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Working mother


D.C. considers US' most generous paid leave policy

For many American workers, taking time off to have a child or care for a sick family member means not getting paid.

Mia Gonzalez


How a 3-D-printed heart changed a girl's life

Mia Gonzalez spent the first 3½ years of her life missing out. She had to skip day care and dance classes because she constantly had colds and pneumonia. When Mia could go out and…

Wedding band, engagement ring

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Indiana man proposes to girlfriend on roller coaster

A man proposed to his girlfriend while riding on a roller coaster in Indiana last week.

Target store

The case for gender-neutral toy marketing

Remember when Target announced it was phasing out gender-based signs in some departments?



Study: Apple the favorite fruit among American children

Apples account for 20 percent of all fruit consumed by U.S. children , according to a new study.

Minnesota Vikings lactation suites

Minnesota Vikings

Vikings to install breastfeeding suites at stadium

The Minnesota Vikings announced plans on Tuesday to become the first franchise to install lactation suites for nursing mothers in an NFL stadium.

Family at home with technology


Typical American family earned $53,657 last year

Americans didn't get a raise last year. In fact, they haven't gotten one in years.

The typical American family income was $53,657 in 2014, barely changed from $54,462 a year…



Researchers: Kids should wear helmets on tricycles

For the past decade, we've drilled into children that when they ride a bike, they need to wear a helmet. Now scientists say it may be too late: Tricycle riders should be wearing…

Boomer business


Is it tougher for men to embrace change?

Mark Landis, a 54-year-old father of two, spent 30 years climbing to the top of several large banks on Wall Street. At one point in his career, he was in charge of more than 1,000…

Pregnancy, pregnant


Utah twins both pregnant with second set of twins

Identical twins who already each have one set of twins are both having a second set of twins next spring, KSL-TV reported.

Francis December 17

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Catholic church promotes 'Joke with the Pope'

You may not be lucky enough to meet Pope Francis when he visits New York, Philadelphia and Washington later this month.

Pet News



One Tank Trip

One Tank Trip: Reading Area Firefighters Museum

One Tank Trip Reading Area Firefighters Museum

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They run in when you run out. The sacrifice, traditions and history run deep, and Pennsylvania is home to the first.

One Tank Trip: Harley Hill Farm

Harley Hill Farm alpacas

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Up on Harley Hill, a few dozen alpacas roam, and Bill and Lori Orashin get to watch over it all.

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