Nation & World

Ringling Bros. to eliminate elephant acts

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show’s iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling the Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.

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National

Revelations weaken a Clinton candidacy

While former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remains a strong favorite to win the Democratic presidential nomination, she’s now more vulnerable to a party challenger – and, perhaps more ominously, more likely to give an already-alienated electorate new reasons to drop out of the political process. The furor over foreign money and secret emails may be prodding Clinton to engage politically faster than she’d planned.

Editorials

Hope for KanCare expansion

The hope among Kansas hospitals that the state might expand Medicaid grew ever so slightly this week. Bills to do so were scheduled for House hearings March 18-19, and remarks by Gov. Sam Brownback indicated he may be softening his stance against it.

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BTK

When your father is the BTK serial killer, forgiveness is not tidy

Few people are the sons or daughters of serial killers. But psychologists say all of us suffer trauma in life. How we respond defines us. One key, as Kerri Rawson’s psychologist said later, is who we have in our lives and how good they are at guiding us. Another key, as Kerri herself would say someday, is whether we can forgive the seemingly unforgivable.

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Baseball

Recap: LA Angels vs. Colorado

Jered Weaver tossed a scoreless 2 2/3 innings in his spring training debut Friday as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim defeated the Colorado Rockies by a 3-0 score.

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