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Three are charged in theft of Christmas presents in Independence

Prosecutors said Wendy Y. Conn, 34, Allen M. Cates, 24, and Travis J. Bates, 36, all of Independence, are each charged with first-degree burglary and theft. Cates is charged with felony resisting arrest in connection with the chase. Bates and Conn face misdemeanor charges for allegedly being in the vehicle during the chase.

Early childhood education program teaches parents to be teachers

Founded in Missouri, Parents as Teachers is a national early childhood education program that pairs parent educators with families to offer support and guidance. In addition to providing strategies and activities, the parent educator also functions as an adult who can offer an unbiased view of a child’s development by observing the child month to month.

Early childhood education program teaches parents to be teachers

Founded in Missouri, Parents as Teachers is a national early childhood education program that pairs parent educators with families to offer support and guidance. In addition to providing strategies and activities, the parent educator also functions as an adult who can offer an unbiased view of a child’s development by observing the child month to month.

Early childhood education program teaches parents to be teachers

Founded in Missouri, Parents as Teachers is a national early childhood education program that pairs parent educators with families to offer support and guidance. In addition to providing strategies and activities, the parent educator also functions as an adult who can offer an unbiased view of a child’s development by observing the child month to month.

Early childhood education program teaches parents to be teachers

Founded in Missouri, Parents as Teachers is a national early childhood education program that pairs parent educators with families to offer support and guidance. In addition to providing strategies and activities, the parent educator also functions as an adult who can offer an unbiased view of a child’s development by observing the child month to month.

Early childhood education program teaches parents to be teachers

Founded in Missouri, Parents as Teachers is a national early childhood education program that pairs parent educators with families to offer support and guidance. In addition to providing strategies and activities, the parent educator also functions as an adult who can offer an unbiased view of a child’s development by observing the child month to month.

Early childhood education program teaches parents to be teachers

Founded in Missouri, Parents as Teachers is a national early childhood education program that pairs parent educators with families to offer support and guidance. In addition to providing strategies and activities, the parent educator also functions as an adult who can offer an unbiased view of a child’s development by observing the child month to month.

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Michael Brooks denies assault accusation after submitting resignation to Kansas City Council

Councilman Michael Brooks blamed a “media circus” surrounding an allegation of violence against his council aide. At a news conference, his attorney insisted that the aide, Tonia Titus, only leveled her claims after Brooks told her she would soon be let go from her job. In a brief telephone interview later, Titus discounted Brooks’ account of the incident and said he was lying.

Correction: Meningitis Outbreak story

In a story Dec. 17 about arrests in a deadly meningitis outbreak, The Associated Press erroneously reported Stuart Delery's title. He is the acting associate attorney general, not an assistant U.S. attorney.

Michael Brooks denies assault accusation after submitting resignation to Kansas City Council

Councilman Michael Brooks blamed a “media circus” surrounding an allegation of violence against his council aide. At a news conference, his attorney insisted that the aide, Tonia Titus, only leveled her claims after Brooks told her she would soon be let go from her job. In a brief telephone interview later, Titus discounted Brooks’ account of the incident and said he was lying.

Correction: Meningitis Outbreak story

In a story Dec. 17 about arrests in a deadly meningitis outbreak, The Associated Press erroneously reported Stuart Delery's title. He is the acting associate attorney general, not an assistant U.S. attorney.

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Pragmatism, not emotion, must guide Cuba policy

We must acknowledge that the United States’ objective remains the same: to bring about in Cuba a transition to democracy that makes its people freer and more prosperous. What’s changing is the strategy. This is hard for many Cuban-Americans to accept, especially those in politics.

Attack on the coal industry has human fallout

I’m as aware as anyone of the threat posed by atmospheric carbon pollution. A better outcome must be sought, but fragile populations like the people of Appalachia cannot be asked to bear the cost of salvation alone.

Pragmatism, not emotion, must guide Cuba policy

We must acknowledge that the United States’ objective remains the same: to bring about in Cuba a transition to democracy that makes its people freer and more prosperous. What’s changing is the strategy. This is hard for many Cuban-Americans to accept, especially those in politics.

Attack on the coal industry has human fallout

I’m as aware as anyone of the threat posed by atmospheric carbon pollution. A better outcome must be sought, but fragile populations like the people of Appalachia cannot be asked to bear the cost of salvation alone.

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