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Afghanistan's female police officers fight for women-only toilets

It is the smallest but most telling of details that reveals Afghanistan's real attitude towards the women it claims to want at the heart of the …

A newborn's placenta may reveal autism risk

Yale researchers show that analysis of placentas can reveal whether a newborn is at high risk of autism.<p>Doctors may be able to diagnose a child's risk of autism at birth, which would allow treatment of the burgeoning disorder to begin in the child's earliest days, a new study finds.<p>Solely by …

Unhappy US workers bow out of bring your kid to work day

Today, an estimated 19 million young people will head to their parents’ workplaces for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.<p>But many kids won’t. Their parents might offer the following explanations:<p>“Sorry, kid, but I really don’t like my job. You would have been miserable there too.” Or, “I want …

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Amanda Knox reiterates innocence as memoir is published

Amanda Knox has reiterated her innocence and revealed she contemplated suicide while jailed in Italy for the murder of Meredith Kercher, ahead of the …

Todd Akin says he'd take back rape comments

Republican Todd Akin said he regrets his comments about "legitimate rape," nearly six months after the controversial remarks derailed his bid for the U.S. Senate in Missouri.<p>When asked by KDSK-TV if he would take back his much-derided comments, the former congressman said, "Oh, of course I would. …

US tourists survive 12-hour ordeal in shark-infested Caribbean waters

An American brother and sister who swam through the shark-infested waters of the Caribbean for 12 hours after their fishing boat sank in rough seas …