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UPDATE: A night of 'insane winds,' evacuations as fire burns Chiniak homes

A fast-moving wildfire has burned a library and several homes in a small, rural Kodiak Island community.

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Company makes life easier for employees with babies

Consulting firm Accenture said it's expanding parental benefits to help employees ease back into work after having a child.

The company joins a long line of businesses this year that have sought to make their work-life balance proposition much more a...

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Clerk ordered to issue same-sex marriage licenses

Same-sex couples fighting for the right to marry won yet another legal victory Wednesday -- this time in Kentucky, though the county clerk on the other side of the battle might not be ready to throw in the towel yet.

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Chinese are hiring surrogate moms in America

After years of hoping for a baby, Linda Zhang was heartbroken to learn that she and her husband couldn't conceive. She considered tapping China's underground surrogacy network, but was put off by the risks.

"Then I heard from friends in the U.S. that ...

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Couples sharing childcare burden are happier

Couples that raise children together -- and share the burden of childcare fairly equally -- are happier together, according to a new study.

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Bullied girl gets 'Star Wars' fan support

Eight-year-old Layla Murphy is hardly alone among kids and adult "Star Wars" fans worldwide, but many of those fans don't have to deal with school bullies.

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Study: 'Happy' friends can help teens battle depression

For teenagers, surrounding themselves with friends -- particularly friends in a good mood -- could significantly reduce their risk of developing depression, and improve their ability to recover from it.

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Survey: Tooth fairy paying less

Children in the U.S. are receiving an average of $3.19 per lost tooth this year, a decrease of 24 cents from last year, according to Visa's annual Tooth Fairy survey.

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Ashley Madison hackers post millions of customer names

Hackers who stole Ashley Madison customers' personal information have followed through with their threat to release it to the public.

The hackers claim to have posted 32 million names, credit card numbers, email and physical addresses along with the s...

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Study: Stressed out parents unlikely to have 2nd child

If they're being honest, most mothers will tell you that no matter how badly you want a child, the transition to parenthood is hard. Really hard.

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Same-sex marriage battles continue across the country

For some Kentucky couples -- and couples across America -- the battle for same-sex marriage is far from over.

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