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Brain scans show the minds of girls and boys are similar in math

Ridofranz/iStock(NEW YORK) -- As more and more advocates and organizations work to dispel the myths that boys are better at math than girls or that women don't belong in STEM fields, new data is supporting their case.Boys and girls show the same brain activity when it comes to math, according to a new study published Friday in the journal Science of Learning.The seven-year study, conducted in Rochester, New York, tested the brain activity of more than 100 children ages three to 10.The children underwent functional ...

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Former President Jimmy Carter admitted to hospital for brain surgery

aimintang/iStock(ATLANTA) -- Former President Jimmy Carter was hospitalized on Monday for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls, a spokesperson said.Carter, the oldest living ex-U.S. president, was admitted to Emory University Hospital on Monday evening ahead of the procedure, which is scheduled to take place Tuesday morning.A spokesperson for the family said he was "resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him."Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Veteran severely injured in Afghanistan granted specially made smart home to help make life easier

Courtesy Jesse Cottle(BOISE, ID) -- A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who was severely injured during a deployment in Afghanistan was given keys to a new life for Veterans Day.Former Staff Sergeant Jesse Cottle, along with his wife and their two daughters, were gifted a specially adapted smart home just outside Boise, Idaho, on Monday. Newly built, the home was specifically designed with Cottle’s needs in mind.Cottle entered the military in 2003, following in the footsteps of his father who was a Marine during the Vietnam ...

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Southern Connecticut State University gymnast dies after training accident

Courtesy Southern Connecticut State University(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) -- A Connecticut university community is mourning the loss of a young gymnast who died over the weekend after suffering from a training accident, her school announced Monday.Melanie Coleman, a 20-year-old junior at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, died after sustaining a spinal injury while practicing on Friday.It's still unclear how the accident occurred, but the school said Coleman fell during a routine training exercise on the uneven bars. She was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital ...

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Defense aides confused by hold on military aid for Ukraine: Transcripts

rarrarorro/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- House Democrats on Monday released three more transcripts from closed-door testimony that showed that Defense Department aides were confused by a hold on U.S. military aid for Ukraine, and one senior State Department staffer was nervous that President Donald Trump would shift U.S. policy to "suit domestic politics." The interview transcripts come as House Democrats plan the first open hearings on Wednesday as part of an impeachment inquiry.At issue is whether Trump improperly pressured Ukraine -- a country that desperately needed U.S. aid ...

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Gabbard lawyers call out-of-context Clinton comments 'defamatory,' demand she issue a retraction

Jenny Anderson/Walt Disney Television(WASHINGTON) -- Lawyers representing Hawaii Rep. and 2020 Democratic presidential contender Tulsi Gabbard wrote a letter to former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on Monday, demanding that she retract a statement saying that Republicans were grooming a female 2020 candidate.Initially, there was confusion after Clinton's comments, made on the "Campaign HQ" podcast weeks ago, were taken out of context when listeners and reporters thought Clinton said Russia, not Republicans, was grooming a 2020 candidate for a third-party run.When ...

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Mulvaney withdraws motion to join lawsuit over congressional testimony after House Democrats, Bolton ally push back

Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour(WASHINGTON) -- Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney filed a notice of withdrawal of his motion to join an ongoing lawsuit filed last month.The original lawsuit, filed by Dr. Charles Kupperman was in response to a subpoena he received from House Democrats seeking his testimony in the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump regarding Ukraine. Monday afternoon, attorneys for the House Democrats and the former deputy national security adviser jointly filed with a federal judge saying ...

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A government that cannot (or will not) control small crime clearly signals an inability (or unwillingness) to handle more serious problems.

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