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Bristol Palin Pregnant with Second Baby: Who’s the Dad?

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Bristol Palin Tweets “Big News”Bristol Palin, daughter of former Republican Alaska Governor and veep hopeful Sarah Palin, is pregnant — again. Bristol, 24, tweeted “Big News” on June 25, linking to an exclusive reveal she penned on her blog on Bristol explained that she was making the announcement sooner than she wanted to because of pregnancy […]

Mother Scolds Target Via Viral Tweet Over “Girls’ Building Sets”

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An Ohio mother is furious at retailer Target and took her outrage to Twitter on Tuesday after witnessing a sign for “Girls’ Building Sets.” Apparently the mother was upset that Target was endorsing gender specific toys and more specifically, children’s building sets. The mother photographed a header sign at the beginning of a Target aisle which read “Girls’ Building Sets”. The mother, […]

Toddler who urinated on busy Hong Kong street causes firestorm

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The parents of a 2-year-old toddler boy who allowed their child to urinate on a busy Hong Kong street defended their decision after two local Hong Kongers confronted them. The incident caused  the visiting couple and two male locals to get into a scuffle. The men, along with some local Hong Kongers, felt the act […]

Survey: 38% of dads admit faking sleep to avoid feeding baby at night

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A recent survey released by Chicco USA last week (a manufacturer of baby bottles), says that both moms and dads fake that they are asleep to avoid getting up to feed their baby in the middle of the night, but dads do this much more often. The opinion survey was conducted among 1,060 U.S. parents of children 18-months […]

Pregnant woman dies after doctor removes wrong organ

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A pregnant woman in London, England, died after an acute appendicitis episode landed her in the ER where a doctor removed her ovary instead of her appendix. The Shropshire Star reported on Monday that the mother three, Maria De Jesus, 32, initially went to the hospital last October complaining of extreme stomach pains. At that […]

Police consider pressing criminal charges for middle schooler’s ‘sexting’

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An affluent suburb located just northwest of Chicago is considering pressing criminal charges against some middle school students after they were caught forwarding a sexually explicit image of a female student during school hours, according to a CLTV report on Tuesday. Sources say that an eighth grade female student sent a sexually provocative image and […]

Sandy Hook killer’s dad says Asperger not reason for rampage

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The father of one of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history has decided to speak out. Peter Lanza, the father of the 20-year-old perpetrator who  shot 20 first graders and six staffers in December 2012, marking one of the most shocking and heartbreaking losses America has ever experienced, has broken his silence. Peter Lanza […]

While pregnant, Kristen Bell feared she’d love pets more than baby

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Actress Kristen Bell confessed on Wednesday that she feared so disconnected from her baby during her pregnancy, she thought she’d continue to love her pets more than her child. Bell, 33, who has been a long time, outspoken animal rights activist and vegetarian, says that she admitted to her actor husband, Dax Shepard, 38, that […]

Germany gives parents option to decline declaration of baby’s gender

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Germany has become the first European country to pass a law which allows parents to choose a third option on a baby’s birth certificate, designating them as “indeterminate sex.” The law was passed on Friday, in an effort to acknowledge children who are born intersexed or with both female and male genitalia. There has been […]

Germany gives parents option to decline declaration of baby's gender

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Germany has become the first European country to pass a law which allows parents to choose a third option on a baby’s birth certificate, designating them as “indeterminate sex.” The law was passed on Friday, in an effort to acknowledge children who are born intersexed or with both female and male genitalia. There has been […]

Sarah Michelle Gellar advocates for pertussis vaccine

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Sarah Michelle Gellar, former “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” actress and mom to two young children says she wants to educate parents on the importance of vaccines, particularly the pertussis vaccine, which protects children against whooping cough. Gellar, 36, has been married to actor Freddie Prinze, Jr. since 2002. Together, they have a daughter, Charlotte Grace […]

Taliban beheads two children

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Taliban militants in Afghanistan reportedly beheaded two children on Monday, ages 10 and 16, as punishment for stealing food. The Taliban is an Islamic fundamentalist political movement based in Afghanistan. They have warned of increasing attacks against American forces this year, which they named their spring offensive. Although the Taliban has largely targeted American forces […]

Moms get into fist fight at elementary school, one mom arrested

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Two women are banned from a central Florida elementary school on Wednesday after they got into a brawl on school property while attending their children’s end of year talent show on Friday. Latisha James and Jessica Tyler reportedly got into a fist fight after getting into a confrontation during the talent show. There are conflicting […]

Teen believed dead after plunging over Yosemite waterfall

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A 19-year-old swimmer is believed to be dead after he was swept over a waterfall at Yosemite National Park in California on Saturday. Aleh Kalman was swimming near the waterfall with his church group and was caught in a current which took him over the edge of the waterfall, dropping nearly 6,000 feet. Officials say […]

Report: Drowning number one cause of accidental death in young children

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A recent report by the Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC) states that children under 5-years-old are more likely to die by drowning than any other death by accident. Drowning is the number one accidental death risk for young children claims the report. The CPSC released their findings on Wednesday, reporting that 296 children under […]

Cops: Mom gets in car chase with child predator

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An Albuquerque, New Mexico, mom, took matters into her own hands when her 5-year-old daughter was snatched by an alleged pedophile Wednesday evening. The abduction happened as the little girl was playing outside her family’s apartment complex on Wednesday night. Witnesses say they saw a man force the little girl into his car. Police believe he may have […]

Father of Sandy Hook victim charged with multiple misdemeanors

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The father of one of the young boys who was shot and killed in December, while attending Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., during a massacre which took 26 lives after a gunman open fired on a classroom of first graders and six school staffers, is facing some criminal charges on Wednesday for alleged crimes […]

NYC public school first in nation to go vegetarian

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A public school in NYC has announced their successful transition towards becoming the nation’s first public school to offer an all-vegetarian cuisine. According to NBC News on Wednesday, the shift from chicken nuggets and pepperoni to tofu and bananas  happened sometime in January, but the school was watching to see how the experiment turned out […]

Plan B pill offered to teens as young as 15

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The morning after pill, or Plan B pill, which helps to prevent pregnancy if taken shortly after having having sexual intercourse, has been granted new FDA approval to be offered to teenagers as young as 15. Prior to the new FDA ruling, consumers had to prove they were at least 17-years-old or older to buy […]

AAP issues home-birthing guidelines

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued new guidelines for mothers who want to give birth at home, in a controversial effort to make sure those who opt for home birth, do it in the safest way possible. The AAP claims they had no choice but to issue recommendation on standards as the rise […]

Is whooping cough rise result of anti-vaccination movement?

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Dr. LaMar Habrouck, Illinois State Health Director, has taken to getting his message about vaccination safety by using the media to educate parents on the American Academy of Pediatric’s vaccination schedule. Habrouck spoke to WBBM Radio on Friday, saying that the rise in whooping cough (pertussis) cases in Illinois is largely due to misconceptions and […]

Teacher and high school student get into fist fight (video)

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A Stockton, Calif., teacher and high school student were unknowingly recorded after the pair got into a fight which knocked the student to the floor last week. The student, Marlina Martinez, was allegedly angry after her math teacher took her makeup away because she was applying it during math class. Martinez immediately called her mother […]

Father uses infant son as shield in police face-off

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An Estacada, Oregon, man, has been arrested for an alleged robbery and endangering the welfare of a child after he emerged from his home on Saturday, holding his 7-month-old son up as a shield after police surrounded his home. Police believe Raliegh Reynolds was likely armed when they descended on his home, unwilling to cooperate […]

Texas teacher denies molestation accusations, cites her racism as proof

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A Texas first grade teacher at a private school in Humble is being accused of inappropriately touching one of her students, but claims the charge is false because she doesn’t like black people. The 7-year-old accuser is believed to be African American. The teacher, Irene Esther Stokes, 61, was charged with child indecency on April […]

9-year-old girl walks a mile after father killed in car crash

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A 9-year-old girl who miraculously survived a car crash that claimed the life of her father early Sunday morning, walked a mile to seek help after her father was killed in a car crash. California Highway Patrol (CHP) said the girl was able to climb out of a mangled 2010 Ford Escape which had plummeted […]