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Hey, kids, warm up to summer reading with these 10 titles

With a nod to Children’s Book Week beginning Monday, we spoke with National Book Award winner Birdsall during her recent stop in Kansas City to promote her latest, “The Penderwicks in Spring.” The middle-grade novel is among the 10 new books we’re recommending for children to read when the school year ends.

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With new goalkeeper in net, Sporting KC shuts out Chicago Fire 1-0

Replacing Luis Marin as goalkeeper, Tim Melia posted the first shutout of his MLS career Sunday, a much-needed clean sheet to lift Sporting Kansas City to a 1-0 victory against the Chicago Fire at Sporting Park. Paulo Nagamura was the only player to find the back of the net, when he redirected a 75th-minute crossing pass from defender Jalil Anibaba.


Kansas City area veterans recall the end of World War II

Don Boyer. Harley Sprague. Rober Garrett. G. Taylor Hess. Lee Lamar. Marvin Snyder. They remember. Seventy years ago this week, they celebrated the end of World War II. Not in Kansas City, where the war’s end brought a muted reaction, but abroad, where the soldiers knew their lives were changing. The six veterans shared their stories with reporter Brian Burnes and photographer Dave Eulitt.


The Monday Poll: Baltimore, gay marriage and more

Hot topics abound this week. Protests and arrests of police officers in Baltimore; debates on gay marriage at the U.S. Supreme Court; and stories about Bishop Robert W. Finn and gas tax increases all are vying for the public’s attention. Put it all together, and we offer a Monday Poll potpourri.

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The word ‘thug’ in Baltimore coverage ignites debate

The word “thug” is on many people’s lips after the recent unrest in Baltimore surrounding the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. President Barack Obama and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, both of whom are black, both used it to describe those causing mayhem in the city’s streets, but other voices find it problematic.


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