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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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  • 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. "
  • 4 easy reads for the weekend

    Humorous academic novels, a thriller and a memoir of the Midwest.
  • The great seat reclining debate of 2014

    "In effect, to increase the number of cabin seats, the space allotted to each passenger must be reduced. However, this reduced comfort remains tolerable for the passengers in as much as the flight lasts only one or a few hours."
  • 5 books to read this weekend

    Head to the library or bookstore to pick up one of these titles.

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