Trump missed a chance to reform criminal justice

On the stump, candidate Trump seemed capable of coming around on criminal justice reform, if only for the sake of the economy. To be sure, he was – and is – an immigration reformer who talks tough on crime, but the core beliefs he espoused behind the podium painted a portrait of a man who viewed governmental waste with such utter disdain that he would stop at nothing to cast it down the river as he drained the swamp.

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World's biggest slab of ribs can be seen from Interstate-35

The American Royal is emphasizing it is the world's largest barbecue competition with a giant billboard installed Monday featuring a 50-foot-long slab of inflatable ribs. The ribs may be larger than those of a blue whale. The billboard is a promotion to let the public know the American Royal Barbecue has moved to Labor Day weekend.
Tammy Ljungblad The Kansas City Star
World's biggest slab of ribs can be seen from Interstate-35 2:08

World's biggest slab of ribs can be seen from Interstate-35

KCATA video captures rolling gunbattle that ends in car crashing, narrowly missing bus 0:53

KCATA video captures rolling gunbattle that ends in car crashing, narrowly missing bus

Watch: Timelapse of crews moving 98-foot sequoia tree to new home 0:24

Watch: Timelapse of crews moving 98-foot sequoia tree to new home

Airliner forced to turn back after 'single engine failure' 0:26

Airliner forced to turn back after 'single engine failure'