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Dear tech companies, I don’t want to see pregnancy ads after my child was stillborn [Gillian Brockell/The Washington Post]

Tech companies need to make it easier for people to customize the ads they see, says the mother of a stillborn child who wants to stop seeing ads for baby products.

Heartbreaking essay. I only had an inkling what people go through when their child is stillborn. I guess I always thought of it as being something like recovering from a serious, but short-lived illness, like when an otherwise healthy person gets pneumonia or a burst appendix. It’s really more like losing a child, isn’t it?

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What It’s Like to Need Hardly Any Sleep

Most people who think they hardly need any sleep are kidding themselves, but a select few are “short sleepers” who get by on six or fewer hours of sleep per night. Jenn Schwaner, a 43-year-old from Port Ritchie, Florida, is one, and she talked with New York Magazine about what it’s like.

.. I always said I was made to have children. It never bothered me when I got up in the middle of the night. It didn’t matter if it was every two or three hours, and I nursed all my kids. And then I started taking in foster children. A lot of the babies were born addicted to drugs — meth or prescription meds — and they need somebody to cuddle them and hold them in the middle of the night when they are going through withdrawal. I felt like I didn’t sleep at night anyway, and I knew that these kids really needed someone who wouldn’t get frustrated being up with them all night.

Trump is right: He didn’t kick a baby out of a campaign rally

Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post, writes that the mother was already on the way out when Trump made the comment on kicking her out. The mother, Devan Ebert of Virginia, was and continues to be a staunch Trump supporter and has written in his defense. She later returned to the same seat at the rally, with her now-quiet baby.

The Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale says he was there, saw the whole thing, and corroborates the mother’s story.

Dale says he chooses not to get press credentials for rallies, preferring to sit with the people for what he might see and hear. Which is what journalists at political rallies should do routinely.

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