Family issues

In this Dec. 23, 2016 photo, Manjeet Kaur, left, and her husband Gurdev Singh, right, walk with their daughter Gurjeet Kaur in the compound of their house in Ellenabad, India. Gurjeet is the child Kaur yearned for desperately, after 40 years of being that thing which a rural Indian woman dreads more than almost anything else - barren. She gave birth at 58 years old, with help from a controversial IVF clinic in this corner of north India that specializes in fertility treatments for women over 50. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
May 25, 2017 - 11:40 am
ELLENABAD, India (AP) — To see Manjeet Kaur around her little daughter is to see joy at its purest. The 15-month-old toddles about the sprawling courtyard of her parents' farm, her oily curls tied up in a top knot, her rubber-soled shoes squeaking. Kaur's eyes don't miss a thing, and they often...
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In this Jan. 26, 2015 photo, Australian tennis great Margaret Court smiles during the official launch of the remodeled Margaret Court Arena at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne. Former tennis great and now Christian pastor Court says she will stop using Qantas “where possible” in protest over the Australian airline's promotion of same-sex marriage. “I am disappointed that Qantas has become an active promoter for same-sex marriage," Perth resident Court said in the letter published Thursday, May 25, 2017, in The West Australian newspaper. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
May 25, 2017 - 10:08 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Former tennis great and now Christian pastor Margaret Court says she will stop using Qantas "where possible" in protest over the Australian airline's promotion of same-sex marriage. "I am disappointed that Qantas has become an active promoter for same-sex marriage," Perth...
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In this Dec. 23, 2016 photo, Manjeet Kaur, left, watches her daughter Gurjeet crawling in the compound of their house in Ellenabad, India. Gurjeet is the child Kaur yearned for desperately, after 40 years of being that thing which a rural Indian woman dreads more than almost anything else - barren. She gave birth at 58 years old, with help from a controversial IVF clinic in this corner of north India that specializes in fertility treatments for women over 50. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
May 25, 2017 - 12:26 am
ELLENABAD, India (AP) — To see Manjeet Kaur around her little daughter is to see joy at its purest. The 15-month-old toddles about the sprawling courtyard of her parents' farm, her oily curls tied up in a top knot, her rubber-soled shoes squeaking. Kaur's eyes don't miss a thing, and they often...
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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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A child walks with anti-gay protesters holding a banner that reads "No to homosexual marriages and adoptions" during a march ahead of a gay pride parade in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, May 20, 2017. Some 1,000 people have joined a gay pride march in the Romanian capital of Bucharest, demanding greater rights amid government moves they say will curtail their human rights. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
May 20, 2017 - 2:14 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Some 1,000 people joined a gay pride march in the Romanian capital of Bucharest on Saturday, demanding greater rights amid government moves they say will curtail their rights. Some 30 ambassadors expressed support for the march and for protecting the rights of the LGBT...
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May 18, 2017 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More and more Americans are marrying people of different races and ethnicities, reaching at least 1 in 6 newlyweds in 2015, the highest proportion in American history, a new study released Thursday showed. Currently, there are 11 million people — or 1 out of 10 married people — in...
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May 18, 2017 - 12:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says that 1 in 6 people who married in 2015 wed someone of a difference race or ethnicity, the highest proportion in American history. The figures released Thursday come from a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Overall, 1 in 10 people — or 11...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2014, file photo, Clay Pell, left, grandson of the late Sen. Claiborne Pell, D-RI, and his wife, two-time Olympic figure skating medalist Michelle Kwan, right, enter the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I., to begin his campaign for governor of Rhode Island. Kwan filed papers in Rhode Island seeking divorce days after her husband, Clay Pell, filed for divorce in California. Pell filed for divorce March 27, 2017, while Kwan filed March 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
May 10, 2017 - 1:20 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan has filed papers in Rhode Island seeking divorce days after her husband, Clay Pell, filed for divorce in California. The Providence Journal ( http://bit.ly/2pjXNoH ) reports both listed irreconcilable differences in their divorce papers...
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Qantas Airways chief executive Alan Joyce speaks to media Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. A man who squashed a lemon meringue pie into Qantas Airways chief executive Joyce’s face during a public address in Australia says he was protesting Joyce’s advocacy for same-sex marriage. Joyce was giving a speech to 500 people in a Perth hotel on Tuesday when Tony Overheu approached from behind, pressed the pie in his face then fled.(AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
May 10, 2017 - 2:10 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A man who squashed a lemon meringue pie into Qantas Airways chief executive Alan Joyce's face during a public address in Australia said Wednesday he was protesting Joyce's advocacy for same-sex marriage. Joyce, a gay, Irish-born 50-year-old, was giving a speech to 500...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 27, 2016 file photo, an advocate works in a cubicle at the National Domestic Violence Hotline center's new facility in Austin, Texas. On Monday, May 8, 2017, the nation’s most prominent domestic violence hotline said there has been a sharp increase in calls from abuse victims struggling with issues related to their immigration status. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
May 08, 2017 - 12:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's most prominent domestic violence hotline reports a sharp increase in calls from abuse victims struggling with issues related to their immigration status. The National Domestic Violence Hotline, established by Congress in 1996 and partly reliant on federal funding, says...
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