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Americans Turn Clocks Forward to Daylight Saving Time

Americans will set their clocks and watches forward by an hour Sunday for daylight saving time, a practice aimed at making the most of longer periods of light during spring and summer days. The practice, which began in Germany during World War I, was originally meant to conserve coal by reducing people's use of artificial lighting in the evenings. By the time the war ended in 1918, several other European countries had followed suit. Critics of the practice say it does not really...

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