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

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Nathan Andrada - Fourth Estate Contributor

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Sports

Nikko Villanueva - 4E Sports Contributor

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Cesar Tordesillas - 4E Sports Contributor

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Entertainment

James Carvin - Fourth Estate Contributor

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Politics

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Baltimore, MD, United States (4E) - Julian Bond, longtime civil rights leader and former chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), died from a lingering illness Saturday night in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the Southern Poverty... Read More

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About 22 percent of respondents of the CNN/ ORC poll rel... Read More