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Is Too Much Praise Bad for Children? [AUDIO]
If you are flooding your children with over-exaggerated flattery in an effort to boost low self-esteem, you could be hurting rather than helping. That's according to a new study which finds that children who lacked confidence shied away from tough tasks after receiving hyped praise from their …
White House Backing Off Surgeon General, for Now
The White House is backing off its push for quick confirmation of President Barack Obama's pick to be surgeon general in the face of opposition from the National Rifle Association and concerns among Democrats up for re-election who don't want to take another tough vote on a controversial n…
Holder Endorses Proposed Drug Sentencing Changes
Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday endorsed a proposal that would result in shorter prison sentences for many nonviolent drug traffickers, saying the change would rein in runaway federal prison costs and create a fairer criminal justice system.
Attitudes and Laws Against Pit Bulls Soften
For much of the past three decades, pit bulls have been widely regarded as America's most dangerous dog -- the favorite breed of thugs, drug dealers and dog-fighting rings, with a fearsome reputation for unprovoked, sometimes deadly attacks.

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