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KCUR Morning News 7-13-10

By Maria Carter


Kansas City, MO – First Lady Michelle Obama told leaders of the NAACP yesterday that the civil rights organization needs to focus its attention on the health of the next generation.

By law, the portion of Interstate 70 in eastern Missouri that was named for controversial baseball star player Mark McGwire has been renamed for native-son Mark Twain.

Missouri's unemployment rate fell to 8-point-9 percent in June. It's lowest point in more than a year.

Some Kansas bar owners are unhappy that the state has decided to begin enforcing a long-ignored regulation.

Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Joakim Soria may be the lone team representative at the All-Star game in Anaheim, but he's being more recognized by his fellow countrymen in Mexico.

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