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Children under age 2 can reason abstractly, researchers say. Jandrie Lombard/iStock hide caption

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Christina Asima says she had no choice but to marry last year at age 12 to help care for younger siblings after her mother abandoned the family. But she says her husband was abusive, so she left him, and now must look after her 8-month-old son, Praise, alone. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Researchers stroked babies' faces with a paintbrush while they watched the same thing happening to a baby in a video. How long the babies in the experiment watched the screen gave clues to what they were thinking. Courtesy of Maria Laura Filippetti hide caption

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A hearse leaves the Deeds family home in Millboro, Va., on Tuesday, after 24-year-old Austin "Gus" Deeds died in an apparent suicide. Don Petersen/AP hide caption

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Based on new research, the EPA concludes that women of childbearing age are making more informed choices and opting for low-mercury seafood choices such as shrimp, canned light tuna and salmon. JackF/iStockphoto hide caption

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There's a reason she's out there all alone. Children worldwide are spending less time on sports and active play and more time with TVs and video games. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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