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Why the speech by Kansas City Chiefs kicker was embraced at Benedictine College’s commencement

By PETER SMITH and HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH Associated Press Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker may have stirred controversy in some quarters for his proclamations of conservative politics and Catholicism on Saturday, but he received a standing ovation from graduates and other attendees of the May 11 commencement ceremony at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. The

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Filibuster by Missouri Democrats stretches into a second day. What’s the fight about?

By SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are on the second day of a filibuster against a Republican proposal to raise the bar for amending Missouri’s constitution. Senate Democrats passed the 24-hour mark Tuesday after speaking nonstop overnight against the measure. Currently, constitutional amendments need a simple majority vote to

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Chiefs kicker Butker congratulates women graduates and says most are more excited about motherhood

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The commencement speaker at Kansas’ Benedictine College, a private Catholic liberal arts school, congratulated the women receiving degrees — and said most of them were probably more excited about getting married and having children. Harrison Butker, the kicker for the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, is getting attention for

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Utilities start work on power line crossing in Mississippi River wildlife refuge

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Utility companies have started construction on a contentious power line crossing in a Mississippi River wildlife refuge. ITC Midwest and Dairyland Power Cooperative are looking to string the final mile of the Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line across the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge near Cassville, Wisconsin. When finished,

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AP Investigation: In hundreds of deadly police encounters, officers broke multiple safety guidelines

By JOHN SEEWER, REESE DUNKLIN and TAYLOR STEVENS Associated Press In hundreds of deaths where police used force meant to stop someone without killing them, officers violated well-known guidelines for safely restraining and subduing people — not simply once or twice, but multiple times. Most violations involved pinning people facedown in ways that could restrict

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