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Uganda court strikes down anti-gay law

Uganda's Constitutional Court on Friday struck down a new law that made some homosexual acts punishable by life in prison, asserting that legislative technicalities weren't properly observed when it passed, a government spokesman said.

Woman arrested after letting son go to park

Mom arrested after letting child walk to park

After letting her 7-year-old son walk from their home to a park to play, a Florida mother faces up to five years in jail for child neglect.

Hot car death boy

A mother's mission to stop hot car deaths

As a mother, I would understand completely if Lindsey Rogers-Seitz, a mother from Ridgefield, Connecticut, never wanted to get out of bed in the morning.

Shopping at mall

How to shop for back-to-school tax-free

If you're going to drop hundreds of dollars on back-to-school supplies, you might as well do it now.

Sick, ill

Sick leave policies pick up steam

Biviana Lagunas must skip class or her part-time job when her 4-year-old germ-magnet brother Derik is running a fever, because their mother has no paid time off.

That could change, because the San Diego city council was one of two cities -- the other ...

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Weddings? Babies? College kids registering for gifts too

Move over brides and expectant moms: Now college-bound kids want to be showered with gifts also.

Gay marriage, brides on wedding cake

Appeals court rejects Virginia same-sex ban

A federal appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, the first such decision in a southern state and another victory for gay and lesbian couples seeking the right to legally wed.

"We recognize that same-sex marriage makes...

Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Pope to visit Philadelphia next year

Pope Francis has accepted the invitation of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year, Catholic News Service reported Friday.

It would be the popular pontiff's first visit to the United...

Pregnancy test

8 rights of pregnant women at work

Women still get fired simply because they're pregnant.

Christian Minard

Expelled lesbian accepted at another school

An honor-roll student who was expelled from Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma after she married another woman is now enrolled at a different university in the same state.

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