Your Morning Brief

Before you head out the door this morning, here is your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

Here are the top headlines in Kansas City for Friday, Aug. 7, 2020:

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MISSOURI (KCTV) -- Tax-free weekend is here! And while back-to-school shopping looks a little different this year, stores and online retailers are still expecting big sales, especially for electronics to assist in e-learning. (More)

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Kansas City Council approved a plan to paint "Black Lives Matter" street murals at six locations within Kansas City. (More)

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A tense exchange between Kansas City councilmembers has led several local organizations to call for one councilmember's removal, calling her a racist. (More)

CALDWELL, COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- A year after a couple of farming brothers went missing, we spoke with their family about that fateful time period, and about the man accused of murdering the brothers. (More)

LAWRENCE, KS (KCTV) -- A young boy who was shot in Lawrence on Wednesday night remains in critical but stable condition at a local hospital. (More)

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(CNN) -- Coronavirus infections are skyrocketing among young people in the U.S. (More)

Sports

(AP) -- As the deadline passed Thursday, a total of 66 NFL players opted out of the upcoming 2020 season. (More)

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