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Astronomers find what may be the universe’s brightest object

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronomers have discovered what may be the brightest object in the universe, a quasar with a black hole at its heart growing so fast that it swallows the equivalent of a sun a day.

Stressed about your child’s screen time? Here’s what a Mayo Clinic expert recommends

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For decades, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has been studying the effects screens and media have on children. It’s natural for parents and caregivers to be concerned about how much screen time their children are getting, especially when digital screens are everywhere, even at school. Dr. Nusheen Ameenuddin, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician and member of the AAP, shares some recommendations to make it simple for families to manage their technology use.

Mayo Clinic Minute: Red flags for heart failure during pregnancy

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S. Deaths from heart disease in women who are pregnant or delivered a baby within one year have increased over the past 30 years.

Dawn Kessinger: Share a meal — Ramen gets squashed

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Is it spring yet? No. Almost? Not quite.

A second chance: Dallas program that gives former prisoners job help gets a boost

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DALLAS — As a child growing up in the Pleasant Grove area of Dallas, Vonesha Gates, 34, didn’t have many role models in her life.

Answer Angel: How to save a beloved stuffed animal

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Dear Answer Angel Ellen: My godson and his wife just welcomed their first child. I was trying to figure out what might be a memorable gift for the new baby. When my godson Trevor was born, I gave him a stuffed little white polar bear that he loved and dragged around everywhere until he started first grade.

Reminisce: Stories about the Lima Giants outside baseball

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Wilkie Collins and Herman Haithcock were railroad baggage masters; Webb Harrison was a janitor and brothers Fred and Andy Fountain operated a saloon. Ike Boone was a saloonkeeper and unsuccessful boxer while Paul Cumberland worked as a porter at the Norval Hotel.

Bluffton University to host Winter Instrumental

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BLUFFTON — The Bluffton University Concert Band will perform its Winter Instrumental Concert this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the university’s Yoder Recital Hall.

On Nutrition: Hearts and valentines

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Historians credit Richard Cadbury, son of chocolatier John Cadbury, with the invention in 1861 of heart-shaped boxes filled with chocolates. The box — after the candy was consumed — was intended to store sentimental love letters or locks of hair, which were common practices in the Victorian era.

Real Life Mama: That’s a wrap on Valentine’s Day boxes

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It’s that time of year again – the making of the Valentine’s Day box. Listen, I know they say that we will miss these kinds of things one day, but I am not sure that day will come for me when it comes to Valentine’s Day boxes. I am literally terrible at them.