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Participants at a Tea Party rally at CommunityAmerica ballpark in Wyandotte County share their opinions with the hundreds of people at the event. The rally on Thursday was sponsored by the Kansas City-area group Political Chips and allowed participants to show their frustrations with the federal government’s finances and their support for lowering taxes.

A visitor shops for finished marbles put on display by the 23 marble artists at the Moon Marble Company’s 10th annual Marble Crazy event at the store in Bonner Springs.

Mic McGuire, a former opera singer-turned-minister, recently opened Living Water Methodist Church, 3001 W. 115th St., Kansas City, Kan.

Alesha and Max Pfrimmer and their daughter, Kaylee, 3, Lansing, have started a Midwest chapter of the TEARS Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Payallup, Wash. The couple lost their son in March when Alesha was five months pregnant.

Philadelphia inquirer columnist Trudy Rubin discusses her visit to Pakistan in April and the present struggle between the Taliban and the Pakistani government during the Counter- insurgency Center Leader Workshop at Fort Leavenworth.

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