth death was an individual in the over-80 age group, the Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services Department said Friday.

Boone County has now reported 1,235 total COVID-19 cases, 224 of which are active, according to the county’s dashboard. Three are currently hospitalized, and 512 people are quarantining because of exposure.

A former assistant state attorney general and a former federal prosecutor are vying in Tuesday's Democratic primary for a chance to take on GOP incumbent Attorney General Eric Schmitt in the general election.

The Democratic candidates are 32-year-old Elad Gross and 36-year-old Rich Finneran. Gross served under former Attorney General Chris Koster and led an effort to determine who bankrolled former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' nonprofit group. Finneran was an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District in Missouri for seven years.