Kids Ages 4, 5 and 6 Allegedly Locked in Room for Months and May Have Eaten Paint to Survive: Prosecutors

Kids Ages 4, 5 and 6 Allegedly Locked in Room for Months and May Have Eaten Paint to Survive: Prosecutors

Prosecutors say three young children in rural Pennsylvania are lucky to be alive after police recently rescued them from a locked room in their home where they’d allegedly been kept for three months — wasting away — with no heat and little food. “The door to the room was locked from the outside and the paint on the wall was peeled off at the height of the kids,” Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico tells PEOPLE. “We theorize they’d been peeling it off in order to eat it.”

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The most popular books at US public libraries in 2016, mapped by city

The most popular books at US public libraries in 2016, mapped by city

Hollywood has been good to Paula Hawkins. Following the release of a movie adapted from her novel, "The Girl on the Train," the book has become one of the most widely read books at US libraries this year. A survey of 14 metropolitan libraries by Quartz shows that "The Girl on the Train" is the most checked-out book at eight of them, and the most checked-out work of fiction at 11.

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Canada Takes Next Step Toward National Marijuana Legalization

Canada Takes Next Step Toward National Marijuana Legalization

Even as voters in more U.S. states approved legalized recreational marijuana this November – and 28 states have legalized medical marijuana – the federal government still lists marijuana as an illegal drug. However, just north of the border, Canadian leaders have started moving in the opposite direction. Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada and leader of the Liberal Party, created a committee in the summer of 2016 to look into the issues surrounding making marijuana legal for recreational use across the entire country.

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Watch Where You Click: From Today The Government Is Logging All Of Your Internet Activity

Watch Where You Click: From Today The Government Is Logging All Of Your Internet Activity

Oh! You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout – I'm telling you why: Draconian bulk data collection is coming to Britain. They're making a list, checking it twice, gonna find out who's naughty or nice, because the government is legally mandating ISPs to log your internet activity from today. They see you when you're sleeping, they know when you're awake, they know if you've been bad or good, so surrender your civil liberties for goodness sake!

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Hedgehogs Hold the Secret to Preventing Concussions

Hedgehogs Hold the Secret to Preventing Concussions

If you ever find yourself watching hedgehog go about its day, you’ll notice that they tend to fall out of trees — a lot. Wild hedgehogs climb trees as high as 30 feet, looking for insects and food to eat. Sometimes they fall by accident, other times they fall on purpose to evade a predator or because falling is a lot faster than climbing down.

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Nevada’s new gun background check law ends before it begins

Nevada’s new gun background check law ends before it begins

A new Nevada law requiring background checks for private party gun sales was deemed unenforceable Wednesday, days before it was to take effect because the FBI refuses to conduct them and the state lacks authority to do so. The opinion issued by the office of Republican Attorney General Adam Laxalt left gun enthusiasts elated and proponents of background checks reeling from the blow of another setback — the second since 2013 when a bill requiring universal screenings was passed by the Legislature but vetoed by Gov. Brian Sandoval.

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