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Sleeping Near A Smartphone Can Disturb A Child's Rest

Mon, 2015-01-05 07:52

Lots of children have smartphones tucked under the pillow or on the nightstand. That may be enough to compromise sleep and make children feel less rested, a study finds.

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Housing In 2015: Four Reasons For Optimism (And One For Worry)

Mon, 2015-01-05 06:58

Increased hiring and high rents could make this a banner year for homebuying. But a looming decision by the Federal Reserve could scare off potential buyers and disrupt the housing recovery.

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The Euro Fell To A 9-Year Low Against The Dollar; Here's Why

Mon, 2015-01-05 06:55

A combination of political instability in Greece, possible quantitative easing in the eurozone and a stronger dollar are all pushing the common European currency lower.

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Gov. Christie: Nobody Ribbed Me When The Cowboys Were Losing

Mon, 2015-01-05 06:07

Gov. Chris Christie made news over the weekend because of his awkward hug with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. He says he'd take the ribbing if it means more Cowboys victories.

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China's Villages Are Dying. A New Film Asks If They Can Be Saved

Mon, 2015-01-05 05:36

"Down to the Countryside" follows an artist as he moves from bustling Beijing to the fading village of Bishan. He hopes to revitalize rural life as part of China's growing "back-to-the-land" movement.

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Craft Brewers Are Running Out Of Names, And Into Legal Spats

Mon, 2015-01-05 05:08

One consequence of the thousands of breweries that have sprung up? Just about all the beer names you can imagine have been snapped up. That's making it harder for newcomers to name that brew.

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Boston Bombing: 5 Things To Know About The Tsarnaev Trial

Mon, 2015-01-05 04:15

Jury selection begins today and because the bombings affected so many people this part of the trial may take weeks.

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Oh, It's Winter: Huge Swath Of U.S. Will Be Bitterly Cold

Mon, 2015-01-05 02:38

Some parts of Wisconsin will see a windchill of 30 below and most of country — all the way down to Florida — will see temperatures plunge.

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Jury Selection To Begin Monday In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

Sun, 2015-01-04 23:35

The surviving suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, is charged with 30 counts of murder and terrorism. He faces the death penalty if convicted. An appeals court rejected an emergency bid to move the trial.

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Lacking Internet, Cubans Rely On 'The Package' For Entertainment

Sun, 2015-01-04 23:34

The so-called weekly "package" allows Cubans to watch every current TV show and series available to the world at a fraction of the cost and without government censors.

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Lacking Internet, Cubans Rely On 'The Package' For Entertainment

Sun, 2015-01-04 23:34

The so-called weekly "package," allows Cubans to watch every current TV show and series available to the world at a fraction of the cost and without government censors.

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The Theater Company Is 1927, The Technology Is Cutting Edge

Sun, 2015-01-04 23:33

The British troupe 1927 has used vintage style and distinctive animation to make a name for itself in London and beyond. Its latest play is Golem.

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What Heroin Addiction Tells Us About Changing Bad Habits

Sun, 2015-01-04 23:33

Sure, you resolve to exercise more, but somehow it never happens. It could be that your environment is sabotaging you, psychologists say. A famous study about heroin and the Vietnam War explains how.

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How Driver's License Suspensions Unfairly Target The Poor

Sun, 2015-01-04 23:30

Losing your driver's license is a serious penalty, but often it's for nothing to do with unsafe driving. Without one, many who can't afford to pay the fines, have a hard time finding or keeping a job.

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Hedge Fund Founder Thomas Gilbert Slain, Gunman Sought

Sun, 2015-01-04 20:52

Police say Thomas Gilbert, 70, was shot in the head in his Manhattan apartment. He founded Wainscott Capital Partners Fund which focuses on the biotech and health care industries.

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She Left The Nightlife Behind To Become A Life Coach

Sun, 2015-01-04 13:05

A former exotic dancer and dominatrix, Mira Johnson now coaches others on reinventing themselves. Her clients know she won't judge them, she says, no matter what choices they've made in life.

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Pope Announces 20 New Cardinals, With Homelands From Myanmar To Mexico

Sun, 2015-01-04 11:28

Some of the prelates come from countries that have never before been represented at such a high level in the Catholic Church — including Tonga and Cape Verde.

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Boko Haram Reportedly Seizes Nigerian Army Base

Sun, 2015-01-04 10:41

The capture of the base and adjoining town is the latest attack by the extremist groups, which is also responsible for the mass kidnapping of school-aged girls in April.

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TV in 2015: Late-Night Shuffles, Big Goodbyes And More

Sun, 2015-01-04 10:00

The most important TV events coming in 2015 include new voices in late-night, big goodbyes, online platforms picking up old shows and, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says, more of everything.

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ESPN Sportscaster Stuart Scott Dies At 49

Sun, 2015-01-04 07:22

The longtime host of the SportsCenter was famous for his enthusiasm and the bevy of catchphrases he mined for his commentary.

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