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Snow emergency in US town after huge storm

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDog plays in US snow A heavy storm has brought a record amount of snow to the US city of Erie on Christmas Day, forcing officials to declare a state of emergency. A total of 34in (86cm) of snow blanketed the city ...

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High school students act as tech tutors for older adults

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Older adults in New Hampshire are leaning on the younger generation to help figure out modern technology. The Valley News reports the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center in Lebanon hosts a weekly tech coaching program where high school students help older adults with questions about their iPads, ...

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Greenville schools consider paddling, with parents’ approval

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi school district might make paddling an option for students who misbehave. Greenville Public School District trustees are considering a corporal punishment proposal, the Delta Democrat-Times reports. Superintendent Janice Page-Johnson said that at the beginning of a school year, parents could sign a form giving ...

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Woman blown off fourth floor balcony by gale-force winds

Gale-force winds have blown a woman off her balcony on the Pacific island of Sakhalin, according to Russian media reports. The Interfax news agency reported Tuesday that the 65-year-old woman from the town of Shakhtyorsk went out for a smoke on the balcony and was blown off, ...

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Kids who eat fish are smarter, sleep better

Eating fish is good for kids’ zzz’s and IQ’s. A new study from the University of Pennsylvania found that children who eat fish at least once a week boosted their intelligence test scores and the quality of their sleep. The research, published in the journal Scientific Reports, ...

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Police officer and woman killed in Sheffield crash

Image copyright Google Image caption The collision happened on the A57 between Coisley Hill and Moss Way A police officer and a 61-year-old woman died in a crash on Christmas Day. The 46-year-old officer was responding to an incident when the marked BMW 3 Series he was driving was in ...

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Brexit: German minister sees model for Turkey and Ukraine

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sigmar Gabriel is foreign minister in Germany’s current, caretaker government A “smart” Brexit deal could serve as a model for the EU’s future relations with other non-EU states, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says. Turkey and Ukraine were two states that could benefit from ...

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Hate group set up ‘shrine’ for Australian woman killed by cop

Minneapolis police have removed a memorial created by a white supremacist group to honor an Australian woman killed by a Somali-American officer last summer. The hate group Identify Evropa took credit for the “shrine” honoring Justine Damond outside the Minneapolis police headquarters on its Twitter account on ...

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