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Progressive commentary cable news channel MSNBC has raised some eyebrows after one of their hosts, Melissa Harris-Perry, went on record last week, in a promotional soundbite, suggesting that Americans need to get over the notion that child rearing...

A 14-year-old girl in Upper Merion Township, Pa., fell to her death on Tuesday night when she reportedly fell out her apartment window. Investigators are not sure how the girl fell, but believe she purposely climbed out of the window, but fell by...

A 2-year-old toddler boy was found on Sunday, standing in the middle of Hastings, Minn., intersection, barefoot and holding two bottles of Mikes Hard Lemonade alcoholic beverages. The baby’s father was charged with child endangerment on Tuesday...

A young Tenn., girl has missed an extraordinary amount of school this year because her elementary school principal keeps sending her home based on allegations that the girl is “emitting a foul odor.” Since the beginning of the 2012-2013...

A 7-year-old Catawba County, N.C., boy has been charged with two felonies which could result in forcing the youngster to perform hundreds of hours of community service if he’s convicted. The boy’s mother, Cherry Robbins, told My Fox 8...

A mother who was called to come in and meet with her son’s principal on Wednesday after her son got in trouble, walked into the school office and slapped another child after she mistook the boy for her son. Tyshekka Collier, 36, reportedly...

An Akron, Ohio, mother has filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, accusing local police of breaking her 13-year-old daughter’s arm. The lawsuit asks for a million dollars in punitive damages and $75,000 in compensatory damages. The lawsuit also alleged...

Sean Penn’s 19-year-old son, Hopper, was heard using derogatory and racist slurs towards some paparazzi on Tuesday. The incident happened in Beverly Hills, as Hopper (named after Dennis Hopper) followed his father into a meeting inside a hotel...

A 4-year-old Union, New Jersey, boy was found emaciated and nearly starved in the apartment he shared with his mother on Tuesday after police found him alone, living with his mother’s dead body for days. Police were notified by a building janitor,...

A toddler boy dubbed the “bedtime bandit”, used an innovative way to break into his sister’s room and steal her prized possession — a bunny pillow pet. The resourceful baby used a nail clipper to break into his sister’s...

A special needs high school student at David Douglas High School in Portland, Oregon, had classmates come to her aid when a few fellow students put their foot down and reported the bully to the school. The victim, who classmates say is highly sensitive...

The  mother and aunt of the 17-year-old Georgia teen accused of shooting 13-month-old Antonio Santiago while he slept in his stroller, have been arrested in connection with the case, with police accusing them of lying. Police say that De’Marquise...

A Port St. Lucie, Fla., man was arrested on Monday after a tipster notified the police that the man was leaving his 4-year-old daughter at home alone all day. Port St. Lucie police say Curtis Lee Larmore, 26, was allegedly leaving his preschool daughter...

Several female basketball players from Cassville High School in Missouri, have been accused of lacing their rival teammates water cooler with cups of urine, according to a Monday report. The prank reportedly happen on Feb. 4 during a contentious...

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...

Two teenagers in Brunswick, Georgia, have been arrested on Friday afternoon following the heinous slaughtering of a baby believed to be between 10 and 13-months old on Thursday morning. One of the suspects who was taken into custody this afternoon...

A middle school in Hermiston, Ore., was put under the microscope on Monday after parents started questioning a Zombie Survival Skills class they were offering to students at Armand Larive Middle School. According to Fox 12, some parents complained...

Three young southeastern Georgia, perpetrators reportedly shot a mother who was outside her home with her baby in a stroller and then deliberately shot her 13-month-old son in the head. The suspects are believed to be between 10 and 15 years old,...

A 4-year-old preschool boy is dead after he reportedly choked to death on food he consumed during lunch while attending pre-Kindergarten. The incident happened on Thursday at the Mount Auburn Elementary School in Dallas, Texas. The victim’s...

A freshman teen at the Panhandle High School in Hereford, Texas, died nine days after a track meet after he was struck in his side with a discus. A discus is a heavy disc used in track and field competitions, with competitors trying to throw the...

A 19-year-old South East England, teen’s prank went horribly wrong when the inebriated female climbed into a baby high chair and got herself stuck. Amber Jackson said she was forced to call the fire department after efforts to get out of the...

A new U.S. government survey released on Wednesday seeking to assess the rate in which Autism is currently being diagnosed, has revealed that current rates of diagnosis are increasing significantly. However, the study which finds that 1 in 50 U.S....

A Warrenton, Mo., mother was arrested  and charged with child abuse after police said say she hit her son over the head with a sippy cup and frequently knocked  him to the ground, according to a news report on Tuesday from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Heather...

T.J. Lane, the Ohio 17-year-old who went on a shooting spree in Feb. 2012, killing three teenage boys, his half brother and leaving another boy paralyzed, was in court on Tuesday, openly mocking the victim’s families and expressing his pleasure...

A Missouri mother who supposedly went missing on Thursday with her 4-year-old daughter, Zoee Sandner, were found by police and now detectives are calling the whole thing a hoax. When Rachel Koechner, 28, went missing, her boyfriend and her mother...