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More Evidence That Parents' Ages Could Influence Autism Risk

A large, international study found that kids born to older parents had higher rates of autism. Having a teen mom or parents with a large gap between their ages also increased the autism odds.
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Israel-Linked Spy Virus Discovered At Hotels Used For Iran Nuclear Talks

The cybersecurity firm Kaspersky discovered the malware on one of its computers first. When its researchers searched millions of computers for the virus, they found it at three key luxury hotels.
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Amid Corruption Scandal, FIFA Delays Bidding On 2026 World Cup

The organization's secretary-general said it would be "nonsense" to begin the bidding process amid the turmoil. FIFA said its executive committee would discuss the process at a meeting later.
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Putin, Pope Francis Will Meet At The Vatican

Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to bring up the crisis in Ukraine. The meeting will be the second between the two men.
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Obama Authorizes Deploying Up To 450 More Troops To Iraq

The troops would beef up the effort to train more Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State. Some 3,000 American troops are already in Iraq to provide security or to train and advise Iraqi forces.
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In Berlin, Jeb Bush Calls On Russia To Respect Ukraine's Sovereignty

Jeb Bush is expected to announce his 2016 presidential bid this week — though he has been acting a lot like a candidate for many months now. That includes this week's trip to Europe.
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Threats Of Renewed Civil War Forces Thousands To Flee Burundi

More than 120,000 people have fled unrest in Burundi. While there is currently no war in the East African nation, the fear of one has gotten residents to move to a refugee camp in neighboring Rwanda.
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How Does A City Stop 4 Million Smokers From Lighting Up?

A few years ago, smoking was so common in Beijing that doctors, nurses and patients would even puff away in hospital hallways. Now the city is trying — again — to ban smoking indoors. It isn't easy.
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Drop In Demand Leads To Layoffs In Russia's Auto Market

Russia's economy is going through a slump brought on by low oil prices and Western sanctions. But if the country's auto market is any measure, the economy faces a long and difficult road ahead.
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How Glasgow Shed Its Reputation As 'The Murder Capital Of Western Europe'

Over the last decade, Scotland's biggest city cut its homicide rate by two-thirds. A change in the style of policing is seen as a major factor.

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