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Chiefs hold off Dolphins 34-15 for first win of the season

No Andy Reid-coached team has started 0-3 since his very first year in Philadelphia 15 years ago. The Chiefs avoided such ignominy Sunday by beating the Miami Dolphins 34-15 on Sunday at Sun Life Stadium. The Chiefs, after an 0-2 start, secured a much-needed road win at Miami as they stare into a schedule that includes a visit to Arrowhead Stadium by New England next Monday night followed by trips to San Francisco and to San Diego. Miami fell to 1-2.

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Reporting of school bullies goes high-tech

Online services allow students to discreetly report bullies in some area school districts. One area student cites the system’s benefit: “No one has to know it was you.” Almost all of the reporting is being done from students’ homes, keeping away a possible stigma of putting complaints into “Bully Boxes” at schools.

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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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One man’s blindness helps brighten prospects for KC transit

ATA chairman Robbie Makinen is a 50-year-old former social worker whose sudden blindness last year made him dependent on public transportation and now feeds his passion for fixing Kansas City’s fractured transit system. And 33 years after breaking away from the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Johnson County is thinking of hiring the ATA to run its bus service.

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The Monday Poll: Weighing the ISIS crisis

The ISIS crisis has become a front-burner foreign policy obsession. President Barack Obama last week won initial backing from Congress for his plan to train and arm rebel forces that are fighting the Islamic State in Syria. But debates continued to rage. We want to hear your thoughts on some of these issues.

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Judging the Royals

The Royals’ formula for success: Give the ball to Herrera, Davis and Holland

It’s pretty simple: Get a lead and give the ball to Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland. As you watch the rest of the season, pay attention to what happens in the sixth inning. Thats might be when the ballgame is decided. The Royals are now 61-5 when they have a lead after six innings. Sunday afternoon, the Royals’ formula success worked once again, and they beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2.
 
 

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