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The Briefing 03-12-14

1. The limits of technology and humanity: How could  massive Boeing-777 just disappear?

The Malaysia Airlines Disappearance Shows Technology’s Limits, Wall Street Journal (Daniel Michaels and Jon Ostrower

Use of Stolen Passports on Missing Jets Highlights Security Flaw, New York Times (Eric Schmitt)

2. Why did it take General Motors a decade and 13 deaths to recall dangerous ignition switches?

Congress to Ivestigate GM Recall, Wall Street Journal (Jeff Bennett and Joseph B. White)

3. The new sibling rivalry: Kids forced to compete with mobile devices for parents’ attention

Patterns of Mobile Device Use by Caregivers and Children During Meals in Fast Food Restaurants, Pediatrics

Cell Phones Are Distracting Too Many Parents; Disrupting Communication With Kids, Medical Daily (Anthony Rivas)

Parents, Wired to Distraction, New York Times (Perri Klass)

4. From Father to Son — J.R.R. Tolkien on Sex

From Father to Son–J.R.R. Tolkien on Sex, Albertmohler.com (Albert Mohler)