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Is leaving a child to play alone at a park criminal neglect?

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Family | A South Carolina mom is facing up to 10 years in prison for leaving her 9-year-old daughter at a park while she went to work. Police arrested Debra Harrell at…

L.A. charter schools save students from sex, drugs, and gangs

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Education | Students who attend more rigorous high schools engage in healthier behaviors than their peers, according to a study released this week. The study, published…

Will sociologists be brave enough to study same-sex divorce?

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Marriage | A judge in Indiana granted the state’s first same-sex divorce earlier this month. The divorce concludes a six-year legal battle between the couple, Angela…

Far from home

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Adoption | Congolese authorities are keeping hundreds of adopted orphans from joining their new families abroad

French conservatives nix gender theory education program

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Sexuality | Conservative protestors in France claimed another victory last week as the education ministry announced it had abandoned a program to teach gender equality in…

Would mandatory maternity leave hinder workplace equality?

Would mandatory maternity leave hinder workplace equality?

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Jobs | President Barack Obama continued to push for national paid maternity leave in a speech this week, but he hasn’t proposed any plans to achieve it. While his…

Google shuns porn in ads, apps

Google shuns porn in ads, apps

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Internet | Google is cracking down on sexually graphic content with two recent policy changes, one implemented in March and one that started last week. The new rules…

Born gay? Not necessarily, U.K. psychiatrists say

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Sexuality | The main professional psychiatry organization in the U.K. says same-sex attraction is not always cemented at birth and can change. The Royal College of…

CDC: Children do best with two biological parents

CDC: Children do best with two biological parents

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Family | Two biological parents provide the safest environment for a child, according to a study released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and…

U.S. officials press Congo to give adopted children exit papers

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Adoption | Congress and Secretary of State John Kerry are trying to loosen a deadlock surrounding almost 500 stalled adoptions cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo…

Pro-gay groups set their sights on the South

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Homosexuality | The nation’s largest gay rights advocacy group is putting down roots in the South. Last week, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced it will spend $8.5…

Wisconsin bans under-the-table ‘adoptions’

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Adoption | Wisconsin enacted the first law in the country barring parents from privately giving away their adopted children to someone other than a relative last week.

 
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