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What's Hot? 6/15/12

A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

Chinese Woman Seven Months Pregnant Beaten, Forcibly Aborted

A woman was forcibly aborted at seven months of pregnancy on June 3 in Shanxi Province, China.

Sexting Teens Don't Care About Legal Consequences

A new study has found that being aware of the possible legal consequences of sexting doesn't make teens do it any less. In fact, it may just make them sext each other more.

Alcohol Use May Be Cause, Not Effect of Social Isolation, Poor Grades

Rather than gaining "liquid courage" to let loose with friends, teenage drinkers are more likely to feel like social outcasts, according to a new sociological study.

Lee Greenwood Offended by 'God Bless the USA' Ban

Kindergarten students at a New York City school were recently banned from performing the song "God Bless the USA" at their graduation after principal Greta Hawkins said the song could end up "offending other cultures."

Creflo Dollar's Daughter's 911 Call: Not the First Time It's Happened

In an audio tape of the 911 call made by megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar's 15-year-old daughter early Friday, she told the operator she was punched and choked by her father and that it wasn't the first time such an incident had happened.

How Would You Spend One More Day with Your Dad?

If you could turn back the clock and spend one last day with your father, what would you do?

The Unpopular Parent

The three keys to parenting in today’s “always on” world are being informed, involved and in charge.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 14, 2012 |
  • comments
Police in Pakistan Decline to Prosecute Rape, Beating Suspects

Police have refused to arrest Muslims accused of causing the miscarriage of twin girls by beating their mother, even though a judge canceled the suspects’ interim bails.

  • Compass Direct News |
  • June 14, 2012 |
  • comments
Immigration Reform is a Family Concern

Immigration reform remains a hotly contested issue that stirs up a great deal of passion from a wide range of perspectives.

Are We There Yet?

A new survey reveals that the question "Are we there yet?" is a well-established part of the family summer vacation experience.

After Launching Deadly Attacks, Nigeria Islamists Vow to Keep Killing Christians

In the wake of separate attacks on two churches June 10 in northern Nigeria, members of the Islamic group Boko Haram vowed to continue their killing campaign until they succeed in establishing an Islamic state in Nigeria.

Supreme Court Tosses 'Christian Candy Cane' Case

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the so-called "Christian candy cane" case, which had become a rallying point for Christians concerned about free religious expression in public schools.

New Research on Children of Same-Sex Parents Suggests Differences Matter

A number of studies have suggested no difference in outcome between children whose parents have same-sex relationships and those raised by heterosexual parents, but a new study challenges the validity of that assertion.

Court: Saying 'You're Gay' is No Longer Slander

An increasing acceptance of homosexual lifestyles has led a New York state appellate court to join a growing list of courts that have ruled it's no longer defamatory to be falsely called "gay."

Self-Harm Showing Up in Elementary Schools

New study finds children as young as seven injured themselves in a variety of ways.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Signs 20-Week Abortion Ban into Law

Doctors in Louisiana will be barred from performing abortions 20 weeks after conception under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Bobby Jindal.

CDC Study: 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results

Since 1991, The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has surveyed teens every two years in order to identify trends in risky adolescent behaviors. The results of the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey have recently been released.

Lao Police Arrest Pastor for Spreading Faith

A 53-year-old Lao pastor remains behind bars today after Lao police arrested him June 6 for encouraging others to convert to Christianity.

When it Comes to Genetics, God Doesn’t Make Errors

According to research that was recently published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, scientists will soon be able to screen pre-born babies for as many as 3,500 different genetic disorders.

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