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That man just threw Pikachu into his trunk!

Of Pokemon and Predators

. By now you have heard that more people have downloaded Pokemon Go than any other app ever. That Nintendo’s stock jumped 25% in one week. That it’s getting kids to actually leave the house to go play — voluntarily! And you have probably also heard of the four guys arrested in a black BMW […]

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Stark reality...of the good kind.

“These Are Such Terrible Times”

. In the morning, I like to take a walk with my friend, the mom of a 4-year-old. Lately, thanks to the terrible stories from Baton Rouge, Minnesota and Dallas, she says she has been feeling overwhelmed. Who hasn’t? And yet…and yet…  The narrative of chaos and despair obscures and even discounts a different narrative […]

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The tragedy unfolds.

Of Alligators, Gorillas, Tragedy and Blame

. There has been an outpouring of online sympathy for the parents of the boy who was killed by an alligator at a Disney resort in Orlando, which just goes to show that sometimes the internet has a heart, and sometimes it calls for blood. . The question is why.  . In contrast with the half a […]

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Girl Reporter.

Why Are People So Mad at the Girl Reporter, Age 9, Covering a Murder?

. This story is everywhere today. As CBS News reports: A 9-year-old reporter who wrote about a suspected murder in her small Pennsylvania town is defending herself after some locals lashed out about a young girl covering violent crimes. Hilde Kate Lysiak got a tip Saturday afternoon about something untoward happening on 9th street in […]

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If I'm found guilty, I can go to jail till your 18th birthday, son!

Update on Mom Who Was Handcuffed and Arrested for Oversleeping

. Maria Hasankolli, the Connecticut mom who was arrested after police found her son, 8, walking to school while she overslept, had her court appearance yesterday. Here is what she wrote: So I just left court. I was informed that “risk of injury to a minor” (my charge) carries with it a ten year sentence, […]

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