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New Florida Law Lets Residents Challenge School Textbooks

The new bill was pushed by a conservative group critical of the way evolution, climate change and government were being taught in Florida schools.

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Sperm Counts Plummet In Western Men, Study Finds

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Girls are much less likely to be diagnosed with autism, but that may be because the signs of the disorder can be less obvious than in boys. And girls may be missing out on help as a result. Sara Wong for NPR hide caption

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'Social Camouflage' May Lead To Underdiagnosis Of Autism In Girls

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Sen. Jeff Flake: 'As Conservatives, Our First Obligation Is To Be Honest'

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New Florida Law Lets Residents Challenge School Textbooks

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