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Royals to be feted by president at White House

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KANSAS CITY -- The Royals announced Thursday they will visit the White House and President Obama next Thursday, July 21.

The defending World Series champion Royals made the announcement on Twitter.

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals announced Thursday they will visit the White House and President Obama next Thursday, July 21.

The defending World Series champion Royals made the announcement on Twitter.

Tweet from @Royals: Your 2015 World Champion Kansas City #Royals are excited to share a special announcement from @WhiteHouse!https://t.co/itJUdquEaN

The visit will come on an off-day amid a nine-game homestand. The Royals have a day game next Wednesday against the Indians and perhaps will leave for Washington that evening.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.

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