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Some Insured Patients Still Skipping Care Because Of High Costs

Research shows that, even with health insurance, many people put off expensive surgery, medicine and tests because they can't afford the high deductibles or copays. A few states hope to change that.
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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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After Nearly 30 Years, Librarian Of Congress Is Calling It Quits

James Billington helped usher the world's largest library into the digital age. The Library of Congress says he will step down on Jan. 1, 2016.
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Cleveland Officials: Police Are Being Retrained On Interacting With The Public

Officers are getting new training on interacting with youth and the use of force. "We are guardians of this community," police Chief Calvin Williams said. "And we are part of this community."
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During Amtrak Derailment, Engineer Was Not On Cellphone, According To NTSB

Federal investigators reported that engineer Brandon Bostian was not using his cellphone ahead of the May 12 derailment in Philadelphia. The train accident killed eight people and injured dozens more.
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Amtrak Engineer Not On Cellphone Before Philadelphia Derailment, NTSB Says

An investigation found no evidence that the engineer was distracted by calls or texts ahead of the May 12 accident in which eight people died and some 200 others were injured.
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Consumers In 'Grandfathered' Health Plans Can Face Higher Costs

These older policies existed before the health law was enacted in 2010 and haven't change much. They cover about a quarter of insured workers, and aren't subject to the same rules as Obamacare plans.
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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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Court Decision On Texas Abortion Law Could Hasten Clinic Closures

A federal appeals court has upheld sweeping abortion restrictions in Texas that supporters say protect women's health. Opponents say the decision could leave just seven or eight clinics open.

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