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Friends gathering

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What if you don't like your kids' friends?

If it hasn't happened already, it likely will at some point: the moment you don't like one of your child's friends. What do you do?

Texting

CNN

Chances are, your teen has sexted

If you think "my teen would never sext," you might be mistaken.

Pope Francis on balcony

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Pope Francis to visit U.S. for the first time

Pope Francis is to make his first trip to the United States as the head of the Catholic Church in September, the Vatican said Monday.

He will travel to the World Meeting of the Families, said Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi. The Catholic ...

Samantha Futerman and Anais Bordier

CNN

Separated at birth, reunited on Facebook

Anais Bordier and Samantha Futerman have the same laugh and the same freckled cheeks. They wear their hair the same way and have since they were babies. They share a hatred of cooked carrots, a love of the same color nail polish and the need to sleep...

Dad sings for dying son

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Dad sings for dying son after wife passes away

In just four days, Chris Picco went from husband and expectant father to a man without a family.

Couple marries in NICU

WFAA

Couple who lost baby weds in hospital

A Texas couple married Tuesday in the neonatal intensive-care unit with their prematurely born son serving as ring bearer.

Polygamy

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Church: Mormon founder wed 40 wives

The founder of the Mormon church, Joseph Smith, wed as many as 40 wives, including some who were already married and one as young as 14 years old, the church acknowledged in a surprising new essay.

Wedding band, engagement ring

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Plan to sell wedding ring to adopt baby attracts donations

Life is full of difficult decisions. One Fargo, North Dakota, woman decided to sacrifice a symbol of her beloved marriage, her wedding ring, believing there are benefits she will get from making this tough choice. But after her story was originally broadcast, the Fargo community rallied around her.

Tide Pods

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Laundry detergent pods 'real risk' to kids

Last year a Florida mother of a 7-month-old came back to her room to find that her baby had accidentally eaten one of those bright colored laundry detergent pods.

Father-daughter dance prison

U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons

Prison hosts first-ever daddy-daughter dance

The daughters came in tights, frilly dresses and patent leather shoes. The dads wore suits and ties.

GoldieBlox

Courtesy Goldiebox

Is GoldieBlox ad really empowering for girls?

There are plenty of times when I literally wish I could take a hammer to the portrayal of girls and women in the media. In a new ad, a little girl gets to do just that.

The ad is by the provocative toy maker GoldieBlox, which captured national attent...

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One Tank Trip

One Tank Trip: Barn Voyage!

One Tank Trip Barn Voyage

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After you've filled up the tank, a road trip should be in order.
Link: Bucks County Barn Voyage!

One Tank Trip: West Reading murals

One Tank Trip West Reading murals

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The community of West Reading is home to a fine collection of public art.

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