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Friday April 5th, 2019 day edition

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A new Ohio State University study explores just that — the relationship between children’s vocabulary and reading, in children younger than 5-years-old.

The study found that children whose parents read them five age-appropriate books a day (containing between 140 and 228 words, on average) enter kindergarten with a vocabulary potentially richer for 1.4 million words.

For the study, the researchers — in collaboration with the Columbus Metropolitan Library — identified the 100 most circulated board books and picture books.

The calculations show that children whose parents read them five books a day hear over 1.4 million words before entering kindergarten.

Kids who have their parents read them one book a day hear 296,600 words before entering kindergarten.

Children who are never read to hear only 4,662 words before the age of 5, according to the researchers’ calculations.

“Kids who hear more vocabulary words are going to be better prepared to see those words in print when they enter school. »

Hospital Withdraws Job Offer To Doctor Who Tweeted About Giving Jews Wrong Meds

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A hospital in southern California announced Monday that it was withdrawing a job offer to a doctor who had posted a series of anti-Semitic tweets.

“I’ll purposely give the yahood the wrong meds,” she tweeted in 2012, using the Arabic word for “Jews.”

Touro, which describes itself on its website as “Rooted in Jewish tradition, built on Jewish values,” condemned her last year. »

Michael Cohen finds hard drive with files he thinks Congress should see

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Is it possible that President Trump actually has no intention of winning re-election in 2020?.

Later, he told Trump he should definitely "go with the gas tax" if he secretly wants "to retire early" and is "really sick of the job.".

“If the president did all that, the message would be very clear: he has no idea what he ran on in 2016," Carlson said. »

5-star hotels owned by the sultan of Brunei deleted their social media after an intense backlash over Brunei's new law punishing homosexuality with death by stoning

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Five-star hotels owned by the sultan of Brunei have quit social media after the country was slammed for making death by stoning the punishment for being gay.

The sultan of Brunei owns the Brunei Investment Agency, which in turn owns nine of the world's most luxurious hotels.

Numerous luxury hotels owned by the sultan of Brunei have abandoned social media after a furious backlash to Brunei's decision to make death by stoning the punishment for homosexuality. »