The pros and cons of permanent daylight saving time

Should the clocks stay the same year-round?

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A federal standard for daylight saving time (DST) was established in the United States in the 1960s, but the idea of changing the clocks twice a year has long been controversial. Proponents argue that permanent daylight saving time — or "no more falling back every year in the fall," as CNN explains — would be significantly better for the country and for people's health. Opponents argue just the opposite. Who is right?

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