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Summer Camp Aids Kids With Tourette Syndrome

Summer Camp Aids Kids With Tourette Syndrome

AP (July 17, 2014) Camp Twitch and Shout in Georgia is helping children with Tourette Syndrome realize they don't have to hide or be ashamed of their involuntary tics. (July 17) Video provided by AP
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US Teachers Turn to Crowd-Funding for Non-Profit Schools

US Teachers Turn to Crowd-Funding for Non-Profit Schools

AFP (July 14, 2014) Setting up a new school is never easy, especially in low-income areas, but teachers and parents in Chicago are turning to crowd-sourced online funding to get new early-learning institutions going. Duration: 02:04 Video provided by AFP
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Jails Struggle With Role as Makeshift Asylums

Jails Struggle With Role as Makeshift Asylums

AP (July 14, 2014) The Cook County Jail in Chicago and many of its 3,300 counterparts across the country have become treatment centers of last resort for people with serious mental illnesses, most arrested for non-violent crimes. (July 14) Video provided by AP
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Facebook's Psychological Study Outrages Users, UK Regulators To Probe

Facebook's Psychological Study Outrages Users, UK Regulators To Probe

TheStreet (July 2, 2014) Facebook reportedly manipulated the timeline feeds of nearly 700,000 users in 2012 to study how different emotional expressions change users' behavior. Facebook and its research partners concluded that if a user sees a lot of negative feeds, this user is more likely to post a negative status update. The psychological experiment was carried out without users' consent. UK data regulators are investigating whether Facebook violated data protection laws. Dr. Suzy Moat, Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick Business School joins Julia Sun to discuss the experiment. Video provided by TheStreet
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