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This happens, pediatricians acknowledge. So they're offering advice on how to reduce the risk of bed sharing with infants.

New Guidelines Acknowledge The Reality: Babies Do Sleep In Mom's Bed

It's a familiar scene for sleep-deprived parents everywhere: They put down the baby in the bassinet to sleep, and those tiny eyes flutter shut. Then they flutter back open and the crying starts. The only thing perhaps more harrowing than those long wakeful nights of a baby's first year is the fear that one day the child won't wake up.

President Obama appears on ABC's <em>Jimmy Kimmel Live</em> on Monday.

WATCH: Obama Reads 'Mean Tweets' — Including One From Trump

President Obama's days in office are dwindling, and it's clear he intends to have as much fun as he can on the way out. Last night during a West Coast fundraising trip, he stopped by ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Obama took part in a recurring bit called "Mean Tweets," which consists of reading aloud some of the, you guessed it, mean tweets about him of late.

Such as:

@nathan: "Barack Obama is the Nickelback of presidents."

@woodstockdave: "Obama couldn't negotiate getting a Whopper without pickles."

Emergency services personnel are seen at the Thunder River Rapids ride at Dreamworld south of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia, on Tuesday. Four people died after a malfunction caused two people to be ejected from their raft, while two others were caught inside the ride at the popular Gold Coast theme park.

Amusement Park Accident In Australia Kills 4

Four people have died at an amusement park in Australia after an accident on a water ride on Tuesday.

The victims were all adults — two men and two women — Stuart Cohen reports for NPR from Sydney. The accident occurred at Dreamworld amusement park, a popular destination on Queensland state's Gold Coast.

Pakistani family members of victims visit a police training center in Quetta, Pakistan, on Tuesday after gunmen opened fire and detonated explosive vests in an hourslong siege of the academy. Scores of people were killed, mostly young police cadets.

More Than 60 Killed In Attack On Police Academy In Pakistan

An attack on a police academy in Quetta, Pakistan, has left more than 60 people dead and more than 100 others injured, NPR's Philip Reeves reports.

Most of the dead were young police cadets, he says.

"The cadets were asleep when the assault began. One survivor says three or four gunmen barged into their dormitory and started firing," Philip reports. "Some cadets escaped by jumping off the roof. Officials say all the attackers are now dead, and that two detonated suicide vests."

Hundreds of people flocked to the United States Botanic Garden to see (and smell) a corpse flower in full bloom.

What's In It For The Corpse Flower To Smell Like Death?

The Amorphophallus titanum is a striking plant even before you get close enough to smell it. Its scientific name means giant, misshapen phallus and it is not hard to see why. A giant column called a spadix rises 7 feet into the air from the center of a pleated funnel.

Workers sort baskets full of fresh tea leaves at a Lipton tea plantation in Ceylon circa 1900.

How Lipton Built An Empire By Selling 'Farm To Table' Tea

Lipton tea can be found in almost any grocery store, and the brand is just about synonymous with industrial Big Tea. So tea enthusiasts who sniff at the familiar square bags might be surprised that once upon a time, Lipton was known as the "farm to table" of the tea world. In fact, it was sold with the catchy slogan "direct from tea garden to tea pot."

So how did Thomas Lipton build this tea empire?

A 1976 portrait of Princeton President William G. Bowen, by Everett Raymond Kinstler.

The Man Who Shed Light On Why College Keeps Getting More Expensive

William Bowen, a scholar and former president of Princeton University, died last week. He is associated with one of the key explanations for just why a college degree keeps getting more and more and more expensive.

Bowen, who was President of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and before that, led Princeton from 1972 to 1988, died Oct. 20 at the age of 83.

A New York Police Department security camera set up along a street in New York City on Aug. 26.

It Ain't Me, Babe: Researchers Find Flaws In Police Facial Recognition

Nearly half of all American adults have been entered into law enforcement facial recognition databases, according to a recent report from Georgetown University's law school. But there are many problems with the accuracy of the technology that could have an impact on a lot of innocent people.

University of Cincinnati police offficer Ray Tensing stands next to motorist Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop for a missing front license plate on July 19, 2015. Moments later, DuBose was shot dead by Tensing, who is being tried on charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter.

Campus Cop On Trial For Shooting Death During Routine Traffic Stop

University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing's body camera was on when he pulled over Sam DuBose last year for a missing front license plate. From the footage, it is clear that Tensing is asking DuBose for his driver's license, and DuBose says he doesn't have it.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shakes hands with Fox News anchor and moderator Chris Wallace after the third presidential debate.

'Trump TV' Launches Its Pilot With Pitch To His Base

In a new Facebook Live show launched Monday night, Donald Trump's campaign painted a rosy picture of the election in just two weeks, with campaign manager Kellyanne Conway even saying "unequivocally" that "we will win."

Her interviewers were two of the GOP nominee's campaign advisers Boris Epshteyn and Cliff Sims, hosting the inaugural edition of an online show "bypassing the left-wing media," as Epshteyn put it, "which skews everything."