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For some kids who grow up in poverty, the bond developed with Mom is especially important in dealing with stress. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Shots - Health News

To Spot Kids Who Will Overcome Poverty, Look At Babies

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To Spot Kids Who Will Overcome Poverty, Look At Babies

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Kenyan authorities are trying to guard against fraud and violence when they hold a presidential election on March 4. Here, voters register on biometric equipment last December in Nairobi. Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fearing Election Turmoil, Kenyans Seek A Tech Solution

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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad speaks during a panel discussion at the National Governors Association 2013 Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Governors' D.C. Summit Dominated By Medicaid And The Sequester

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Governors' D.C. Summit Dominated By Medicaid And The Sequester

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A young demonstrator is attacked by a police dog in Birmingham, Ala., in May 1963. Scenes like these helped usher in the nation's landmark civil rights law, the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday over a key provision of the law. Bill Hudson/AP hide caption

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Alabama Divided As Court Prepares To Hear Voting Rights Challenge

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Steve Harvey on the set of his Steve Harvey Show in Chicago just before it debuted in September 2012. Chuck Hodes/AP/NBC hide caption

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An Oprah-less Chicago Tries To Keep Talk Show Spirit Alive

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Caitlin J. Halligan, shown in 2005, waited more than 700 days in the last Congress for a vote on the Senate floor before she was filibustered, the White House says. She was nominated again last month. Jim McKnight/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Would-Be Federal Judges Face The Washington Waiting Game

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Would-Be Federal Judges Face The Washington Waiting Game

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Wal-Mart is one of several large retailers that say an increase in the payroll tax may hurt U.S. sales in the months ahead. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Too Soon To Blame Payroll Tax For Stagnant Retail Sales?

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