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Gay pride

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Uganda court strikes down anti-gay law

Uganda's Constitutional Court on Friday struck down a new law that made some homosexual acts punishable by life in prison, asserting that legislative technicalities weren't properly observed when it passed, a government spokesman said.

Woman arrested after letting son go to park

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Mom arrested after letting child walk to park

After letting her 7-year-old son walk from their home to a park to play, a Florida mother faces up to five years in jail for child neglect.

Hot car death boy

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A mother's mission to stop hot car deaths

As a mother, I would understand completely if Lindsey Rogers-Seitz, a mother from Ridgefield, Connecticut, never wanted to get out of bed in the morning.

Shopping at mall

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How to shop for back-to-school tax-free

If you're going to drop hundreds of dollars on back-to-school supplies, you might as well do it now.

Sick, ill

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Sick leave policies pick up steam

Biviana Lagunas must skip class or her part-time job when her 4-year-old germ-magnet brother Derik is running a fever, because their mother has no paid time off.

That could change, because the San Diego city council was one of two cities -- the other ...

Dorm, residence hall

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Weddings? Babies? College kids registering for gifts too

Move over brides and expectant moms: Now college-bound kids want to be showered with gifts also.

Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

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Pope to visit Philadelphia next year

Pope Francis has accepted the invitation of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year, Catholic News Service reported Friday.

It would be the popular pontiff's first visit to the United...

Pregnancy test

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8 rights of pregnant women at work

Women still get fired simply because they're pregnant.

Child's eyes

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Spanking the gray matter out of our kids

How to discipline the next generation is a hotly debated topic. In 2012, a national survey showed more than half of women and three-quarters of men in the United States believe a child sometimes needs a "good hard spanking."

XL Love How the Obesity Crisis is Complicating America's Love Life

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'XL Love': How fat is affecting our sex lives

When it comes to what she deems the American "obesity crisis," Sarah Varney says, it's easy enough to focus on the raw numbers: Sixty-nine percent of Americans are overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 35.1 percent of those people are obese. In 2008, medical care costs related to obesity were as high as $147 billion, and an obese person's annual medical bill was $1,429 higher than that of a normal-weight person.

groceries

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Military family groceries won't be cut, for now

Military families can breathe a sigh of relief: their grocery stores are not going to be cut, for now.

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One Tank Trip

One Tank Trip: Pottsgrove Manor

One Tank Trip Pottsgrove Manor

Clothes said a lot in the 18th century. The styles of that time are still making a statement in Montgomery County.
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One Tank Trip: Bryn Athyn Cathedral

One Tank Trip Bryn Athyn Cathedral

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A year ago, we took you on a tour of an impressive family estate in Montgomery County, called Cairnwood.

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