Daylight saving time explained

POSTED: 09:22 AM PDT Nov 04, 2011    UPDATED: 10:06 AM PST Mar 05, 2015 

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

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Daylight saving time was observed nationally again during World War II, but not uniformly practiced until 1966, when start and end dates were standardized. States could still opt out if they wished.

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