In this collection we focus on community news, a few hopeful links and some of the top info from across the nation.
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Commander In Chief Makes EPIC Fashion Statement
President Donald Trump wore a mask during a public visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Saturday, after long resisting bipartisan prodding to lead by example and demonstrate to Americans the importance of wearing a face covering to prevent the transmission of coronavirus.
The former special counsel Robert Mueller made a rare move on Saturday to publicly defend his two-year investigation into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election - and to castigate US president Donald Trump's decision to commute Roger Stone's prison sentence.
Hard Times Ahead As Coronavirus Worsens
S&P 500 earnings set to plunge as the coronavirus batters all sectors - with Wall Street counting on a bounce that may not come
The one certainty about the outlook for companies in a COVID-19 world is that second-quarter earnings will be very bad - the worst, in fact, in more than 10 years. Although Wall Street is betting that earnings will start bouncing off the bottom in the third quarter, the beginning point for that bounce is unknown, and early indications suggest the rebound's magnitude may not match investors' hopes.
Kansas City Celebrates Access
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Adaptive athletes in Kansas City, Missouri, now have a local place to play wheelchair softball. The Kansas City, Missouri, Parks and Recreation Department, Midwest Adaptive Sports and Kansas City Royals Wheelchair Softball Club held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday at the Pleasant Valley Road Athletic Complex for the adaptive softball field.
Community Mourns Tragedy
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A Kansas City, Kansas neighborhood is sharing in a family's grief. A Saturday night prayer vigil has brought crowds of people to 34th and Steele, in the city's Argentine neighborhood, where a makeshift memorial has been made to honor 3-year-old Olivia Jansen.
Sign Of The Times
Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, closed in March, as the coronavirus pandemic escalated in the U.S. Now, it's beginning a phased reopening as cases surge in the state "This morning marks another milestone in the phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort, as Magic Kingdom Park and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park welcome guests for the first time in several months," the park said in a statement.
Democracy Hits The Road
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - It's a socially distanced way to get out the vote in Kansas City, Kansas. "This is called a rolling billboard. Cruising for voters," said Dr. Elizabeth Ann Sanders, committee chair of Souls to the Polls.
Kansas Fireworks Tonight
NORTHEAST KANSAS (KSNT) - Severe storms started to pop-up in the northern counties of northeast Kansas around lunchtime Saturday, leaving some areas with grapefruit sized hail. One cell stayed in-tact for several hours with hail reports coming in at grapefruit size, or 4 inches in diameter, over Wabaunsee county.
Show-Me Bunk Weed Cards
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The state of Missouri is investigating a St. Louis company that it says approved 600 fake medical marijuana certifications. State investigators say Lou Moynihan, 33, knew or participated in the fraudulent activity that likely occurred through telemedicine visits when the company, WeedCerts, launched last year.
Red Scare For Internets
The big picture: It's only been one week since China passed a controversial national security law that gives it vast new powers over Hong Kong, but the internet has already changed dramatically for people in the semi-autonomous city. What sort of powers? The law lets mainland Chinese officials operate in Hong Kong for the first...
Dreamers Can Stay
President Trump on Friday pledged to sign an executive order creating a "road to citizenship" for "Dreamer" immigrants - although a press secretary later backpedaled on the plan and some experts say he's not authorized to do so. Trump told Telemundo anchor Jose Diaz-Balart that the order would lead to citizenship for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.
The first 2020 presidential debate could be a battle of the brains. Former Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that he's eager to debate President Donald Trump, mocking his intelligence. "I can hardly wait. I can hardly wait to deal with what he refers to himself as a 'stable genius,'" Biden told NBC affiliate WBRE at a campaign stop in Pennsylvania.
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