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Home-school culture shifting away from religious ties
Switched at birth, man raised in poverty discovers real identity
A Japanese man switched at birth and raised in poverty has been awarded damages by the courts to compensate for the opportunities he lost by being separated from his wealthy and educated birth parents.
Celia R. Baker
U.S. scores stagnant on global test; other nations surge ahead
Results of a key international assessment of 15-year-old students around the world show no improvement for the U.S.
Vatican, Oxford uploading ancient religious texts online
Get out your smartphones, laptops and tablets. The Vatican is about to publish ancient religious texts online.
Actor Paul Walker dies in car crash; was dedicated to charity and family
Paul Walker died Saturday in a car accident at age 40. Best known for his role in the "Fast and the Furious" franchise, the actor was also renowned for his charity work, interest in marine biology and involvement in his daughter's life.
Detroit officially enters bankruptcy
A judge has certified Detroit's bankruptcy, which puts pension cuts on the table. Other cities eye the precedent as unions protest and file appeals.
Cardinal Dolan says Catholic church could be Obamacare's biggest 'cheerleader'
Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan says the church has been for universal health care for almost a century, but it can't support Obamacare as long as it forces Catholics to violate their conscience.
Fast food outlets planning strike for wage increase to $15
Some of the fast food industry will be participating in a one-day strike this Thursday in hopes of raising their wages to $15 an hour.
Celia R. Baker
Ways to reverse school boredom
A new Gallup Student Poll shows that most students start elementary school with enthusiasm, but become less and less engaged throughout junior high and high school. Why?
Amazon's latest idea may make online shopping even easier
In the wake of the frantic Black Friday, shoppers are clicking their way to more deals with Cyber Monday. It's an easy way to buy products and find the deals. And that easiness may increase with Amazon's latest idea.
Graffiti on Gap ad sparks controversy, response from Gap
An ad featuring a Sikh man was defaced with graffiti against Muslims — both inaccurate and inappropriate. Gap responded to outcry on social media.
Lois M. Collins
Many children cannot run as fast as their parents used to when young, study says
The speed at which children run has slowed down over the course of a generation, according to research involving millions of children in dozens of countries. Experts say the decline has been fairly consistent across decades.
France's generous family policies put stress on taxpayers
France has among the highest birthrates in Europe — can it continue to pay for it?
Xbox enforces user policy, suspends accounts that use strong language
Xbox has a no-tolerance policy for foul language in its latest incarnation of communication between gamers.
Lois M. Collins
Couple money woes: When one partner is a financial bully
Most committed couples are on good terms when it comes to finances. But a new survey by Credit Karma found 1 in 10 consider their spouse or partner a financial bully. Young couples are more likely to feel bullied about money than older respondents.
For many of world's children, getting to school can be a harrowing journey
For children living in poverty in rural communities around the globe, the simple act of getting to school can be a dangerous journey.
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