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7 Stories Worth Skimming

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A man poses holding his cell phone Monday, Jan. 13 in Minneapolis. Jim Mone / AP file

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Here are seven stories from the "Nightly News" team that caught our attention as we get ready for tonight's broadcast.

Smartphones Dumb Down Parents' Interactions with Their Kids

Parents who get absorbed by technology have more negative interactions with their children, according to a Boston Medical Center study. The research says children feel as if they're competing against gadgets for their parents' attention. Researchers observed that when a parent was absorbed by a smartphone there were instances of "very little interaction, harsh interaction or negative interaction" between parent or child.

Breaking His Silence

Peter Lanza, the father of Sandy Hook gunman Adam Lanza, in a gripping interview with the New Yorker delves deep into memories of his son and that terrible day in December 2012. The distraught father who saw his son as "just a normal little weird kid," talks about his son's growing challenges over the years, the many doctors' visits, how his diagnosis of Autism may have masked warning signs and how he and his ex-wife Nancy Lanza never thought their son was capable of violence.

Peru Will Extradite Joran van der 26 Years

Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in murder of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba, will not be extradited to the United States to face trial until 2038. He is currently serving a 28-year sentence in Peru for another murder, and the Peruvian government will not send him to the U.S. until he serves out the remainder of his term.

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un "Wins" 100% of the Vote

Kim Jong Un unanimously "won" election to the country's highest legislative body, according to North Korean state media. He faced no opponents in his election campaign. There was no one else on the ballot. This is the first election since the 2011 death of his father Kim Jong Il.

10 Things to Know About NFL Free Agency

NFL free agency begins tomorrow and cornerbacks are the new quarterbacks, according to Sports Illustrated. Tackles can expect big pay days and this could be Baltimore's year. There's one player in particular who is about "to be very rich" and the fate of running backs and receivers isn't as bright as it once was. All of these moves may determine just which team comes out on top next season.

The Most Important Meal of the Day

Lebron James eats a bagel with peanut butter every morning and Justin Timberlake sticks to waffles with Flax and almond butter. Are there breakfast habits to pick up from the rich and famous?

"True Detective" Finale Crashes HBO GO

It's clear you have a hit on your hands when a season finale crashes your servers, and that's exactly what happened during Sunday night's finale of "True Detective." The show has built up such a huge following that HBO GO stream servers collapsed at the worst possible moment for many fans. HBO GO confirmed at 9:50 p.m. that its service was having issues due to "overwhelmingly popular demand."

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