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Daylight saving time explained

Published On: Nov 04 2011 12:22:25 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 05 2015 01:06:33 PM EST

Daylight saving time begins this weekend. What's behind the tradition of pushing our clocks ahead each spring?

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Contrary to popular belief, no federal rule mandates that states or territories observe daylight saving time.


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