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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sits with South Side first-graders in October. Emanuel's plan to lengthen the school day and the school year has met with resistance. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Chicago Wants Longer School Day; Foes Want Details

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Abby Mahoney, 13, has Asperger's syndrome. She says she has memorized nearly everything there is to know about Star Wars. Her enthusiasm for the subject helped make her the target of a bullying boy. Courtesy of the Mahoney family hide caption

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Children With Autism Are Often Targeted By Bullies

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I could use some shushing and swaddling right about now. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Swaddling and Shushing Help Soothe Babies After Vaccinations

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally in Tempe, Ariz., on Friday. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Immigration Remains A Dicey Issue For Romney, GOP

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A clampdown on contamination in growing fields has pushed out wildlife and destroyed habitats. Adam Cole/NPR hide caption

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How Making Food Safe Can Harm Wildlife And Water

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After suffering from injuries from the beating and struggling publicly with alcoholism, today Rodney King is contented, sober and engaged — to Cynthia Kelley, who served on the jury of King's civil trial against the city. Morgan St. John hide caption

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Rodney King Comes To Grips With 'The Riot Within'

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