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  • Babies behind bars: Moms do time with their newborns

    BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. - Jennifer Dumas sits on a sofa, her smiling 6-month-old girl on her lap. The room is full of bright toys and children's books. A rainbow-colored activity mat is on the floor, and Winnie the Pooh is painted on the walls.
  • Eric Trump, helping his father, balances company, campaign

    NEW YORK - The windows of Eric Trump's office in the Trump Tower offer breathtaking views of some of Manhattan's most expensive real estate. It's there the youngest of Donald Trump's adult sons is reflecting on eye-opening moments from a world far away.
  • Military spouses struggle to find jobs

    WASHINGTON - Military spouses struggle to find jobs and are more likely to work for less pay or in positions below their education level, spurring unemployment and other costs of as much as $1 billion a year, according to a study.
  • A look at prison nurseries nationwide

    Out of more than 100 women's prisons in the U.S., only eight have nursery programs that allow mothers to help raise their babies behind bars. There are none in the federal prison system, and there is only one in a jail, at Rikers Island in New York City. Here is a look at the nurseries:
  • Born deaf, 11-year-old is among nation's top spellers

    WASHINGTON - Making it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee is an amazing achievement for any kid, but for 11-year-old Neil Maes, being born deaf made his journey especially unlikely.
  • Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in US is falling fast

    NEW YORK - The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before.
  • Consider obesity surgery more often for diabetes: Guidelines

    WASHINGTON - New guidelines say weight-loss surgery should become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are mildly obese.
  • Lions and dogs and bears, oh my! Pet ownership near forests

    Interior designer Heather Mourer and her family were considering a move from Denver when her young daughter saw a mountain lion across the street from the mid-century home in the suburbs they were considering.
  • How to decorate with antiques and heirlooms

    In this age of minimalism and decluttering, the common response to an offer of a family heirloom or antique might be, "I don't have space," ''It's not my taste," or simply "No thanks."
  • Vegetable gardens can be pretty as well as functional

    Considering the superior flavour of fresh-picked vegetables and the choices you get when you grow your own, it's a wonder that more people don't have vegetable gardens.

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