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Inmates sue for access to dental floss, and more

The sheriff in West Palm Beach is afraid his prisoners will use dental floss as a weapon or a rope.

Inmates sue for access to dental flossPrisoners in West Palm Beach, Fla., are suing for access to dental floss. Four inmates have filed suit so far, claiming “pain and suffering,” but Sheriff Ric Bradshaw says there’s too great a risk of floss being used as a weapon or a rope. “I don’t care if they file 400 suits, they’re not getting it,” said Bradshaw. “This isn’t the Ritz-Carlton.”

Parents object to school yoga classesSome parents in Encinitas, Calif., are objecting to the teaching of yoga in school. Superintendent Tim Baird says yoga poses provide a “healthy workout” and a way to reduce students’ stress, but some insist it’s a sneaky way to promote Eastern religion. “There’s really a lot of unease among a lot of parents,” said Mary Eady, who has pulled her son from the twice-weekly lessons.

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