08 29 2014
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Death of Snake Handling Preacher Shines Light on Lethal Appalachian Tradition

He enjoyed handling snakes during worship services, but it's a tradition that has killed about 100 practitioners since it started in the east Tennessee hills in 1909

(CNN) -- When Mack Wolford, one of the most famous Pentecostal serpent handlers in Appalachia, is laid to rest Saturday at his West Virginia church, a week after succumbing to a snake bite, his friends may very well show up with boxes of copperheads, rattlesnakes and cottonmouths.


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TV Can Boost Self-Esteem of White Boys, Study Says

Black children and white girls' self-esteem decreased with TV consumption

(CNN) --  According to a new study, watching TV might actually boost your child's self-esteem -- that is, if he's a white male.
Parents of white girls and African-American children, however, might want to limit the amount of time their kids spend in front of the tube.

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