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Brain Changes Suggest Autism Starts In The Womb

Wed, 2014-03-26 14:30

The organization of certain brain cells in children with autism seems already different from that of typical children by the sixth or seventh month of fetal development, a study hints.

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NLRB Sides With College Football Players Hoping To Unionize

Wed, 2014-03-26 13:51

The National Labor Relations Board says Northwestern University football players can unionize. It's a win for student athletes, but the university says it will appeal.

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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Brings 'Bad Juju' And Pain 25 Years Later

Wed, 2014-03-26 13:31

The lives of fishermen in Alaska were forever changed after the Exxon Valdez oil spill more than two decades ago. They're still haunted by litigation, bankruptcy and herring that haven't returned.

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How Russia's Annexation Of Crimea Could Hurt Its Economy

Wed, 2014-03-26 13:21

President Vladimir Putin's swift move to annex Crimea has been popular among many Russians. But when it comes to Russia's economy, many analysts think the country's prospects are looking weaker.

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WATCH: A Desperate Act And An Amazing Rescue In Houston Fire

Wed, 2014-03-26 13:01

A five-alarm fire in Houston led to a dramatic scene on Tuesday, when a construction worker tried to flee flames by jumping from one balcony to another.

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Does Beaver Tush Flavor Your Strawberry Shortcake? We Go Myth Busting

Wed, 2014-03-26 12:41

Heard the rumor that strawberry syrups contain flavoring from a beaver's tush? The potion was once a common food flavoring. But settle down! The time of beaver-spiked ice pops and pastries has ended.

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Backlash To Facebook Buying Virtual Reality Firm Comes Swiftly

Wed, 2014-03-26 12:30

Facebook's purchase of Oculus VR is only a day old, but the founders are already defending themselves against threats of abandonment by game developers.

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That Health Insurance Deadline Now Comes With Wiggle Room

Wed, 2014-03-26 12:21

President Obama often said that March 31 was the hard deadline to sign up for individual health insurance. But it turns out it's not so hard. Here's the latest on that slightly squishy deadline.

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Protesters Want To Sue Secret Service: Do They Have The Right?

Wed, 2014-03-26 12:00

The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday about whether the Secret Service can be sued for a 2004 incident in which agents ordered police to move demonstrators away from President George W. Bush.

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Secret Service Under High Court Scrutiny For Potential First Amendment Violations

Wed, 2014-03-26 12:00

The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case testing whether the Secret Service, in restraining certain demonstrators and not others, violated the protesters' First Amendment rights.

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With Elections Days Away, Suicide Bombs Sow Fear In Kabul

Wed, 2014-03-26 12:00

Taliban attacks have rocked some of Kabul's most guarded locations just days before Afghans vote in national elections, generating fear among foreigners and many Afghans connected to the vote.

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Unanimous Jury Convicts Al-Qaida Propagandist In Manhattan

Wed, 2014-03-26 12:00

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, a top propagandist for al-Qaida, has been convicted. The verdict supports the Obama administration's claim that federal criminal courts are ready to hear terrorism cases.

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Washington State's 'Slide Hill' Has A History Of Landslides

Wed, 2014-03-26 12:00

Robert Siegel speaks with Seattle Times reporter Ken Armstrong about the instability of the land in Snohomish County in Washington that was affected by the massive mudslide.

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In Brussels, Obama Seeks Broader Support For Ukraine

Wed, 2014-03-26 12:00

President Obama is visiting the European Union and NATO headquarters in Brussels for talks that will likely be dominated by Russia and Afghanistan.

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Egypt's Defense Minister Says He Will Run For President

Wed, 2014-03-26 11:48

Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says that he's resigned his military post and will run for president in July elections.

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Labor Board Rules Northwestern University Players Are Employees

Wed, 2014-03-26 11:40

The decision means the players can vote to unionize and has the potential to revolutionize the way college athletics work.

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New Dwarf Planet Found At The Solar System's Outer Limits

Wed, 2014-03-26 11:01

The tiny world is a pink-hued ball of ice in an area of space once thought to be relatively empty. But the new findings hint of other small objects — and perhaps an unseen planet bigger than Earth.

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The Sometimes Tricky Relations Between Popes And Presidents

Wed, 2014-03-26 10:35

For decades, U.S. presidents have sought an audience with the pope, and President Obama will have one Thursday. But this wasn't always the case, and often there have been political differences.

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A 'Silent Killer' Returns: Live Chat With Filmmaker On Fighting TB

Wed, 2014-03-26 10:32

PBS traveled to the epicenter of a terrifying epidemic. We're chatting with the film's maker to learn how the world can stop drug-resistant tuberculosis.

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Map Warns Of Patches Susceptible To Landslides

Wed, 2014-03-26 10:30

The deadly mudslide in Washington occurred in an area that was seen as vulnerable. The U.S. Geological Survey maintains data on areas at risk of landslides.

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