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Friends with parental benefits

Friends with parental benefits

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Adoption | Unmarried friends can legally adopt and co-parent, according to an unprecedented ruling by a New York judge last month. Judge Rita Mella of New York…

Legal pot sales start in Colorado in 3, 2, 1 …

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Law | Starting New Year’s Day, anyone 21 or older with a valid photo ID can buy marijuana in Colorado. At 8 a.m. a handful of businesses licensed to sell…

Government redefines marriage for student loan applications

Government redefines marriage for student loan applications

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Education | Students in same-sex marriages can now select “married” when applying for federal student aid and loans, according to changes announced this month by…

Baker must cater to same-sex weddings, or else

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First Amendment | A baker in suburban Denver must make cakes for same-sex weddings or face fines, according to a judge’s ruling last week.  Judge Robert N. Spencer…

Custody case brings up father’s rights to an unborn baby

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Family | A celebrity custody battle over a 9-month-old baby has courts debating whether a fetus is a baby or a part of its mother’s body. The case in question asks…

Lots of detail, few answers in school shooting report

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Crime | This week officials released an investigative report on the Dec. 14, 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, marking the troubling end to a case with no…

Efforts to stamp out child labor have opposite effect

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Child welfare | Banning child labor in developing countries may increase the number of child laborers, especially in poor families, according to a National Bureau of Economic…

Marijuana hits mainstream in polls

Marijuana hits mainstream in polls

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Culture | Support for marijuana legalization is on the rise, even among Independents, the elderly, and Christians, according to recent surveys.   For the…

Screen time limits: Common sense but not common practice

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Technology | Kids now spend more of their waking hours consuming media from their  smartphones, TVs, and computers than any other activity, including attending…

Rise in IVF popularity leaves thousands of babies in limbo

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Family | More women are using donated eggs for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and more healthy babies are being born through the process, according to a study released…

Study: Growing up in gay families hamstrings kids in school

Study: Growing up in gay families hamstrings kids in school

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Homosexuality | A new Canadian study challenges the mainstream insistence that children living with same-sex couples are “no different” than children living with married,

College-bound students unprepared for college course work

College-bound students unprepared for college course work

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Education | Less than half of students who take the SAT are ready for college, according to a report released last week by the College Board. Of the 1.6 million students…

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