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  • Social media offers parents more controls. But do they help?

    As concerns about social media's harmful effects on teens continue to rise, platforms from Snapchat to TikTok to Instagram are bolting on new features they say will make their services safer and more age appropriate. But the changes rarely address the elephant in the the room -- the algorithms pushing endless content that can drag anyone, not just teens, into harmful rabbit holes.

    FILE - The Snapchat app is seen on a mobile device in New York, Aug. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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Recovery underway in South Korea's rain-hit capital area

Cleanup and recovery efforts gained pace in South Korea's greater capital region Wednesday as skies cleared after two days of record-breaking rainfall that unleashed flash floods, damaged thousands of buildings and roads and killed at least nine people.

Lawmakers in India pass energy conservation bill

India took another step toward meeting its climate goals Tuesday when lawmakers in parliament's lower house approved legislation that would require greater use of renewable energy and force industrial polluters to pay a price for the carbon they emit.