Trump Condemned Bomb Threats And The "Shooting In Kansas City" During His Big Speech
“Recent threats targeting Jewish Community Centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, as well as last week's shooting in Kansas City, remind us that while we may be a Nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all its forms," Trump said.
How A Forgotten 1903 Killing Spree Became America's First Modern Mass Shooting
On August 13, 1903, Gilbert Twigg opened fire during a concert in Winfield, Kansas, killing nine and injuring dozens. There was no motive, and no one had ever seen anything like it before, or for decades after. Yet it's the archetype for the kind of tragedy we see so frequently now.
The “Witch Hunt” Barring Same-Sex Families From Adopting Children In Kansas
Kansas authorities are under fire for allegedly discriminating against same-sex families wishing to adopt or foster children, after a case of alleged child abuse thrust the issue out of bureaucratic secrecy and into the spotlight.
Bat Boy Program Suspended After 9-Year-Old Kaiser Carlile Killed By Stray Swing
Kaiser Carlile was taken to a Wichita, Kansas, hospital Saturday after suffering blunt trauma to the head from a baseball bat; he died from his injuries the next day. His injury and death triggered an outpouring of support from the Kansas sports community and sympathy from around the world.
Kansas Recognizes Same-Sex Marriages — But Not Same-Sex Tax Filings
Gov. Sam Brownback also issued an executive order on Tuesday that bans the state from taking "discriminatory action" against religious groups or clergy who refuse services based on a moral objection to same-sex marriages. [Update: On July 9, lawyers for the state said in a federal court filing that same-sex married couples were now allowed to file taxes together.]
How Are States Reacting To The Supreme Court's Marriage Equality Decision?
Same-sex couples are marrying in parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas. While some governors have declared the end of marriage bans in their states, other state officials decried the court's decision and left the next steps in doubt.