Hand sanitizer cut back on young children’s sick days more than washing, study says

(CNN)Young children inevitably have a lot of runny noses and sore throats, but how they clean their hands could cut back on how often they miss day care, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers studied 911 children up to age 3 who attended 24 day…

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Attenborough wants more arts on BBC

“I don’t think the BBC does enough [arts and culture],” he told the magazine. “It’s not enough simply to say: ‘Well, it doesn’t get a big enough audience.’ “If you’re a public service broadcaster, what you should be saying is: ‘We will show the broad spectrum of human interest.’” Blue…

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South Korean students accused of quick weight gain to avoid military service

Seoul, South Korea (CNN)South Korean authorities have vowed to “make an example” of 12 music students accused of conspiring to gain weight to avoid mandatory military service. South Korea — which is still technically at war with North Korea — requires all men between the ages of 18 and 35…

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Discriminatory voter laws have surged in last 5 years, federal commission finds

Washington (CNN)New state laws make voting more difficult for minorities and the Justice Department has done less to challenge those discriminatory laws since the Supreme Court struck down a core element of the 1965 Voting Rights Act five years ago, the federal Commission on Civil Rights said in a report…

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Rainbow-flag burning priest removed from Chicago parish

Chicago Parish Cuts Up, Burns Rainbow Flag https://t.co/yGsqC5GYhk pic.twitter.com/QYEiHz4hfe — Church Militant/St. Michael’s Media (@Church_Militant) September 15, 2018 The Archdiocese released a letter saying that “Father Kalchik needs to take time away from the parish to receive pastoral support,” amid a swirl of allegations that Cupich had threatened – through…

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Kavanaugh, Ford hearing live blog: Supreme Court nominee and professor testify on sexual assault accusations

Video Kavanaugh, Ford testify on sexual misconduct allegations Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday on the California professor’s sexual assault allegations against the judge.  Ford has accused Kavanaugh of pinning her to a bed during a house party in Maryland…

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Wildfire races across Northern California counties, shutting down parts of I-5

(CNN)Another raging and rapidly growing wildfire this week in Northern California has prompted evacuations, road closings and a massive firefighting response, the US Forest Service said. “The Delta Fire continues to burn along both sides of the freeway with increased activity during the nighttime hours,” the California Highway Patrol said.…

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