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News Minute: Here is the latest Missouri news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. CDT

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Fashion designer Kate Spade is being buried in Kansas City, where she was born. Services for Spade are planned for 3 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Church. That's where her grandparents wed. Spade was found dead by suicide on June 5 in her New York City home. She was 55 and had a 13-year-old daughter.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A proposal to expand Kansas City's streetcar south to the University of Missouri-Kansas City won approval by a wide margin in mail-in balloting. Residents inside a new transportation development district approved special sales and property taxes fund a $227 million project. Voters approved a new 1-cent sales tax for the next 30 years. Property owners generally within one-third of a mile from the streetcar route will face an additional 25-year property tax assessment.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City police are releasing more details about two officer-involved shootings last week that left three people dead. Officers fatally shot a woman who was involved in a standoff Thursday after she was seen walking with a sword in a northern Kansas City neighborhood. About an hour later, police shot and killed two men who were fighting in downtown Kansas City.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Four years after Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill co-sponsored legislation targeting tax havens such as the Cayman Islands, her husband began investing in a hedge fund tied to the Caribbean nation _ an investment that has paid off handsomely. The Kansas City Star reported Wednesday that Joseph Shepard has invested $1 million in Matrix Capital Management and that it has earned him between $230,000 and $2.1 million in income.

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