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    Spanking can do what? One study’s shocking results

    Editor’s note:  Sarah Kovac is a motivational speaker and author of “In Capable Arms: Living a Life Embraced by Grace.” The opinions expressed are solely the author’s. ATLANTA, Ga. — How to discipline the next generation is a hotly debated topic. In 2012, a national survey showed more than half of women and three-quarters of men in the United States believe a child sometimes needs a “good hard spanking.” Science tells a different story. Researchers say physical punishment actually alters […]

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    New app could help keep students safe in the event of a lockdown

    ALABAMA – A new cell phone app could be used to help teachers and administrators communicate during a school lockdown. It’s called “My School Alert.” It was developed by a middle school nurse in Dothan, Alabama. The app helps school employees stay in touch during a lockdown and helps administrators get important information such as how many kids are accounted for and who needs help. The app’s developer, Janice Horne, says she hopes the technology will be a reassuring tool […]

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    Woman saves ducklings from oncoming traffic, receives fined

    NEWFIELDS, N.H. – A woman who stopped in the median of a New Hampshire highway to help some stranded ducklings was given a ticket for her kind gesture. Hallie Bibeau, 33, said she had to slam on her brakes and pull over to avoid hitting a group of ducklings. “I could hear them peeping, and I looked over the right hand side of the road, and I saw that their mom had been hit and was dead on the side. […]

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    Hospital says mom violated HIPAA by taking pictures during son’s appointment

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Missouri mother is ordered to turn over her cell phone after taking a picture of her 7-year-old son during a hospital visit. Mandi Wilson says a security guard told her she had violated federal privacy laws, also known as HIPAA. Wilson says the doctor became upset after noticing the picture included a small frame of the doctor’s daughter. “She was like, ‘You cannot take pictures here. It’s against policy.’ I mean, she was right in my […]

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    Typhoon may to be to blame for plane crash that killed 47 people

    PENGHU, Taiwan – Authorities say 47 people were killed and 11 were injured in Wednesday’s plane crash on one of Taiwan’s Penghu Islands. Taiwan’s Central News Agency says a twin-engine turboprop plane crashed just outside Magong Airport. CNN is reporting the plane crashed into a residential building and witnesses reported seeing homes on fire. The cause of the crash was not immediately known but some media reports say the plane was making a crash landing because of strong winds from […]

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    4-year-old banned from doughnut shop because of ‘rude’ comment

    MONROE, Conn. (WFSB) – A seemingly innocent question has landed a 4-year-old boy in big trouble and he was even banned from going to a local doughnut shop. Justin Otero, 4, is a curious little guy. However, his curiosity got him in some hot water at the Doughnut Inn over the weekend. “There was a customer there and he asked her if she had a baby in her belly. She said, ‘no.’ He said, ‘I’m sorry,” said Rebecca Denham, Justin’s […]

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    World’s largest catsup bottle up for sale

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – The World’s Largest Catsup Bottle is up for sale. The iconic Brook’s bottle has been a community fixture in the Collinsville, Illinois area for years. On Monday, a “For Sale” sign went up for the water tower and the factory below it and residents are worried that their town may be losing its most famous landmark. The asking price? $500,000.

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    Happy Birthday! Prince George turns 1 today

    LONDON, England –  A royal birthday celebration is happening around the world as Britain’s Prince George of Cambridge turns 1 day. The young prince is the first child of Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. Prince George, the future King of England,  is walking just in time for his big birthday celebration.  

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    A poll shows what Americans would do after winning the lottery….the answers may surprise you

    ATLANTA, Ga. – It’s a dream so many have….to win the lottery!  But what if you actually won the jackpot, would you quit your job? It’s an intriguing question that was posed to workers across the country in a survey and the responses may surprise you. It turns out that 51% of those who participated in a new Careerbuilder survey said that they would continue to work, even after hitting it big in the lottery. 30% said they would keep […]

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    ‘My son stopped me,’ Father who beat son’s alleged assailant speaks about attack

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A Florida father who beat up his son’s alleged rapist has been hailed as a hero by many. However, he says his son is the true hero. “My immediate feeling was to kill him so he will never hurt anyone again,” said the victim’s father. The man says he doesn’t regret his reaction but believes the face of the accused, 18-year-old Raymond Frolander, is getting too much publicity. Click here for the original story. “My son […]

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    Hospital forced to pay $190M after OB/GYN allegedly took naked pictures of patients

    BALTIMORE, Md. – Johns Hopkins has agreed to pay $190M to settle the case of a doctor who secretly took pictures of his patients. Gynecologist Nikita Levy was fired in 2013 after a colleague reported him for recording patients with a hidden camera. Levy confessed and police found naked patient pictures and videos of patients on his home computer. He committed suicide soon after the confession. Levy had worked at the hospital for 25 years.