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'It made me feel ashamed': Poor moms' anguish over diaper costs

As a single working mom with no college education, Jessica Aragon was once so desperate for diapers she considered stealing them. Back then, she remembers, she barely had enough money to cover childcare and rent at the end of the month, let alone pay for baby wipes and diapers for her …

Parenting

Pope Francis Discusses Gay Catholics: 'Who Am I To Judge?'

Gay people should be integrated into society instead of ostracized, Pope Francis told journalists after his weeklong trip to Brazil. Answering a question about reports of homosexuals in the clergy, the pope answered, "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to …

Piazza to be inducted into Mets Hall

Paul Abell/US Presswire<p>Mike Piazza will be the 27th inductee to the Mets Hall of Fame.<p>PITTSBURGH -- Mike Piazza came up short in his first bid for …

2016 poll: Clinton takes Christie

Hillary Clinton is leading both Chris Christie and Rand Paul in a potential 2016 presidential race, a new poll finds.<p>Clinton holds a 46 percent to 40 percent lead over the New Jersey governor, according to the Quinnipiac poll out Friday.<p>The former secretary of state also would beat the Kentucky …

Kevin Burkhardt on Twitter: "Hate the idea of a jumbotron at Wrigley...."

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Wendy Davis: Abortion bill will pass, but the fight for reproductive rights isn’t over

Davis says legal efforts to block enforcement of the proposed abortion restrictions will begin “immediately”<p>After addressing a crowd of 1,500 supporters in her home district of Fort Worth Wednesday night, state Sen. Wendy Davis acknowledged in an interview that SB 1, the draconian abortion omnibus …

The Gender Gap in Senior-Level Government Jobs

There is a sig­ni­fic­ant gap between male and fe­male rep­res­ent­a­tion with­in seni­or-level fed­er­al gov­ern­ment po­s­i­tions. Of the 15 …

Gender Equality

Six Fairy Tales for the Modern Woman

<i>by Renee Lupica</i><p><b>I.</b><p>Once upon a time a woman never got married, but had many fulfilling relationships, a job that kept her comfortable, an apartment …

‘Hidden fat gene’ with role in burning energy discovered by researchers at Toronto’s SickKids

Canadian researchers have found a gene they believe is involved in burning calories, which could lead to new therapies for obesity.<p>Researchers from Toronto, Chicago and Spain say they have identified a gene that appears to be responsible for how humans expend energy and regulate body …

It's Official: QVC Just Dropped Paula Deen

Since the Food Network announced that it was ending its relationship with Deen, people have been questioning whether QVC would do the same. For the past week, Deen has been caught in a racism scandal that came to a head after the release of a court deposition in which she admitted to using the …

Davis: 'Stop demonizing women'

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis urged Gov. Rick Perry to stop demonizing women for difficult decisions they might have to make, once again responding to the governor’s comments on her personal life.<p>“Gov. Perry…let’s stop demonizing women who face very difficult choices in their life. Let’s make sure …

SEE: The 'New Yorker' Cover That Has People Talking

Bert and Ernie — yes, <i>Sesame Street</i>'s Muppets — have been thrust yet again into the gay marriage debate.<p>This time, for its July 8 and 15 issue, <i>The New Yorker</i> decided to use an illustration of Bert and Ernie for their coverage of the Supreme Court's decisions on two landmark gay marriage cases. The …

J.C. Penney Dumps Paula Deen

J.C. Penney has decided to sever ties with Paula Deen, becoming the latest of many retailers that have made moves to distance themselves from the celebrity chef.<p>"We can confirm that jcpenney has decided to discontinue selling Paula Deen branded merchandise," J.C. Penney said in a statement to The …

Wendy Davis Gets $240,000 In MoveOn Pledges For Future Run

WASHINGTON -- Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth), who became an overnight sensation Tuesday when she filibustered a restrictive abortion bill, has secured more than $240,000 in pledges for her next run for office from members of MoveOn.org, the progressive group shared with The Huffington …

Stars weigh in on Texas abortion fight

Play Slideshow<p>Scroll through the gallery above to see which celebs shared their two cents on the battle over a controversial abortion bill in Texas.<p>Celebrities share their two cents on the battle over a controversial abortion bill in Texas.

Supreme Court rules on voting rights law: Now what?

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's decision Tuesday striking down a key section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act puts the nation's strongest remedy against voting discrimination on life support, virtually powerless to block actions by states and dependent on a deadlocked Congress.<p>Chief Justice John …

Broadway lights to darken in memory of Gandolfini

<b>Theatres on Broadway will dim their lights on Wednesday in memory of The Sopranos actor James Gandolfini who died in Italy on Wednesday.</b><p>The 51-year-old made his Broadway debut in A Streetcar Named Desire in 1992.<p>His performance in the award-winning play God of Carnage earned him a Tony Award …

James Gandolfini

Trash talk precedes Hill, press game

Competition is heating up between members of Congress and the “Bad News Babes” ahead of Wednesday’s Congressional Women’s Softball Game, with both teams taking to Twitter to boast about their athletic prowess.<p>This is the fifth annual game, which pits congresswomen against the D.C. Press Corps in an …

Cory Booker releases his first campaign ad

“Washington ducks our problems. I won’t,” he says in the ad<p>In his first TV ad for the special election for the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg's New Jersey Senate seat, Newark Mayor Cory Booker takes a shot at Washington and touts his record "running toward" challenges to fix up Newark.<p>“In Newark, we …

Mandela on life support as family gathers

Nelson Mandela is on a life-support machine to help him breathe, reports said on Wednesday, as President Jacob Zuma cancelled a scheduled trip to Mozambique after a late-night visit to the hospital room of the anti-apartheid hero.<p>The 94-year-old founding father of South African democracy has been …

South Africa

Supreme Court DOMA Decision Rules Federal Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

WASHINGTON -- The Defense of Marriage Act, the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states, is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday by a 5-4 vote.<p>"The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and …

News: Angelina Jolie's Speech at the United Nations Is a Must-Watch; Karl Lagerfeld Enlists His Bodyguard as a Model

Photo: Getty Images<p>Angelina Jolie never ceases to amaze: the special envoy for the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees brought attention to the use of rape as a war tactic in her impassioned speech before the UN Security Council. {The Guardian}<p>Karl Lagerfeld's bodyguard, Sébastien Jondeau, …

Chefs, peers react to Deen scandal as they await her comments

As Paula Deen’s bombshell admission that she has used racial slurs continues to wreak havoc on her empire, some chefs are speaking out for and against the embattled television cook – while many are staying mum and waiting to hear from Deen, who was dropped from Food Network on Friday. Deen will …

The Most Fabulous Flight Attendant Fashions In History - PAPER

Is there anything more jet-set fabulous than a chicly turned-out flight attendant? In honor of Pedro Almodóvar's new ultra-gay romp <i>I'm So Excited</i>, which takes place on a Madrid to Mexico City flight and features some fabulous flight attendant fashion, we've rounded up our favorite moments of …

Student Loan Rates Likely to Double With No Congressional Agreement in Sight

With immigration center stage and a bipartisan agreement to stave off the student loan interest rate hike nowhere in sight, principal negotiators on …

Wendy Davis: The State Senator Who Almost Killed the Texas Abortion Bill

Brandy Zadrozny on the state senator’s filibuster and her past clashes.<p>Davis had taken to the floor to filibuster S.B. 5, the new …

AS THEY HAPPENED: Supreme Court Rulings On Same-Sex Marriage

SCOTUSblog's coverage of decisions announced by the Supreme Court on June 26, 2013.<p>Live blog of Opinions | June 26, 2013<p><b>Update at 10:45 A.M. ET:</b><p>The Supreme Court has opted not to issue a broad ruling on California's Proposition 8, which bars same-sex marriage. The state of California had refused to …