Posted:  11/26/2014 5:31 am UTC  

Precious Silva - Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Philadelphia, PA, United States (4E) - A new research suggests that parents who see sex and violence in movies and television may get so accustomed to the content, that they up having lower standards when it comes to what they allow their children to watch.

In the study, parents who successively viewed several videos of movie violence became desensitized after some time, and they had lower standards on what they would let their kids to see.

The researchers particularly point out that violent scenes in PG-13 films have grown to be more graphic for the last several decades.

Lead author Daniel Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia said, "W...

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Posted:  11/26/2014 5:30 am UTC  

Nikko Villanueva - 4E Sports Contributor

Pittsburgh, PA, United States (4E Sports) - Running back LeGarrette Blount was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers after being reported leaving the field ahead of a 27-24 win over the Tennessee Titans.

According to ESPN, reports said Steelers defensive assistant Joey Porter saw Blount leave for the team bus with the game unfinished.

He returned after being called back into the locker room but quickly left before postgame interviews.

"We believe the decision to release LeGarrette is in the best interest of the organization and wish him the best of luck," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin stated.

Blount inked a two-year, $3.85 million deal with the Steelers after a playoff run with the Patriots.

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BUSINESS

Fourth Estate Staff

Seattle, WA, United States (4E) - Amazon's widely-known Prime service has been expanded once again as the company unveiled their free-of-charge same-day delivery if the customers, who are members of the website's $99/year Prime service, purchase at least $35.

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Nathan Andrada - Fourth Estate Contributor

New York, NY, United States (4E) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will acquire an 8.7 percent stake in paint maker Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. after agreeing to buy it from private-equity firm Carlyle Group LP.

Carlyle recently revealed plans... Read More

Sports

Cesar Tordesillas - 4E Sports Contributor

Washington D.C., MD, United States (4E Sports) - The Washington Nationals acquired six-time All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon from the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday in exchange for prospect Nick Pivetta .

The Nats subsequently agr... Read More

Cesar Tordesillas - 4E Sports Contributor

Philadelphia, PA, United States (4E Sports) - The Philadelphia Flyers extended center Sean Couturier for a reported six years at $26 million, Tuesday.

Couturier, who would have been a restricted free agent after this season, said he's hap... Read More

Entertainment

Fourth Estate Staff

Hollywood, CA, United States (4E) - "Friday Night Lights" creator Peter Berg has been slammed by netizens after he commented about Caitlyn Jenner's "courage" during the ESPY Awards held this Wednesday, July 15.

Berg took to Instagram to talk about Jenne... Read More

Fourth Estate Staff

Philadelphia, PA, United States (4E) - Anthony Riley, a street performer who joined on "The Voice" recently was found dead in an apartment in Philadelphia. The performer was only 28 years old.

According to a report, the singer was found dead on Friday evening ... Read More

Politics

Fourth Estate Staff

Washington, DC, United States (4E) - Despite the backlash of his anti-illegal immigrant remarks, Donald Trump topped the GOP presidential field in a new national poll of voters for the second week.

Trump got 17 percent support in the telephone poll of 1,000 ad... Read More

Fourth Estate Staff

Jackson, MS, United States (4E) - The Jackson City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution supporting a new Mississippi state flag amid calls by the NAACP to change the banner that includes the controversial Confederate battle logo.

Jackson Mayor ... Read More