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Appeals court rejects Virginia same-sex ban

A federal appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, the first such decision in a southern state and another victory for gay and lesbian couples seeking the right to legally wed.

"We recognize that same-sex marriage…

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Review finds health, safety issues in Michigan day cares

A review of 20 Michigan home day cares found that each wasn't in compliance with at least one state licensing requirement for children's health and safety. Read full report here.

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How to start preparing for the school year right now

How to prepare for the school year right now

We talk with education experts about what you should before the new school year starts to make sure you student is ready to learn.

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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…

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8 rights of pregnant women at work

Women still get fired simply because they're pregnant.

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Expelled lesbian accepted at another school

An honor-roll student who was expelled from Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma after she married another woman is now enrolled at a different university in the same state.

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Michigan family's nightmare turns into dream

She was an average little girl until a near death experience changed her life.

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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."

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'Planet Lori' art camp is Aug. 25-29 at BBAC

Planet Lori art camp this summer from August 25-29th at Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

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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…

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Tonight at 11 p.m. - This local grandfather was in a terrible accident but insurance won't pay. Ruth to the Rescue investigates.

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