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Protests spark move to rename iconic Kansas City fountain

Decades after influential developer J.C. Nichols kept Blacks, Jews and other minorities out of subdivisions he built that transformed the Kansas City region, protests over the death of George Floyd might lead to his name being removed from one of the city's most iconic sites.

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Kansas City board to consider renaming iconic fountain

A member of the city's parks board wrote to fellow board members, asking them to rename an iconic fountain and street in Kansas City that bears the name of an important city developer who barred minorities from living in affluent neighborhoods that he designed in the early 1900s.

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Coalition calls for firing of Missouri detective after video

A coalition of religious leaders and civil rights organizations on Monday demanded the immediate firing of suburban St. Louis detective who is shown on a video striking a man with a police SUV and then apparently hitting him at least twice while handcuffing him.

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