You aren’t supposed to alter headlines (unless you need to cut them to fit). Personalized headlines can contribute to multiple posts.
Got it. Didn’t realize that.
It’s accepted to put stuff like that in brackets so it’s obvious it’s not part of the original headline, but yeah, the original headline is the ticket.
It’s desired to add a state in brackets at the end of a headline if a locale-specific event is happening, and it isn’t obvious where from the headline. Say something like “Ted Cruz Speaks to Republicans in Springfield [MO].”