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USA TODAY— DEMOCRATANDCHRONICLE E3 SECTION B 10.23.15 USA SNAPSHOTS © Time off for family biz Only 12% 2% of U.S. private sector employees have access to paid family leave through work. Source U.S. Department of Labor TERRY BYRNE AND PAUL TRAP, USA TODAY JUSTIN SULLIVAN,GETTY IMAGES McDonald’s helps drive Dow surge IN MONEY Underwood’s ‘Storyteller’ limits her emotional range RICK DIAMOND,GETTY IMAGES FOR CMT IN LIFE This is an edition of USA TODAY provided for DemocratandChronicle. An expanded version of USA TODAY is available at newsstands or by subscription, and at usatoday.com. Find USA TODAY Sports in today’s local sports section. When they’re at school, the kids are decidedly not all right. New survey findings suggest that when asked how they feel during the school day, U.S. high school students consistently invoke three key feelings: “tired,” “stressed” and “bored.” The researcher who led the study warns that such negative feelings can influence young peo- ple’s attention, memory, decision making, school performance and social lives. “It’s hard to concentrate and it’s hard to do well in school if your brain is having a stressed response,” said Marc Brackett, a researcher in the Yale University Department of Psychology and director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. The new findings, out Friday, are from a survey conducted in collaboration with the Born This Way Foundation, the charitable organization founded by the singer Lady Gaga. The survey was supported bythe Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The student sample is huge: 22,000 high school students from across the USA. The message is clear: Our high schoolers are none too happy, at least when they’re in school. Researchers distributed a brief online questionnaire that asked, “How do you currently feel in school?” Three blank spaces followed, leaving room for any answers they felt were appropriate. Eight of the top 10 responses were negative. “Tired” was most often invoked — 39% of students wrote that. “Stressed” came in second, at 29%. “Bored” was third, at 26%. The most frequently invoked positive emotions were “happy” (22%) and “excited (4.7%). Parents and educators should be alarmed by the findings, Brackett said. “I think they point to the fact that we need to be attending to the feelings of our nation’s youth,” he said. “Unless what they’re learning is engaging and interesting, they’re going to be bored.” Survey finds high school kids tired, stressed and bored Feelings could extend beyond classroom Greg Toppo USA TODAY GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO Asurvey finds that high school students are stressed out. “It’s hard to concentrate and it’s hard to do well in school if your brain is having a stressed response.” Marc Brackett ,Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence MICHAEL REYNOLDS, EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY PLENTY OF FIREWORKS, NO SMOKING GUN CHIP SOMODEVILLA, GETTY IMAGES ANDREW HARRER, BLOOMBERG PETE MAROVICH, BLOOMBERG Former secretary of State Hillary Clinton was mostly calm in her testimony before a House Benghazi committee on Thursday, but there was plenty of drama between Rep. Trey Gowdy, R- S.C., and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., as they shouted each other down in unusually personal attacks. IN NEWS WASHINGTON AU.S. service- member died after a commando raid Thursday freed about 70 hostages believed to face imminent execution by Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq, the Pentagon said. The soldier’s death marked the first American combat death in Iraq in four years and raises the issue of deepening U.S. involvement on the ground there, something President Obama and the Pentagon have routinely ruled out. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook insisted that U.S. participation in the firefight did not indicate a shift in U.S. policy, calling the circumstances leading to the raid unique. “U.S. forces are not in an active combat mission in Iraq,” he said. Eric Schultz, Obama’s deputy press secretary, rejected the notion that the United States was returning to a ground combat role. “Our mission in Iraq has focused and has narrowed. And the president has made the determination that our men and women over there will not be serving in a combat role,” he said. Kurdish commandos and U.S. special operations forces conducted the raid, which came at the request of the Kurdish regional government, Cook said. The American was wounded in the raid and later died from his wounds, Cook said. The 70 hostages, including 20 members of the Iraqi security forces, were released. Five fighters from the Islamic State, also known as ISIL, were captured, Cook said. U.S. forces recovered intelligence from the militants’ camp near the northern town of Hawija, he said. American helicopters swooped the special operators to the site, Cook said. The plan had been for about 30 U.S. special operations soldiers to advise a similar number of Kurdish commandos on the raid, a senior Defense Department o cial said. The o cial was not authorized to speak publicly about details of the mission. Four mass graves had been dug in the compound where the hostages were held, and they were told they would be killed after morning prayers, the o�cial said. “It is always a tragedy when we lose one of our own,” said Army Col. Steve Warren, a military spokesman in Baghdad. “In the end, we saved 70 people from execution that was planned in a few hours.” U.S. RAID SAVES 70 HOSTAGES FROM ISIL U.S. soldier killed; first combat death in Iraq in 4 years Tom Vanden Brook USA TODAY BURLINGTON , IOWA Even Donald Trump admits to being a bit surprised by his phenomenal rise and sustained lead in the Republican presidential race. And he is relishing every minute of it. “I didn’t know it would be this quick,” he tells USA TODAY happily. In an interview on the 100th consecutive day he has led in national polls — and approaching 100 days before the opening Iowa caucuses — Trump is more than willing to opine on the big issues that would face a presidential nominee and a president. u He’s thought about possible running mates, including some of the rivals competing for the 2016 nomination. u He suspects Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has political reasons for delaying an increase in interest rates from the very low levels set during the Great Recession. “When you raise interest rates, I think a lot of bad things can happen in terms of recession, everything else,” he notes, suggesting she wants to Reveling in quick rise, Trump already mulls running mate JACK GRUBER, USA TODAY Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump talks with USA TODAY. He also thinks Yellen has political reasons for delay in raising rates v STORY CONTINUES ON 2B Aman wearing a Darth Vader-like mask and wielding a sword terrorizes elementary school. One teacher and a student killed. IN NEWS AFP/GETTY IMAGES 2die in Sweden school attack Oregon attorney general says retailer knew supplements were spiked. IN NEWS ANDREW BURTON, GETTY IMAGES GNC accused of selling synthetics Drugmaker hurt by fraud allegations, plans to ‘lay out the facts’ to investors Monday. IN MONEY Valeant down 25% in 2 days

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