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In Depth

Severe poverty affects brain size, researchers find

Study examined large sample of mostly white kids whose mothers were much more educated than the general public

University of Wisconsin-Madison group says poverty affects parts of the brain tied to self-control, attention, planning

Merced County resident Claudia Gonzalez speaks about her PTSD as a result of her participation in gang violence at the Merced Organizing Project in Merced, Calif., Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (Warning this video contains graphic content)

Entertainment

Box Office Top 20: 'Compton' dominates, Efron movie flops

The faith-based family drama "War Room" outshone its competition despite a relatively quiet release, taking the second place spot with $11.4 million from only 1,135 locations. The PG-rated film lost the top spot to "Straight Outta Compton," which is still playing in over 3,000 theaters, but flew past its modest $3.5 million budget on a relatively limited number of screens.

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