Mayor Jeff Longwell says the city's planned new park will be the first of its kind in the Midwest.

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Gitmo fearmongering

President Obama’s plan to move some of the remaining 116 Guantanamo Bay detainees to mainland sites, possibly including Fort Leavenworth, seems unlikely to be implemented given strong congressional opposition and a federal law meant to prohibit it. But Kansas leaders’ criticism of the idea is excessive, and signals a lack of trust in the security of U.S. military prisons.

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Erika weakens, aiming for South Florida

Even as Tropical Storm Erika continued to dump heavy rain in the northern Caribbean, forecasters say the storm could weaken in the next few hours, still packing strong tropical storm force winds but no longer becoming a hurricane.

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