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‘MythBusters’ brings nerd cool to live audiences
If you were one of those inquisitive children who grew up salvaging magnets from broken electronics and emptying flash powder from unraveled ladyfingers to create a kid-sized dynamite stick, it’s impossible not to feel jealous of Adam Savage.
Welfare rolls increase for first time since crack down
Welfare rolls increased last month for the first time since the state began cracking down on job and work-training requirements.
Ohio football rape grand jury charges 4 more
An Ohio school superintendent and three others were charged Monday with lying or failing to report possible child abuse after an investigation prompted by the rape of a nearly passed-out 16-year-old girl by two high school football players.
25 new clergy abuse claims in Ohio school case
Twenty-five additional sex-abuse claims have been filed in the case of a Franciscan brother who killed himself after allegations emerged at a Catholic high school, the Youngstown Diocese said Wednesday.
Young people say online slurs common — but not OK
Most young people say they aren’t very offended about the slurs and mean-spirited videos mocking overweight people or gays or blacks that they encounter on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Authorities arrest Trayvon Martin shooter, George Zimmerman
The man acquitted of criminal charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin was arrested Monday after deputies responded to a disturbance call at a house in Florida, authorities said.
Walmart violated workers’ rights nationwide
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Study finds cigars, e-cigarettes and hookahs increasingly popular among youth
Cigarette use among middle school and high school students is on the decline, but public health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are concerned about other ways that tobacco and nicotine use is rising among kids.
Boys a bit more likely to be born early
Boys are slightly more likely to be born premature than girls, and they tend to fare worse, too, says a new report on the health of the world’s newborns.
Marijuana plant seizures down in Ohio
Seizures of marijuana plants during summer eradication efforts in Ohio were down this year as the illegal plants become harder to find, authorities said.
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