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Why spending time outdoors could help your child’s eyesight

Image copyright Getty Images Kids seem to spend endless hours on smartphones, games consoles, computers and tablets these days. Playing on electronic devices certainly doesn’t help their waistlines, but do you ever wonder what regular device use is doing to their eyesight? While there isn’t much research out there yet ...

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Police overtime payments surge in Norfolk and Suffolk

Image caption According to Darren Harris, chairman of the Suffolk Police Federation, since 2010 about 250 police officer posts had been lost Cuts in police numbers has led to big increases in overtime payments over the last five years in Norfolk and Suffolk, the police federation has said. Overtime payments ...

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Starfish population resurges after major die-off

After a major die-off in 2013, starfish in Southern California have found new life under the sea. The fish, also called sea stars because they are not actually fish but rather echinoderms, suffered from a mysterious virus named Sea Star Wasting Syndrome, of which scientists have yet ...

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School construction among top 2018 priorities for Raimondo

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says a school construction initiative is among her top priorities for 2018. The Democratic governor, speaking to The Associated Press in her annual year-end interview, says she supports the recommendation of a school infrastructure task force, but says she’s still examining ...

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Nebraska eases scoring requirements for future teachers

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are easing scoring on a test for future teachers so more applicants can pass. An aspiring teacher could previously pass the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators exam with a composite score of 468, as long as no single subject score was below the ...

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St Petersburg supermarket blast injures at least 10 shoppers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The supermarket in St Petersburg was quickly evacuated by police and emergency services At least 10 people have been injured after an explosion at a supermarket in the Russian city of St Petersburg. One person is said to be in serious condition following the detonation ...

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UK weather: Snow sparks road warnings and power cuts

Image copyright Northants RAPT Image caption Heavy snow has affected parts of the M1 Police are warning drivers of hazardous conditions on roads after snow fell in parts of the UK overnight. The M1 was blocked at junction 19 after a lorry accident, while police said there had been “multiple ...

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