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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Woman Who Killed Friend Over Political Dispute Learns Her Fate

DETROIT (AP) — A woman who authorities say killed a friend with a slow cooker during a political dispute in suburban Detroit while very drunk faces sentencing. Tewana Sullivan is expected to learn her punishment Monday. She was awaiting trial on a first-degree murder charge when she pleaded guilty but mentally ill last month to second-degree murder. A deal with Continue Reading...

Supreme Court races the clock on gay marriage, Obamacare and more

WASHINGTON — The future of same-sex marriage and President Obama’s health care law hang in the balance as the Supreme Court’s 2014 term draws rapidly to a close this month. But those aren’t the only big issues on the justices’ plate. Free speech and fair elections. Religious liberty and racial discrimination. Clean air and capital punishment. All await rulings over Continue Reading...

Suspect In Dallas Shooting Had Grudge Against Cops, Violent Criminal History

The family of a man suspected in a brazen attack on Dallas Police headquarters Saturday said he harbored a personal grudge against cops, and has a violent criminal history that includes death threats and assaults on relatives, and alleged plans to gun down innocent people at schools and churches. The suspect in the late-night shootout in downtown Dallas identified himself Continue Reading...

Barber Sentenced For Cutting Customer’s Throat

SAN DIEGO, June 11 (Reuters) – A San Diego judge sentenced a barber on Thursday to 10 years in prison for inexplicably slashing a customer’s throat during a haircut and shave before pedaling away on his bike. U.S. Navy Petty Officer Timothy Vaughn, 33, was at Vic’s Barber Shop in Imperial Beach, just south of San Diego, for a haircut Continue Reading...

I Know Divorce

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to realize there is a lot that I don’t know. One thing I do know is that you don’t know until you know. It’s likely that I have said the wrong thing to a friend who has lost a parent or spouse. I don’t know that, I haven’t lived it. How I went about Continue Reading...

Are Single Parents All Created Equal?

I recently wrote an article entitled, “10 Things This Single Mom Wants Her Kids to Know,” in which I discussed raising my three children post-divorce almost entirely on my own. You can read it here. My now ex husband has been living overseas for more than five years, beginning (almost to the day) two years prior to when we officially Continue Reading...

Life With Kids… After Divorce

I grew up with divorced parents. At the time, there was a stigma attached to it and I felt it keenly. I did everything I could to hide the fact my parents didn’t live together and worked hard to disguise my reality. Because of my childhood, I told myself I would never subject my kids to a similar fate. Never Continue Reading...

Jeb Bush In 1995: Unwed Mothers Should Be Publicly Shamed

Public shaming would be an effective way to regulate the “irresponsible behavior” of unwed mothers, misbehaving teenagers and welfare recipients, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) argued in his 1995 book Profiles in Character. In a chapter called “The Restoration of Shame,” the likely 2016 presidential candidate made the case that restoring the art of public humiliation could help prevent Continue Reading...

Kenlissa Jones Charged With Murder In Death Of Fetus After Taking Abortion Pill

Advocates on both sides of the abortion debate said Tuesday that they are stunned police arrested a Georgia woman on murder charges after a hospital social worker told officers she terminated her pregnancy by taking abortion pills. Kenlissia Jones, 23, of Albany was being held at the Dougherty County jail on charges of malice murder and possession of a dangerous Continue Reading...