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E-Cigarettes Less Toxic To Users Than Cigarettes « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — A lot of important questions surround the safety and health effects of e-cigarettes, a relatively new technology, but a new study says e-cigarettes are less toxic than traditional ones. Although the long-term health effects aren’t known, there are ways to estimate them, said Maciej Goniewicz, one of the authors of the study, published Friday in the journal JAMA ...

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Charlie Brown & ‘Peanuts’ Gang To Stream On Apple « Detroit News Watch

LOS ANGELES (AP) —Snoopy, Charlie, Lucy and Linus have new digs on Apple streaming. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)   Apple has struck a deal with DHX Media to produce new “Peanuts” content. The global children’s content and brands company will develop and produce original programs for Apple including new series, specials and shorts based on the beloved characters. (Photo ...

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Four-Year-Old Dies From Gunshot Wound In Roseville « Detroit News Watch

ROSEVILLE (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old boy has died after being shot at a home in Roseville. Roseville police Chief James Berlin says the circumstances of the Friday morning shooting were under investigation and authorities were working to determine whether the wound was self-inflicted. Police say the child was pronounced dead after being taken from the scene to a ...

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Are Schools Across The Country Going Too Far By Banning Homework? « Detroit News Watch

(CBS News/CBS Local)–Are schools across the country going too far by banning homework? According to child and adolescent family therapist Darby Fox, yes. “It’s like an ultimate reaction. There is a point to homework and the right amount really is age appropriate,” Fox said Friday on “CBS This Morning.” Elementary school students have an average of around 4.5 hours of ...

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Betsy Devos Will Cancel $150M In Student Loan Debt After Being Sued For Delays « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — The Department of Education said Thursday that it would wipe away student debt for 15,000 borrowers, implementing an Obama-era rule that Secretary Betsy DeVos has fought to block for more than a year. The debt cancellations will total about $150 million. The rule, known as Borrower Defense to Repayment, was designed to help students cheated by for-profit colleges ...

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Downtown Detroit Buildings Evacuated After More Bomb Threats « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT  — Officials have confirmed that two court buildings in Downtown Detroit have received bomb threats Friday morning, according to reports. The Frank Murphy Hall of Justice is on lockdown, according to authorities and the 36th District Court has been evacuated. Dozens of bomb threats are have been reported across the country at news outlets, government buildings, banks, libraries, schools ...

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Snyder Signs Bills To Delay, Scale Back Minimum Wage And Paid Sick Leave « Detroit News Watch

LANSING (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday signed laws to significantly scale back citizen-initiated measures to raise Michigan’s minimum wage and require paid sick leave for workers, finalizing an unprecedented Republican-backed legislative maneuver that opponents vowed to challenge in court. To prevent minimum wage and earned sick time initiatives from going to voters last month, GOP lawmakers approved them in ...

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Ditch Your Smartphone For A Year, Win $100K « Detroit News Watch

(CBS) VitaminWater is issuing a low-tech challenge to smartphone addicts: Ditch your device for a year, and win $100,000. That’s right, all the successful contestant must do to go scroll-free and claim the $100K prize is not use his or her smartphone — or anyone else’s — for 365 days. But first you must be selected. Enter the contest by ...

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