Farmers complained when China rejected shipments of U.S. corn after finding unapproved varieties.
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Kansas Corn Farmers Awarded Nearly $218M In Suit Over GMO Corn

This story was updated at 3:12 p.m. A federal jury in Kansas City, Kansas, awarded nearly $218 million to Kansas corn farmers after finding seed giant Syngenta AG was negligent when it introduced strains of genetically engineered corn seed into the marketplace that were not approved for import by the Chinese government. The eight-member jury returned its $217,700,000 verdict after an 18-day-long trial, the first of eight certified class actions lawsuits against Syngenta brought in state court...

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'Wonder Woman'

What does the new film tell us about the evolution of femininity and feminism? Does it break gender roles, or enforce them? Our panel of local women discuss.

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6 Profound Things To Do In Kansas City This Weekend

What’s it all about? Feel free to take your time with that one – like your whole life. For those in more of a hurry, this weekend may provide a profound clue or two to the big picture, courtesy of the high drama of Shakespeare, the joyful pop music of ABBA and a celebrity softball game devoted to helping sick kids in our community. Glean what you can in the search for deeper meaning. Remember, it’s a process. So you might as well have a good time while you’re at it!

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Finding Safe, Affordable Care For Your Kids

When it comes to your little ones, safety is paramount. Experts discuss the challenge of tracking down licensed, trustworthy child care that won't break the bank.

Kansas City – Johnson County delays count of provisional ballots in Kline-Biggs race for Attorney General. Kansas City Missouri budget cuts will be somewhat offset by G.O. bonds passed Tuesday... but bigger cuts must come next year.

Kansas City, MO – Kline vs. Biggs race depends on provisional ballot count. Democrats lose control of Missouri House. Holden won't delay seating of Talent in U.S. Senate.

Kansas City, MO – Voter turnout may exceed expectations. No problems reported yet in closely-watched St. Louis precincts. Graves may make more Kansas Budget cuts before January. Kansas City Missouri Parks reported littered with restrooms in disrepair.

KANSAS CITY – Races tighten as election nears. Missouri Lt. Governor calls for changes in seniors' prescription drug law. Kansas Citian Berkibile to Missouri Energy Policy Commission. Robinson's fate in jury's hands. Thornburgh predicts average election turnout.

Kansas City, MO – Jurors in the John Robinson trial enter into the penalty phase, and the Kansas City region is attracting some high profile guests as election day approaches.

Kansas City, MO – Jurors in the John Robinson trial enter into the penalty phase, and the Kansas City region is attracting some high profile guests as election day approaches.

Kansas City, MO – Lieberman campaigns in K.C. for Carnahan. Bush and Cheney schedule Missouri appearances for Talent. Westport neighborhood groups hold protest on Question 3. Defense starts its presentation in Robinson sentencing phase.

Kansas City, MO – KCUR's look at the nature of leadership is part of our Network KC coverage of the issue.

Kansas City, MO – KCUR's look at the nature of leadership is part of our Network KC coverage of the issue.

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Musical Chairs

Hickman Mills students face a lot of challenges, but one of the biggest is moving schools during the academic year. KCUR contributor Barbara Shelly immersed herself in the district for a year.