How many is too many?
As of yesterday morning, no additional federal funds are available to support the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) or any of their clinical services, food benefits and administrative costs.
Gene Kimpton ended up playing midwife to a mother in labor.
CARROLLTON, Texas (AP) — Texas police officer Gene Kimpton says he entered a home in suburban Dallas with his weapon drawn. All he knew is there was some sort of emergency situation in the house.
A young boy guided Kimpton to the bathroom, where the child's mother — who hadn't realized she was pregnant — was in labor.
A few things I never considered (that I now wish I had).
Children like Tiana Parker have been at the center of a debate over standards of black beauty, cultural pride and freedom of expression.
By Leanne Italie, The Associated Press
"Why are you so sad?" a TV reporter asked the little girl with a bright pink bow in her hair.
"Because they didn't like my dreads," she sobbed, wiping her tears. "I think that they should let me have my dreads."
This 2013 image released by the Parker Family shows Tiana Parker in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/The Parker Family, Marq Lewis)
With those words, second-grader Tiana Parker of Tulsa, Okla., found herself, at age 7, at the center of decades of debate over standards of black beauty, cultural pride and freedom of expression.
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It was no isolated incident at the predominantly black Deborah Brown Community School, which in the face of outrage in late August apologized and rescinded language banning dreadlocks, Afros, mohawks and other "faddish" hairstyles it had called unacceptable and potential health hazards.
A few weeks earlier, another charter school, the Horizon Science Academy in Lorain, Ohio, sent a draft policy home to parents that proposed a ban on "Afro-puffs and small twisted braids." It, too, quickly apologized and withdrew the wording.
A young boy's heartbreaking letter is answered with good will.
Christmas has come early this year to Amber Suffern, the third-grader from North Carolina whose brother wrote to Santa asking that school bullies stop picking on her. A swirl of attention surrounded 8-year-old Amber and twin brother Ryan after the “Dear Santa” letter went viral last week, and now the media are helping to make the twins’ wishes come true.
ABC’s “Good Morning America” invited Amber, Ryan and their mother to the morning show’s New York City studio on Friday.
A 7th-grader has been kicked out of school for dyeing her hair blond.
A straight-A student has been banned from a junior high school in Lubbock, Texas. Her offense? Dyeing her hair partially blond.
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Women are still the caregivers, studies show.
For the past 30 years, Dr. Karl Pillemer, a gerontologist at Cornell University, has been studying the family dynamics of caring for elderly parents. His latest research shows that daughters are more than twice as likely to care for aging parents.
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