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Wednesday In Depth: December 19, 2012

  • 9:06 a.m.

    How do schools handle crises?

    The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary triggered a lockdown plan that teachers and students had practiced - and in fact, activated - on many occasions. How do Minnesota's schools handle crises?

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  • 10:20 a.m.

    What you should know about caffeine

    Nearly 90 percent of adults and 76 percent of children ingest caffeine in some form on a daily basis. Many Americans may not realize how much caffeine they're getting because manufacturers are not required to list the amount of caffeine in the product. What should you know about caffeine?

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  • 11:20 a.m.

    Your best bets for gadget giving

    From Amazon Kindles to Apple's iPad Mini, there's a gadget for everyone's holiday wish list. What tech products will put a smile on the face of your gift recipients this year?

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  • 2 of the best novels of 2014

    "While Emily St. John Mandel creates a world which is enduring horrible calamity in the form of a virulent flu which wipes out most of humanity, her literary creation is of the community of survivors living on in their new reality."
  • A great read about growing old

    "I am a world-class complainer but find palpable joy arriving with my evening Dewar’s, from Robinson Cano between pitches, from the first pages once again of “Appointment in Samarra” or the last lines of the Elizabeth Bishop poem called 'Poem.'"
  • Do bacteria control your appetite?

    "It seems that the bacteria in our guts don't simply wait for whatever leftovers we have to offer. They actively seek out their preferred meals through tricky deception."
  • Op-ed pick: Could Ebola start to spread through the air?

    "The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years. "

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