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Social Media and Depression in Teens

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – U.S. teens spend seven hours a day connected to electronic media. About 89 percent of them belong to at least one social networking site. But how…

Dry weekend draws shoppers even as online sales boom

CHICAGO (AP) - The driest Thanksgiving weekend in five years may have helped holiday shopping, despite an overall decline in foot traffic. Some shoppers just took notes in the hopes of finding an even better deal online. That's a consequence…

Trump chooses legislative agenda over GOP repulsion of Moore

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that electing a Democrat as Alabama's next senator "would be a disaster," making clear the success of his legislative agenda outweighs widespread GOP repulsion at the prospect of seating…

Conyers steps aside from Judiciary post amid sex allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Rep. John Conyers, under investigation over allegations he sexually harassed female staff members, said Sunday he will step aside as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee while fiercely denying he acted inappropriately during his…

Iran airs video on detained Princeton student

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Iran's detention of dual nationals (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Iranian state television has aired a video featuring a Chinese-American graduate student now serving a 10-year prison sentence for allegedly "infiltrating"…

Congress coming back to crush of business in a fraught time

WASHINGTON (AP) — The crush of unfinished business facing lawmakers when they return to the Capitol would be daunting even if Washington were functioning at peak efficiency. It's an agenda whose core items — tax cuts, a potential government shutdown,…

Indiana amusement park adding $3.5M in attractions for kids

SANTA CLAUS, Ind. (AP) - A southwestern Indiana amusement park is spending $3.5 million to add new attractions for children that will debut next spring. Holiday World & Splashin' Safari says an elephant-themed water play area called Tembo Falls and…

AP source: Flynn breaks with Trump team on Mueller probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move that could signal cooperation with the government, lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told President Donald Trump’s legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert…

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