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Facebook friends warn mom of toddler’s potential eye disease

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The risk of posting pictures of your kids online is the potential for busybodies to voice a well meaning, but sometimes misguided, concern. For a 3-year-old Memphis, Tenn. toddler, Rylee, those busybodies may have saved the tot’s eyesight. Friends of a proud mom who posted her daughter’s photo on Facebook urged her to get her […]

Boy finds loaded gun in movie theater bathroom

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A 9-year-old boy found a loaded Glock 26  9-mm handgun inside a bathroom stall on Sunday, prompting the boy to tell his dad and alert authorities. Zane Noland was at a theater in Tampa, Florida, to see a movie with his dad on Father’s Day when Zane found the gun. Zane immediately notified his father, […]

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 […]

Sister of boy killed in Boston bombing finally stable after horrific injury

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The younger sister of bombing victim, Martin Richard, 8, who perished on April 15 when two men set off explosives near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, has just undergone a monumental surgery to close up a wound, left open after she lost her leg in the terror attack nearly a month ago. Jane […]

Eight 'abandoned' children dropped off at Dallas fire station

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Authorities are investigating the reason why eight children were dropped off at a Dallas, Texas, fire station without any explanation early Sunday morning. The children ranged in ages of 3 to 12 and were dropped off by two women who claimed to be acquaintances of the children’s mother.  The women told investigators that they attended church with […]

TIME magazine photo of Boston Bombing tot goes viral

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The cover of TIME magazine’s May 2013 digital edition, covering the Boston Marathon bombing, has drawn criticism and analysis from other media sources such as the Christian Science Monitor and the Huffington Post on Thursday. The cover shows a toddler boy, frightened, crying and bloody with the headline, “Tragedy in Boston.” The cover photo is for TIME’s May […]

Republican Sen. Rob Portman speaks out about gay son, gay marriage

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U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R) penned an editorial on Friday in The Columbus Dispatch which reveals his change of heart on gay marriage, which he now supports. Portman admits that his position on gay marriage changed upon finding out that his young adult son was gay after he came out to he and his wife, Jane […]

Kentucky Mom Enters Plea in the Case of Leaving 19 Children Alone

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On July 6, 2012, police found 19 children left alone in a home close to Bowling Green. On Tuesday, Jackie Farah was arrested and charged with fourteen counts of criminal abuse and five counts of wanton endangerment by the Warren County Sherriff’s office. According to the police, Farah left 19 children alone in a home […]

Deadbeat dad owes $1.2 million in child support

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A New York father, listed as the number one deadbeat parent in America, spent over a decade on the run from his child support obligations. Robert Sand, 50, pleaded guilty to evading child support payments to his two former wives for his three children.  Sand moved from New York to Florida, then left the country […]

Teen takes parents to court over abortion

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A 16-year-old girl in Harris County, TX, has filed a lawsuit against her parents, alleging that they are trying to force her to have an abortion she does not want. The teen, who is approximately 8 weeks pregnant, claims that her parents are using verbal and physical threats to try to force her to have […]

Elementary student finds name on "kill list"

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Desiree McKinney, a 5th grade student at Fremont Elementary in Modesto, Calif., found her name on a classmate’s “kill list” on Wednesday.  The list was handwritten in a notebook and had several other students’ names listed. Desiree’s mother, Bernita McKinney, learned about the list from her daughter and says that she didn’t receive notification from […]

Man sentenced to two years for killing terminally ill wife

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Linda McNeely of Bothell, Washington began having seizures during the summer of 2010. She soon learned that she had a fast growing tumor in her brain. By fall of 2011, doctors only gave her 6 months to live.  Linda McNeely’s children wrote letters to the court detailing the pain she was suffering. These letters explained […]

Kidnapped Alabama Kindergartener in third day of captivity

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A 5-year-0ld Midland City, Ala. boy is going on his third day of being held captive inside a small bunker, 8-feet under ground by a man he doesn’t know. The Kindergartener is being held by Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65. Dykes kidnapped the boy by gunpoint after he entered the boy’s school bus while the bus […]

Catholic hospital lawyers say fetuses are not people

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The Catholic Church preaches that life begins at conception, but according to a Catholic health care company in Colorado, fetuses are not people. Jeremy Stodghill’s wife, Lori, died on New Year’s Day in 2006, while pregnant with twin boys.  She was 28 weeks pregnant when she began vomiting and having shortness of breath.  Jeremy and […]

Texas: College shooting at Lone Star College

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Three students were reportedly shot in their legs and taken to area hospitals after they were struck by bullets on the campus of the Lone Star College, just north of Houston on Tuesday. The college’s website warned students that a gunman had fired shots at the college earlier today, asking students to take cover and […]

Judge orders release of Boy Scout files

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An ex-Boy Scout is bringing a civil case against the Boys Scouts of America after claiming that he was 13-years-old when a leader molested him 2007.  As a result, about 120,000 pages of internal Boy Scouts files could be made public if the documents are used as evidence. The Boy Scouts of America tried to […]

Russia: Current adoption approvals allowed to move forward

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Parents who were in the process of adopting Russian children before Russian President Vladamir Putin signed a draconian adoption ban in December, can breathe a sigh of relief as Russian officials are likely to allow their adoptions to move forward. Although the ban is still restricting all future adoptions, Russian officials say that verbiage in the new […]

Teen takes bullet to save mom

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Modesto, Calif. teen Marty Kent, 17, was shot and killed Thursday on his front porch while trying to protect his mother Robin Kent. Robin told CBS13 that she heard yelling outside and she stepped outside to tell the group to move elsewhere.  A man in the group, holding a shotgun, fired at her and Marty […]

Sen. Rand Paul's teenage son arrested at airport

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William Hilton Paul, 19, son of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and grandson of former presidential candidate Ron Paul was arrested Saturday morning at a North Carolina airport after allegedly becoming drunk and disorderly. According to ABC World News, police believe the Senator’s son was intoxicated when he arrived at the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport early Saturday […]

California Governor to Propose Changes to School Funding

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Major funding changes are ahead for California’s school system.  California Governor Jerry Brown is expected to propose in his January budget release for fiscal year 2013-2014 to eliminate categorical funding and to increase funding for schools in poorer areas. The elimination of categorical funding would give local school districts more control over how money is […]

Teenager drugs parents so she can use Internet

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A Rocklin, Calif. teenager, 15, and her friend, 16, were arrested Monday and booked into Placer County Juvenile Hall and charged with conspiracy and willfully mingling a pharmaceutical into food after allegedly drugging the girl’s parents so they could use the internet. The girl’s parents have an internet rule in which the girl was not […]

California Mother Intending on Celebrating New Year using Cocaine Celebrates from Jail

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A Sacramento, Calif. mother planning to celebrate the New Year by using cocaine, instead celebrated the New Year in the Sacramento County Jail.  Kimberly Simmons, 33, and boyfriend Terrell Bolton, 46, were arrested Sunday and charged with felony cocaine sales and child endangerment. Simmons told CBS13, “I don’t run a drug house, I’m not even […]

Adam Lanza's father claims his body

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Earlier reports that no one had claimed the body of Adam Lanza, the deranged shooter of the massacre that claimed the lives of 20 first grade children, four staff members and his mother on Dec. 14, have turned out to be false. The slaughter happened at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. The […]

Nap Nanny Infant Recliners Recalled

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More than 150,000 Nap Nanny infant recliners are being voluntarily recalled by Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Toys R Us and Diapers.com, after reports of five infant deaths and 92 reports of infants hanging or falling out over the side, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  The Nap Nanny models included in the […]

Russia: U.S. adoption ban finalized

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Russia has completed its final vote on December 26 on  a bill that would prevent Americans from adopting Russian children. The final bill passed the State Duma in a resounding 420-7 vote today. Before the ban was enacted, U.S. adoptions accounted for about 1,000 Russian adoptions from Russian orphanages annually. The measure stems from several […]