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Guidelines Aim To Clear Confusion Over Ear Tubes For Kids

Many young children get surgery for ear tubes to prevent infections, but it can be hard to figure out which children will benefit. The first guidelines on when children need tubes could help reduce the confusion.
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The ZIP Code Turns 50 Today; Here Are 9 That Stand Out

The U.S. Postal Service began using the five-digit ZIP code in 1963. In recognition of the anniversary, we've examined the list of more than 40,000 ZIP codes and highlighted a few that deserve extra attention.
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Jury Acquits Man Who Wrote On Sidewalk With Chalk

Jeffrey Olson faced 13 years in jail for protesting against banks by writing on a sidewalk with chalk. But a San Diego jury of two men and 10 women found him not guilty of criminal vandalism.
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Calif. Judge Rules Yoga In Public Schools Not Religious

The decision came after some parents in the San Diego area sued the Encinitas Union School District to stop yoga classes because they believed the ancient Indian practice had religious overtones. An attorney for the patents said they'd likely appeal.
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Texas Teen Jailed For Sarcastic Facebook Comment

A Texas teen who made a Facebook comment about "shooting up a school full of kids" is in jail on a felony charge for making terroristic threats. "These people are serious. They really want my son to go away to jail for a sarcastic comment that he made," says the teen's father.
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How To Turn A Red State Blue: California Edition

Democrats who want to change the dynamics in Texas are turning to California for inspiration. Here's a look at how things went so wrong for the Republicans in the Golden State.
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The Secret History Of The Word 'Cracker'

Where does the slur "cracker" come from, anyway? It turns out it's pretty old. Like, Shakespeare old.
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Jim Kelly, Actor In 'Enter The Dragon,' Dies

He played a glib American martial artist in the classic Bruce Lee movie. Kelly went on to star in several blaxploitation films in the 1970s. He died of cancer on Saturday at his home in San Diego. He was 67.
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Heat Wave Will Bake Southwest For Most Of This Week

The temperature in Death Valley — where the temperature reached 134 degrees in 1913, the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth — hit 128 degrees Sunday. That mark set a record high for the month of June in the United States.
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Can America Learn From Foreign School Systems?

It's a special edition of Tell Me More's Barbershop as host Michel Martin and the guys visit the Aspen Ideas Festival. They'll share their thoughts on whether America is still the land of opportunity, and which countries are setting kids up for success when it comes to future generations.

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