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Mo'ne Davis

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Mo'ne Davis' impact on girls and boys

My girls, ages 6 and 8, love sports, but we are not a family that watches much baseball or even follows the Little League World Series. Of course, that was before we heard the name Mo'ne Davis, the 13-year-old pitching phenom.

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The babysitter costs HOW much?

It seems like a parental dream: A college-educated babysitter shows up, leads your kids through homework, dinnertime and a masterpiece art project, cleans the house and then gives you a report card of how the evening went. This dream can be a reality thanks to high-end babysitting services in New York City, but it comes at a price -- up to $33 an hour.

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Survey shows ongoing struggle against hunger

Need outside help to feed your family? You're in solid company. A new survey reveals that one in seven Americans -- more than 46 million people -- relies on charitable programs and services to get the nutrition they need to remain healthy.

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Want a divorce? Come back tomorrow (or not)

Getting divorced is never an easy thing, but a city district in northwestern China wants to make it just a bit harder.

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Average cost to raise a child hits $245,000

New parents be warned: It could cost nearly a quarter of a million dollars to raise your child -- and that's not even including the cost of college.

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The awkward transition to middle school

Studies have shown that the jump from elementary to middle school can be a painful transition for adolescents

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The future of Christianity in China

Detentions, the kidnapping of bishops, tearing down churches -- these are the actions against Christians China has been guilty of.

Even the pope has not been welcome in Chinese airspace in the last few decades.

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When mental illness affects your family

When we lose a beloved superstar like Robin Williams to an apparent suicide and learn he had been battling severe depression before his death, it's natural to think about our own loved ones.

We might look around at our adult family members and friends...

Pope Francis 12 3 2013

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K-Pop stars gear up for Pope Francis' visit

What could bring together the biggest names in the Korean pop industry? A visit by the pope will do it.

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Baby boom: Ice storm blamed for increased births

Oh baby! Doctors around North Texas are experiencing a baby boom.

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5 things women couldn't do in the 1960s

Can you imagine pregnancy being a fireable offense? How about job security hinging on your weight or the softness of your hands?

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One Tank Trip

One Tank Trip: Lake Wallenpaupack scenic boat tour

One Tank Trip Lake Wallenpaupack scenic boat tour

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It's hard to believe, but there are only a few lazy days of summer left.

One Tank Trip: Diggerland USA

Diggerland USA

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We pass them on our daily travels, but you can't just walk onto a construction site and check out all the equipment.

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