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My 10 Favorite Books: David Benioff – New York Times

Friday, January 29, 2016

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Flint Weighs Scope of Harm to Children Caused by Lead in Water – New York Times

Friday, January 29, 2016

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Ken Speaks: ‘I Will Always Love Barbie, No Matter Her Size’ – TIME

Friday, January 29, 2016

More Amy Schumer Denies Accusations of Joke TheftWhat Not to Do on an Airplane First of all, I want to say that no one loves Barbie as much as I do, for as long as I have. From the moment I first set eyes on her in 1961 she has been the light of my life, the fire in my—well, let’s not overstate things here. Let’s just say she has…

The Hulk Is Getting A Standalone Marvel Story, According To Mark Ruffalo – Cinema Blend

Friday, January 29, 2016

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Barbie breaks the mold with ethnically diverse dolls – Los Angeles Times

Friday, January 29, 2016

When Barbie was introduced to her young fans 57 years ago, she was more than a blond bombshell. She was an astronaut, a doctor, a business executive — what every little girl in America could aspire to be. But somewhere along the way, moms began to think that her impossibly thin body, out-of-proportion bust and sky-high stiletto pumps sent the wrong message to their daughters in an increasingly image-conscious world….

US Placed Immigrant Children With Traffickers, Report Says – New York Times

Friday, January 29, 2016

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‘Blooks: The Art of Books That Aren’t’ Explores the World of Fake Books – New York Times

Friday, January 29, 2016

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The Books That Made an Epic New Sci-Fi Novel So Plausible – WIRED

Friday, January 29, 2016

Charlie Jane Anders’ novel All the Birds in the Sky, is in many ways a love story, but it’s not a particularly sunny one. The book, out this week, tracks two childhood friends as they discover their special powers—Patricia is a witch, Lawrence a (barely) time-traveling mad genius—and grow apart, only to find each other years later, after they’ve followed their respective paths. The sci-fi/fantasy world that the two live in is…

Mich. vaccination waivers down 39% under new policy – WZZM13.com

Friday, January 29, 2016

child vaccinations generic (Photo: naumoid, Dmitry Naumov) GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) — New numbers out Thursday show Michigan is improving when it comes to vaccination rates. Last January, a new policy from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services started requiring parents to get vaccination waivers from a health care worker or the county health department instead of their child’s school. This requirement included one-on-one counseling about vaccinations. Jack…

Ventura, Danks visit Lurie Children’s Hospital – Chicago Sun-Times

Friday, January 29, 2016

National & World News Santorum, Gilmore blame media for combined 0.3 percent support

State Lawmaker Moves To Nix Popular Vaccination Waiver – Wisconsin Public Radio News

Friday, January 29, 2016

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Kosair Children’s Hospital gets $1 million gift – Louisville Business First

Friday, January 29, 2016

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Mormons Banned Accused Molester From Contacting Children – ABC News

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints banned a member from contact with children who is accused of sexually abusing children during a camping trip nearly four decades ago when he was known as television show host “Mr. Wonder.” Frank Szeles, as he was known in the San Diego area, was “removed from all positions related to children” after failing to comply with the church’s child protection policies, Eric…

Can a Big Government Push Bring the Nobel Prize in Literature to South Korea? – The New Yorker

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A statue of King Sejong the Great, who created Korean script, in 1446, sits near the Literature Translation Institute of Korea, an agency dedicated to increasing the presence of Korean literature around the world. Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY Q. SAKAMAKI / REDUX In Seoul’s Gwanghwamun Square, a shining bronze statue of King Sejong the Great, the fourth ruler of the Joseon dynasty, presides over twelve lanes of traffic. Behind him sits…

Senate probe: Should governments look after migrant children? – Christian Science Monitor

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The children who flee dangerous conditions in their home countries received a spotlight in two countries on Thursday. In the United States, migrant children were the focus of a Senate investigation led by Sen. Rob Portman (R) of Ohio, The Associated Press reported. Senator Portman discovered a problem in his own home state that he found unacceptable – six Guatemalan children, placed by a government agency with sponsors who forced…

Poppy raises cash, expands on-demand childcare service in Seattle region – GeekWire

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Poppy founder Avni Patel. In early 2015, Avni Patel found herself at a familiar crossroads for entrepreneurs. She’d left a corporate brand development career to launch a startup — and it wasn’t going well. Between her struggling business and two small children, Patel forgot to book a babysitter for an important event. She tried her usual roster and then violated an unspoken rule among parents. She asked to borrow her friends’…

Two missing St. Pete children have been located – WFLA

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Dorian and Frederick Sandhu are missing. St. Pete Police Dept. photo UPDATE: These two children have been located. PREVIOUS STORY: ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (WFLA) — Police have issued an Amber Alert for two children who are missing and believed to be in danger. The children are 4 and 5 years old and have been missing since early Thursday morning. Dorian Sandhu, age 5, and Frederick Sandhu, age 4 had been…

30 years after tragedy, Challenger Centers inspire children to new heights – WMUR Manchester

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The loss of the space shuttle Challenger was a national tragedy that was deeply personal for many in New Hampshire. Click to watch News 9’s coverage. Thursday marks 30 years since Challenger broke up shortly after liftoff. Among the crew of astronauts was a 37-year-old high school teacher from Concord, Christa McAuliffe. Her husband told News 9 that for his family, the Challenger accident will always feel like an event…

Barbie Adds Curvy and Tall to Body Shapes – New York Times

Thursday, January 28, 2016

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