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The Insane, True Costs of Raising a Family in America's Major Metros

Full vaccine schedule safe for kids, no link to autism

A new study is the latest research failing to find a connection between autism and vaccines.<p>At least 10% of parents of young children skip or delay routine vaccinations, often out of concern that kids are getting "too many shots, too soon."<p>A new study finds that children who receive the full …

Why Politicians Are Sensitive to Public Opinion on Same-Sex Marriage, Immigration and Guns, But Not on the Economy

Who says American politics is gridlocked? A tidal wave of politicians from both sides of the aisle who just a few years ago opposed same-sex marriage are now coming around to support it. Even if the Supreme Court were decide to do nothing about California's Proposition 8 or DOMA, it would seem only …

Religious Freedom, Meet Secularism: Your Best Ally

In what could go down as one of its most notable reckonings of the era, the Supreme Court heard arguments this week in two major gay marriage cases. While the advocates and justices sparred over California's Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act, some important constitutional …

Climate Change Belongs In Classrooms, Say New National Science Education Guidelines

Only 1 in 5 students currently say they understand climate change from what they learned in school.<p>New nationwide science-education standards are coming soon, and they'll include a lesson plan that should help the next generation of youngsters understand the world they will grow up in. These new …

The Secret Republican Plan to Repeal Obamacare

Think the war was over when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the law? Mitch McConnell isn't ready to give up that easily.<p>A few minutes after the Supreme Court issued its landmark decision upholding President Obama's health-care law last summer, a senior adviser to Mitch McConnell walked into the …

Janet Napolitano: Solitary Confinement To Be Reviewed

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday that immigration officials will go back and look at their policies after The New York Times reported that some immigrants in civil detention facilities are being held in solitary confinement, many for two weeks or more.<p>"I was …

Anti-rape video in response to Steubenville trial coverage goes viral

A University of Oregon film student felt compelled to respond to some of the issues surrounding the Steubenville rape case -- and has 1.3 million views on YouTube.<p>Samantha Stendal, 19, directed “A Needed Response” and addressed it to “the Steubenville rapists … or any rapists out there,” in order …

A Hot Topic: Climate Change Coming To Classrooms

By the time today's K-12 students grow up, the challenges posed by climate change are expected to be severe and sweeping. Now, for the first time, new nationwide science standards due out soon will recommend that U.S. public school students learn about the climatic shift taking place.<p>Mark McCaffrey …

Avatar activism: are social media avatars effective in showing support?

The Human Rights Campaign, the largest gay rights organization in the United States, has been encouraging supporters to switch their Facebook and …

Kansas House Approves Drug Testing For Welfare Applicants, Elected Officials

The Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation that would require drug testing for members of the state Legislature along with those seeking welfare and unemployment benefits.<p>The bill moves back to the state Senate, which approved the legislation earlier …

In Chicago, Dozens Arrested As They Protest School Closures

Hundreds of demonstrators, along with the Chicago Teachers Union, marched through the city today demanding that City Hall walk back its plan to close 53 elementary schools and one high school in response to a $1 billion budget deficit.<p><i>The Chicago Tribune</i> reports:<p>" 'People have a right to the …

Socrates (In The Form Of A 9-Year-Old) Shows Up In A Suburban Backyard In Washington

When he rang the doorbell, Zia hadn't planned to step inside. He was there to pick up his fiancee who was babysitting, but she couldn't leave (the parents were running late) so Zia agreed to hang out for a bit. His fiancee said, "Let me introduce you to the kids" — the 2-year-old girl, the …