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Ferguson Mo demonstration Tuesday night

Talking to kids about race and class

Talking about race and class makes people uncomfortable.

If that were not the case, we'd have more open conversations about these issues with our friends, families and co-workers, and would no doubt be a more understanding and loving society across t...

Happy Meal

New York City aims to slim down Happy Meals

New York City wants to put the Happy Meal on a diet.

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Judge strikes down Florida's same-sex marriage ban

Gay and lesbian rights advocates continued their undefeated run Thursday when a federal judge ruled Florida's same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional -- though he didn't go so far to allow such marriages to take place right away.

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US Supreme Court puts Va. gay marriage on hold

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request to delay enforcement of an appeals court ruling that overturned Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. That means gay and lesbian couples cannot legally wed in the state for now.

The Richmond-based U.S....

Mo'ne Davis

Mo'ne Davis' impact on girls and boys

My girls, ages 6 and 8, love sports, but we are not a family that watches much baseball or even follows the Little League World Series. Of course, that was before we heard the name Mo'ne Davis, the 13-year-old pitching phenom.

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The babysitter costs HOW much?

It seems like a parental dream: A college-educated babysitter shows up, leads your kids through homework, dinnertime and a masterpiece art project, cleans the house and then gives you a report card of how the evening went. This dream can be a reality thanks to high-end babysitting services in New York City, but it comes at a price -- up to $33 an hour.

Food bank

Survey shows ongoing struggle against hunger

Need outside help to feed your family? You're in solid company. A new survey reveals that one in seven Americans -- more than 46 million people -- relies on charitable programs and services to get the nutrition they need to remain healthy.

Divorce decree, court blurb

Want a divorce? Come back tomorrow (or not)

Getting divorced is never an easy thing, but a city district in northwestern China wants to make it just a bit harder.

Britta Gidican

Average cost to raise a child hits $245,000

New parents be warned: It could cost nearly a quarter of a million dollars to raise your child -- and that's not even including the cost of college.

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The awkward transition to middle school

Studies have shown that the jump from elementary to middle school can be a painful transition for adolescents

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