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Easter Island leader says Moai statue might be better left in British Museum

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Tech and electronic gifts: See what deserves spots on your holiday list

Choices of tech gadgets and electronic diversions get cooler, more portable and more interactive each year. Check out a bunch of new offerings that you many want to give or get in the categories of apps, games, consoles, audio gear and streaming...

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Why Perfect Grades Don't Matter


Research shows that chasing after perfect grades and high test scores increases student stress, discourages creativity and reduces academic risk-taking. While studies find hard-working, high-scoring students often do well in life, they appear less li...

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This week's word in the news: ANTIBIOTICS

DEFINITION:

Antibiotics are medicines that treat infections by killing bacteria. Antibiotic resistance is when bacteria get used to an antibiotic and no longer respond to it.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
McDonald’s on Tuesday announced steps to reduce the use of antibiotics in its global beef supply, a major commitment from the nation’s largest beef purchaser to address concerns about a rise in drug-resistant infections.
The Chicago Tribune -- 12/17/2018

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Can a tweet really cost billions?

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