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Behind the rapid shift in public opinion on same-sex marriage

Behind the rapid shift in public opinion on same-sex marriage

Even before the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right last week, there was an aura of inevitability about the outcome that would have been hard to anticipate just seven years ago.
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Posted: jul. 02, 2015 5:00 p.m.
Shift away from indeterminate sentencing would benefit families as well as prisons

Shift away from indeterminate sentencing would benefit families as well as prisons

A proposal to revamp New York state's prison sentencing system will not just save taxpayers money and restore fairness, but it will also help families of inmates cope with the social and economic impacts of having a parent behind bars.
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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 12:59 p.m.
How charity fraud happens — and how to make sure it doesn't happen to you

How charity fraud happens — and how to make sure it doesn't happen to you

Earlier this month, federal authorities cracked down on four cancer charities that had bilked millions of dollars from donors, and Propublica investigations came down hard on the Red Cross, questioning its use of the half-billion dollars it raised for Haiti relief.
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Posted: jun. 29, 2015 6:10 p.m.
Are city rents climbing out of reach for working and middle-class families?

Are city rents climbing out of reach for working and middle-class families?

New York isn't the only place where rent is sky high.
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Posted: jun. 28, 2015 9:39 a.m.
Low-income housing is in short supply in every U.S county

Low-income housing is in short supply in every U.S county

America's inventory of affordable housing is not keeping pace with its growing number of “extremely low-income” renters, new research shows.
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Posted: jun. 25, 2015 10:49 a.m.
Cop feeds baby after mom has seizure; photo goes viral

Cop feeds baby after mom has seizure; photo goes viral

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A picture of a cop feeding a baby after her mom had gone into a seizure has captured the hearts of people around the world.
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Posted: jun. 24, 2015 5:49 a.m.
A message about the family and faith is getting lost in the pope's climate message

A message about the family and faith is getting lost in the pope's climate message

There's a lot of talk about the political reaction to Pope Francis' 192-page encyclical on climate change. But part of what's being missed, say Catholic leaders, is a message about better caring for communities and families — the "human ecosystems" that allow humans to thrive.
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Posted: jun. 24, 2015 5:49 a.m.
How Arizona's immigration policies have fared in the past decade

How Arizona's immigration policies have fared in the past decade

The Supreme Court rejected a bid to hear a case concerning a law that denied bail to undocumented immigrants living in Arizona charged with certain felonies.
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Posted: jun. 21, 2015 12:09 p.m.
The detention centers that treat immigrant families like prisoners

The detention centers that treat immigrant families like prisoners

Family immigrant detention centers, which serve as holding points for undocumented women and children caught crossing the border, have come under fire in recent weeks.
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Posted: jun. 21, 2015 11:39 a.m.
Why are American paychecks still stuck?

Why are American paychecks still stuck?

Michael Hall has worked at Seattle's Space Needle for seven years, taking visitors up and down the attraction's elevator.
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Posted: jun. 17, 2015 5:09 p.m.
Half of Americans close to retirement haven't saved for it

Half of Americans close to retirement haven't saved for it

As baby boomers roll toward retirement, half of them don't have retirement savings, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
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Posted: jun. 16, 2015 4:09 p.m.
Half of Americans close to retirement haven't saved for it

Half of Americans close to retirement haven't saved for it

As baby boomers roll toward retirement, half of them don't have retirement savings, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
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Posted: jun. 15, 2015 11:49 a.m.
The graduation gap: Why poor kids aren't getting through college

The graduation gap: Why poor kids aren't getting through college

It's a well-known fact that poor kids have a harder time getting into college. But what's not talked about as much is that when they do get in, they have an even harder time graduating.
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Posted: jun. 14, 2015 10:59 a.m.
Taylor Swift quietly donates $15K to firefighter who saved family in crash

Taylor Swift quietly donates $15K to firefighter who saved family in crash

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A firefighter in Texas, who was shocked to realize his wife and son were involved in a crash he was called to, woke up to another surprise — Taylor Swift had donated $15,000 to their medical funds.
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Posted: jun. 14, 2015 10:59 a.m.

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