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Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will miss Sunday’s game because of lacerated spleen

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will miss the regular-season finale against San Diego on Sunday because of a lacerated spleen. Smith suffered the injury in last week’s game at Pittsburgh, but the symptoms didn’t manifest themselves until after practice on Tuesday.

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Snow expected across much of Kansas, forecasters say

The heaviest snow is expected in northwest Kansas, with as much as 6 inches possible in the Colby and Goodland areas. Dodge City and Hays could see an inch or two, while Wichita may only see a half-inch or so by early Saturday morning.

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KPERS priority is funding

The Brownback administration wants the Legislature to look again at privatizing the state’s pension plan. But as with previous reviews, lawmakers likely will conclude that privatization is impractical and that the main problem with the pension plan is that the state keeps underfunding it – as Gov. Sam Brownback is doing again this year.

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Arts & Culture

Theater productions that took center stage in 2014

Wichita has always been a good theater town, supporting a diverse array of live performance groups, from resident professionals and touring Broadway shows to dinner theater, original melodrama, avant garde cabaret and experimental venues, not to mention various amateur and kids groups.

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AP PHOTOS: Lights and smiles mark the coming of Christmas

As Christmas Eve turns into Christmas Day, lights in every color shine through the night around the world. Colored bulbs decorate buildings from Ahmadabad, India. Candles illuminate the faces of the faithful at a church in Beijing, China. And Santa Claus floats on a boat full of twinkling lights near Genoa, Italy.

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And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

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