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Marriage Economy: 'I Couldn't Afford To Get Divorced'

The nation's high unemployment rate is straining many marriages, a new survey finds. At the same time, many unhappy couples say they feel trapped, unable to afford a breakup. Experts say that's a dangerous combination that can increase the risk of domestic violence.
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U.S. Says Details Of Flu Experiments Should Stay Secret

In a landmark decision, an expert panel that advises the government on research security says key details of work on the contagiousness of flu viruses should not be published openly. I
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Autism Rates Have Spiked, But Why?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly one percent of U.S. children have some form of autism, 20 times higher than the rate in the 1980s. Alan Zarembo of The Los Angeles Times and clinical psychologist Catherine Lord discuss what's behind the growing number of diagnoses.
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Hospitals That Serve The Poor Struggle With Readmissions

Hospitals that treat many poor people face challenges in managing their care. The problem is compounded by the fact that the same hospitals often have fewer resources at their disposal.
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Vatican Declares Boy's Recovery A 'Miracle'

On Monday, the Vatican declared a boy's recovery from a flesh-eating bacterium a miracle, brought about by Kateri Tekakwitha, a Native American woman who lived 350 years ago and was beatified by the church. The declaration means she is likely to become the first Native American saint.
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Virginia Drops Ball On Licensing For Autism Treatment

Virginia legislators have failed to establish a licensing procedure for autism therapy, which could leave many families paying for treatment out of their pockets.

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