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Big political takeaways on U.S. exiting Paris agreement

President Trump announced Thursday afternoon that the United States will pull out of the 195-country Paris climate agreement, joining Syria and Nicaragua as the world’s only nonsignatory nations. The move is sure to stoke anger and anxiety among our European allies and to lift the stature of nondemocratic countries such as China, which will pose as guardians of a new kind of international order.

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Trump’s trip was his best week in office

President Donald Trump just returned from a foreign trip that was the single most successful eight-day stretch of his presidency. But almost as soon as he landed at Joint Base Andrews, he abandoned the approach that gave him his best week in office, and returned to the form that gave him some of his worst weeks — tweeting against “fake news writers” and opining about how “Russian officials must be laughing at the U.S.”

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Get busy on taxes, school funding plan

It likely was too much to hope that state lawmakers would return to Topeka and quickly balance the budget and approve a new school funding plan. Still, they better pick up the pace if they are to avoid a potential school shutdown and a costly special session.

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Jake Junis on start against Blue Jays: 'I felt good'

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jake Junis allowed two runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings Friday against the Blue Jays.
Maria Torres The Kansas City Star
Jake Junis on start against Blue Jays: 'I felt good' 1:52

Jake Junis on start against Blue Jays: 'I felt good'

Whit Merrifield on walkoff hit: 'I try to soak in those moments as long as I can' 2:20

Whit Merrifield on walkoff hit: 'I try to soak in those moments as long as I can'

Ned Yost on the Royals' 5-4 comeback win over the Blue Jays 0:48

Ned Yost on the Royals' 5-4 comeback win over the Blue Jays

Royals GM Dayton Moore on trade rumors: 'We've never considered moving any of our players' 0:38

Royals GM Dayton Moore on trade rumors: 'We've never considered moving any of our players'

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