Parenting

May 22, 2017 - 7:03 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' Republican-controlled Senate approved a bill early Monday that allows publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections. The "Freedom to Serve Children...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2017, file photo, Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, stands before the opening of the 85th Texas Legislative session in the house chambers at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas. State-funded adoption agencies backing Texas legislation that would sanction the rejection of prospective parents on religious grounds already routinely deny non-Christian, gay, and unmarried applicants because they are wary of their beliefs or lifestyle. But now they also want legal cover in case of potential lawsuits. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
May 10, 2017 - 12:11 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Many state-funded Texas adoption and foster care agencies routinely deny non-Christian, gay, and unmarried applicants on religious grounds — and legislation that got initial approval in the state House on Tuesday is designed to protect them from potential lawsuits from doing so...
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May 06, 2017 - 11:37 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples, under a proposal in the Republican-controlled Legislature. Five other states have...
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May 06, 2017 - 6:27 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples, under a proposal in the Republican-controlled Legislature. Five other states have...
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May 06, 2017 - 3:51 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples, under a proposal advancing in the Republican-controlled Legislature. Five other...
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May 06, 2017 - 1:20 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by public or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples, under a proposal advancing in the Republican-controlled Legislature. Five other states...
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Kate and Gerry McCann, whose daughter Madeleine disappeared from a holiday flat in Portugal ten-years ago, react during a BBC TV interview in Loughborough, England, Friday April 28, 2017. The parents of Madeleine McCann have vowed to do "whatever it takes for as long as it takes" to find her as they prepare to mark the tenth anniversary of her disappearance on the evening of 3 May 2007, from her bed in a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz resort in the Algarve, Portugal. (Joe Giddens/Pool via AP)
April 30, 2017 - 2:00 am
LONDON (AP) — The parents of Madeleine McCann, the 3-year-old British girl who vanished during a family vacation to Portugal in 2007, say they are still hopeful they will one day be reunited with their daughter as they mark the 10th anniversary of her disappearance. In an interview with the British...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2017, file photo, Michael Phelps and his wife, Nicole Johnson, smile during an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles. If Phelps returns to competitive swimming, the demands of training would surely cut heavily into his family time. That's why, if he tries to predict what the future might hold, it doesn't include a sixth Olympics at Tokyo in 2020. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
April 19, 2017 - 2:25 am
Michael Phelps hasn't gotten the urge to return to swimming. Not yet anyway. The winningest athlete in Olympic history is clearly enjoying marriage, fatherhood and a newfound willingness to speak out on contentious issues such as doping . But, in a tantalizing concession that he hasn't totally...
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April 10, 2017 - 3:09 pm
POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania volunteer fire company says it has canceled this year's Easter egg hunt for children because of "unruly" parents in past years. The Norco Fire Company in North Coventry Township says on its Facebook page the annual children's event won't be held this year...
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April 04, 2017 - 9:16 am
LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two sets of new parents were surprised to learn their babies were part of a Shakespearean connection at a Florida hospital just two weeks after another pair of infants premiered as Romeo and Juliet on the same day at a hospital in South Carolina. The Orlando Sentinel ( http://...
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