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Royals beat Tigers 5-2, avoiding sweep and gaining ground in A.L. Central

A two-run triple by Nori Aoki broke a fourth-inning deadlock and vaulted Kansas City ahead. Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie dodged and darted through five and a third innings of two-run baseball. Alex Gordon tacked on an RBI double in the seventh to release some tension. With the victory, the Royals shaved Detroit’s lead in the American League Central to a game and a half.

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Teen births and abortions are down, but no one is certain why

Some cite reality TV, films about sexually active youths and the Internet. Some cite more effective contraceptives and straight talk in schools. Some point to the stigma of abortion and even the long economic slowdown. Whatever is driving down teen pregnancy numbers, “we call it the greatest story never told,” said Bill Albert of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

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Get your cowboy and longhorn cattle fix at Dodge City Days

After a 129-year break, the most famous Western city in the world gets back to its roots by mounting a spectacular cattle drive down Wyatt Earp Boulevard. Organizers hope the event will inject new life and tourism dollars into what is already the second largest community festival in Kansas.

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Kansas survives challenge from Central Michigan 24-10

A 60-yard catch-and-run touchdown from Montell Cozart to Justin McCay early in the fourth quarter propelled the Jayhawks, 2-1, to a victory that could be critical for coach Charlie Weis’ immediate job security. In the aftermath of a 41-3 debacle at Duke, the Jayhawks were hardly dominant or impressive — but they survived the afternoon.

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