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Autism may be tied to flawed prenatal brain growth

A small study that examined brains from children who died found abnormal patterns of cell growth in autistic children. The research bolsters evidence that something before birth might cause autism, at least in some cases.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2014

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$270M chocolate plant proof of US's sweet tooth

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Americans aren't losing their taste for chocolate. Need proof? Look to Kansas, where candy giant Mars Inc. is operating its first new plant in 35 years to churn out millions of sweets every day.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2014

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Obama, Francis find common ground, sharp divisions

VATICAN CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama and the Vatican gave distinctly different accounts of the president's audience with Pope Francis on Thursday, with Obama stressing their common ground on poverty and inequality but Vatican officials emphasizing sharp differences over Obama's health care law which mandates contraception coverage.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2014

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Senate, House back bills to aid Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress spoke with one voice on Thursday against Russia's annexation of Crimea, passing legislation in the House and Senate giving help to cash-strapped Ukraine and imposing sanctions against Russia.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2014

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Mudslide recovery brings tears to searchers

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — As firefighter Jeff McClelland uncovered a body on the moon-like surface that blankets what used to be the community of Oso, he soon realized that the search party had a close connection to the victim: The dead man's son and brother were among the volunteers scouring the debris field.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2014

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Jet search cut short; new satellite spots objects

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Hints about the lost Malaysian jetliner piled up Thursday, but there was precious little chance to track them down. Bad weather cut short the air and sea hunt for the aircraft as satellite data revealed hundreds more objects that might be wreckage.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2014

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Home demolitions turn Detroit into blank canvas

DETROIT (AP) — The families of Detroit's Brightmoor area are delighted that the day is finally approaching when bulldozers will arrive to level more of their neighborhood. After that, their community's future will be like the cleared landscape — a blank canvas.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2014

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Lawmakers rush to pass bill to aid Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are rushing to get a bill to the president's desk that would provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine and sanction those who had a hand in Russia's takeover of Crimea.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2014

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