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Opinion

We lost Mom this week, but not before she showed me how to live

Kansas City Star sports columnist Sam Mellinger: I am sure my mother would have preferred to see me become a novelist, or to write about the arts, but I chose sports, so I’ve thought of my mom in empty high school gymnasiums and at ear-splitting Super Bowls. And since she passed away a few days before Mother’s Day, I’ve thought of her even more.

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Injured Capitol Police officer throw first pitch at Congressional Women's Softball Game

Special Agent Crystal Griner threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Congressional Women's Softball Game from her wheelchair on Wednesday night. She defended members of Congress when a gunman opened fire during their team practice in Alexandria, Virginia last week.
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Injured Capitol Police officer throw first pitch at Congressional Women's Softball Game 0:56

Injured Capitol Police officer throw first pitch at Congressional Women's Softball Game

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McConnell reveals GOP health care bill, Schumer calls it 'a wolf in sheep's clothing'

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Woman demands a white doctor at Canadian clinic

Karen Handel wins Georgia House race, thanks Trump 2:07

Karen Handel wins Georgia House race, thanks Trump