10 25 2014
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Don't Wait for Social Security Check in the Mail

About 90 percent of people who receive federal benefits already get their payments electronically, the Treasury Department says

The federal government, which issues 73 million payments a month, is phasing out paper checks for all benefit programs, requiring people to get payments electronically, either through direct deposit or a debit card for those without a bank account.


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After $1 Billion, Experts See Progress on Autism's Causes

The past week has seen spate of studies offering fresh info on what may cause condition

ATLANTA (AP) -- More than $1 billion has been spent over the past decade searching for the causes of autism. In some ways, the research looks like a long-running fishing expedition, with a focus on everything from genetics to the age of the father, the weight of the mother, and how close a child lives to a freeway.

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Doctors Want to Redefine Autism, But Parents Worry

Some specialists say proposed move will exclude up to 40 percent of affected children

CHICAGO (AP) -- One child doesn't talk, rocks rhythmically back and forth and stares at clothes spinning in the dryer. Another has no trouble talking but is obsessed with trains, methodically naming every station in his state.


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High Court Has Options on Health Care Law

Here's a look at six possible outcomes and how they would affect American public

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The arguments are done and the case has been submitted, as Chief Justice John Roberts says at the end of every Supreme Court argument. Now the justices will wrestle with what to do with President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. They have a range of options, from upholding the law to striking it down in its entirety. The court also could avoid deciding the law's constitutionality at all, although that prospect seems remote after this week's arguments.


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