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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2016, file photo, taken with a fisheye lens, South Korea lines the third baseline and Endwell, N.Y. lines the first baseline during team introductions before the Little League World Series Championship baseball game at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pa. Little League International announced mandatory criminal background checks for its volunteer coaches, new eligibility requirements for players and a host of new rules on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, intended to increase the pace of play.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Little League requires criminal background checks

- Associated Press

Little League International announced mandatory criminal background checks for its volunteer coaches, new eligibility requirements for players and a host of new rules on Wednesday intended to increase the pace of play.

Wordoku: Crossword puzzles meet Sudoku

- Deseret News

Word game lovers, attention please. Calliope Games has taken two of America's favorite pastimes, Sudoku and crossword puzzles, and combined them into a fun, new game. In Wordoku, one to six players create words and earn points using wooden letters.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speak during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Can third-graders learn from Trump and Clinton?

- Deseret News

The first presidential debate of 2016 confused Owen Machingo, 8, who was watching it with his mom. He'd never be allowed to act that way, he told her. So how come it's OK for the man and woman on TV? It's a good question about role models.

Students at Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto, Ill., push some of the 2,996 American flags into the football field Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, for a Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony in remembrance of the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America. Each flag represents one of the people who died in the attack. (John Badman/The Telegraph via AP)

N.J. high school installs flags of victims in honor of 9/11 anniversary

- The Washington Times

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11, students at Cedar Grove High School in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, will install, for the second consecutive year, 2,977 flags on the school's front lawn -- one for each person who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center. The flags will represent the home countries of each of the victims.

Whole wheat pasta

The skinny on pasta

- Deseret News

Italian researchers say that pasta eating is linked to healthy body weight. But use your noodle before you ramp up the linguini, and follow this advice to make pasta a healthier dish for your family.

The Holy Bible. ** FILE **

Upcoming 'Jesus VR' film to portray Bible like never before

- Deseret News

Coming on the heels of the successes of faith-based films like "God's Not Dead," "Miracles From Heaven" and "Heaven Is For Real," a new movie slated for release later this year will portray Jesus and his disciples like never before.

Beat summer heat, mosquitoes, be safe

Happy Birthday to the United States of America! We are on countdown to 240 candles of our American Independence Day celebrations, and to honor our "land of the free and the home of the brave" we will join in festivities and light up our skies from sea to shining sea.

William P. Tatem Elementary School in Collingswood. (Image: Google Maps via philly.com)

'Racist' brownie flap among third-graders

- The Washington Times

Grown folk, pay attention. A third grader talked about the brownies that were going to be served at his class' end-of-school party. A classmate said his comment was "racist." The teacher called the police. The boy was suspended. Child protection services began a probe. Parents are livid.

In June, we recognize National Men's Health Month and Father's Day.

'State of America's Fathers' examines parenthood in 2016

- Deseret News

New national report says fathers are more involved than ever before. But they still need help in a nation that has two distinct fatherhood experiences, one for haves and the other for have-nots.

Tips for healthy, safe summer

Schools are closing, pools are opening and BBQs are firing up as we start our summer in the greatest way by saluting in honor and remembrance the men and women (as well as the families of those) who died while serving in our U.S. military.