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'Born in China' review: Animal stories

"Born in China," is Disneynature's documentary about three different animals and their relationships to their families, narrated by John Krasinski. The giant panda's story is about raising and protecting her baby, but the cub wants to do what she wants. In the end, the cub climbs a tree to show she can be brave.

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Poll: Popular social media apps

Today, most people in our world communicate using some kind of social media app. We were curious to see what social media app is liked and used by most people. We took a survey of 100 people. We suggested five popular apps to choose from, here are our results:

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Parents @ Play: It's just like magic

Just about everyone – young, old, and everything in between – is fascinated by magic, especially the kind that involves transforming objects from one thing into another. This week, we take a look at a number of terrific family activities that do exactly that, whether it's changing a 10 of Clubs into a 10 of Heart, a bunch of powered ingredients into delicious cupcakes, or a locked safe into an unlocked one.

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Ex-etiquette: You're not in this alone

I'm divorced and my son lives a week with his mother and a week with me. He is in the 6th grade. He recently got in trouble at school for using a racial slur and insulted one of his best friends. Evidently, he saw a comedy routine on YouTube and thought to repeat it. I talked to the principal and his friend's mother and now he's grounded and without a phone. I'm trying to be a good parent. What's good ex-etiquette?

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Ask Mr. Dad: Playing the role

Dear Mr. Dad. My husband and I have two-year-old twins – a girl and a boy – and we both love spending time with them. But I've noticed that he and I have very different styles, in several ways. We do different activities with the kids. And I've also noticed that I do a better job of treating the kids the same, while he treats our son very differently than our daughter. What's the best way to play with a toddler? And isn't it better to play with the two kids in exactly the same way?

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Chris Erskine: Easter with exploding eggs, rogue Russians

When the kids were really young, we used to have the best Easters. I'd dress up like Jesus and they'd dress like little Roman soldiers and chase me around the yard. Insert your own symbolism if you like, but I caution you not to jump to conclusions. Many families have their special traditions.

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Olathe North student holds graduation ceremony at dying mother's bedside

McKenzie Sherman, 18, held a special graduation at the bedside of her mother at St. Luke’s Hospital. “She doesn’t have much time left here on earth, but she will forever be in my heart,” Sherman wrote.
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Olathe North student holds graduation ceremony at dying mother's bedside 0:54

Olathe North student holds graduation ceremony at dying mother's bedside

Still on the road at 107 2:55

Still on the road at 107

This boy worked hard with no complaints; his dad's reward brings him to tears 2:08

This boy worked hard with no complaints; his dad's reward brings him to tears

Cuddly critters: Baby animals at KC Zoo get extra TLC 5:22

Cuddly critters: Baby animals at KC Zoo get extra TLC

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