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Colorado sues Boulder County to stop same-sex marriage licenses | Reuters

DENVER (Reuters) - The Colorado attorney general filed a lawsuit in district court on Thursday against Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall in an effort to stop her from issuing same-sex marriage licenses after a regional appeals court ruling backed gay nuptials in neighboring Utah.<p>Hall has given out …

White House summit on working families – in pictures

After stepping out to have a burrito bowl at Chipotle, President Barack Obama then spoke to CEOs, senior advisers and celebrities, such as Randy Garutti, Valerie Jarrett and Christina Hendricks, about how and why the community should support workers with family responsibilities

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White House makes push on working families issues, with U.S. continuing to lag badly

When it comes to policies for working parents, the United States is pretty much the worst. President Obama can't do much about that without Congress …

Transgender woman's mother, 'other family' mourn her death

When her family had impromptu karaoke nights, Zoraida Reyes' go-to song was "Todos Me Miran" — a song that spoke of overcoming rejection.<p>It was only when it became the soundtrack for Reyes' funeral that the young woman's mother came to realize the full depth of the ballad.<p>A 28-year-old transgender …

LGBTQI

Here's What You Missed

Yesterday, the White House, in partnership with the Department of Labor and the Center for American Progress, hosted a Summit on Working Families with the aim of having a national conversation and set a concrete agenda to bring American workplaces into the 21st century.<p>That conversation brought …

Top 10 books about Indian families

Let's face it: the Indian family is irresistible to readers. Will the grandmother reveal the secret about mad Uncle Arun? Will Preeti go through with the arranged marriage? And what are they going to cook next and where can we get some?<p>But I'm less interested in the sequins and spices than the …

Charlotte's Web: the families using medical marijuana to help their kids

Kim and Chris Clark had tried almost every medical option available for their 10-year old son Caden, who has severe epilepsy. Then they discovered medical marijuana.<p>Caden Clark has Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, which gives him between 10 and 70 seizures a day. On bad days he would have over 100.<p>“We had …

John Madigan accuses Coalition of using families ‘as a punching bag’

The Democratic Labour party senator, John Madigan, has called on the Abbott government to “stop using families as a punching bag” and start a proper dialogue with crossbenchers over its budget measures.<p>In a speech to the Senate that underlined the challenges facing the government in securing the …

Business Owners Have 'A Special Challenge' To Help Working Families

Business leaders and policymakers gathered at the White House to discuss how working families can get ahead. One participant explains how he feels companies can stay competitive and help families.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>Now we'd like to hear from one of the panelists at this week's White …

California Heritage Museum hosts Awkward Family Photos exhibit

Oh, the awkward family portrait. The hateful looks from quarreling siblings, the cranky baby who won't cooperate, the what-were-we-thinking fashions, or maybe just Mom midsneeze. Such ill-fated images are the stuff of a gloriously awkward exhibition running through July 27 at the California …

Framing

Four Ways We Feed a Family of Five for $575 a Month

Simply put, grocery shopping is expensive.<p>The Department of Agriculture says that groceries can average $600 to nearly $1,300 for a family of four. …

White House Summit On Working Families — What You Need To Know

In the first-ever <b>Summit on Working Families</b> , President Obama came forward as an advocate for working parents, vowing to make working conditions in …

IPPR calls for all families to receive help with childcare costs

Every family should get help from the government with the cost of childcare, according to a report from the Institute for Public Policy Research to be published this week.<p>In a far-reaching look at resolving the struggles that families are facing with the cost and quality of childcare, the …

Open Social Spaces Defining A Modern Family Home

A stainless steel mesh gate and screen make for a protective entrance. Those lucky enough to live here walk past it to find a heavenly modern home …

Pakistan woman and husband killed by family over unapproved marriage

A 17-year-old woman and her husband were killed by her family for marrying without its consent, and another young woman was burned alive by a man for refusing his marriage proposal in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province, police have reported.<p>Muafia Bibi and her husband Sajjad Ahmed, 30, were killed …

Young Newlyweds Suffer Gruesome Honor Killing — Courtesy of Bride’s Family

Young newlyweds in northeastern Pakistan were killed by the bride’s family, the latest victims of honor killings in the country, Pakistan police said Saturday.<p>Sajjad Ahmed, 26, and Muawia Bibi, 18, were married by a Pakistani court June 18 — but apparently against the wishes of the Bibi family, CNN …

Back to the future: Sonny Pike returns to Ajax

The former child prodigy talks to Goal about mental health in football, drawing upon a past in which he went from stardom at 12 to burned out by 18<p>Sonny Pike shifts uncomfortably in his chair. “If you'd asked me to do this even five years ago, there wouldn’t have been any chance,” he confesses. …

Brazil evicts hundreds of families for unused World Cup projects.

For many Brazilians hosting the World Cup has been a less than ideal way for the country to spend its money. In the run-up to the Cup, protests raged …

Four Ways to Protect Your Family Relationships and Your Business

The average adult spends 40 hours or more a week with their bosses and coworkers, and the bulk of the rest with their significant others - spouses, partners, children and other relatives. Merging these two worlds by starting a family business could bring lifelong success or be a recipe for disaster …

Small Business

One in Four American Kids Lives in an Immigrant Family

As Border Patrol officials struggle to contain the influx of illegal-immigrant kids at the southern border, it’s worth noting just how many American …

Immigration

Republican family values put women's lives in danger worldwide

Last week, a committee in the US House of Representatives approved a spending bill that would slash funding for international family planning and reimpose a harmful policy that reduces contraceptive access and tramples on the rights of healthcare providers.<p>On Monday, the supreme court ruled that …

Family-abuse children 'unprotected', commissioner warns

<b>"Alarming gaps" in knowledge about abuse within families mean "substantial numbers" of children are not adequately protected, England's deputy children's commissioner Sue Berelowitz has said.</b><p>Her warning comes as a report based on an analysis of 57,226 research studies into child sexual abuse is …

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