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‘Black Panther’ Smashes Box Office Records and Hollywood Myths

“Black Panther” arrived to a record-setting $218 million in Presidents’ Day weekend ticket sales in North America and a global total of $387 million.

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Let's value our children like the treasure they are

The day after the horrific massacre in Parkland, Florida, as I entered my high-rise office, it dawned on me that the building's lobby has six guards, several armed, and that I have to swipe my key card at three checkpoints to reach my office. Later that day, I visited my bank and quickly noticed two armed guards, plus additional security cameras.

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Opinion: 'Black Panther' inspires more than African Americans

The box-office success of "Black Panther" gives me hope that one day my minority group, Arab Americans and Muslims, will see a superhero from our community on the big screen.

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'Black Panther' Smashes Records With $218 Million at Holiday Weekend Box Office

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Marvel's "Black Panther" is heading for a super-heroic $218 million debut over the four-day President's Day weekend at 4,020 North American locations, estimates showed Sunday.

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Record-breaking weekend for 'Black Panther'

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Letting American Kids Die

Guns, infant mortality and car crashes show that we’re behind other wealthy nations.

Terrorism nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Justice for Our Children, Killed by ISIS

A plea from four American couples whose children were brutally slain in Syria: Try the murderers, but don’t make them martyrs by executing them.

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Nigerian cinema fans celebrate 'Black Panther' release

LAGOS, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Film fans, actors and comic enthusiasts in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos have been flocking to screenings of Marvel superhero movie "Black Panther" which opened in Africa's most populous country this week.

Comic Books and Strips nytimes.com

Opinion: Black Panther and the Revenge of the Black Nerds

A triumphant movie confirms what we knew all along: We are cool.

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'Black Panther' is the next 'Wonder Woman'

"The Black Panther" looks destined to become an enormous hit, which, given Hollywood's fondness for sequels and spinoffs, means there will surely be a litter of kittens. Yet as with the superhero world's other new royalty, "Wonder Woman," the euphoria greeting the movie's arrival would benefit from some perspective before rushing to create copycats.

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'Black Panther' preview screenings were lit

Welcome to Wakanda.

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African superhero: How we made Black Panther

Wakanda is a lushly futuristic, equatorial enclave.

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Winter Games, Lunar New Year, ‘Black Panther’: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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An alternative to timeouts for children

Without meaning to, my wife and I conducted an A-B experiment while disciplining our two children. They are 4½ years apart, and somewhere in that gap -- thanks to the suggestions of the progressive, mindful parenting books we regularly consume -- we did away with the popular refuge of nearly all parents (probably since the dawn of time): the "timeout." As some Neanderthal dad probably yelled, "Go to your part of the cave until you've calmed down!"

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Ties: The Wager of Raising a Child Abroad

Our sense of belonging often comes from shared memories of collective experience. What will my multicultural daughter identify with?

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Children’s Book Industry Has Its #MeToo Moment

Allegations of mistreatment of women flooded the children’s publishing industry over the past week and ensnared James Dashner, the author of the “Maze Runner” series.

Movies nytimes.com

‘Black Panther’ Poised to Shatter a Hollywood Myth

The film is expected to take in at least $250 million worldwide this weekend, disproving the notion that movies rooted in black culture cannot be global blockbusters.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks nytimes.com

Gunfire Erupts at a School. Leaders Offer Prayers. Children Are Buried. Repeat.

Deadly shootings in schools have become a sad and distinct American ritual, with familiar images and a familiar response.

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Van Jones: 'Black Panther' is a revelation

Hollywood is offering a vision of a technological future that is in many ways already an empowering reality for a rising cohort of African and African-American technologists. President Trump, who insults people of color, should take notice, writes Van Jones.

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BRIEF-American Express Reports Credit Card Stats for Jan

* AMERICAN EXPRESS-USCS CARD MEMBER LOANS 30 DAYS PAST DUE LOANS AS A % OF TOTAL 1.4 PERCENT AT JAN END VERSUS 1.3 PERCENT AT DEC END

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More than a movie, 'Black Panther' is a movement

Black people have been striving to remind the world for years that Africa is a continent, not a country.

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Student to lawmakers: We're children, you are the adults

David Hogg, a student who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, tells lawmakers to take action to prevent more school shootings.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: American Disdain for Children’s Lives

Those kids had the misfortune of growing up in a country that didn’t care enough about their lives.

Surfacing 2018 nytimes.com

SURFACING: EXPLORING COMMUNITIES : The ‘Black Panther’ Enthusiasts Who Are Changing Cosplay: ‘We’re Helping People See Us as Heroes’

Meet the people whose goal is to disrupt the stereotypes of cosplay.

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Cairo butcher offers shelter for children with cancer

CAIRO (Reuters) - Three years ago, Cairo butcher Zaza Ogaz decided to do something to help families bringing their children to a nearby cancer hospital.

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More than half the people getting food stamps are children or seniors

Pregnancy and Childbirth nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Treat Teenage Moms Like Moms, Not Children

In 11 states, adolescent mothers still need their own parents’ consent to receive contraceptives.

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Marvel takes New York fashionistas to Black Panther’s Wakanda

(Reuters) - Marvel Studios transported New York fashionistas to the mythical African nation of Wakanda where its highly anticipated superhero movie “Black Panther” takes place.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Who’s Allowed to Wear a Black Panther Mask?

As children express fandom for Marvel’s latest superhero, parents face new questions about race, cultural appropriation and permission.

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Afrofuturism: The genre that made Black Panther

Finally, Marvel has a black superhero movie -- and the world of social media has said it's lit.

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BRIEF-Heartland Express Q4 Revenue Rose 18.3 Percent

* HEARTLAND EXPRESS, INC. REPORTS REVENUES AND EARNINGS FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2017

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

The Checkup: Caring for Siblings of Sick or Disabled Children

A child who is not sick may either withdraw or may start acting out, competing to get parents’ attention, experts say.

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Bold, black and beautiful, 'Black Panther' hopes for cultural shift

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Some film critics are calling it the best Marvel movie so far; others say it's a correction after years of neglecting minority talent in Hollywood.

Movies nytimes.com

For the Stars of ‘Black Panther,’ Superpowers and Responsibility

The director Ryan Coogler and the castmates Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira see personal and political potency in Marvel’s first black superhero film.

Blacks nytimes.com

Feature: Why ‘Black Panther’ Is a Defining Moment for Black America

Ryan Coogler’s film is a vivid re-imagination of something black Americans have cherished for centuries — Africa as a dream of our wholeness, greatness and self-realization.

Art nytimes.com

Artist Says Kendrick Lamar Video for ‘Black Panther’ Song Stole Her Work

Lina Iris Viktor alleges that the music video for “All the Stars” from the soundtrack to the Marvel film used her “Constellations” series of paintings without permission.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

A Question Hangs Over a Trial: Why Did a Nanny Kill 2 Children in Her Care?

Five years after Yoselyn Ortega was charged with fatally stabbing a 2-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl, she faces trial and claims insanity.

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One in four Iraqi children in poverty after war on Islamic State

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - One in four Iraqi children are in poverty and four million are in need of assistance as a result of the country's war with Islamic State militants, the United Nation's children agency said on Sunday.

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The Week in Good News: SpaceX, ‘Black Panther’ and the SmartBroom

Sometimes it seems as if we’re living under a constant barrage of heavy news. But it isn’t all bad out there.

Gechtoff, Sonia nytimes.com

Sonia Gechtoff, Acclaimed Abstract Expressionist, Dies at 91

With technique emphasizing the palette knife, Ms. Gechtoff came to prominence in the 1950s in a genre then dominated by men.

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Black Panther is for film what Obama was for presidency

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The President did not express sympathy for women Rob Porter has been accused of abusing

President Donald Trump on Friday called the departure of his former staff secretary Rob Porter following allegations of domestic abuse "very sad" and said he wishes Porter "well."

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Waymo and Uber settle trade secrets dispute, Uber CEO expresses 'regret'

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving vehicle unit and ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc settled a bitter legal dispute, allowing Uber's new chief executive to move past one of the company's many public controversies.

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10 more children killed as flu season worsens

Flu-related hospitalizations rose to about 60 people in every 100,000 during the fifth week of 2018, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in its weekly surveillance report.

Movies nytimes.com

‘Black Panther’ Brings Hope, Hype and Pride

For African-American viewers around the country, the Marvel movie represents an overdue communal moment.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Children’s Books: In Y.A., Where Has All the Good Sex Gone?

In the 1970s, books like Judy Blume’s “Forever” showed teenagers that sex was natural and pleasurable. Now it’s more often a danger zone. What happened?

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Years late, Syria's children of war learn to read and write

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - - Hussein al-Khalaf, aged 13, burst into tears as he sat in his classroom at the Ahmed Baheddine Rajab school near Damascus, recounting why he is learning to read and write for the first time in his life.

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Bangkok air pollution warning, children asked to stay indoors

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Residents in Bangkok, one of the world's top tourist destinations, were warned on Thursday the city's air quality had hit dangerous levels just days after the country's pollution control agency appealed to residents to wear face masks.

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U.S. senators express optimism about NAFTA after Trump meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. senators left a trade-focused meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressing optimism that Trump is less likely to scuttle the NAFTA trade pact than previously feared, and would press ahead with talks to modernize it.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

How to Know When a Child’s Flu Turns Serious

Signs to watch for are persistent high fevers and fevers that flare up again after the child seems to be over the worst of the illness.

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Children recount trauma of abduction after mass release by South Sudan rebels

YAMBIO, South Sudan (Reuters) - Bakhita was only 12 years old when rebels snatched her from her family's farm, adding her to a grim list of almost 19,000 children that the United Nations says have been recruited, often by force, by armed groups in South Sudan's brutal civil war.

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'Black Panther' gets superhero reception from critics

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Black Panther," the first black standalone Marvel superhero movie, won rave reviews on Tuesday with critics praising both its adventure and its portrayal of a majestic Africa.

Pregnancy and Childbirth nytimes.com

Far More U.S. Children Than Previously Thought May Have Fetal Alcohol Disorders

New research estimates that neurological disorders caused by mothers drinking during pregnancy are at least as common as autism.

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SpaceX, North Korea, ‘Black Panther’: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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BRIEF-Certain Arcturus Therapeutics Shareholders Expressed Support For Former CEO Joseph Payne's Leadership

* FORMER CEO JOSEPH PAYNE SAYS HE WAS APPROACHED BY CERTAIN ARCTURUS THERAPEUTICS SHAREHOLDERS, WHO EXPRESSED SUPPORT FOR HIS CONTINUED LEADERSHIP

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'Black Panther' pounces onto Marvel's top tier

Black superheroes have reached the screen before, but seeing the collective weight of Marvel/Disney thrown behind a blockbuster like "Black Panther" still feels like a cultural watershed, one that the movie exuberantly embraces. Boasting perhaps the strongest supporting characters yet among Marvel titles, director Ryan Coogler's visually dynamic film should transform a lesser-known comic-book hero into a household name.

Movies nytimes.com

Review: ‘Black Panther’ Shakes Up Marvel With Flair and Feeling

The African superhero gets a movie of his own. Ryan Coogler directs a cast that includes Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o.

businessNews reuters.com

Boeing may express interest in Canada fighter jet bid: executive

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Boeing may express interest in a jet fighter competition in Canada despite a recent trade row, but is still studying the matter, a senior executive said on Monday.

Poverty nytimes.com

Who’s Able-Bodied Anyway?

The 400-year history of how we talk about the deserving versus the undeserving poor.

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Rotten Tomatoes condemns plan to flood 'Black Panther' with negative reviews

The highly anticipated blockbuster film "Black Panther" is apparently not eagerly awaited by everyone.

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CDC: 16 more children dead from flu

There were 16 flu-related deaths reported this week by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday in the weekly flu report. This brings the total number of pediatric flu-related deaths to 53 for the season which began in October.

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'Black Panther' is outselling every previous superhero film in advance ticket sales

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

How Childhood Trauma Can Affect Your Long-Term Health

In “The Deepest Well,” Dr. Nadine Burke Harris explores how adverse childhood events can have repercussions years or decades later.

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Octavia Spencer plans on treating to see 'Black Panther'

If you live in Mississippi, you may get the chance to see "Black Panther" courtesy of Octavia Spencer.

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Why is this NFL star wearing a wrestling mask?

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FBI expresses 'grave concerns' over Republican memo's accuracy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI said on Wednesday it had "grave concerns" about the accuracy of a top-secret House Intelligence Committee memo alleging anti-Trump bias within the Justice Department, challenging President Donald Trump's pledge to release it.

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Scientists grow new ears for children

Using a combination of 3-D printing and cultured cells, scientists in China grew new ears for five children born with a defect called microtia. More research is needed before their experimental approach could be widely used in a clinical setting.

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'Black Panther' stars on importance of African culture in Marvel film

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The stars of "Black Panther" dressed in their finest African-inspired royal attire and spoke about the importance of representing a black superhero story on screen at the premiere of the new film from Walt Disney Co's Marvel Entertainment.

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'Black Panther' premiere has fans excited

Welcome to Wakanda.

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Scientists grow new ears for children with defect

Using a combination of 3-D printing and cultured cells, scientists in China have grown new ears for five children born with a defect in one ear called microtia, which impacts the shape and function of the ear.

Redistricting and Reapportionment nytimes.com

Like Abstract Expressionists, They Draw the Free-Form Political Maps Now Under Scrutiny

The experts who draw political maps are finding their work under scrutiny as courts examine partisan gerrymandering.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

The Checkup: Taking Playtime Seriously

Experts say it’s essential to give kids time and space to play.

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U.S. lawmakers at NAFTA talks express optimism about modernizing trade pact

MONTREAL (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers attending NAFTA talks in Montreal expressed optimism on Sunday that efforts to update the trade pact would avoid collapse and start gaining momentum and said they urged negotiators not to bind themselves to a specific deadline.

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Opinion: They were murdered for trying to keep children healthy

Murdered in plain sight for the "crime" of working to keep children healthy.

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BRIEF-Teamsters Ratify Agreement With Expressjet

* INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS SAYS NEW CONTRACT COVERS ABOUT 500 MECHANICS, TECHNICIANS AND TOOL ROOM ATTENDANTS

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Group representing Lactalis victims says 48 children infected with salmonella

PARIS (Reuters) - A group representing families affected by a recall of baby milk by dairy firm Lactalis due to salmonella said on Friday at least 48 children had been contaminated.

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Six Afghan children killed in fighting

GHAZNI, Afghanistan (Reuters) - As many as six children were killed in fighting near the central Afghan city of Ghazni on Friday but there were conflicting accounts of how they died, with officials blaming the Taliban and others saying they died in an air strike by Afghan forces.

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Judge bars parents in California abuse case from contacting 13 children

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Reuters) - A judge on Wednesday barred a Southern California husband and wife from contacting the 13 children they are charged with beating, shackling and starving in their suburban home, a ruling the couple's attorney did not oppose.

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Gunmen storm Save the Children aid group office in Afghanistan

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Gunmen stormed an office of the Save the Children aid agency in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday and battled security forces surrounding the building, killing at least two people and wounding 12, officials said.

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Gunmen storm Save the Children office in Afghanistan

Gunmen stormed the offices of Save the Children in eastern Afghanistan Wednesday, the British aid agency said.

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Save the Children Comes Under Attack in Afghan City

Gunmen stormed a regional office of the aid agency in Jalalabad, and fighting was still going on hours later.

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Prosecutors want to keep parents in torture case from contacting their 13 children

The Riverside County District Attorney's Office in Southern California will go to court Wednesday to seek a judge's order that would bar David and Louise Turpin from contacting their 13 children before their torture case goes to trial.

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Militants storm Save the Children aid group office in Afghanistan

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Militants stormed an office of the Save the Children aid agency in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday and battled security forces who surrounded the building, wounding at least 11 people, officials said.

Jalalabad (Afghanistan) nytimes.com

Save the Children Office Rocked by Blast in Afghanistan

The explosion in the eastern city of Jalalabad occurred during fighting outside the aid agency’s office. At least 11 people were reported injured.

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Blast near Save the Children aid group office in Afghanistan, official says

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A blast went off outside the office of the Save the Children aid agency in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, a provincial government spokesman said.

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Sooner or later, Trump must take a position on whether to allow some 700,000 people brought illegally to the US as children to stay

By escaping the government shutdown drama without losing face, President Donald Trump can claim a short-term victory.

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Mexico's Hoteles City Express to launch Fibra

MEXICO CITY, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Mexican hotel chain Hoteles City Express said on Monday it planned to launch a real estate investment trust, or Fibra, to raise between 2 billion pesos and 2.5 billion pesos ($107-$134 million).

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Lupita Nyong'o penning children's book about colorism

Lupita Nyong'o has spoken powerfully about discrimination against darker skin and now she's writing a book about it.

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1.3 million children displaced by Iraq's war with Islamic State: UNICEF

GENEVA (Reuters) - About half the 2.6 million people displaced in Iraq after a three-year war with Islamic State militants are children and persisting violence hampers efforts to ease their suffering, the United Nations said on Friday.

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Somali authorities say troops rescue 32 children from 'terrorist school'

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali authorities said troops stormed a school run by al Shabaab on Thursday night and rescued 32 children who had been taken as recruits by the Islamist militant group.

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Pelosi calls GOP deal for children's health 'a bowl of doggy doo'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi didn't hold back Thursday when criticizing the House Republicans' inclusion of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program in their short-term spending bill as not good enough.

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Starving California children taunted with pie, beaten by parents - prosecutor

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Reuters) - The 13 children imprisoned for years by their parents in their squalid California home were beaten, shackled, starved and even taunted with food that they were forbidden to eat, a prosecutor said on Thursday.

Child Abuse and Neglect nytimes.com

California Parents of 13 Children Charged With Torture and Abuse

David A. Turpin and Louise A. Turpin, whose children were found in squalid conditions, some shackled, could face up to 94 years to life in prison.

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California parents starved 13 children, taunted them with pie: prosecutor

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Reuters) - The California parents accused of imprisoning their 13 children in the family's squalid home beat, starved and chained them to their beds for years, taunting them with apple pie, according to a prosecutor on Thursday who called it a case of "human depravity."

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BRIEF-Facebook Says CEO Of American Express Appointed To Board

* FACEBOOK INC - KENNETH CHENAULT, CEO OF AMERICAN EXPRESS, HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS, EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 5, 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Trump contradicts his own team with tweet on the Children's Health Insurance Program

President Donald Trump contradicted his own administration on Thursday when he tweeted that funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program should not be included in a short-term plan to fund the government.

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China expresses doubts over credibility, objectivity of U.S. report on fake goods

BEIJING, Jan 18 (Reuters) - China's commerce ministry expressed doubts on Thursday over the credibility and objectivity of the United States' annual blacklist of markets for sales of fake goods.

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Children described as small and malnourished

Mark Uffer, CEO of Corona Regional Medical Center, described some of the Turpin children being treated at his hospital as, "small" and "malnourished."

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

G.O.P. Weighs Children’s Health Insurance as Lure for Averting Shutdown

With no immigration deal in sight, Republicans are eyeing a stopgap bill to keep the government open past Friday, sweetening it with an extension of the child health program.

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California hostages were biological children of captors: police

PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - The 13 people rescued from captivity in a Southern California home on Sunday were the biological children of their captors, police Captain Gregory Fellows told reporters on Tuesday.

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Tortured, starved California children rarely seen outside home: neighbors

PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - The 13 California siblings who police said were starved and chained to beds by their parents rarely left their disheveled house and, when they did, appeared small and pale and acted strangely, neighbors said.

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Pope, in Chile, expresses 'pain and shame' over Church sex abuse scandal

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis expressed his "pain and shame" on Tuesday over a sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in Chile, seeking forgiveness for a crisis that has scarred its credibility and left many faithful sceptical of reform.

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Pope expresses 'pain and shame' over Chile sex abuse scandal

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis expressed his "pain and shame" over Chile's sexual abuse scandal on Tuesday in his first comments in the country on a crisis that has scarred the Roman Catholic Church's credibility.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

The Parasite on the Playground

Roundworm eggs, shed by stray dogs, can be ingested by children playing outside. The worm’s larvae have been found in the brain, experts say, perhaps impairing development.

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BRIEF-National Express Sees Small Tax Credit In 2017 from U.S. Tax Reform

* ANTICIPATED REDUCTION IN GROUP'S EFFECTIVE TAX RATE (ETR) FROM 1ST JANUARY 2018 DUE TO IMPACT OF US TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT​

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Two of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Children Speak Out Against Trump

In Atlanta and in Washington, the children of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. criticized President Trump for his language about people from some countries.

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North Carolina mother kills two children, jumps off bridge

(Reuters) - A North Carolina woman who liked to post videos of her children performing on YouTube fatally injured her son and daughter and then killed herself by jumping off a bridge, police said.

Blacks nytimes.com

Opinion: Guess Who’s Coming to ‘Peanuts’

The introduction, 50 years ago, of a black character into the Schulz comic strip was a major social statement.

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What will it take to protect the other children of Pakistan?

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Prime Minister cutouts a highlight of Thailand's Children's Day

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai children posed on Saturday with life-sized cutouts of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha as the cardboard figures of the junta leader made an appearance at the annual Children's Day festival.

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US flu outbreak overwhelms ERs, leaves 20 children dead

The flu virus has reached nearly every corner of the nation.

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BP, Shell, Goldman express interest in filling Indian oil stockpile - govt report

* BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Goldman Sachs, Trafigura, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals and Hindustan Petroleum Corp. have expressed interest in filling India's strategic oil reserve at Padur in the southern Karnataka state - government report

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President expresses frustration in a bipartisan meeting in the Oval Office

President Donald Trump expressed frustration behind closed doors with people coming to the US from "shithole countries," The Washington Post reported on Thursday.

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Philippines exhumes bodies of two children in dengue vaccine probe

MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippine government agency on Thursday exhumed the bodies of two children whose parents suspect they died of dengue after receiving a new vaccine against the disease, although its maker said it was not known to have caused any deaths in the country.

Animal Cognition nytimes.com

ScienceTake: Dolphins Show Self-Recognition Earlier Than Children

Dolphins develop the ability to recognize themselves in a mirror at an earlier age than children, which fits with how fast they develop generally.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: At a Public School in Denver, Refugee Children Find Hope and Frustration

In “The Newcomers,” Helen Thorpe documents a class of immigrant teenagers while the Trump campaign stirs up nativist resentment.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Wales Prepares to Ban Physical Punishment of Children

The move, which is the subject of a 12-week consultation beginning on Tuesday, would match plans in Scotland and laws in more than 50 other countries.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Tech Backlash Grows as Investors Press Apple to Act on Children’s Use

Apple should give parents more tools to curb technology use by children and study the health effects of excessive screen time, two big funds said.

Olympic Games nytimes.com

Look Who’s Coming to the Olympics

North Korea has agreed to send athletes to the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, but the Olympics have long been a window into geopolitics between the two sides.

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UPDATE 2-VTech to settle charges it violated children's privacy-U.S. FTC

WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Electronic toymaker VTech has agreed to settle charges it violated a U.S. children's privacy law by collecting personal information without providing sufficient notice of its policies or obtaining verifiable parental consent, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Editorial: Republicans in Congress Are Failing America’s Children

Health coverage for nine million kids is still at risk as congressional leaders refuse to reauthorize CHIP.

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UPDATE 1-VTech to settle charges it violated children's privacy-U.S. FTC

WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Electronic toymaker VTech has agreed to settle charges it violated a U.S. children's privacy law by collecting personal information without providing sufficient notice of its policies or obtaining verifiable parental consent, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.

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VTech to settle charges it violated children's privacy: U.S. FTC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Electronic toymaker VTech has agreed to settle charges that the company violated a U.S. children's privacy law by collecting personal information without providing notice or obtaining parental consent, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.

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VTech to settle charges it violated children's privacy -U.S. FTC

WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Electronic toymaker VTech has agreed to settle charges that the company violated a U.S. children's privacy law by collecting personal information without providing notice or obtaining parental consent, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.

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Germany expects return of over 100 children of Islamist fighters

BERLIN (Reuters) - German security officials are preparing for the arrival of over 100 infants and children of people who left the country to fight for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, amid concerns about the radicalization of minors.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

The Checkup: Do Parents Make Kids Fat?

There is an underlying assumption that children can be controlled if only their parents would take the trouble.

Football nytimes.com

On Pro Football: In Win Over Panthers, Saints Turn Back to Drew Brees to Lead

Brees has had a diminished role this season behind two stellar New Orleans running backs, but on Sunday he pulled the Saints to victory as the running game sputtered.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Gray Matter: Is Your Child Lying to You? That’s Good

Kids who know how to deceive are smarter and better adjusted.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Breaking the Hold of Drugs to Earn the Embrace of Her Children

Cassandra Darlington hit rock bottom when her five children were placed in foster care. Sixteen years into sobriety, she is awed by their capacity to forgive.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group) nytimes.com

‘Massive Mental Health Crisis’ Feared for Rohingya Children

“I have nightmares that the military is chasing me,” says a 12-year-old who fled Myanmar. For hundreds of thousands like her, the horror isn’t over.

Fires and Firefighters nytimes.com

In Fire-Scarred Bronx Neighborhood, a World of New Arrivals, Children and Community

Many were drawn to Belmont, where a fire killed 12, because it is affordable and safe. They stayed because they found a small town amid a metropolis.

Fires and Firefighters nytimes.com

Why Children Play With Fire, and How to Stop Them

Preschoolers and kindergartners are most likely to start fires caused by play, and are most likely to die in them, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

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Some Afghan Children Find an Alternative to Jail — for Now

Orphanages for Afghan children of jailed mothers meet part of the need, but funding cuts threaten their future and many others stay in prison.

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Children's makeup kits pulled over asbestos concerns

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BRIEF-Technical Communications Expresses Doubt About Ability To Continue As A Going Concern

* TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP SAYS "THERE IS DOUBT ABOUT OUR ABILITY TO CONTINUE AS A GOING CONCERN" - SEC FILING

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Apartment fire in New York City kills 12 including four children

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investigators in New York City searched early on Friday for the cause of an apartment fire that killed 12 people including four children in the city's deadliest blaze in at least a quarter of a century.

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Fire in New York City apartment block kills 12 including four children

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investigators in New York City searched early on Friday for the cause of a blaze that ripped through an apartment building in the Bronx and killed 12 people including four children, in the city's deadliest fire in at least a quarter of a century.

Foster Care nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Opioid Plague’s Youngest Victims: Children in Foster Care

Children are pouring into the beleaguered child welfare system.

vis-multimedia nytimes.com

The Most Dangerous Places for Children in 2017

Unicef has warned of a “shocking scale” of attacks against children. Here is our coverage from countries racked by violence.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Who’s Winning the Culture War? Corporate America

The realignment of our parties by region has left a bigger imprint on economic policy than on cultural issues.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

The Sweet Spot: I Want to Cut My Kids Off Financially. Does That Make Me Mean?

A reader asks how to say no to a pair of grown but still dependent children.

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Mother, children killed in Christmas shooting

A mother and her two children -- one just 10 months old -- were killed on Christmas in a domestic violence shooting at a Phoenix apartment complex, police said.

Education (K-12) nytimes.com

One Target in Beijing’s Migrant Crackdown: Schoolchildren

The demolition of schools for migrant children has driven 15,000 students out of their classrooms, depriving many of a chance at an education.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

For More Than 300 Afghan Children, Many Older Than 5, Home Is Mother’s Cellblock

Orphanages that could help house the children are packed, and there has been little international interest in addressing the issue.

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Exclusive: U.S. memo weakens guidelines for protecting immigrant children in court

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has issued new guidelines for immigration judges that remove some instructions for how to protect unaccompanied juveniles appearing in their courtrooms.

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U.N. appoints American to lead Children's Fund

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations announced on Friday the appointment of Henrietta Fore, an economic development advocate and former U.S. State Department official, as executive director of its Children's Fund, effective Jan. 1.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Ties: Sundays at the Altar of Science

An awe-inspiring tradition with ancient origins and dazzling, interconnected forces: home science experiments.

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BRIEF-Apache Corp Secures 500 MMCF Per Day Of Natural Gas Transport Capacity Via Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Project​

* APACHE CORP - ‍HAD SECURED 500 MILLION CUBIC FEET PER DAY OF NATURAL GAS TRANSPORT CAPACITY VIA GULF COAST EXPRESS PIPELINE PROJECT​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Feature: Inside the High-Drama World of Youth Competition Dance

False eyelashes and real tears on the competition dance circuit.

State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) nytimes.com

Editorial: Congress Refuses to Do Right by Children’s Health Care

The Children’s Health Insurance Program is in limbo while Republicans rejoice at a tax cut of more than $1 trillion for the rich.

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White House aide sees temporary funding fix for children's health program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A short-term fix to fund the Children's Health Insurance Program into January will likely be part of a stop-gap government funding bill Congress is expected to approve this week, White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said on Wednesday.

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Tolkien Christmas letters to his children to go on show

LONDON (Reuters) - A previously unseen series of illustrated Christmas letters written by the author J.R.R Tolkien to his children, featuring Santa Claus and his helper Polar Bear, are to go on show next year.

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BRIEF-Avinger Receives CE Marking Approval For Next Generation Pantheris Image-Guided Atherectomy Device

* AVINGER RECEIVES CE MARKING APPROVAL FOR NEXT GENERATION PANTHERIS IMAGE-GUIDED ATHERECTOMY DEVICE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Mesoblast's Phase 3 Trial In Children With Acute Graft Versus Host Disease Completes Enrollment

* MESOBLAST'S PHASE 3 TRIAL IN CHILDREN WITH ACUTE GRAFT VERSUS HOST DISEASE COMPLETES ENROLLMENT

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NFL: Panthers linebacker Davis has suspension cut to one game

(The Sports Xchange) - Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis had his two-game suspension reduced to one game after an appeal, the NFL announced Tuesday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

With Children’s Health Program Running Dry, Parents Beg Congress: ‘Do the Right Thing’

Congress is looking to leave Washington for the year, but the Children’s Health Insurance Program is out of money, and parents are pleading for help.

Elder Care nytimes.com

Economic Scene: How Care for Elders, Not Children, Denies Women a Paycheck

The focus on child care may conceal a bigger barrier to female participation in the labor force: tending to the growing ranks of aging family members.

Fires and Firefighters nytimes.com

Woman and Three Children Killed in Brooklyn Fire

At least five others were injured when the fire tore through a home early Monday morning.

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Republican Party, Atlanta Airport, Carolina Panthers: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Yemen air strike kills eight women, two children, say residents

DUBAI (Reuters) - Eight women and two children from the same Yemeni family were killed when an air strike by forces of the Saudi-led coalition involved in the country's three-year-old war hit a wedding party, residents said on Monday.

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Panthers owner to sell team amid misconduct allegations

(Reuters) - Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced on Sunday he will sell the team, hours after the National Football League said it had taken over an investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct by the owner.

Football nytimes.com

Jerry Richardson, Facing Misconduct Allegations, Will Sell Panthers

In a statement that made no reference to the accusations he faces, Richardson said he would sell the team after this season.

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NFL takes over probe into misconduct claims against Panthers owner

(Reuters) - The National Football League said on Sunday it has taken over an investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct by Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, two days after the team said it was launching an internal probe into the matter.

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Children serenade pope on 81st birthday; he appeals for kidnapped nuns

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people, many of them children, serenaded Pope Francis on his 81st birthday on Sunday, as the pontiff appealed for the release of Catholic nuns kidnapped last month in Nigeria.

Secession and Independence Movements nytimes.com

Opinion: Who’s a Spaniard These Days?

The Catalan independence referendum was the most dangerous outcome of a populist nationalism aimed at breaking Europe apart.

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BRIEF-American Express reports card member loans stats for November

* AMERICAN EXPRESS-USCS CARD MEMBER LOANS NET WRITE-OFF RATE – PRINCIPAL ONLY 1.9 PERCENT AT NOV END VERSUS 1.8 PERCENT AT OCT END

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BRIEF-Teamsters, Expressjet ERJ Reach Tentative Agreement

* REACHED TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH EXPRESSJET ERJ, COVERING ABOUT 500 EMPLOYEES

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BRIEF-Ultragenyx And Kyowa Kirin Announce Burosumab Receives Positive CHMP Opinion For Treatment Of X-Linked Hypophosphatemia In Children

* ULTRAGENYX AND KYOWA KIRIN ANNOUNCE BUROSUMAB RECEIVES POSITIVE CHMP OPINION FOR THE TREATMENT OF X-LINKED HYPOPHOSPHATEMIA IN CHILDREN

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Deserving Rich and the Deserving Poor

Americans are a generous people, but our generosity comes with moral judgments.

Sex Crimes nytimes.com

Australia ‘Failed’ Abused Children for Decades, Royal Commission Finds

Saying tens of thousands had been abused in Catholic and other institutions, the panel said priests should have to report abuse they hear about in confession.

worldNews reuters.com

Four French schoolchildren killed as train plows into bus

PARIS (Reuters) - Four adolescents were killed when a train smashed into a school bus on a level crossing outside the town of Perpignan in southwestern France on Thursday.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Can Kindness Be Taught?

A program prompted by a challenge from the Dalai Lama is bringing kindness training to the classroom. Research suggests it helps.

healthNews reuters.com

With no deal on children's health plan, U.S. states scramble for Plan B

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For Nancy Minoui of Portland, Oregon, and Crystal Lett of Dublin, Ohio, Congress' failure to fund the Children's Health Insurance Program is not some distant tale of political wrangling.

cnn.com

These states are running out of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program

Sixteen states will run out of federal funding for CHIP -- the Children's Health Insurance Program -- by the end of January, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Three-quarters of all states expect to exhaust funds by the end of March unless Congress can agree to fund it.

Theater nytimes.com

Review: In ‘The Children,’ the Waters Rise and a Reckoning Comes Due

In Lucy Kirkwood’s chilling play, the meltdown of a nuclear power plant is not just an environmental crisis, but an existential one.

politicsNews reuters.com

Senator Grassley expresses reservations on two Trump judge nominees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate committee that handles judicial nominations on Tuesday raised concerns about two of President Donald Trump's picks for lower court positions, citing controversial statements each has made.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Opinion: Ed Sheeran Raises Money for Liberia — and Is Promptly Shamed

Criticizing the singer for promoting “poverty porn” hurts people the world has forgotten.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

When a Sibling Dies, or Has a Serious Illness

Up to 8 percent of American children will experience the death of a sibling, but the loss is rarely discussed, and siblings are often overlooked.

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BRIEF-Skywest Reports Combined November Traffic For Skywest Airlines And Expressjet Airlines

* SKYWEST, INC. REPORTS COMBINED NOVEMBER 2017 TRAFFIC FOR SKYWEST AIRLINES AND EXPRESSJET AIRLINES

Labor and Jobs nytimes.com

Will Robots Take Our Children’s Jobs?

Artificial intelligence may make half of today’s jobs obsolete in 20 years. What careers will be left when our children grow up?

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

The Checkup: Treating Anxiety in Children

Which child needs psychotherapy or medication: the parent-clinger, the dog-fearer or the school-avoider?

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North Korea says U.N. envoy expressed willingness to ease tensions

SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.N. political affairs chief expressed willingness to ease tension on the Korean peninsula during a visit to North Korea this week, state media said on Saturday, amid a rising war of words over the North's missile and nuclear programs.

Snow and Snowstorms nytimes.com

Snow in Texas Is ‘Pretty Cool’ for Children Seeing It for the First Time

Corpus Christi, Tex., got snow for the first time since 2004. It was part of a storm that affected several Southern states and was headed up the East Coast.

cnn.com

She's 'Mama Rosie' to more than 5,000 children in need

When Rosie Mashale moved to Khayelitsha -- Cape Town, South Africa's largest township -- she was alarmed to see children in the dump near her home, scavenging for something to eat.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

An Alexa Holdout Wants to Know Who’s Listening

Some 24 million so-called smart speakers are expected to sell this year. But not all of us are ready to share our thoughts.

Inheritance and Estate Taxes nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Republican War on Children

Health care for a thousand kids, or tax breaks for one wealthy heir? The G.O.P. prefers the second.

nytimes.com

‘The Last Jedi’: Who’s Fighting Whom and Why?

If the good guys won at the end of "Return of the Jedi," why is everyone shooting lasers at each other again?

cnn.com

Homeless man rescues 2 children from fire

A homeless man walking in an eastside Las Vegas neighborhood didn't hesitate to act when he saw plumes of smoke coming from an apartment building.

healthNews reuters.com

Prescription video games help children with ADHD in trial

LONDON (Reuters) - Playing tailor-made video games can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to results from a pivotal clinical trial announced on Monday.

businessNews reuters.com

Philippines orders probe into Sanofi dengue vaccine for 730,000 children

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines ordered a probe on Monday into the immunisation of more than 730,000 children with a vaccine for dengue that has been suspended following an announcement by French drug company Sanofi that it could worsen the disease in some cases.

domesticNews reuters.com

California teen admits to molesting 50 children: police

(Reuters) - A California teenager charged with sexually assaulting two young boys, admitted to molesting as many as 50 children over the past eight years in the state, according to police.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Opinion: ‘Intelligent’ Policing and My Innocent Children

Law enforcement’s embrace of A.I. and its built-in racial biases terrifies me.

Flynn, Michael T nytimes.com

Editorial: Flynn Flipped. Who’s Next?

Michael Flynn’s guilty plea raises obvious questions: What did President Trump know? And when did he know it?

Sterilization (Reproductive) nytimes.com

Opinion: How Doctors Fail Women Who Don’t Want Children

I know I want to be sterilized. Why is it such a fight?

politicsNews reuters.com

How parents of adopted children foiled a U.S. Republican tax proposal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Charles "Chuck" Johnson is not the kind of foot soldier in the army of lobbyists that House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan warned would descend on Washington to fight the biggest overhaul of the tax code since the 1980s.

businessNews reuters.com

Express Scripts CEO sees Amazon as a potential partner: CNBC

(Reuters) - Express Scripts Holding sees Amazon.com Inc , which has been reported to be interested in entering the pharmacy market, as a possible partner rather than a competitor, the chief executive of the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) said on Thursday on CNBC.

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Express Scripts CEO says he sees Amazon as a potential partner: CNBC

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Express Scripts Holding chief executive officer said on Thursday on CNBC that he sees Amazon Inc , which has been reported to be interested in entering the pharmacy market, as a possible partner for the pharmacy benefit manager rather than an outright competitor.

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BRIEF-Express Inc Q3 EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.08

* EXPRESS, INC. REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2017 COMPS AT THE TOP END OF GUIDANCE; ANNOUNCES $150 MILLION SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM

healthNews reuters.com

Forecast predicts over half of U.S. children will be obese by age 35

(Reuters Health) - Nearly three in five children in the U.S. today are destined to be obese when they reach their 35th birthday, according to a new projection.

worldNews reuters.com

Tribal militia kill 43 in South Sudan's Jonglei state, abduct women, children

JUBA (Reuters) - A tribal militia killed at least 43 people in South Sudan's Jonglei state, local officials said on Wednesday, extending a spate of tit-for-tat revenge killings.