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Kids and smartphones: What's the mental health impact?

Why Shareholders Are Pushing Apple To Study Smartphone Effects On Kids

Smartphones have changed the way kids live and interact, prompting growing concerns about the consequences. In January, two of Apple’s big shareholders called on the maker of the iPhone to come up with ways for parents to restrict their kids’ phone use and study the effect that heavy usage has on mental health. John Yang talks to Charles Penner of Jana Partners LLC and Jean Twenge, author of “IGen.” Continue Reading Why Shareholders Are Pushing Apple To Study Smartphone Effects On Kids

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DACA

DACA To Resume After Court Blocks Trump Administration

The Department of Homeland Security on Saturday said it would resume accepting renewals for DACA, the Obama-era program that protects young immigrants from deportation. This follows last week’s decision by a federal court blocking the Trump administration’s plan to end the program. Josh Gerstein, a POLITICO reporter who has been following the DACA story, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss. Continue Reading DACA To Resume After Court Blocks Trump Administration

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Evergreen copes with fallout, months after 'Day of Absence' sparked national debate

Evergreen State College Copes With Fallout, Months After ‘Day Of Absence’ Sparked National Debate

Students and staff at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, are teasing out how to define and express issues of racism and oppression on campus almost one year after an annual event there provoked a national conversation on free speech and civil rights. Continue Reading Evergreen State College Copes With Fallout, Months After ‘Day Of Absence’ Sparked National Debate

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New federal guidance raises questions for legal marijuana

New Federal Guidance Raises Questions For Legal Marijuana

California this week joined a growing list of states and the District of Columbia where it is now legal to sell marijuana. But on Thursday Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama-era policy that discouraged federal prosecutors from bringing charges in places where marijuana is legal under state law. John Hudak, of the Brookings Institution, joins Hari Sreenivasan to assess the reversal. Continue Reading New Federal Guidance Raises Questions For Legal Marijuana

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