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July 1st, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Confessions of text-obsessed parents

(CNN) – There's no question about it, teens and pre-teens are generally the titans of texting. Remember that 13-year-old girl who sent over 14,000 texts in one month? But more and more, it's parents who have their eyes glued to their phones, and not their kids. Alina Cho reports on some interesting developments about what can be a damaging distraction.

Find out more about the mom in our story and read her articles on parenting

Filed under: Tech
July 1st, 2010
05:47 AM ET

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Hurricane Alex kills at least 1 in Mexico; flooding feared

(CNN) – A contractor in Monterrey died when a wall fell on him as a result of the rain, Carlos Eduardo Aguilar of Nuevo Leon's Civil Protection agency said. CNN-affiliate Televisa reported that at least three other people died when a wall collapsed on them in Acapulco, on the country's Pacific coast.

Alex made landfall along the northeast Mexican coastline late Wednesday as a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of about 100 mph, the National Hurricane Center reported. Forecasters downgraded the storm to a Category 1 hurricane early Thursday morning and said it would continue to weaken as it moved inland.

But residents on both sides of the border braced for additional flooding and tornadoes as the storm moved west with 85 mph maximum sustained winds.

Rivers and creeks were already well above their normal levels Wednesday. Rescuers saved a young man from rushing waters, Nuevo Leon state officials said. Officials closed schools across the state Thursday as they braced for floods. Read more

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