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Weekend read: Fatal distraction

The article I’m recommending this week is totally heart-rending: forgetting a child in the backseat of a car is a surprisingly common cause of childhood mortality. Gene Weingarten’s article in the Washington Post looks at the emotional and differing criminal repercussions.

This 1,918th post was filed under: Weekend Reads.

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