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Another year of tepid U.S. population growth

Another year of tepid U.S. population growth

By Daniel James Devine
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Newsworthy | The population of the United States grew by 0.73 percent in 2014—an addition of about 2.3 million people, according to estimates the U.S. Census Bureau…

America interrupted

By Cal Thomas
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Culture | In the film Girl Interrupted , Winona Ryder plays an 18-year-old who enters a mental institution for what is diagnosed as borderline personality disorder. The…

It takes a lot of families

It takes a lot of families

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Business | When candidate Barack Obama was running for president in 2008, he took some flak for telling “Joe the Plumber” that his goal for the economy was to spread…

The right time to think about babies

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Family | In the weeks before Christmas, Sarah Cavicchi learned a lesson that Mary, mother of Jesus, learned long ago: When it comes to pregnancy, people love to judge.

Web Reads: Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up with videos

Web Reads: Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up with videos

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Screen time. In “Baby Brains,” a reporter looks at what we know about the development of a baby’s brain during the first years. Since babies are human…

‘Grinch’ governor vetoes New York adoption tax credit

By Emily Belz
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Adoption | NEW YORK—The New York legislature in June unanimously passed a bill providing a tax deduction for families adopting children out of the foster care system.

Web reads: What should you tell your kids about Santa Claus?

Web reads: What should you tell your kids about Santa Claus?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Is Santa real? What to tell children about Santa Claus: Anthropologist Margaret Mead had ungodly notions about some things, but she spent some time…

Expanded newborn screening raises privacy concerns

Expanded newborn screening raises privacy concerns

By Daniel James Devine
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Health | President Barack Obama is expected this week to sign into law a $100 million bill renewing federal funding for newborn screening. Involving a pinprick to a…

Where is she now?

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Lifestyle | One year after a remarkable birth

McDonald’s, Starbucks resist calls to offer porn-free WiFi

By Kiley Crossland
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Technology | Despite nearly 25,000 supporters, a public campaign asking McDonald’s and Starbucks to install anti-pornography filters on their in-store free WiFi networks…

Web Reads: Do your kids have too many Christmas toys?

Web Reads: Do your kids have too many Christmas toys?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Overloaded? Do you think your kids have too much stuff? In 2012, blogger Ruth Soukup thought so, and she wrote about the day she took all their toys away. Her…

UK tells women to have babies at home

UK tells women to have babies at home

By Caroline Leal
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Health | Britain is making a radical change to its longstanding advice on childbirth. A Wednesday announcement from Britain’s National Health Service proclaimed home…

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