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Trump’s statement clearly hollow — why demand he say it?

Briefly, before he went wildly off-script on Tuesday at Trump Tower, we lived in a world where the 45th president of the United States had finally managed to condemn neo-Nazis. And let’s ask ourselves: Did that make us feel any better? Did the sight of Donald Trump glumly reading off a teleprompter remarks obviously written by someone else convince anyone that he understood his earlier error? Did we all begin to feel that America and the world were in safe hands?

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Trump missed his moment to take unmistakable stand

In the South during the Jim Crow era, the “one-drop rule,” codified into law, asserted that if a person had just one drop of African-American blood, they were considered black. I wonder what we’d learn if we gave former KKK leader David Duke and the white nationalists who caused havoc in Charlottesville, Va., last Saturday a DNA test to determine their racial makeup?

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Rev. Kent Little: Confront Charlottesville evil with love

On July 19, 1958, a group of students walked into Dockum Drug Store in Wichita and sat down at the counter to order; they were refused service. They went to the drug store every day and were refused service until Aug. 11, 1958, when the owner relented because he was losing too much business and said, “Serve them.” We thought we had made much progress since then.

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When No. 2 is no good at the NCAA Tournament

By attempting to clean up the large amount of pigeon droppings in the Douglas Avenue tunnel underneath downtown’s railroad tracks, the city of Wichita is also trying to keep a second straight NCAA basketball tournament from being remembered for poop.

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Independents walk in founders’ footsteps

Almost 250 years after a group of patriots convened the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, another group of loyalists will be there for a retreat this weekend with similar intentions. Only it’s not King George III that these iconoclasts seek to free us from, but rather the bonds of a duopoly never envisioned by the likes of Washington, Adams and Jay.

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Motorcyclist killed in accident in west Wichita

A motorcyclist was pronounced dead following a crash Wednesday in west Wichita, according to police. The accident happened on West Central over the Big Ditch. (Video by Bryan Horwath and Bo Rader / The Wichita Eagle)
brader@wichitaeagle.com
Motorcyclist killed in accident in west Wichita 1:12

Motorcyclist killed in accident in west Wichita

Video shows a tractor trailer crashing on I-435, bursting into flames 0:56

Video shows a tractor trailer crashing on I-435, bursting into flames

Biplane at Wichita East High 1:35

Biplane at Wichita East High

Small storm dumps heavy rain in downtown Wichita 0:57

Small storm dumps heavy rain in downtown Wichita

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