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Autism risk increases in children born to older women, Drexel study finds

Autism risk increases in children born to older women, Drexel study findsWhy autism strikes certain kids -- and not others -- has puzzled scientists for half a century. But one trend is clear: having older parents seems to increase the risk. Now, a study from Drexel University adds two more wrinkles
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'We Could Be King' documentary draws standing ovation for MLK High and $250K donation [video]

'We Could Be King' documentary draws standing ovation for MLK High and $250K donation [video]The Flatbush Pictures crew whittled 500 hours of footage down to an 80-minute documentary. And, on Wednesday night, their efforts were rewarded with a standing ovation inside New York City's Sunshine Cinema during the Tribeca
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Manayunk's Venice Island in final months of redevelopment

Manayunk's Venice Island in final months of redevelopmentThe relentless winter that slowed Mother Nature's clock this spring also delayed manmade projects.
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What if we let kids learn by asking questions rather than taking tests?

Considering the new SAT, education seems incredibly backward: the idea that answering test questions should constitute learning. What if education meant that kids pose the questions and then spend a week or a month or half a
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I choose life over death with HIV, and I owe it to you

I take one pill, once a day, provided to me by the state of Pennsylvania. Without this medication, and without the prior and ongoing work of pharmaceutical companies and HIV/AIDS activists, or the current and future dedication

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Shore homeowners have no place to stay while rebuilding from Sandy

Shore homeowners have no place to stay while rebuilding from Sandy

A year and a half after Superstorm Sandy, an increasing number of homeowners on the Jersey Shore are finally receiving funding to begin construction.
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Autism risk increases in children born to older women, Drexel study finds

Autism risk increases in children born to older women, Drexel study finds

Why autism strikes certain kids -- and not others -- has puzzled scientists for half a century. But one trend is clear: having older parents seems to increase the risk. Now, a study from Drexel University adds two more wrinkles
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